Do you have a recorder on your phone? Ask the doc if you can record your conversation since no one could come with you to help you remember all the information. Don't be upset if they say no however, because they are all rightfully a bit paranoid about
being persecuted for treating Lyme patients.
Take a notebook and a good pencil with you in case your doc says no to the recording of the visit.
If you are traveling far, be sure to take your lemon water and a snack - these visits are usually very wearing on us, especially the first one, since they are generally quite long.
Write down your questions, most of us end up not remembering to ask questions if we don't write them down because so much information is passed during these visits.
the best ways to get a hold of your doc. Some prefer email, some prefer phone calls. And be sure to find out what to do in an urgent situation where a trip to the emergency room might not be necessary, but getting a hold of your doc might be urgent.
the protocol - the treatment plans. It can really help alleviate a lot of anxiety down the road if you know that you will be starting off on low doses or switching abx soon. Each doc has their own ideas of how best to treat these infections, so it's best to hear it from them.
different co-infections and if you will be treating for them.
And you will have to find your patience - this is a slow going process, unfortunately. It's a very complex bacteria that creates a very complex infection and usually affects many parts of the body that now must be corrected.
Lastly, don't forget to tell us how it all goes as soon as you are up to it! We do like hearing about
each others treatments!
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
Back in treatment for new Lyme case 8/2014
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