Not sure if you have Lyme? Talk to a retired LLMD with 15 years experience treating Lyme patients and explore possibilities toward healing. This service is free to anyone who needs direction. An evaluation of your history and labs will be given to see if they are consistent with Lyme disease. Diagnosis will not be given at this time but a referral to a treating physician may be made. Email your labs and a 1 paragraph history to TickDoc@TexasLymeAlliance.net at least 2 days in advance to your meeting. Consults are 30-45 minutes each. Click the "Book Appointment" button below to schedule your zoom appointment. We MUST stop tick-borne illness from passing on!
Medical community, WE NEED YOU to be trained in Tick-Borne Illness!
Lyme is known as the "great imitator" because it mimics diseases like MS, ALS, Alzheimer's, CFS, ADD, learning difference, Dementia and epilepsy. Left untreated it can cause certain cancers to develop as well. Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt studied 237 women with breast cancer and 100% of them tested positive for Lyme disease. (Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, Lyme Summit 2018)
It takes an average of at least 2 years and 5 doctors to get correctly diagnosed. Some patients like me report it's taken decades and dozens of doctors across multiple states to get the right help for Lyme. The longer infection lingers the more expensive it is to treat and the harder it is to reach remission. Don't ignore a patients' report of pain, flu-like symptoms and things like neck stiffness, cognitive difficulties, mental illness, IBD and fatigue. Treating symptoms furthers the spread and damage from Tick-borne illness. The worst thing to tell a patient that I've heard in my own experiences are, "I don't know how to help you" or "you are the healthiest sick person I know". All these things cause "medical PTSD" when a patient is told their illness is psychosomatic, in their head, or they just want attention. Patients are left to not trust medical authorities that can lead to self treating, lose hope, feel helpless and potentially lead to suicide.
"There is a higher rate of suicide in patients whose brains have higher inflammation, Dr. Robert Brnasfield." Leading psychiatrist in treating the neuropsychiatric cases in Lyme patients.
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"Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections are complex illnesses which can be difficult to diagnose and challenging to treat effectively. This is especially true for patients with chronic Lyme disease or multiple infections." (ILADEF)
FIND A LYME DOCTOR IN YOUR AREA:
This list is not exhaustive as most LLMD's want to remain private. This list may be outdated, call the doctor to see if they are taking new patients. Contact ILADS for further help or Kristina for a LLMD prescribing Disulfiram in your area.