This week I went back to my old primary care physician. I haven't seen him in about 8 months when I gave up on his 3 months of trying to figure out what was wrong with me.
He was astounded that I had Lyme and asked me all kinds of questions about my current treatment. I gave him as little info as I politely could, but I could tell he was skeptical and didn't really want to get into it with him. However, he did ask to see my WB from IGeneX which I agreed to send him.
Along with the WB I wanted to send him 2 or 3 things regarding proper Lyme testing and the issues surrounding it. The article in this link is great, but I don't want to send him a print out from the forum. I'd like it to look as legitimate and doctor-like as possible. Does anyone have or know where I can get it in a proper format?
I was also going to send him Dr. B's guidelines for treatment. In a follow-up phone call my PCP said he felt "obligated to tell me" that my current course of treatment is unfounded and has not been shown to help treat Lyme. Yeah, yeah... I know.
If anyone has any other suggestions on stuff to send him, please let me know.
PS. My PCP is a good guy. He's just, like so many docs, out of touch with the subject of Lyme. Please refrain from railing on him or calling him an idiot or whatever.
Lymecryme.org and lymeinfo.net are two of the best sites I've come across--and then there's always the option of carefully excerpting Kathleen Dickson's stuff (actionlyme.com, relapsingfever.org)
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I wish you the best, but don't expect much. If the PCP ALREADY called you w/o looking at ILADS info to say your treatment is unwarranted, that's not good.
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