Good luck with your appt. this week! It will be a breeze, Dr. D is very easy to talk to. His assistant is very knowledgeable, too, she knows it all. I trust her, as well.
I have been a patient of Dr. D's for almost 2 yrs. I do feel better than I did, it's taken a long time but I am feeling better. I'm glad you got an appt. with him. I've met so many people in his office while in the waiting room, it's quite interesting to talk to other people with the same problems. It seems everyone is ready to chat about it, so talk to them, you will feel better, and you learn things. They actually understand what your saying! And just to let you know...he always runs late so bring a book or something to occupy yourself! (He does have magazines tho)
Did you ever get an actual lyme test? He pretty much knows from reading your test what is going on, and if its a negative test, he will look at other symptoms and tests you have had--thyroid, etc. I have a small problem with my thyroid, too. Seems like alot of us lymies have thyroid problems.
Don't worry, Dr. D will NOT treat you if he doesn't believe you have a strong chance of lyme. Just trust his decision, he knows what he is talking about, and he is the closest to you, right? It's worth a shot. Which office are you going to? North or South?
Best of luck! Please let us know how your appt. goes. That's great that you've written everything down and have some history of your symptoms to present to him. I always do that, or I will forget for sure. It does help, too, to take someone in with you so you won't forget things that are said. It's overwhelming and sometimes your mind can wander. It's just good back-up.