Spinal Tap and IV Therapy
Well, I saw my Dr. yesterday after about 3 months of doxycycline therapy and due to my fatigue and worst symptoms being neck pain, stiffness, paresthesia, back pain, wrist pain, hands and feet swelling he thinks that I might have the acute neuroborreliosis (mid-late stage) and the only way of getting a good clear diagnosis that insurance would possibly cover going to IV therapy of Rocephin (at home) would be to have a spinal tap. He informed me of the many risks involved here and between this invasive procedure and having a pick line put in etc. I'm really confused as to what is best for me. My other option at this point would be to add other abx such as Flagyl which attacks the spores? the other thing he said is that oral abx won't penetrate the lining of the brain and nervous system like IV would. Mind you that he constantly (can't remember how to spell) reminds me that he is just a rooky and not a LLMD and is only making suggestions based on his research. Where can I find more information about this? and please !!!
I need someone to talk to, I feel like I'm fighting this battle alone even though I have his support to a degree, he doesn't get it.
Love and Hugs to all of you ;-/
Last edited by Administrator; 05-20-2012 at 10:59 PM.