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droid1226
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A new center opened & takes insurance & also has free counseling specifically for lyme patients.

I know they say "post" and "lingering" as if lyme isn't chronic. For some lyme patients, it's worth it to bite the bullet & call it "post" if insurance pays.

The intention of this center seems good & hopefully sets a precedent for continuing patient-centered care.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/10/11/for-lyme-disease-patients-new-approach-aims-ease-residual-effects/Dzq8hZni6BoBiKZ99eq20O/story.html?event=event25?event=event25

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Yes, droid. This is a wonderful center. I have been going here while also still seeing my LLMD. It is because of the additional testing they have done that we learned I am making antibodies for borellia miyamotoi.

It has been a very positive move for me in my treatment and care. I have found communication between doctor and patient to be excellent. While totally understanding that Lyme can become chronic, they will also refer you to well respected doctors who are Lyme friendly, to rule out other medical conditions. They also recommend and make referrals for many supportive therapies.

With your permission, they will also communicate with your LLMD and this has benefited me greatly. I was initially afraid of this, but it has turned out to benefit everyone involved. My LLMD has told me that he appreciates the opportunity to discuss care strategies with another lyme literate doctor who knows his patient.

The founder of this clinic has struggled with chronic Lyme herself and she has worked very hard to improve treatment for those of us struggling... I believe that all of the staff here understand the damage that Lyme can cause.

http://spauldingrehab.org/conditions-and-treatments/lyme-disease

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Looks like they are pretty thorough.

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Dbpei, awesome. Keep us updated. They don't need to cure anyone, just improve quality of life without the political nonsense.

Really good to hear.

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Once these centers realize that taking care of patients should be the number one priority, then more of them will consider helping us!

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Kudzuslipper
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dpei. it is a rehab center, what sort of treatments do you get from them? and in what ways have you been helped?
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They are very supportive, providing referrals for neuro-psych testing, free supportive counseling, physical therapy, vestibular therapy, and prescriptions to help with sleep and other disturbances caused by Lyme disease.

Patients may be invited to take part in a study being done with transcranial direct current stimulation to determine if it will reduce symptoms of chronic lyme, such as pain, fatigue and memory problems.

They will refer you to specialists to help you rule out other conditions as well. They communicate with your LLMD's if you permit. This has been very helpful to me. Also, I learned that I test positive for borellia miyamotoi as a result of their testing.

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That sounds terrific. Thank you for sharing your experience.
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This sounds awesome. I'd seen the article but did not know anyone who had been. I wonder if it would be worth me trying it out.... my main issue now is MG and Lyme and co's have been primarily in remission as far as I can tell for 3 years but some of the symptoms overlap, so that may just be my wishful thinking.

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Wow. I would LOVE to go somewhere like that.
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Thanks for sharing. If you need rehab, and most do, and can't travel to this location, you can find a speech therapist and occupational therapist near you that can be very helpful. Usually they take insurance too.

Also, a chiropractic neurologist. Can make a world of difference. Here is a link to their website- doctor locator.

https://www.acnb.org

Thanks to the Dean's for starting this much needed center!

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