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mich
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I have had over 10 years of antibiotics and LYME treatment with some of the best LLMD's in the NY/NJ area and although my IGENEX tests are currently negative, I have severe joint pain, overall body pain and fatigue. Is there a doctor who will treat these symptoms. I don't want to just go back on more antibiotics because they really didn't help these symptoms when I was on them. thank you for your help
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I'm so sorry you are still struggling. This is such a hard, hard disease.

How exactly do you want the Dr. to treat the symptoms? Pain meds?

In my experience, the bandaids don't really work with lyme. It isn't until the bacteria dies and the body heals the damage done that things get better.

I hope you find the help you need.

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­­Perhaps, a different approach while still addressing issues of chronic stealth infection?

When considering herbal / nutritional / adjunct methods, because lyme is so very complex & unique, as are possible coinfections:

if at all possible - because each person & each case is different - it's best to consult with an ILADS-educated LL ND (lyme literate naturopathic doctor) (or similar) who has completed four years of post-graduate medical education in the field of herbal and nutritional medicine -

- and someone who is current with ILADS' research & presentations, past and present, and has completed the ILADS Physician Training Program (see: www.ilads.org )

so they really know all they can about the SCIENCE of lyme . . . how lyme (& other TBD) act and what we can do about that in various ways.

Proper ASSESSMENT of not just lyme but coinfectoins is vital. Someone trained by ILADS is best to assess.

Many LL NDs incorporate antibiotics (depending upon the licensing laws in their state). Some LLMDs and LL NDs have good working relationships.

When possible, it's great to have both a LLMD and LL ND and even better when they have a long-standing professional relationship.

For those considering complementary support methods / or other avenues entirely:

http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/2/13964

How to find an ILADS-educated LL:

N.D. (Naturopathic Doctor);

L.Ac. (Acupuncturist);

D.Ay. (Doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine);

D.O.M. (Doctor of Oriental Medicine);

Herbal Safety considerations & reference books; etc.

BOOKS - Links to many articles and books by holistic-minded LL doctors of various degrees who all have this basic approach in common:

knowing which methods offer assertive & direct impact, which are only support and which are both. And when to use what, how to combine, & when to step back.

You can compare and contrast many approaches with links to articles, books, methods . . . ;
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