First of all, I want to let you know why I edited your post - we aren't allowed to share doctors names and contact info on this site - Admin says. Also we need to protect our doctors that are willing to treat us, as they are persecuted and many have had their license suspended or lost their license to practice, losing their practice as well.
This actually leads me right into why doc's claim that Lyme doesn't even exist in their state - the political battle over who's right -IDSA or ILADS - and "control" over treatment guidelines has left many patients very ill with no doctors to treat them, having to travel many hours to see a doctor that will treat them, seeking treatment with a holistic doctor (they aren't regulated the same), or having to treat themselves using naturals therapies. Many don't even know that they have something that's treatable - which is why we are here.
I actually had never heard of that doc (although that doesn't mean too much!), so I now have their info in my list of doc's - thank you!! Please do go and let us know what you think!! If at any time you wish to switch doctors, let us know. Hopefully we can help you find one close to you.
Having been infected for as long as you have without treatments, you may find that antibiotics alone won't work for you though. Don't think there's no answers though!! Many here use herbs with their abx and are healing well, or have switched over to all natural medicine and are healing well. The choice is yours.
Have you read through the thread that sits at the top of the forum, titled: "New to Lyme? Start here!" yet? If not, please do!!
It's packed full of important information that you will want to refer back to many times as you heal. Things like detoxing instructions (very necessary), symptoms lists (as Lyme is rarely the only infection passed at the time), questions you can ask any doctor that you are seeking treatment from and helpful links and pdf's. I would highly recommend that you take a good look at Dr. Joseph Burrascano's "Advanced Topics in Lyme Disease" (link in the "New to Lyme?" thread) as it's well written and easy to follow. It explains a whole lot too!!
It's likely a good thing that you stopped the Doxy with your hands and feet itching like that! You may have developed an allergic reaction to it!
Keep reading and keep asking those questions!! That's how you will learn how to heal from these infections!
Treatment for Lyme & Bart ended Dec. 2011 - no active symptoms
Treatment for Babesia ended Dec. 2012 - no active symptoms
Healed and loving life!
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
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