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MamaMandy30
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I am looking for a LL dr. Near me but i am willing to travel. I just want to quit being sick for the last year and dr after dr telling me nothing is wrong. [Frown] ive lost 30lbs in a year and still dropping! All tests for everything including lymes are negative. [Frown]
i have finally resorted to this, [Frown]

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hopingandpraying
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Welcome to Lymenet! PM sent for MN.

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!

They are far and few between, unfortunately. You need to go where they are.

Also, most LLMDs do not accept insurance due to the politics surrounding this horrible disease. Read poster TF's explanation, "Why Lyme Doctors Don't Take Insurance":

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/2/15615?#000005

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

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

Maybe they can help.

Some more resources for you:
www.lyme-aware.org/minnesota.html
http://mnlyme.com

Dr. H, the top LLMD, has written a new book entitled, "Why Can't I Get Better?". It is an excellent source of information.

Read "Cure Unknown" by Pamela Weintraub. Check the local library or buy it used on Amazon.

View "Under Our Skin" for free on www.hulu.com

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LymeXtu
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Mandy,

The Mn Lyme Association meeting is next Tuesday November 11th.

There should be many people there because they are having a guest speaker.

Let me know if you are planning on going and I can look for you.


Meetings are held the 2nd Tues of each month
White Bear Lake District Center
4855 Bloom Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

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MamaMandy30
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All my tests were negative, can i go? What do these meetings do ? Sorry this is all new to me and im reading "why cant i get better" now
Can lymes cause adrenal problems like addisons? Ive been reading non stop trying to read as much as i can on this disease

I also know it is a huge controversy because my husand had lymes few years back and luckily he got better

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Mandy,

Yes, lyme can cause Addison's and other adrenal dysfunction. Very much so.

yes, you can go to the meeting next week. What do these meetings do? Inform, educate and connect.

PLEASE go for you will be able to connect with others who have been where you are who can answer many questions.

Find out if there is to be a speaker at the meeting or the focus so you know how much time there will be for "sharing" or Q & A.

As you read "non-stop" -- do stop for mental health breaks often. This can be very tricky to learn what you need while also staying balanced.

you will not learn all you "need" to know for a while, so that is why it's vital to connect with others.
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http://www.mnlyme.com/

MINNESOTA LYME ASSOCIATION

Posted above by hopingandpraying - just wanted to "ditto" it.
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While discussion is best directed to the General or Medical forums, since you say all your tests are negative (and seem to wonder how that might leave you out in the cold even if you just want to learn more to best determine what's really going on) . . . key detail to help you sort this out:


http://www.anapsid.org/lyme/lymeseroneg.html

27 Reasons for False Negative (Seronegative) Test Results in Lyme Disease


http://publichealthalert.org/uploads/2013_6.pdf

Public Health Alert (PHA) is a newspaper committed to researching and investigating Lyme Disease and other chronic illnesses

Laboratory Tests and Diagnosis for Lyme Disease and Co-infections - June 2013

- by Armin Schwarzbach, M.D., Ph.D. - Five Pages


http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=2;t=015508;p=0

Diagnosing Lyme Disease (&/or whatever else is going on)

Other tick-borne infections and other chronic stealth infections - as well as certain conditions that can hold us back - are discussed here.


http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=2;t=013239;p=0

What is a LLMD? LL ND? What is ILADS?

WHY you need an ILADS "educated" or "minded" Lyme Literate doctor (whether MD or ND, or both) - starting with assessment / evaluation for lyme, OTHER tick-borne diseases, and other chronic stealth infections - and all that goes along for the ride.

Medical "models" explained here, as to differences in the ISDA & ILADS models of assessment & treatment - and exactly why it is so very important to know the differences.
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Again, discussion / questions best to direct to the other forums. But since you asked about Addison's I wanted to be sure you have this:

As treatment for Addison's usually involves various hormones / steroids, and such can be important to sustain life. Required. But it's a long way from needing support, physiological replacement levels and beyond that.

Often, if lyme is the cause, trigger, or even secondary stressor, when lyme is treated, the adrenals can heal.

But, in the meantime, if Addison's is a clear matter (regardless of the cause), it is of utmost importance that if you have lyme - or COULD have lyme - to have this detail -- and why it's best that LLMD or LL ND be the doctor to guide you to the best endocrinologist who would also be LL (a very rare combination)

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/1/100984?#000000

Topic: what do STEROIDS actually do to those with lyme? Risks, long term damage discussed. Links.


http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/89790

Topic: NATURAL SLEEP & ADRENAL SUPPORT
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Yes, you can test negative for Lyme and have it. These stealth organisms morph from spiral-shaped to cyst form into cell-wall deficient types. That is why Lyme disease is a clinical diagnosis made by an experienced LLMD.

Support groups will give you a forum for asking questions, discussing things as well as learning more information, etc.

Yes, research all you can. Lymenet is an excellent source of information.

Lyme can cause all sorts of problems. My son now has adrenal fatigue from it (not Addison's) which we have recently started treating.

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