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How Do I Choose the Best lyme disease specialist?

A: lyme disease is the name of a bacterial infection that is spread from a tick to a human. This disease can cause a range of symptoms, many debilitating, including nerve damage. Finding a lyme disease specialist can be an important part of making a full recovery from this illness. As with any doctor, it''s important to choose a specialist who is well-trained, who understands your concerns, and with whom you are comfortable. You can get lyme disease when a deer tick carrying the Borellia burgdorferi bacteria bites you. As the tick is drawing blood, some of the tick’s...
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How Can I Find A lyme disease specialist In My Area?

A: lyme disease is treated by a medical doctor who specializes in infection control so look up that specialty in the yellow pages or call the local DOH. A good place to start would be visiting your general doctor. If they are aware that you have lyme disease, they will know of specialists in your area that can help you. If your doctor is unwilling to help there are many lyme disease help groups on the internet that can lead you to a specialist. The first step is to ask your primary care doctor. He or she should be able to refer you to another doctor who specializes in

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How Can I Find A lyme disease specialist In My Area?

A: lyme disease is treated by a medical doctor who specializes in infection control so look up that specialty in the yellow pages or call the local DOH. A good place to start would be visiting your general doctor. If they are aware that you have lyme disease, they will know of specialists in your area that can help you. If your doctor is unwilling to help there are many lyme disease help groups on the internet that can lead you to a specialist. The first step is to ask your primary care doctor. He or she should be able to refer you to another doctor who specializes in

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lyme disease specialist

A: Hi, Ivan... To find a lyme specialist, go to www.lymeNet.org and register. Click on Flash Discussion and then on Seeking A Doctor. Post there with your city and state and someone will email you privately with information. There is a policy not to post doctors" names on the site due to privacy issues.  You will see LLMD a lot on the site and that stands for lyme-literate MD.  They are few and far between so be prepared to travel if you find one. You can also go to www.lymediseaseassociation.org and click on the doctor referral button to the left. It requires a zip code to generate referrals. All lyme...
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lyme disease specialist in California

A: Hi....I believe I answered this question, but it popped in again. Don"t know what happened here. I always try to answer questions the same day I get them. To find a lyme specialist, go to www.lymeNet.org and register.  The forums are under flash discussion.  Click on the one that is Seeking A Doctor.  Post there with your city and state and someone will email you privately with info. There is a policy not to post drs" names on the site due to privacy issues. Good luck and let me know if I can be of more help. Carol...
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lyme disease specialist in VA

A: Hi, Beth... So sorry to hear about your sister"s suffering.   It is well-known in the lyme community that fleas, spiders, and mosquitoes and many bloodsucking insecets can carry the lyme bacteria.  Even if she had a tick at one time, she would not have necessarily known it. They are very small and like to hid in obscure areas of the body where they are not generally noticed. The target rash for lyme is only present in less than 50% of people that contract lyme. Also, the tests for lyme are notorious for yielding false negatives. A lyme specialist will treat regardless of test results and will also test...
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lyme disease specialists

A: Hi, Sara...I know what you"re going through.  I saw 14 doctors in two years and was treated as a kook by most of them. One neuro at a university hospital insinuated that perhaps I had been abused by my father as a child.  It"s like being in the middle of a nightmare that you can"t get out of. Only my family believed in me. To find a lyme specialist, go to www.lymeNet.org and register. Click on Flash Discussion and then on Seeking A Doctor. Post there with your city and state and someone will email you privately. There is a policy not to post doctors" names on the site due to privacy issues.  You will see LLMD a lot on the site and that stands for lyme-literate MD....
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lyme disease leading to other illnesses

A: Hi, Arline.... Just by what you have told me, the child has not seen a lyme specialist.  You don"t "wait for improvement" when you are treating lyme disease.   lyme disease specialists typically treat two months beyond the CESSATION of symptoms. If the child is still having symptoms, that is a clear indication of active lyme or perhaps a co-infection with another micro-organism. As far as being contagious, it is theorized that it IS contagious among humans living in the same household. After all, it is a bacteria.  There have been experiments done with dogs that have...
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lyme disease -- Arthritis - does anyone have Chronic lyme arthritis?

A: 22 Aug 2011 Hi Juniebird2, My sister in law has lyme disease and fibro. I do believe their is a coorlation between the two. I suggested she try a special all natural supplement that I have been taking for my Fibro. It helped her tremendously. Please friend me if your interested. God Bless, Reedeli Votes:+0CommentVote upReport theels25 Oct 2011 I had & was treated for lyme. After the long treatment my " head fog " cleared up greatly. I later tested high for RA, my Dr. says I have Fibromyalgia. I am now on disability, she keeps giving me more medicine, stronger medicine. My RA test keep going up. I take ADD medicine and THAT keeps my head clear. I have never heard of lyme...


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lyme disease - Its Cyclical Nature & Severe Daily Headaches

A: Hi, Molly... Yes, it does sound like lyme and it would have been very comforting for you to have positive test results, but the tests for lyme are notorious for yielding false negatives. Your thoughts and instincts about lyme are most likely correct. Also, you did not say if the lyme dr. tested you for any co-infections which are other organisms that are transmitted at the time of the bite. They can share many of lyme"s same symptoms BUT they do not all respond to the same antibiotics. Here is a list of reasons for lyme testing yielding false negative results: Nine Reasons for False Negative lyme
 
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