Well, my wife and I traveled three hours round trip to NY today to visit the new LLMD. My local pharmasist had recommended this doctor to me last summer. His daughter had been treated by him for neurological lyme and he had all good things to say about
him. He insisted that I would have to leave CT to get the proper treatment. I don't know why it has taken me so long to follow his advise.
I like the new doctor a lot, although we spent most of our time with the Nurse Practitioner who entered my history and medical records and drew my blood. She documented a chronoligical history of my symptoms, tests and treatments to-date. Good thing my wife came along because much of it is a total blur to me. My wife has kept a detailed journal of events ever since I first got sick.
The doctor spent a lot of time discussing MS, pointing out the similarity in symptoms with lyme and reviewing the treatments for both. This really confused me because I thought we would only be discussing lyme. He recommended that we treat for lyme but, almost gave the impression that it might be an option to treat for MS.
He laid out the ground rules, which include:
No simple sugars (cakes, candy, processed foods, etc..)
Drinking lots of water
I will start out with a combination of two oral antibiotics. He will re-evaluate the mix of abx when I come for my monthly visits.
The NP and doctor both indicated separately that I may need to return to the IV-Rocephin at some point. Instinct tells me that this may happen sooner than they think because my stomach does not tollerate oral antibiotics very well.
Anyway...... Glad to finally be onboard with a LLMD.