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Re: Hw do I convince Doctor to give me the needed antibiotics?(I tested NEG)

Re: Hw do I convince Doctor to give me the needed antibiotics?(I tested NEG)

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Posted by Mike on June 15, 2000 at 19:04:44:

In Reply to: Hw do I convince Doctor to give me the needed antibiotics?(I tested NEG) posted by Kara on June 15, 2000 at 03:25:38:

: Hi,

: I believe ive had Lyme for 3 yrs now. I finally
: got tested a month ago, but came back NEGATIVE.
: Hw do I convince Doctor to give me the needed antibiotics? This is INCREDIBLY frustrating.
: Im 29/f and until 2yrs ago, i never had a headache
: in my life! I found 30 tiny ticks on me, an hour after walking thru tall grass. Pulled them off and no problems till a yr later. Then, the depression and fatigue started.
: That was wen the joint pain started too.
: In my shoulders. Then, last summer, i developed a rash?(a kinda sunburn-like dry patch on my right cheek..wich only stays away if i put cortazone cream on it).Then last fall, my foot doctor said
: the joint on the tops of both my feet are inflamed.
: He insisted i did not hv artritis(from looking at an
: xray from 6mos earlier). Ive tried Naproxin, Arthrotec and Vioxx, for joints in feet....all with no effect.
: cud these anti-inflamatories interefered with my lyme test??(i took them in Jan and Feb..Lyme test in April)
: I also hv been taking Glucosamine since Feb 1st.
: Hw do i convince doctor to give me the necessary antibiotics!?? thanks...Kara

Very sorry to hear about your experience. I'm 27 & know that I've had it for 4 years. I think I'm going to run into the same problem though - just went for testing and w/ my luck will come back neg. as well. Let me know if you get any good advice. msimo@bellatlantic.net Thanks and best of luck. -Mike


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