Hearing your comments are making me frustrated with my LLMD. I will push the Babesia approach with him , like i said I haven't had current babesia symptoms, but about 6 years ago I experienced prolific drenching night sweats which must have been Babesia.
My LLMD mentioned the idea of IV ABX , but quickly talked me out of it for financial and dangerous health reasons. Personally , I haven't wanted to go there, who does, but maybe it is a necessary step. I just hate the idea of poisoning my body without the confidence of efficacy, especially when my LLMD doesn't really want to go there. He wants me to focus on retraining my brain with "dynamic Neural Retraining System", I'm sure it would help , but I can't help to think it's a drain of my limited time and not the main driver of symptoms.
Maybe it is time to switch my LLMD , the thought of starting all over with someone new is equally frustrating.
I am extremely grateful to this forum for support and guidance. THANK YOU!
You may need to emphasize the babs symptoms. greatly. a lot.
That's what I did to get my bart treatment. When I had my phone appt...and he asked about
symptoms (after about
a year of treatment), I mentioned my sore feet, my rib pain, and my swollen lymph node.
It wasn't a lie...I just knew that if I didn't highlight those...I may be on lyme only antibiotics for another 2-3 months.
I tried again for Babs...but he just skirted the issue...after giving me an herbal treatment - with ingredients that weren't known to treat Babesia plus the Artesunate. It stirred things up...but wasn't enough. I have since switched LL Dr.'s.
It sounds like I am bashing him - I want to mention that he has treated many people who are now healed...but he didn't seem to be able to get me to the finish line...I also think he has gotten too busy lately and the 15 minute appts don't cut it.
So you can try to get Babs treatment...but if he won't prescribe...then you really should consider moving on to another LLMD.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi
Post Edited (Girlie) : 3/13/2018 12:43:26 PM (GMT-6)