LymeNet Home LymeNet Home Page LymeNet Flash Discussion LymeNet Support Group Database LymeNet Literature Library LymeNet Legal Resources LymeNet Medical & Scientific Abstract Database LymeNet Newsletter Home Page LymeNet Recommended Books LymeNet Tick Pictures Search The LymeNet Site LymeNet Links LymeNet Frequently Asked Questions About The Lyme Disease Network LymeNet Menu

LymeNet on Facebook

LymeNet on Twitter




The Lyme Disease Network receives a commission from Amazon.com for each purchase originating from this site.

When purchasing from Amazon.com, please
click here first.

Thank you.

LymeNet Flash Discussion
Dedicated to the Bachmann Family

LymeNet needs your help:
LymeNet 2020 fund drive


The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations.

LymeNet Flash Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply
my profile | directory login | register | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» LymeNet Flash » Questions and Discussion » Medical Questions » Anyone see Dr. P in CT?

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: Anyone see Dr. P in CT?
Twinklette
Member
Member # 10563

Icon 4 posted      Profile for Twinklette     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My appt with him is on Monday and I'm not sure what to expect. I have been trying to tolerate the biaxin/plaq regimen from Dr. D but am having a difficult time. I keep getting awful stomach aches and chest pressure - Dr. D says they are from lyme dieoff but I wonder if it's not the meds? How can you tell?

I'd just like to know what I can expect at my first appt. Will I be getting bloodwork and lyme testing done? Is that out of pocket also? Also, I know he does mainly oral and not IV, but what if I can't tolerate the orals? Will he do IV or IM in that case? I just don't want to go and have him rx the biaxin/plaq again as it's so much $ out of pocket for me right now as I'm not working. He's my last hope though as he's the only LLMD anywhere close by....

Thanks for any information. I just wonder if I will ever be on the road to recovery [Frown] I'm pretty depressed about this whole thing.

Posts: 46 | From RI | Registered: Nov 2006  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
ldfighter
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 9405

Icon 4 posted      Profile for ldfighter     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Just a cautionary reminder to NOT post individual doctor's regimens publicly. See this post:

http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=2;t=003405#000004

Twinklette, check your private messages.

Posts: 621 | From US | Registered: Jun 2006  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
dmc
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 5102

Icon 1 posted      Profile for dmc     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
i pmd you.
Posts: 2675 | From ct, usa | Registered: Jan 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
lymewreck36
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 4395

Icon 1 posted      Profile for lymewreck36     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I was a patient of Dr. P's for almost a year, from December 2002 to November 2003.

I only left him because he recommended I see Dr. H in New York becuase Dr. H had more experience with babesia.

You see, Dr. P is always thinking of the patient.

Dr. P is very, very good. He is conservative, and is very careful NOT to have an antibiotic hurt a patient. He was the most conservative of all the five llmd's I have seen.

He is very approachable, easy to talk to, and always a phone call away when you need him.

He has a sense of humor too.

And he's cute.

Mary

Posts: 1010 | From North Carolina | Registered: Aug 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Lymetoo
Moderator
Member # 743

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Lymetoo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
OH!! "Cute!" Very important!!! [Big Grin] [Razz]

Don't worry. You can refuse any meds you want to from ANY dr!!

I could not tolerate the plaquinel either. Stomach pains galore. No loss...I got well anyway.

--------------------
--Lymetutu--
Opinions, not medical advice!

Posts: 95252 | From Texas | Registered: Feb 2001  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
WildCondor
Unregistered


Icon 6 posted            Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
The cute is very important! He's a good LLMD. [Smile] And very cute, smart, adorable...all these good things.
 -

IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Sojourner
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 9424

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Sojourner     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Mary,
I couldn't have said it better. You summed up Dr.P. perfectly

He treats my husband. Twinklette, you could not be in better hands. One impressive individual (actually all three lyme docs that I have dealt with are)!

Posts: 554 | From Naples, Italy | Registered: Jun 2006  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
lymewreck36
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 4395

Icon 1 posted      Profile for lymewreck36     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
yes, I think if you have to go to the doctor all the time, it helps when he is good looking! :-)
Posts: 1010 | From North Carolina | Registered: Aug 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
humanbeing
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 8572

Icon 1 posted      Profile for humanbeing     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I am also a member of the fan club. True, he isn't fond of IV (he feels that his patients can do just as well with orals-safer and cheaper).

He is brilliant, kinda nerdy but loved by his patients.

Tell him your financial situation and he will only get the bloodwork that is essential--he really takes this into account for meds too.

You said you have stomach problems...I can tell you that the first six months of treatment for me was all about killing the lyme in my gut...

I would get terrible pains/nausea and thought I was dying. After six months of treatment, my stomach/gut was much better.

I believe the Bb was deep in my bowels and stomach.

Make sure you do the dr. B stuff along with any treatment> Great probiotics, No sugar, water water water, keep you bowels moving, reduce stress, excersise to whatever your level, sleep a lot.

PM me anytime- I am in CT.
Hugs,
Kim

15 months into treatment and I am getting well. (I thought I would never ever get well).

Best to you.
Kim

--------------------
We are spiritual beings on a human journey...

www.ruggierogallery.com

Posts: 906 | From CT | Registered: Jan 2006  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
WildCondor
Unregistered


Icon 6 posted            Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Well said Kim!
Take good care of your GI system and follow the diet and take your probiotics. [Smile]

IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | LymeNet home page | Privacy Statement

Powered by UBB.classic™ 6.7.3


The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations. If you would like to support the Network and the LymeNet system of Web services, please send your donations to:

The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey
907 Pebble Creek Court, Pennington, NJ 08534 USA


| Flash Discussion | Support Groups | On-Line Library
Legal Resources | Medical Abstracts | Newsletter | Books
Pictures | Site Search | Links | Help/Questions
About LymeNet | Contact Us

© 1993-2020 The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
Use of the LymeNet Site is subject to Terms and Conditions.