Just curious, how long was your first meeting with him? I'm sure it's the way you described it, but it sounds like it was really rushed. Did he actually go over the results of your GP's assessment with you?
My first appointment was three hours long. She gave me a visual contrast sensitivity test and a full body assessment. Everywhere. She found things that I'd adapted to, forgotten to mention, or forgotten entirely (for example, spider veins, petechiae, and stretch marks, and joint swelling that I'd just gotten used to), and noted their possible connections to Lyme and coinfections.
It's really validating to be told you have Lyme/co, after fighting for a diagnosis, but it's even better for them to tell you why they feel that way, even if you feel like it's an obvious diagnosis. You know they're really looking at you, know what signs and symptoms to look for, etc.
On top of that, talking about
it. Half of the appointment was just us talking about
my history with it, her history with it, both having it herself, and treating people, etc. My treatment options, and an outline of a protocol, logical supplements included. She wasn't just throwing things at me. A handful of them were placeholder Lyme supplements, but logic was provided that explained why I needed them. It's all catered to definite and suspected needs.
I'm guessing your doctor was good, because you seem satisfied with the encounter, I just say this, because I'd hate for anyone to come across an LLMD who gives you a fast food sort of experience, like a GP would. In and out. That's just how I imagined it, when you said, he looked at the results, and then immediately jumped to his conclusion.
These guys cost money. You pay for them to know their stuff. Lyme's a complex thing. They need to see you, really see you, and be conscious of all the possibilities.
That's a HUGE task to ask of someone, I realize, but that's what being a REAL doctor is, in my opinion. Anyway, kind of getting into a rant about
all the poor experiences I've had with physicians.
Sorry, if this comes across as negative, nothing against you or your doctor. I guess I've read about
LLMDs that weren't the best, and my imagination took me there, and I got triggered.
All my love!
Post Edited (NotQuiteAntonio) : 6/24/2017 5:00:28 PM (GMT-6)