Some of you know me here and some don't. I have been a member here for a while and also had chronic/severe Lyme many years back, but I am also now (3 yrs) a Lyme Literate Naturopath.
When I got ill, I went to see an LLMD who prescribed me so many abx, I was not only housebound for 8 months, I was bound to my toilet. She didn't talk to me about
detox, herxing or teach me about
my body. She gave me 5 different abx and told me to go home. $1000 later, I was more sick after I saw her.
Now as a LLNP, ALL of my patients who come to me have been through the ringer with an LLMD and not only are they still sick, they are broke.
LLMD's are MD's and most (unless they went off to take course after graduating from med school) are not schooled in nutrition for chronic illness nor are they taught about
detox and the procedures on how to detox.
I recall my first herx, I was so ill, I thought I was dying. I called my LLMD and she said "it's normal, drink lots of water". Umm ok! I didn't know back then to realize it was not normal to herx like that.
But what I did know is getting that sick from a herx was just not right. Taking all these toxic horrible abx was not doing anything for me.
Anyway, it's a whole other story on how I got well, but I did and I have been in full remission for 6 yrs. Getting rid of my LLMD and educating myself on my own body did wonders.
I don't want to be harsh with all LLMD's, because some of them are actually interested in proper healing, but don't be fooled. LLMD's know Lyme is big business and put the LL in from of their names and know little about
how to heal from this illness.
Because you hire an LLMD or even someone like me an LLNP doesn't mean they are school is the art of healing. Ask a lot of questions, Ask to speak to their other patients, ask how they plan on working on your gut, detoxing and how they plan on supporting you through the healing process.
Post Edited (peacesoul) : 9/14/2013 7:32:58 AM (GMT-6)