How can I get treatment for Lyme, without a positive blood test?
I want to say your book Fatigue to Fantastic has been my bible for the last three years. I have seen 15 doctors and specialists over the past three years. I was initially diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome but with very little lab work to support this diagnosis. Needless , to say , I sat on the sidelines of my life and paced myself, not getting better but worse. When I read your book I started to unravel the mystery of CFS. I went to an infectious disease specialist who did a ton of blood work on me. He found out that I had a tick infection called babesia. I got treatment for that, this past March and am feeling a bit better . My question to you is even though I have been tested many times for Lymes disease , I always have a negative result. My symptoms are becoming neurological and I believe I need to be treated. How do I get a Dr. to give me treatment without the positive test they require?
Go to ILADS and enter your zip code for the name of a Lyme Literate doctor near you that will treat the person, and not just unreliable tests;-)
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.