I'm sorry to hear that you tested positive, but you are
in a better position than most at this stage, as there are so very many that receive a false negative on the test. You also don't need to think that you have something much worse than Lyme, it can be pretty bad on it's own if not treated properly! Although there is no need to worry about
that, you just need to get into treatment.
You do need to see an LLMD, as 21 days of abx rarely -if ever- eradicates these infections from the body - as the other have stated. Don't be scared though, be determined to get treatment. Learn all you can about
Lyme and the other tick-borne infections (they don't often travel alone). You must be your own health advocate now. You need
to be educated about
the infection(s) you now carry in order to better help your doc treat you properly.
I would heavily suggest that if you haven't already, it would be beneficial for you to start with reading through the thread at the top of the forum titled, "New to Lyme?...Start here!!", as it is packed full of relevant information and informative links that have been put together by our members here! We also have a pretty good search function on this forum to help you narrow down your search for information from past posts.
Here are some other options to find a LLMD:
For help in finding a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor(LLMD) in your area, please email our long time member, Dan's Mother at:email@example.com
You can email Stephanie at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also go to: www.turnthecorner.org/bod.htm
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 will want to find an ILADS (International Lyme And Associated Diseases Society) doctor. The ILADS site is another great place to read to get you started on your Lyme journey. www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/treatment_guidelines_clearing_ilads.html
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Treating with Acupuncture, Traditional & Modern Chinese Medicine & Western Herbs.
"Absence of proof is not proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP
I break up my post because my eyes have been effected by TBI's as well, which makes long paragraphs very hard to read.