Desperately need some input with choosing a LLMD. I have several recommendations and this is tough.
With my last LLMD, they just kept trying treatment after treatment without providing clear feedback on whether or not I had active lyme/coinfections until I eventually spent $10,000 without any improvement OR answers on what exactly I had. So I’m extremely frustrated at this point.
I can’t afford $10,000 again or anything close to that and unfortunately LLMDs are expensive so I’m trying to spend whatever money I have left very thoughtfully. All I’m looking for is a LLMD that can definitely tell me whether or not they can help me with chronic lyme/coinfections within the 1st or 2nd consults. I’m also trying not to randomly stumble upon someone good especially since a 1st and 2nd consult is going to cost me at least $1,000.
So I guess I’m not looking for a good LLMD but a GREAT LLMD, one that can once and for all put this issue to bed and give me clear guidance on what I have or don’t have.
Any feedback on any of the following doctors:
BR – NYC
EF – NYC
CC - NYC
DC – NY
MB – NYC
BA - NYC
LZ – NJ
If someone is willing to make STRONG recommendation for someone far away, I really would also consider that.
Feel free to add to the list if I’m missing.
We are currently seeing Dr. P in Wilton, CT. He only treats the Lyme, however; he does not treat any other dysfunction associated with the Lyme. He is abreast of all the latest research.He treats the coinfections though, right? (Bart, Babesia.)
Re: the dysfunctions - I believe that is usually the way it is. i.e. If you have heart issues due to lyme, you need to see a cardiologist....if you have frozen shoulder...you may need to see a PT...etc.
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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