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otispiner
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I moved to this town in the upper peninsula six months ago, and am seeking a Lyme Literate practitioner here or nearby.
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Welcome to Lyment otispiner

You can request a LLMD through ILADS here;

https://www.ilads.org/patient-care/provider-search/

You can request a LLMD through Global Lyme Alliance here;

https://globallymealliance.org/education-awareness/find-medical-professional/

You should also watch "Under Our Skin", a documentary about the struggles Lyme patients face while trying to get diagnosed and treated for this debilitating disease.

http://www.veoh.com/m/watch.php?v=v21055812yWtmpgB8

Many LLMD's don't participate with insurances. Read why here;

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/2/25539?

You must become your own healthcare advocate. Read and research all you can about Tick Borne Infections. Lymenet offers first-hand experiences
from Lyme sufferers and is a very valuable tool. Feel free to post any questions you may have and one of lymenet's many dedicated volunteers will reply. Good luck to you.

I will send you a private message.

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hopingandpraying
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Welcome to Lymenet!

PM sent with name in MN. I don't know of any in the UP.

You need to be evaluated and treated by a Lyme-literate doctor (LLMD). Non LLMDs have no clue about this horrible disease or its complex treatment!

A LLMD is one who has treated Lyme disease and the co-infections which come with it for many years and has gotten patients well. A good one will follow Dr. B's Guidelines, the "gold standard" for Lyme treatment.

Here is a link for them:

http://www.lymenet.org/BurrGuide200810.pdf

Unfortunately, LLMDs are far and few between, so you need to go where they are. At least half of all Lyme patients go out-of-state for treatment.

Also, most LLMDs do not take insurance due to the politics surrounding this disease. Read poster TF's explanation about this:

"Why Lyme Doctors Don't Take Insurance"
http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=2;t=025539;p=0

When calling for an appointment, ask if they have any cancellations or a waiting list. Patients have been able to get in sooner by doing this.

Check the online state Lyme groups at:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MichiganLyme/info

Maybe they can help. They would know better about MI.

Some more resources for you (including Support Groups info):
http://whatislyme.com/lyme-in-michigan/

www.mlda.org

http://www.lymenet.org/SupportGroups/UnitedStates/Michigan/

Read the books written by the top LLMD, Dr. H, titled, "Why Can't I Get Better?" and "How Can I Get Better". They are an excellent source of information.

Read "Cure Unknown" by Pamela Weintraub. Get it at your local library or buy it used on Amazon.

View "Under Our Skin" for free on http://www.veoh.com/m/watch.php?v=v21055812yWtmpgB8

Btw - I know you are new to Lymenet, but you should not use your real name if indeed you are, because this is a public forum with all sorts of people on it. Read this link about it:

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=2;t=011844;p=0

You would have to contact one of the moderators to ask how to do this.

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