Depending on how close you are with this friend - learn about
these infections! There is nothing like someone who actually understands something about
what we are going through! I'm sure you can relate since you have chronic illnesses as well! What a good friend you are for this person!
If you can find a way for this friend to read our "New to Lyme?...Start here!" thread as it is packed full of really great info! Also feel free to use our search function for here on the site. It'll help you and your friend understand or maybe even find something that will help!
And, as has already been said - get your friend to get treatment from an ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) trained LLMD(Lyme Literate Medical Doctor). If the doc that your friend is seeing is trained using all of the scientifically based medicine, he will stand a greater chance of recovery.
And last, come back an visit us lots!! We can help both of you understand some things, and we can always relate our experiences, and give tips and hints as to what got us through this or that!
Nice to meet you Applekat! Hope to see you again soon!
Co-Moderator, Lyme Disease ;)
Treating with Acupuncture, Traditional & Modern Chinese Medicine & Western Herbs. Before tx, I had all but 20 of the symptoms on the "Master Symptom List"
"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, making long paragraphs very hard to read.