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Lymetoo
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Posting for the new members...

Abbreviations for Lyme-speak:

ABX= antibiotics
AB= antibody
AC= before meals
AMA= Against Medical Advice
ART= Autonomic Response Testing

Babs= babesiosis
Bart= bartonella
Bb= Borrelia burgdorferi
BBB= blood brain barrier
BLO= bartonella-like organisms
bid= twice a day
biw= twice a week
bpm= beats per minute

BPP= blood pressure and pulse.
BTW= by the way
CAT= computerized axial tomography
CBC= complete blood count
CNS= central nervous system

CSF= cerebrospinal fluid
duck= quack doctor
dx= diagnosis
EEG= electroencephalogram
ELISA= enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
EM= erythema migrans

EMG= electromyography
FWIW= for what it's worth
Herx= Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction
HBO= Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy
HBOT= Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy
HLA= Human leukocyte antigens

hx= history of
IC= between meals.
IC= Interstitial Cystitis
ICHT= Intra cellular Hyperthermia treatment
ID= infectious disease
IFA= immunofluorescent assay

IgE= Immunoglobulin E
IgG= Immunoglobulin G
IgM= Immunoglobulin M
IM= intramuscular
IMHO= in my honest opinion
--or in my humble opinion

IMO= in my opinion
IV= intravenous
keets= spirochetes
LD= Lyme disease
LFT= Liver Function Test

LL= lyme literate
LLMD= Lyme Literate Medical Doctor
LOL= laugh out loud
LP= lumbar puncture
LUAT= Lyme Urine Antigen test

MAC= maximum allowable concentration
MIC= minimum inhibitory concentration of an antibacterial drug
MgD= magnesium-deficient.
MRI= magnetic resonance imaging.
NE= neurological examination.

Neuro= neurology, neurological
NCS= nerve conduction study
NK= natural killer cells
NM= neuromuscular.
NMH= neurally mediated hypotension
NP= nurse practitioner.

NSAID= non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
N/V= nausea vomiting
OCD= obsessive compulsive disorder
OD= once daily
OTC= over the counter
OV= office visit
PA= physician assistant

PCR= polymerase chain reaction
po= by mouth
POTS= postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome
prn= as needed
pt= patient

QAM= every morning
qd= once a day
qid= four times a day
QM= every morning
QOD= every other day
RIFE= electro-conducted frequency machine therapy
RMSF= Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
ROTFLOL= rolling on the floor laughing out loud

Rx= prescription
sc= subcutaneous (under skin)
SPECT Scan= Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography
sx= symptom
syx= symptoms

TBD= Tick Bourne Disease
TBI= tick borne illness
tid= three times a day
TTT= tilt table test
tx= treatment
"UP" = this brings the topic to the top again so others will be more likely to see it. Some use "bump."
UTI= urinary tract infection
VCS= visual contrast survey
WB= western blot


If anyone would like to add to this list, please feel free to do so!

[ 08-06-2012, 12:57 PM: Message edited by: Lymetoo ]

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Thanks! I'm so new, I often get lost with the Lyme-Speak. This helps a lot. You're a peach!
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Excellent help for newbies

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up
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Nice list Lymetoo!

Is this going to be a sticky post?

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E = Embarrassing
L = Laughable
I = Inaccurate
S = Shady
A = Absurd

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Thanks, Lymetoo,
this is helpful. I'm printing it out so I'll have it handy.

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Infected in Maryland.
Diagnosed with Lyme Jan 2011. (previously diagnosed with CFS, Fibro, peripheral neuropathy)

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Lymetoo
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quote:
Originally posted by fatherguido:
E = Embarrassing
L = Laughable
I = Inaccurate
S = Shady
A = Absurd

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no kidding!

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What does "Up" mean? So many posts say just that.

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I think
"UP"

Bumps the post up to sort of refresh it. So people who may not have seen it before can still see if before it gets pushed to a later page by newer topics.


Was I right [confused]

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So happy I found this- I remembered this so I thought from years ago and I was right [Smile] it does exist
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Lymetoo
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Become familiar with this thread:

http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/88555

It is a sticky in Medical, titled IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON LYME AND COINFECTIONS.

The LYME SPEAK is in that collection of information.

Virtual.. you are right. I'll add that to the list.

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Thanks Lymetoo! I got stumped on "BLO" (bartonella like organisms)

until I had done some further reading.... is that one to add??

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Yes, thanks!! This is an old list.

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