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Lauren777
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Hello-

I've been seeing a very good LLMD in Northern CA, (Dr. H) for over a year an a half. However, I am showing little improvement. I am doing various antibiotic, and herbal treatments. I am currently on IV rocephin (via a weekly peripheral line), Coartem and soon to start Clindimycin, with 2 herbals for babesia added. I've had Lyme for 22plus years, but didn't get sick until 7 years ago, and diagnoised 2 years ago.

I have tried many different combinations for the last 18-months with little improvement. I've been on the IV rocephin for 2 months and it has helped a little. At my last appointment he told me I am not progressing fast enough, which was very discouraging. I have Lyme, Bartonella, and Babesia.

I think I might be at the point where I need to try an alternative route.

Does anyone know or have had success with a naturopathic doctor? I want to try the ART testing because I could be missing something.

Any advice would be great.
Thanks

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derk diggler
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where are you located

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I recently had to change directions too. I was seeing the best of the best on the east coast and getting sicker and sicker.

I now see an ART practitioner who found that I cannot tolerate most of the meds/supps I was taking. Instead of throwing more antibiotics at me, she is going to start treating parasites, viruses and fungi.

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I see the same Doctor as you. I have not made much progress either and I've been treating for almost a year now.

I looked into others in the area and haven't come up with much. I did see a LLND that was pretty good, if you want the name, pm me and I will give it to you.

I am focusing on parasites now as I know I have them. Going to work on those first and move on from there once I can get them knocked down or hopefully gone. Doing lot's of binders too.

Dr H said that I haven't made the progress that he would like to see too, by this time. I do think he's a great Doctor, we are just missing something that's preventing us from moving further in treatment.

Have you seen the LLND in his office?

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derk diggler- I am located in Stockton, CA. (Northern CA)

birdie67-Yes, please PM me I really need to seek other options. I have not seen the LLND in his office, however I think I might look into it because I have heard a few good things about her. I want to treat parasites also. What meds are you taking? I have a feeling this might be a strong contributer in my illness.

lax mom- I'm glad you figured that out. I think I have trouble tolerating some of the meds to. I really want to have the ART testing done, but can't find anyone who does it in my area. I did email the betterhealthguy but he is extremely busy through the holiday season.

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I will pm you [Smile]
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Lauren - I would definitely look for a certified ART practitioner. I know there is at least one in your State and a number of them in WA.

It is worth the travel and or wait. My experience is without ART it is like shooting in the dark.

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See the resource link, to find local lyme support here:

www.lymedisease.org

and

When considering herbal / nutritional / adjunct methods:

if at all possible - because each person & each case is different - it's best to consult with an ILADS-educated LL (lyme literate) doctor 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.

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.

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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);

Integrative / Holistic M.D., etc. (Be aware that those in this category can have various levels of formal herbal &/or nutritional education, perhaps even just a short course. Do ask first.)

Links to many articles and books by holistic-minded LL doctors of various degrees . . .

HERBAL SAFETY LINKS, too. . . .
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