I am just full of doubt about
my treatment. The emotional aspect and mental aspect is such a big part of healing and mine is discouraged right now.
I do like him though my last rushed appointment was discouraging. I feel that as a patient I should have more time to answer all my doubts and questions. right now 45 days into treatment I don't feel nearly as good as I thought I would. Today my ears are clogged and sore.
So one thing is my doctor said they use lower doses of antibiotics than some people do with lyme. Now I am questioning this. I know the llmd's I saw at first, who I didn't think were very good, said 400 mg of doxy- maybe twice a day or something?
My doc has me on 100 mg of minocycline twice a day,as I said plus malarone ( 500 mg) and rifampin ( 300 mg). He said specifically in the first appointment "We use lower doses of antibiotics than other people, we have found it actually works better." Okay. So I trusted that. I know other people have said you need high doses but my doctor does specialize in lyme and is pretty well versed in it, so I figure he knows what he is talking about.
I just feel like I want to be able to challenge and ask him any questions I have- with enough time to answer.
Like: why do I still have so many symptoms 45 days into treatment.
Do you think I will actually get better? ( I wanted him to offer more encouragement last appointment and he didn't)
Is it normal to still have so many symptoms this far in?
Why do I take low doses of antibiotics, why do you do it that way?
What else can I do to detox?
Do I have any options of additional things I can add?
I just want to feel that I am on the right path, and instead I just feel like oh my goodness I have the same ear symptoms that I had 45 days ago, ***.
Can anyone help me to feel more confident that I am on the right healing path?
Post Edited (Katebirch) : 6/1/2014 2:00:14 PM (GMT-6)