Thank you, both! I have reached out to you by email.
I was also wondering if there is a way to confirm if a doctor is lyme literate?
Often it’s by word of mouth - like these forums.
You can contact ILADS as well
Or you can ask questions at the initial consult - I believe there’s still a list of questions to ask the LLMD in our New To Lyme thread (it sits at the top of the page)
You can look through it and select questions you might want to ask.
The knowledge and treatments do vary between the llmd’s - and sometimes one that someone raves about
- another person doesn’t like.
You want a dr who diagnoses clinically - ie based on your symptoms, history (known tick bite? In endemic area?) and ruled out other diseases/conditions (in a timely manner) and uses Lyme tests as a backup to the clinical diagnosis.
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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