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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 Tom on June 17, 2000 at 12:33:31:

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:

Kara,

Forget your Doctor, ask around your friends and find another Doctor for a second or if needed a third opinion. My doctor also would not prescribe me any medication after being bitten until I show signs (what do I have to die first) I found a doctor who WOULD prescribe me the medication and I am taking it . I was bitten two weeks ago and the area is still red. Most people I talk to give me different stories about doctors who will or will not do anything. You need to shop around and find someone who HAS it and Has been treated by a reputable Physician. I recommend you tell the next doc you want to be checked again for Lyme and get the most thorough blood test possible. Use a different Lab than the first one to have your blood taken. Make sure they do not send it to the same Lab, different labs may have different results.

Good luck

: 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




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