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Chronic Triathlete
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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.

Thanks!
CT

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.

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Updated 02.06.10 On an ABX break since July 09, gluten-free, lots of exercise.

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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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ilads.org -- there are some brochures and some articles.

Also, give him a copy of Under Our Skin. PM me

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