So sorry, yes, abx is antibiotics. I get so used to using the abbreviations that I forget that others don't always know what I'm talking about
So you would need your doc to double the dosage - otherwise the only thing you are doing is holding off the onslaught of symptoms and the damage that is being done by the bacteria that is in your tissues, joints and organs will continue. It's necessary to actually kill the bacteria and that can only be done with the higher doses of Doxy.
Not many true LLMD's do accept insurance. Lyme disease is a horribly political issue - very few of the high powered doctors groups even want to admit that it can be a chronic infection if it hasn't been treated properly in an appropriate amount of time. Many have lost their license and some have even lost their practice altogether - all for treating us with the kind of treatment that has been scientifically proven to put this disease into remission. That's a lot of why they don't accept insurance - the insurance companies are usually who report these doc's!
The nutriceuticals are usually prescribed by alternative medicine doc's and can be good medicine for treating these infections, but if you choose to treat with abx, that's fine too. Depending on where you are located, members here may have suggestions for a LLMD in your area. In case we missed posting this info for you last time, here are our regular links for finding a LLMD in your area.
For information on finding a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor(LLMD) in your area, you can start a new thread titled something like:"Looking for LLMD in the _______ area." Although you will need to enable your email option in your profile in order to receive any recommendations, as we don't allow doctor's names and contact info to be posted on the forum for several reasons. You can enable your email option in your profile, under 'edit profile'. Be sure to click the submit button to actually save your preference.
You can also email our long time member, Dan's Mother at:email@example.com
You can also email Stephanie at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also go to: www.turnthecorner.org/
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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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