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What tests has your friend had done? Some tests are better than others ...
I'm not sure exactly......what seems to be the better of them....
He hates to whine and complain about this so I can only get to much info at a time....he will just deal with it and go about his day which I don't understand how he does...he's frustrated so trying to look for answers before things worsen...it's been at least 5-6 years
Cannabis oil slams lymes pretty fast:)
I would keep after the doc for answers rather than going to cannabis oil ... which may be restricted under law, being from the marijuana plant. Not funny.
Are you familiar with the ILADS website? 'ILADS' is short for International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society.
Many MDs specializing in Lyme diagnosis and treatment are members of ILADS, and it is a respected organization in the Lyme world. If you go to the ILADS website, there is information for patients and for MDs, and you could search the site and also in Dr Burrascano's treatment guidelines, which I think are linked or posted at the ILADS site.
I went 25 years misdiagnosed. For 10 years I had a low grade fever. Now I have major complications and am very miserable from all the damage done.
If after other testing, he thinks about looking into lyme and co-infections, tell him, most people don't get the circular rash and to find an LLMD to treat him.
Remember Lyme is called the great pretender because it can mimic practically anything as I know too well.