Hi Cammo -
Glad you're here. Has someone guided you toward the "New to Lyme?" thread at the top of the page? It has invaluable info to help people who are just starting on their Lyme journey. Give it a good read and let us know if you have specific questions.
There might be a specialist in Australia you can work with - you might post a new post with the subject title: "Looking for a Lyme specialist in Melbourne" and hopefully others can provide suggestions. And/or you might be able to consult w/ an American MD or Lyme specialist - some do phone consults. If you like, please email Girlie
, our head mod, and she might be able to help you with contact info for anyone in the Melbourne area to consider. You can find her email address in her profile. Or click here:www.healingwell.com/community/profile.aspx?f=30&p=197951
I'm also a mod but not around as consistently but will help however I can.
Quite honestly, I'm not sure if any of these sources we typically share w/ US Lyme patients would work for you but here they are:
You can 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 can email the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance at: firstname.lastname@example.org
ILADS has their own referral system as well:ilads.org/ilads_media/physician-referral/
You will want to find an ILADS trained doctor, as ID Docs (Infectious Disease Doctors) as well as many others, 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 healing journey: www.ilads.org/lyme/treatment-guideline.php
It's great that you have a good start on a diet - this is KEY. You'll need to cut out sugar, simple carbs, and maybe a few other categories as you're starting out - this will support your tx and the demand on your body that it creates.
Go easy with the heavy metal detox - what you don't remove from the body after drawing it out of the tissues will get reabsorbed so be sure to include a GI binder or support GI motility as best you can and also other detox protocols need to be in place - skin is our largest detox organ so detox soaks are good. Lymph support is important.
Hope this is helpful -
Chronic late-stage lyme—likely infected in '00; Clinically dx Mar'14 w/ Babs, Fry Labs+ Bart-like, CDC+ Bb. First treated 4-5 viruses & GI/immune. Herbal antimicrobials in May; IV port-started Rocephin in Nov; added vancomycin Mar'16;
DETOX: Pinella/Burbur/Parsley/Milk thistle/Burdock/Red root; Samento/Banderol/Enula; JK/Turmeric; BFM-1; antifung; many many supps; cholestyramine!