When I was 16, I had these same symptoms that I am having now.And chinese herbs helped me before.But for the life of me,I can't remember what kind of herbs it was that I took.. because it was so long ago. I think I probably have chronic lyme.I currently take red clover, and echinacea, vitamin C, DHA Neuromins and I'm looking to try chinese knot weed.My primary care doctor prescribed me Doxycycline about
2 months ago for an unrelated lyme illness. I reacted bad to it,It gave me vision issues and also while taking it i suddenly started acting like I had OCD.My LLMD said it probably was from the medication killing the lyme. I know when I go to this new doctor, she'll probably act all arrogant and will give me a hard time, its expected ): I been tested for everything under the sun and the only thing that came back positive was lyme.I had a MRI, CAT scan EEG and none of them showed anything. My LLMD suggest that I should have a SPECT scan, but that probably won't show anything either. I also have been wondering,can people get lyme from there dogs?I grew up around dogs and own some now.I wonder do fleas carry lyme too?
It is unfortunate that lyme has vague symptoms that mimic or match other illnesses. It's so hard to diagnose. Keep trying docs and I'd definitely advise against insisting that you have lyme and insisting on certain treatment, kinda play dumb when you met them. They will probably be less likely to think you are paranoid right off the bat. You have to understand that from there perspective as a doctor they've gotta diagnose something before treating it and usually don't like when the patient tries to do all the diagnosing and treatment plan for them. Right off the bat that can annoy a doc enough to not want to listen to you even if you are right. You may get lucky, third time is a charm right? So in my experience, presenting the facts, possibility of being bitten by a tick, blood tests, symptoms etc. goes over well. Seem like you just want to know if they think you have lyme and what they think you should do to treat the symptoms. But focus on the symptoms and know they will probably suggest a bunch of other possibilities. At least seem open to whatever they suggest and allow them to test you for anything else. Who knows, you could find out it is something else entirely or there is something else besides lyme to treat. Or it will all come back normal and prove that there isn't much else to explain your symptoms. Are you open to treating lyme naturally? My llmd said she has never needed to give anyone an iv. She uses either oral or natural products. She sees the same results from the natural products as oral meds. That would be a much more cost effective approach. Also because I have neuro symptoms and was allergic to the rocephin I have been looking into other options. My id doc prescribed doxy but some guidelines say that higher doses of doxy (200mg 2x) can be used in patients with neuro symptoms with the same effect. Maybe you could consider oral meds out of pocket if you could afford it. It would certainly be cheaper than 8000. Many have healed lyme completely naturally. I've heard that many people now have resistance to antibiotics from all the antibiotics in meat and food we consume and overuse of them. It is hard on the body and iv antibiotic do have some risks. There are many natural antibiotic options. I hope you have a good appointment and can get rocephin but I don't think it would be the only option you have in healing. Are you treating the lyme in the meantime with anything?