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Topic: Seeking LLMD in Houston, Texas area
Member # 50062
03-20-2017 04:12 PM
My wife was diagnosed with lupus many years ago, but no treatments have ever really helped, so for a while had simply been treating the pain. I think she has more symptoms in common with Lyme than lupus and would really like to get her to a specialist. I hate seeing her suffer all the time. Can I get a referral to a LLMD in the Houston, Texas area? Thank you.
Posts: | From 1 Houston, TX | Registered: Mar 2017
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Member # 23391
03-20-2017 09:03 PM
Posts: | From 1408 Tx | Registered: Nov 2009
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03-20-2017 10:02 PM
Welcome to Lymenet! PM sent for TX.
Your wife needs 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 LLMDs are far and few between, unfortunately.She needs to go where they are. At least half of all Lyme patients travel out-of-state for their care. 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 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." Check the online state Lyme groups at: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/TexasLyme/info Maybe they can help. Some more resources for you (including Support Groups info): http://whatislyme.com/websites-and-support-groups-by-state/ www.txlda.org http://www.lymenet.org/SupportGroups/UnitedStates/Texas/ Read the books written by the top LLMD, Dr. H, titled, "Why Can't I Get Better?" and his new one, "How Can I Get Better?". They are an excellent source of information. Read "Cure Unknown" by Pamela Weintraub. Get it at 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
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