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    Old 12-13-2019, 10:24 AM   #1
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    trying to understand

    July/19
    develop bulls eye rash- go on antibiotics 2 days after for 1 week
    symptons return put on antibiotics for 2 weeks

    Nov/19
    bloodwork shows low RBC, Hemoglobin and hemacrit

    Dec/19
    bloodwork results- C Reactive 6.8
    ANA- Positive, Hemogeneous, 1:160

    any help would be appreciated

     
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    Old 12-15-2019, 06:59 AM   #2
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    Re: trying to understand

    Rich62,

    I think your main problem (and the main problem of many who post here) is not seeing the right doctor to treat your lyme symptoms. There are lyme disease specialists (LLMD's) who have studied LD and how to treat. You would not see an orthopedic doc if you had Cancer. You would not see a gastroenterologist if you had sinus issues. I just can't stress this strongly enough - for lyme disease you need to see a lyme disease specialist! If not treated properly, lyme can quickly become chronic and much more difficult to treat, as many of us here can attest to.

    The person that you saw does not understand LD. I say this because one week of doxy is not near enough, so of course you developed more symptoms. The best advice I can offer you is to try and find a more qualified practitioner. Unfortunately, most LLMD's don't take insurance but a good Naturopath, who has treated other "lymies", would actually be better than an unqualified MD. Most of them also do not take insurance but maybe less expensive. Many people look to family, friends, even loans to get the care they need.

    You could go to ILADS for an honor roll list of lyme specialists in your area. I also think you would benefit from researching lyme disease so that you can ask the right questions and advocate for yourself about this serious disease.

    Wish you the best with this,

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    Old 12-15-2019, 10:37 AM   #3
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    Re: trying to understand

    Thank you so much Tess201 for taking the time to reply to my post ... I have been doing my research as best I can to understand Lyme since I got bit, live in Northern Ontario Canada and not many doctors let alone specialists. I also suffer from chronic pain and chronic inflamation from arthritis from catastrophic injuries as a result of a auto accident 18 yrs ago. Took 6 months just to get
    CRP and ANA tests, this is why I've taken to this message board for help.

     
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    Re: trying to understand

    Rich,

    So sorry to hear of your ongoing health problems. I know well about folks from Canada having difficulty getting proper treatment. Many have posted here. Some have chosen to come to the US for care but I know that is probably difficult. You might consider doing Alternative until you can find the help you need or even in place of Allopathic. Oil of Oregano, for instance, is a natural antibiotic. Natrium Muriaticum is a homeopathic remedy that I always keep on hand for Lyme Flares. There are other powerful herbs and vitamins that can be helpful for Lyme or even used by many (moi included) as a "stand alone". Again, your research would be helpful if interested.

    Whatever you decide I wish you the best with this,

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