I can't stop googling! And all of these new terms and tests, treatments. All so overwhelming. My doctor admits he doesn't know anything about Lyme, so I feel I have to educate myself. How do I assure my family I am not overdoing it, they seem concerned, and I seem motivated to get to the bottom of this. Agh!
kwich, I totally
know what you mean.
I've been frantically googling so many different diseases and treatments for the past two years I'm really just sick of reading medical articles, watching videos, etc., etc. My head feels like it's going to explode from all the information!
But in the end, it seems to be worth it when (for example) I end up in the ER and can speak intelligently about
my various conditions. I can even advocate for myself if I'm admitted to the hospital (as happened last week) and have to be examined by all these doctors that know absolutely nothing about
In the case of Lyme disease, because it is so
incredibly controversial, and it's such a nasty, complex disease with all of the associated co-infections and everything, you absolutely HAVE to do a lot of reading on the Internet!!
You have to be able to choose between the various treatment protocols, and to be able to follow your chosen protocol correctly with the best chance of success. For example I'm on doxy right now, but I want to take colloidal silver too. I had to google to find out if I CAN take colloidal silver with doxy (I can, but apparently must separate the doses by sufficient time interval so they don't interact).
There are just so many questions at first....please reassure your family that this is normal
, and after a while you won't need to be doing so much research on the Internet.
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