Well, I'm just a bit upset that my new LLMD did not consider testing for co-infections, except for Babs, which was very high in my labs from last year (and he's testing for a 2nd strain). When I asked about the other co's, he said he was not concerned because they did not show in my test from last year, which was Quest -- and these were just 'screening' tests. Each of these said, 'screening test negative, titer not performed.' Aren't these as bad as Elisas?
This LLMD is an infectious disease Dr specializing in ALL kinds of diseases, esp AIDS, MS, Chronic fatigue, and Lyme. My local lyme board say he is very good and that his patients get well. He has an excellent reputation.
Do I need to question this? If I do have Bart, does Bart respond to abx? or would I need another abx?
I was good enough to give him my written history and symtom list, however forgot a lot of the questions I needed to ask. I did ask him to look at my ankles and feet and he said, 'oh do you mean these varicose veins?' And I don't think he commented. I showed him the sores on my legs (which I have found due to the vein problem) and he just asked if I had them before the tick bite and I told him 'no', and that I always had spider veins, but nothing like the crap going on in my ankles, which is spreading down into my feet.
I am awaiting word on the labwork he ordered for babs, thryoid, and I asked him if he could test my adrenals, but I don't know what test that is. I'm not even sure he ordered a WBC, which I'd really like to see because my white blood count was high last year, as well as MCH and neutrophils.
I have another lab question to post, will do that separately.
Again, this 'party in my feet' is really really strange -- it is not exactly like twitching and it is not tingling. It is exactly as if something is moving and bumping around down there. Starting to give me the creeps.
Thanks, everyone for your help and suggestions. Please do let me know about the Bart questions -- I highlighted them.
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