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Who is the best physician to treat Lyme disease 7 years out in orange county ca or los angeles area?

Who is  the best physician to treat Lyme disease 7 years out in orange county ca or los angeles area?

Specialist: A specialist in infectious diseases should be sought out. Lymes disease is sometimes very difficult to diagnose as it can mimic many other diseases. I would contact the ucla or usc schools of medicine. ...Read more

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Lyme Disease (Definition)

Lyme is caused by borrelia burgdorferi. Acute symptoms can include bullseye rash, headaches, joint pain, fever, and flu like sx. Chronic symptoms can include fibromyalgia symptoms, nerve pain in extremities, mood swings, brain fog, heart problems. Lab diagnosis is not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more


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Can chronic Lyme disease cause cardiovascular problems? If so what are they and which type of doctor should be seen?

Can chronic Lyme disease cause cardiovascular problems? If so what are they and which type of doctor should be seen?

Yes: 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. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Ok: 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. ...Read more

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My doctor has me on doxycycline and cefixime simultaneously to treat lyme disease. Much literature and theory suggests that lactams combined with bacteriostatic tetracyclines are antagonistic. Is this true for the lyme spirochetes?

My doctor has me on doxycycline and cefixime simultaneously to treat lyme disease.  Much literature and theory suggests that lactams combined with bacteriostatic tetracyclines are antagonistic.  Is this true for the lyme spirochetes?

Should be OK but...: While theoretically doxycycline could interfere with cefixime, there is evidence they work well together in the real world. See http://tinyurl.com/j45y24w If infected with Lyme in recent weeks then it is worth doing aggressive antibiotic treatment as it can be cured if you catch it soon enough. If you have had Lyme more than a few weeks then my experience is antibiotics seldom help. See comment: ...Read more

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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 ?

In California?: 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. ...Read more

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

You don't: If it is a wood tick, don't worry. If it is a deer tick, speak with your doc. ...Read more

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Where can I get Lyme Disease testing in Burien or Renton, WA. Any doctors specialize in this area?

Where can I get Lyme Disease testing in Burien or Renton, WA.

Any doctors specialize in this area?

IM or ID.: Your general Internist or Family Practitioner can perform this testing. If you feel you need to take it to a higher level, you can locate a local Infectious Disease specialist. ...Read more

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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: 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! ...Read more

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

See details: 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. ...Read more