looking for LLMD in Los Angeles, have other pressing questions, thanks, God bless...
hi all-- a couple weeks ago, I found two bullseye lesions on my leg, and one on my shoulder, so I saw my buddy, a non-Lyme literate MD, who diagnosed it immediately as Lyme. I was in rural New Jersey a couple of times over the summer, and suspect that I got bit on the 16th of August. Starting on Sept. 16, he put me on doxycycline (200 mg a day), for 14 days, and I am nearing the end of this cycle. From the boatload of info I read in the last 24 hours, I understand that this is a bacteriostatic, not bacteriocidal dose, and the course is pathetic. I have found the names of an LLMD in Sacramento (near where I am now), and one in LA (where I'm supposed to be next week), and plan on calling them tomorrow (for some reason their offices both closed early on Wednesdays).
I'm wondering a few things. First off, my friend is not a literate Lyme doc, so I don't know if he'll refill my doxy script (I'll find out tomorrow), so if I am without doxy for a few days to however long it takes me to get in to see a LLMD, am I screwed, and if so, how screwed?
Other pertinent data: In the last 24 hours, I have started modifying my diet to be Lyme hostile, I have purchased and have taken Cat's Claw, Astragalus, Echinachea, and Vitamin C, and started doing yoga. I also took an Epsom salt bath. I am strongly considering purchasing a rush order of Samento, and starting on the Vit C/sea salt protocol. The idea is to do all things with the rest of my short Doxy course, then and try and bridge the gap if for some reason I can't take Doxy until I see an LLMD. Ordering doxy overseas takes too long, and I don't know any other "friendly" doctors.
With respect to the people who caught it after ten years of false diagnoses, I am still terrified that my treatment is too little, too late-- I do not want to be battling this for years. Is there anything else I should do in the near term while I'm waiting for the diagnosis of an LLMD?
I am also wondering if anyone knows of an LLMD in Los Angeles, as I found only one. Friendly to adjunctive naturopathy is a bonus...
Any and all help is appreciated, and again-- God bless,