First, you have a positive Lyme test. Do you think you have any co-infections, as in do you match symptoms for any of the common ones? If so, you would need to have a clinical treatment discussion with the doctor about that situation.
When I first started with my doctor, he ordered a blood panel of all kinds of blood markers he wanted to see as part of the initial assessment. Have you had such a diagnostic blood test done yet?
This includes tests like for thyroid hormones, inflammatory markers, Vit D level, etc.
Ask how the doctor proposes to do treatment, and what it will be like for you to do it. I always think it's a good idea for you to test anything as a very small dosage initially, to make sure you can tolerate it.
Lyme treatment falls in three categories, if you are a chronic Lyme patient - kill/deter the organisms, detox, and fortify the body. So you want a discussion about all three areas.
I think it's best when you hear a variety of options and you also participate in the decision-making of what you want to try.
Discuss how the doctor expects to co-manage with your other doctor.
Also I would want to know the doctor's/staff's availability should you have questions as you start protocols. Best if they accept calls and will get back to you on a timely basis.
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