Just a quick note to say hi! - how are you doing? Gorbs.
Just a quick note to say hi! just wondering how you are doing? Gorbs x
Oh we took a look round when we wre buying but chose here , but its just too hopt at least this year has been
Thank you I would love to be your friend the more the merrier I say...what part of CA do you live .
Welcome to the arthritis community! We are glad to have you with us!
Oh rats, I tried to leave a note for you but it vaporized. It said: Isn't it odd that rheumatologists are willing to diagnose RA despite negative tests, but LLMDs who diagnose Lyme with equivocal or negative tests are pilloried! I would encourage you to see an LLMD and get some advice before giving in to an RA diagnosis; I've even read recently there is some thought that RA is due to infection, not autoimmunity. But one thing at a time. Take heart, and make the call. I was such a mess and now am nearly back to normal again, due to proper treatment. Many LLMDs and the labs they use don't take insurance, but the ins cos will usually reimburse at least partially. My motto: better broke than deathly ill.
There is a well known and quite good LLMD in San Francisco (Raphael Stricker); I hear it takes a while to get an appointment, so call as soon as you decide. We try on this site not to openly give names and locations of specific doctors, because there is a bit of a witch hunt from time to time going after the doctors who don't adhere to the suggested CDC standards. There is a group called ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Disease Society) that has a website at www(dot)ilads(dot)org but much of it is for the health care professionals. Also just google for groups like lymenet and you'll find names of other LLMDs etc. This is a nice support group here on MedHelp, we share information and cheer each other up when necessary, and celebrate when someone gets well! Let us know how you do.