I'd definitely stay away from Westchester Medical in Valhalla, NY. I went there beginning of last year for their "lyme clinic" hoping to get help. Well, I wasted 9 months and immeasurable amounts of energy, $ and emotional and physical pain. It is the ANTI-LYME clinic. The "lyme doc's" there are paid off by ins companies and have financial stakes in denying lyme claims. This is not my opinion, it's fact.
Bitten age 11 yrs old, WB positive age 16. Treated IV Rocephin 4 months PICCline. Herx/anaphylactic shock-almost died.
Relapse in 2005, age 29. New and old lyme, WB positive.
Babesia, Bartonella and Mycoplasma positive via VEGA machine and EAV machine testing. Awaiting blood test results. Pretty sure I have them all.
MRI w/contrast 6/08. 2.8mm pituitary tumor. MRI w/ contrast hurt.
MRI w/ contrast 12/08. Pituitary tumor grew to 3.0. MRI w/ contrast was EXCRUCIATING. NEVER another MRI w/ contrast again in my life!
Extreme, OFF THE CHARTS migraine and neck/skullbase pain.
Severe reaction/heart attack to FROVA (frovatriptan) migraine medication on 1st dose. Heart never the same.
Tachycardia up to 165 bpm.
Doxy and malarone 6 weeks November 2008-then broke out in full body red itchy hives, discontinued med by doc order.
Started Biaxin/Plaquenil Feb 2009 for 1 week-went to hospital with EXCRUCIATING migraine I've had for months-hospitalized almost 2 weeks, with not much relief. Head is still splitting open/neck skullbase pain. Med's were discontinued.
Started New LLMD, Dr. C.
Zithromycin started 3/10/09. Throat constriction today, 3/18/09. Ordered to stop Zithro. I DON'T WANT TO STOP ZITHRO! This is the only med so far I've responded to!!