email firstname.lastname@example.org give her your area she will send you back an email of area docs. this advice was given to me and i give it to you. it lead me to a lyme doc and a diagnosis so far only clinically in process of western blot. but you should have your fam doc give you 400 mg or at least 200 mg a day for 4 weeks at least. in case you have lyme again you can get it early and have a good chance of getting it before it gets into your tissues ond becomes almost impossible to kill.
I did just that (thanks!!) and got an interesting list.
One is a psychiatrist, which seems odd to me. Maybe it isn't though. Another is an RN. All are pretty far from me.
Now I need to do a little more research to see if any of them takes my abysmal insurance.
I can't remember the exact dose (I think I kept the container though) but I was given doxycycline (I have a severe penicillin allergy so my choices are limited) for 15 days. It did take the initial symptoms away, but I cycled through to new symptoms pretty rapidly. My diagnosis was entirely clinical as my doctor felt the blood test was worthless and decided to treat me as if I had Lyme and see how it went. Since he had been treating me for 20 years, he could see pretty quickly that what I had couldn't be anything else. I never got the bullseye, but my onset of symptoms was sudden and severe. It was the doctor who asked me if I had been bitten by a tick - I didn't tell him. I think he did pretty well for a family doctor, but I definitely need to be evaluated and probably medicated more seriously. If it comes down to it, I'm pretty confident that if I do a little research and take it to the family doctor, he'd prescibe whatever I needed (in the event that I can't get inn to see someone else right away). So at least I'm covered for the time being.
So, while I research the list, if anyone has any firsthand knowledge of any doctors in NJ, I'd be happy to hear.
Thanks again for the link!