I'm in DC, actually, and my doctor is in Virginia.
I'm a little torn about
the person I was referring to earlier. I was on another website's message board and she sort of took over the conversations and started emailing me privately to tell me I owe it to myself to find an LLMD and rule out Lyme (or rule it in). She was sure I have it, and she was right, and I'm grateful for her urging.
But then while I was herxing terribly I wasn't active online and she kept sending me messages and ultimately questioning the competency of the doctor I had just met--and I didn't tell her who the doctor is, so she had no reason to do that. It bothered me. I posted a couple more questions to the public boards on that site and always ended up with not any explanations, but rather direction from that same person. So I abandoned that site when I found this one.
In the end, I'm very grateful for the info she gave me and glad that she urged me to find a doctor. But her zeal and cynicism became counterproductive quickly. My goal is simply to get well if possible, and to learn along the way and also make connections with wonderful people like you as a bonus. I have no interest or energy in identifying every doctor on the planet and conducting judgmental interviews with the preconceived notion that they are all incompetent scammers. I am lucky I found one who seems to really care and seems extraordinarily knowledgable. So I am going with it and discouragement from someone who doesn't know me or my case or my doctor is just bad juju.
Post Edited (Americanlymie) : 5/6/2015 3:21:48 AM (GMT-6)