Hi WonderWhat's Next!
Welcome to our community! I'm so glad you found us!
If you haven't yet, it would be helpful for you to start with reading through the thread at the top of the forum titled,"New to Lyme?...Start here!!", as it is packed full of important information, symptom lists, helpful links and pdf's, how to detox when one has these infections, information on probiotics and much more.
You need to see a doctor that has been properly trained about
these types of infections as they are unlike most all other infections. For information on finding an ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) trained Lyme Literate Medical Doctor(LLMD) in your area, you will need to enable your email option in your profile in order to receive any recommendations, as we don't allow doctor's names and contact info to be posted on the forum for several reasons.
You can enable your email option in your profile, under 'edit profile'. Be sure to click the submit button to actually save your preference.
In Canada, you won't find any LLMD's though, as the political firestorm over these infections has reached there as well, but you will find a few brave Lyme Literate Naturopathic Doctors that you can use. Otherwise you will have to travel to the US for a LLMD.
You can send me an email by clicking on my screen name or the small blue envelope under my screen name. I may have contact information for some LLND's in your area. Please include your state and area that you would like to find a LLND in and I will see how close I can get to your
location. If you wish to have information on LLMD's that you can travel to as well, just be sure to ask about
them also when you write!
I'm not sure how many of the places below might help in finding LLND's in your area, but it's worth trying:
You can email the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance at[url]email@example.com for LLMD referrals and you can go to tbdalliance.org/
to learn more about
You can also go to The Lyme Disease Association and search for LLMD's 3 times in a month. You have to register first. Here is the link:www.lymediseaseassociation.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=277&Itemid=74
You will want to find an ILADS (International Lyme And Associated Diseases Society) trained doctor, as ID Docs (Infectious Disease Doctors) believe Lyme is hard to catch and easy to treat, and don't believe in the reality of chronic Lyme. Go to the ILADS site to read the new (2014) Treatment guidelines to get you started on your Lyme journey.www.ilads.org/lyme/ILADS_Guidelines.pdf
You can start now with detoxing, as it's the toxins that drive our symptoms more than the infections themselves. Eating as healthy as you can afford to, including organics whenever possible and avoiding sugar and highly processed foods will help provide your body with the right type of "fuel" for it to heal.
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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