How often do you see your LLMD?

How often do you see your LLMD
6
Once a month - 42.9%
4
Every 2 months - 28.6%
2
Every 3 months - 14.3%
1
Every 4 months - 7.1%
1
Every 6 months - 7.1%
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Rarely - 0.0%

 
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caramba
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   Posted 5/2/2018 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Mine wants to see me once a month, I feel he is milking it.

Girlie
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   Posted 5/2/2018 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
caramba said...
Mine wants to see me once a month, I feel he is milking it.


I had monthly with my LLND -

Now at the J clinic appts are 3-4 months apart.
(After your initial and follow/up which were 2 months for me)
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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

goshawk
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   Posted 5/2/2018 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Usually once a month. I did just go 2 months apart for one time though.

I used to dread paying so much at my original llmd($ 340 per appt.), now I just pay 20 dollars co pay, mine also didn't charge a high first time appt fee, just regular co pay. I am fortunate she takes my insurance.

Noah2112
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   Posted 5/2/2018 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm seeing my doctor monthly since I'm on a lot of antibiotics, but as I get better (and I have improved significantly since I started 4 months ago) we're going to transition into less frequent appointments. Unless something changes and I need to see him, in which case I'd schedule one for as soon as I'm able. But that's the goal!

caramba
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   Posted 5/2/2018 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I wish I could find an in network doctor to prescribe my Doxy. paying 350 / month for prescriptions is somewhat excessive.

I was in Chile a few months back, and in the southern part of the country, I was able to buy Ceftin, no questions asked, over the counter!

I should have bought some doxy..

Girlie
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   Posted 5/2/2018 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
You can order it online - AllDay chemist
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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

BabsBunny
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   Posted 5/3/2018 7:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I used to go once a month in the beginning when things were progressing and herxing quickly. Now I have to take it so slow as I’ve become more sensitive to abx - often one month isn’t enough time to work up to the full protocol I’ve been prescribed.
If your LLMD is very busy, I recommend booking two appointments out, once every 4-6 weeks, so you know you can be seen. My current LLMD is pretty open so I just schedule whenever I feel it’s time to move on, and am able to get appts within a week or two. I go every 2-3 months
Lyme, Babesia, Bartonella. Symptoms began 5/2016, didn't start treatment until 9/2016. Slow but steady recovery.

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tickbite666
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   Posted 5/3/2018 7:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Initially I had appointments every other month, then moved monthly when I was on IV, then went every three months. Now stretched out to every fourth month for the past year.

caramba
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   Posted 5/3/2018 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks for the responses. Tickbite, that seems reasonable to me. if there are serious issues or on IV I can see regular visits, but I would think they could be spaced out when things are going well and we are just on a long term therapy.

I am going to visit another doctor I saw once in Dallas a second time to get a better opinion of him, and I'll ask that question. For me, maybe it's time to switch.

Spanish
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   Posted 5/3/2018 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I see mine every 3 months

Szabo246
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   Posted 5/3/2018 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Every 3 months too

1000Daisies
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   Posted 5/3/2018 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Several years ago when we first started, we went every three months consistently.

Now, I adapt it more to my kid's school schedule - so about 3 (sometimes 4) times per year (average, very 4 months, but sometimes 3 months and then 6 months - depends on schedule).

For Kid#1 who is well for over a year now, he is going every 6 months for now, and I'll probably continue that till he graduates/moves out.
I dropped myself back to every 6 months (because I'm lost for myself - which seems contradictory to going less).

For the NP for Kid#2, we inconsistently see him.

That doesn't include any of the other treatments/appointments we've done over the years (HBOT, IVs, biofeedback, many numerous others, blah blah blah).

I am SO OVER medical appointments at this point - after several years of this with multiple people in the family affected.
Kid#1: Extremely sick for several years, very difficult to treat, but doing great now!
Kid#2: Still sick now despite being treated for years but doing better (not well yet).
Kid#3: Generally good but relapsing off/on.
Me: Adv Labs positive 2016 (suspected I passed to my kids)-not as sick as others, mostly battling fatigue and yeast issues (heart/kidney issues resolved)
Treating with herbals now.
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