Welcome to our community! I'm so very sorry for what you have had to go through up to this point, but the good news is that you are definitely NOT alone!! I'm so glad you found us!! Together, we all can get through this!
If you haven't already, it would be helpful 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 important information, symptom lists (as Lyme rarely occurs by itself), helpful links and pdf's, how to detox when one has these infections, and a list of questions that you can ask any doctor that you are seeking treatment from!
We also have a pretty good search function on this forum to help you narrow down your search for information from past posts. We must be our own health advocates now and the best thing to arm yourself with is knowledge about
our infections and the different ways to treat them! With these infections, knowledge is
I too would suggest that you see a Lyme Literate Practitioner - whether it's a Holistic Practitioner or a LLMD (Lyme Literate Medical Doctor). We recommend for the most part for our members to stay away from ID doc's (Infectious Disease Docs) as they don't usually treat long enough and a few other things. Although there's not much help in finding a Lyme Literate Holistic Practitioner, the places below can help you find a LLMD:
You can start a new thread titled something like:"Looking for LLMD in the _______ area." This can be a good resource for finding whatever type of Practitioner you would like. 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/
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
Above all, hang in there!! We are all here to help you learn what you need to learn, and to help support you during those tough times!
Treating with Acupuncture, Traditional & Modern Chinese Medicine & Western Herbs. Before tx, I had all but 20 of the symptoms on the "Master Symptom List" for Lyme disease.
"Absence of proof is not
proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP
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