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Old 11-26-2006, 02:47 PM   #1
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LLMD Alaska?

Greetings all,
I'm trying to find a Lyme specialist in Alaska and was curious if anyone had any experience or knowledge of one.

Thanks!

 
Old 11-26-2006, 06:07 PM   #2
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Re: LLMD Alaska?

Hi Toobatoe, welcome to the board. Sorry I don't have an answer to your question, but just wanted to welcome you. Someone will come along and help you soon, maybe Ticker can give you a doctor's name.

Just wanted to say welcome!

 
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Re: LLMD Alaska?

Hi Toobatoe, welcome to the board!

Do you think you have Lyme disease? Below is a Lyme symptom list. You can have any combination of symptoms.

Unexplained fevers, sweats, chills, or flushing
Unexplained weight change--loss or gain
Fatigue, tiredness, poor stamina
Unexplained hair loss
Swollen glands
Sore throat
Testicular pain/pelvic pain
Unexplained menstrual irregularity
Unexplained milk production: breast pain
Irritable bladder or bladder dysfunction
Sexual dysfunction or loss of libido
Upset stomach
Change in bowel function-constipation, diarrhea
Chest pain or rib soreness
Shortness of breath, cough
Heart palpitations, pulse skips, heart block
Any history of a heart murmur or valve prolapse?
Joint pain or swelling
Stiffness of the joints, neck, or back
Muscle pain or cramps
Twitching of the face or other muscles
Headache
Neck creeks and cracks, neck stiffness, neck pain
Tingling, numbness, burning or stabbing sensations, shooting pains
Facial paralysis (Bell's Palsy)
Eyes/Vision: double, blurry, increased floaters, light sensitivity
Ears/Hearing: buzzing, ringing, ear pain, sound sensitivity
lncreased motion sickness, vertigo, poor balance
Lightheadedness, wooziness
Tremor
Confusion, difficulty in thinking
Difficulty with concentration, reading
Forgetfulness, poor short term memory
Disorientation: getting lost, going to wrong places
Difficulty with speech or writing
Mood swings, irritability, depression
Disturbed sleep-too much, too little, early awakening
Exaggerated symptoms or worse hangover from alcohol

When Lyme disease is a possibility, it is very important to see a knowledgeable doctor. Many doctors do not understand Lyme and treat with outdated protocols. No test is completely reliable, and results can vary by lab.

Besides Lyme, ticks can transmit several co-infections including Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis (HME & HGE), Bartonella, and Mycoplasma. Many people who have Lyme are co-infected, and it may affect treatment choice and progress. It is important to be tested for these by a Lyme reputable lab such as IgeneX in Palo Alto, CA.

I do not know of any Lyme doctors in Alaska. The closest I know of would be in CA. If you would like the information, let me know. If your doctor is willing, maybe you could have the testing done through IgeneX. It may be a place to start.

It is also important to learn as much as possible. I recommend reading "Everything You Need To Know about Lyme Disease (2nd edition)" by Karen Vanderhoof-Forschner and Dr. Joseph Burrascano's treatment guidelines. He is one of the top Lyme doctors in the country, and many doctors follow his protocols.

Last edited by ticker; 11-26-2006 at 06:16 PM.

 
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Re: LLMD Alaska?

Hi Toobatoe...Welcome to the board! I don't have the anwer you are looking for...BUT ...there is another board memeber here look up "mikey20"....he also lives in Alaska....maybe he will pop on here and tell you what doctors he goes too....you can see his last post it is called "rib pain" .....

Hope you find some answeres soon!!

 
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