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Why is the topic of chronic lyme disease so controversial and do all infectious disease doctors specialize in lyme disease treatment?

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Is the great imitator. For some reason, some symptoms persist after the infection is gone.
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Dr. Wenjay Sung answered:

Where is the best place to start a search for the top doctors in a specialty? Need to find a Lyme Disease expert! Thank you doctors!

Check their society

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Most all diseases, pathology, etc, have a society/organization dedicated to that interest. They would be the best source for information. Games like Healthtap are for fun (as stated on their website) and online rating sites are highly unreliable since ANYONE (including nonpatients, rival doctors, fired staff, etc) can post anonymous reviews. Good luck, I hope this helped!
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I HAVE CHRONIC LYME DISEASE HAVE BEEN TREATED FOR 4 YEARS FINALLY STARTING TO FEEL BETTER AND NOW ONLY ON ABX EVERY TWO WEEKS WHY ARE SO MANY DOCTORS ?

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Where did you get Lyme? Not much in The west. I am glad you are better but many ID physicians do not believe that there is a chronic Lyme borelliosis.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

I want to know why I can't find a doctor who will test for lyme disease?

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That sounds absurd. Any doctor should be willing to test for Lyme if your symptoms fit that diagnosis. If you are looking to continually have the test repeated when it is consistently negative, you are wasting time, energy and money.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

Need doctor advice. Where do you send a tick to see if it has lyme disease?

You don't

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If it is a wood tick, don't worry. If it is a deer tick, speak with your doc.
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Can chronic lyme disease cause cardiovascular problems? If so what are they and which type of doctor should be seen?

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Yes. Lyme carditis effecting heart conduction system causing bradycardia to complete heart block and need permanent pace maker. Please see cardiologist in your area. Good luck.
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My wife has been diagnosed with lyme disease and co-infection of black mold. How can I find a doctor that can FULLY treat these issues?

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An infectious disease physician should be able to sort out the dx of Lyme disease. 'Black mold' in the environment generally is a cause of allergic respiratory symptoms but the ID doc can help as well
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I have been dx with Lyme disease but my doctor thinks my hip pain is unrelated because my sed rate is zero and CRP is also low. Does this make sense?

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Yes, It makes sense. Don't fall into the trap of blaming every ache and pain on Lyme. I would try taking a Yoga class since you are so young. With that said, medicine does not have a lot of absolutes and If the pain progressed over months, I would proceed to an MRI.
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Dr. Su Fairchild answered:

Lyme disease treatment?

Depends

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Acute Lyme is treated differently than chronic Lyme. Chronic Lyme needs a minimum of two antibiotics as well as other supportive measures. Low dose naltrexone is one such option.
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What causes lyme disease?

Borrelia burgdorferi

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This spirochete bacterium is transmitted by the bite of an Ixodes tick.
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