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by X-member
Sat 7 Aug 2010 21:04
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?
Replies: 337
Views: 32826

Re: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?

Spanky, you wrote: Guidelines are just that. You cannot possibly write a set of treatment guidelines that covers every conceivable possibility. They are a framework, a guide. If you have "the type of Lyme ("chronic Lyme with complications"), that IDSA don't talk about and IDSA don't have any recomme...
by X-member
Sat 7 Aug 2010 20:49
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?
Replies: 337
Views: 32826

Re: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?

Spanky, you wrote: Guidelines are just that. You cannot possibly write a set of treatment guidelines that covers every conceivable possibility. They are a framework, a guide. I don't know how many times I have heard "the Guidelines say so, you don't need any more treatment". And I am immune deficien...
by X-member
Sat 7 Aug 2010 20:16
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?
Replies: 337
Views: 32826

Re: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?

IDSA don't have any studies done on chronic active (=of long duration) Lyme, where they have used a good combination treatment, that have lasted long enough. The most important thing with Lyme, is how long you have had it before treatment (it is less important where in the body it is situated), and ...
by X-member
Sat 7 Aug 2010 19:47
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?
Replies: 337
Views: 32826

Re: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?

Spanky, you wrote:
Premise #1: All Lyme patients must have an LLMD in order to get better.
That is not correct!

It should be: "All Lyme patients with chronic (= of long duration) Lyme probably need a more skilled physician, to maybe (with the treatment options that we have today) become better"
by X-member
Sat 7 Aug 2010 19:42
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?
Replies: 337
Views: 32826

Re: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?

Spanky, you wrote: (Well, and the $$$$ involved, too)... That why we don't need IDSA to tell all the experts in the world (and the insurance companies in USA) what to do. It is better if we have good physicians (and other experts) that find out the correct facts (and how to do this), and do the righ...
by X-member
Sat 7 Aug 2010 19:23
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?
Replies: 337
Views: 32826

Re: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?

Spanky you wrote: Yes. I have read that the Amercian form of Bbss is supposedly nastier. Whether this is true or not, I don't really know. But I think there are definite problems making comparisons between European and American cases, yes. I wouldn't try that. Maybe it is: "The nastier, the easier t...
by X-member
Sat 7 Aug 2010 18:54
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?
Replies: 337
Views: 32826

Re: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?

I give you some Swedish info from the "Background information" in our Swedish recommendations for Lyme (written by a physician from Åland): http://www.borrelia-tbe.se/media/borrelia-bakgrund_webb.pdf I used Google translate with the translation (page 34): Persistent symptoms longer than six months a...
by X-member
Sat 7 Aug 2010 18:22
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?
Replies: 337
Views: 32826

Re: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?

Hello again Spanky! I can not tell you what you suffer from! I have to believe in what you tell us. But, lets say some other person with chronic Lyme (that have had Lyme 2 years before any treatment) have 10 months of "pretreatment", and then have the same "IDSA-treatment" that you have had, the mig...
by X-member
Sat 7 Aug 2010 16:48
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?
Replies: 337
Views: 32826

Re: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?

Your own interpretation of what you have experienced, maybe isn't correct?

And, I give you some help with what I ment with "Dr" :) :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physician
by X-member
Sat 7 Aug 2010 15:49
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?
Replies: 337
Views: 32826

Re: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?

Spanky, you wrote:
So, I wish that if anyone is reading this that is just now in the midst of all of this...that they will consider that as well.
Are you a Dr?