First of all, let me apologize for no one welcoming you sooner!! We get these spurts of activity on here and sometimes posts slip by us!! I'm so sorry!!
But, welcome to our little community!! I'm so glad you found us!
You are ahead of many in that you have a positive Lyme test! Only about
1/2 of those who actually have Lyme will test positive.
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!
You will need to see a doctor that has been trained on how to best treat these incredibly complex infections. They are known as LLMD's - Lyme Literate Medical Doctors - unless you wish to treat Holistically.
Since you've already started using antibiotics (abx) to treat these infections, you can get 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/
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) trained doctor, as ID Docs (Infectious Disease Doctors) believe Lyme is hard to catch and easy to treat, and don't believe in the reality of chronic Lyme. 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
It's great that you are full of questions!!! That's how we learn!! And you do need to learn all you can in order to help yourself heal as well as possible. So ask away!!
The best news is that you are not
alone in this!! We are here to help you learn, give you support as you go through this and we are here for you to vent once in a while as well!!
Lyme herbs used: "Chronic Tonic" from www.mistymeadows.org/wendydocs/Lyme Disease.pdf
for 9 months
Bart herb - only Houttuynia for 6 months
tx ended 1-2013
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
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