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coloradoboymom
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Hello All!

I am new to this site and have been newly diagnosed, or not diagnosed rather, with Lyme disease. The labs I have had completed are positive for Lyme, however, I am also positive for West Nile. I am not sure if this is common or not, but I would love to talk to anyone that has some insight.

I need a LLMD in Colorado, preferably. I can also travel to Texas if there are some there that can see me ASAP. I have a handful of names. The one I prefer cannot see me for 8 months from now. I believe I have early Lyme as my symptoms started 2 months ago and I want to treat it aggressively ASAP.

Can someone recommend the best provider for this? The only provider I can get into ASAP is a naturopathic Dr. and I am also curious if anyone has experience working with them in early Lyme. Also wonder if they prescribe long term antibiotics as an LLMD would? I know they refer to MDs to write the scripts. I am not opposed to homeopathic remedies but dont want to miss an opportunity to clear it completely.

Anything helps! Many thanks.

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Welcome to Lymenet! PM sent for MD.

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!

A LLMD is one who has treated Lyme disease and the co-infections which come with it for many years and has gotten patients well. A good one will follow Dr. B's Guidelines, the "gold standard" for Lyme treatment.

Here is a link for them:

http://www.lymenet.org/BurrGuide200810.pdf

Unfortunately, LLMDs are far and few between. 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?ubb=get_topic;f=2;t=025539;p=0

I was told doctors in CO do not treat aggressively enough, because CO is extremely tough on any doctor who does. The medical board is relentless on them. Posters on Lymenet from CO recommend going out-of-state to see a LLMD.

Please read the following about LLMDs and Texas which was recently posted about TX:

"Texas is not a great place to find a good Lyme doctor. Texas threatens its Lyme doctors and gets them to move or stop practicing without notice.

Then, if they start up again a year or so later, they do it to them again. So, there really are few Lyme doctors there and no top notch ones.

Because of the sorry state of affairs in Texas, many folks from Texas are coming to the East Coast for testing and treatment for Lyme disease and it's co-infections.

At least half of all Lyme patients travel out of state for their care. The doc is the key to the diagnosis and for getting rid of this horrendous disease. I can't emphasize that enough-the doc is the key.

This is what I (the poster) wrote to another Texan in Sept. Look at the following thread to see the discussion:

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/1/132642?#000018

Read what other Texans wrote in this thread about trying to get proper care in Texas."

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

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

Maybe they can help.

Some more resources (including Support Groups info):
http://whatislyme.com/websites-and-support-groups-by-state/

http://www.lymenet.org/SupportGroups/UnitedStates/Colorado/

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

Also read "Cure Unknown" by Pamela Weintraub. Check your local library or buy it used on Amazon.

View "Under Our Skin" for free on http://www.veoh.com/m/watch.php?v=v21055812yWtmpgB8

Btw - I know you are new to Lymenet, but please break up your posts into 2-3 sentence paragraphs, as there are people on Lymenet who cannot read large blocks of text due to neurological problems from Lyme.

To do this click the pencil/paper icon, make your changes, then click "Edit Post". Thanks.

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