Thank you for bumping this up, Girlie - I don't usually pay that close of attention to threads that have a lot of posts - goofy me!!
Hi Brunfen and BOcstar!
Welcome to both of you!! I'm sure you will like our community here!
I'm so sorry for the delay in responding to you both! By posting at the end of a long and old post, your posts can be missed sometimes. Sorry! (and again, thank you Girlie!!!)
If you haven't yet, please do read through our "New to Lyme? Start here!" thread as it's packed full of important information that many refer back to time and again. There's symptom lists, detoxing suggestions (very important), as well as other helpful links and pdf's.
For information on finding a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor(LLMD) in your area, you can start a new thread titled something like:"Looking for LLMD/LLND in the _______ area." Although you will need to enable your email option in your profile in order to receive any recommendations, as we don't allow doctor's names and contact info to be posted on the forum for several reasons. You can enable your email option in your profile, under 'edit profile'. Be sure to click the submit button to actually save your preference.
You can send me an email by clicking on my screen name or the blue envelope under my screen name. I have some listings for the NY area. Please be sure to include what areas you are most interested in so that I can share the contacts as close to you as possible. No need to send you to the north end of the state if there are options within a few miles of you!
You can email Stephanie at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also go to: www.turnthecorner.org/
if you want to learn a little bit more about
You can also go to The Lyme Disease Association and search for LLMD's 3 times in a month. You have to register first. Here is the link: www.lymediseaseassociation.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=277&Itemid=74
You can also now email TBDA (Tick Borne Disease Alliance) at email@example.com
and ask for LLMD referrals also.
You will want to find an ILADS (International Lyme And Associated Diseases Society) trained doctor, as ID Docs (Infectious Disease Doctors) believe Lyme is hard to catch and easy to treat, and don't believe in the reality of chronic Lyme. Go to the ILADS site to read the new (2014) Treatment guidelines to get you started on your Lyme journey.www.ilads.org/lyme/ILADS_Guidelines.pdf
I'm locking this thread so that we don't have more members being unintentionally ignored!