Posted 6/25/2013 6:45 PM (GMT -7)
Your question is entirely necessary. I would imagine that a doctor working in an Infectious Disease Department of a large, well known hospital, would be practicing under the IDSA guidelines. The IDSA believes that lyme is relatively rare, and can be treated successfully with a short course of monotherapy - 1 antibiotic. Any remaining symptoms are usually attributed to residual inflammation, or psychiatric causes.
You would be best served to find an ILADS recommended LLMD who will test for coinfections and treat based on clinical symptoms as well as test results. They will generally treat until all symptoms have resolved, however long that takes. You can do a search for ILADS recommended LLMDs on their website.
2008 - insect bite (bruise-like rash) - motor/vocal tics, emotional lability (including rage), age regressive behaviour, low level OCD, urinary frequency, diminished fine motor ability, insomnia. Waxed and waned with strep/viral infections.
2010 - Dx ADHD, motor tic disorder, high functioning aspergers, motor delay, probable PANDAS.
Jan 2011 - shin/forearm pain, cyclic IBS, foot (sole) pain, dizziness, palpitations, chest pain, anxiety/panic attacks, pick-like skull pain, pain and stiffness at base of skull, tingling in extremeties, chills and hot flashes, nightly fever.
June 2011 - Igenex PCR positive bartonella, IND lyme. CD57 18. Positive ANA (speckled type), heterozygous A1298C MTHFR. Multiple Abx, herbal, homeopathic treatment with LLMD.
Jan 2013 - Bartonella IgG titers have decreased from 160 (Jun 2011) to 80. CD 57 remains low.
April 2013 - Weaned from abx treatment. Continuing wth Buhner, Byron White, Zhang, methylation/detox protocols, Terry Wahls gf/cf/sf diet. Minimizing EMF exposure