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WhitneyS
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Hi all, I've been treated for Lyme by an ND for the last 10 months and am feeling stalled out with my current ND. Can someone send me a list of people treating Lyme in Portland OR?

Thanks!

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Try posting this in "Seeking a Doctor." You will get helpful responses there.
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Thanks
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As you may know (since you ask for a LL ND), there are no LLMDs in Oregon. However, there are a few ILADS-educated LL NDs.

Be very aware, though, that there are some NDs who say they are lyme literate but are barely such. So do find one who is ILADS-educated and keeps up with ILADS conferences, etc.

And there is the occasional MD who thinks they know about lyme but after about one minute of conversation, it's clear they do not. The IDSA has a real stronghold in Oregon and does not want MDs to learn about and address chronic lyme or other tick-borne infections.

Still, there may be one or two in your area who is at least "lyme friendly" and not kick you out the door for mentioning the word but would not have the necessary knowledge (or be allowed) to actually treat with long-term combinations and rotations, etc.

It is important, though, to be aware that if you are seeing an ILADS-educated doctor and doing the best you can with self-care and Rx and supplements - that treatment can stall for long periods of time but that does not necessary mean that you are not winning the battle.

For some, it can take several years of just trudging ahead before they experience a steady and long-standing remission.

For all your options in PDX and in neighboring states, contact OLDN:
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http://oregonlyme.org

OLDN: Oregon Lyme Disease Network

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Also check out:

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/OLDN/

OLDN - Yahoo web forum / bulletin board

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SW WA Lyme Network

Email: swwalymenetwork@gmail.com

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Excellent reputation in the Seattle area:

http://www.thehealingartspartnership.net/index.htm

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http://www.lymedisease.org/

California Lyme Disease Association (CALDA)

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You might want to skip down to the articles and books here for a frame of reference:
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http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/2/13964?

Topic: How to find an ILADS-educated lyme literate (LL) professionals in these areas:

Naturopathic doctor (ND); Acupuncturist (L. Ac.), a doctor of Oriental Medicine (O.M.D.), or a doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine (D.Ay.), certified herbalists or nutritionists, . . .

. . . Holistic MDs, and also Doctors of Osteopath (DO) and Doctors of Chiropractic (DC), etc.

Includes many professional links, articles and books on complementary / integrative methods - & RIFE links -- all by LL authors.

Also included are basic links explaining the principles of herbal medicine.

BODY WORK considerations (geared to lyme patients) are discussed; with links.
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In addition to the usual coinfections from ticks (such as babesia, bartonella, ehrlichia, RMSF, etc.), there are some other chronic stealth infections that an excellent LLMD or LL ND should know about:
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http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=069911#000000

TIMACA posted 03 August, 2008

I would encourage EVERY person who has received a lyme diagnosis to get the following tests.

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Hi Keebler,
Thanks, I have been tested for those and am positive for EBV (now lower levels), HHV6, and Clymidia P.

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Does your ND have you on the Whelton / Scranton (sp?) protocol as described at www.cpnhelp.org ? Hope so.

I sent you one LL ND name by PM. She is very familiar with that.
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Moving to Seeking a Doctor

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Opinions, not medical advice!

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