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    Does anyone have experience with Lymes disease? I have been battling it since September. Really struggling and not getting much help where I live. Docs know very little about it.

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    There is a Center for Lyme Disease in Danbury Ct. Google it. They were very helpful when my daughter had questions.
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    You need to see and Infectious Disease specialist that is versed in treating Lyme. Chronic Lyme Disease can be very difficult to treat and requires intravenous antibiotics for several months. Sometimes you can never get the symptoms completely resolved.Buck

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    Several friends have had it. There is a small percentage who have recurring problems and require intravenous antibiotics as Buck Mann has said. My training partner (mentor) has had it three times due to re-exposure. Another friend has chronic Lyme disease and she has arthritis because of it. The last time I was suspicious I also went to an infectious disease specialist and insisted I get testing for all of the TBD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Lash View Post
    There is a Center for Lyme Disease in Danbury Ct. Google it. They were very helpful when my daughter had questions.
    I am on an IV antibiotic now. I was on oral for 6 wks and didn't help much. This iv doesn't seem to be working either. I live in SD and there is no one near that I have found yet that has a clue about lymes. One Dr flat out said.."I know nothing about lymes." Are you able to get a number from your daughter? I googled it and got the lymes center in danbury but their # is not in service. thanks

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    The University of South Dakota College of Medicine has ID doctors on staff and is only 2 1/2 hours away. That is probably where I would head.

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    yeah I have appt with ID doc in Sioux Falls in a couple weeks. Have heard though that they do same tests as what I did here locally. Not sure though. Just looking for any other info. Thanks much for ideas and advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vergy View Post
    yeah I have appt with ID doc in Sioux Falls in a couple weeks. Have heard though that they do same tests as what I did here locally. Not sure though. Just looking for any other info. Thanks much for ideas and advice.
    FYI You can get many types of diseases from ticks. Not just Lyme (no "s")

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    Try a good ole fashioned Goggle search. Also check out the Mayo clinic on line. They have a great web site with a search engine.

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