Doctor Speedy and ME
in search of medical honesty
HiI have just found your blog from another site. I look forward to having a good read.I was diagnosed with ME/CFS and Poly myalgia rheumatica as well as Fibromyalgia.A chance course of Amoxicillin for chest infection significantly improved my arthritis/muscle weakness and led my GP to consider Lyme Disease. Something other patients had presented with at time of tick bite and EM rash.I had been to surgery with bites and rashes and summer flu' all documented on the computer. My illness has been for 6 years but now after 2 years antibiotics I am more or less fully recovered but not yet off antibiotics.After 31/2 years I can again walk upstairs.I saw 5 doctors and 3 rheumatologists before GP suspected this diagnosis and then I saw a doctor who specialises privately in Cardiff. I had no positive blood tests but there is much controversay over reliability of these antigen tests. I was diagnosed clinically and treated following ILADS guidelines.Through www.lymediseaseaction.org.uk and Eurolyme I have been in touch with many people in UK who have had similar problems.There is quite a body of opinion that believes chronic infections could be the cause of many illnesses so this article was of interest to me.I am sure as a doctor you will be aware of the controversay between IDSA and ILADS I would be interested in your comments although I know my treatment has worked for me.Good luck with finding the cause of your ME/CFS.
Hi againThought as you are a rare breed of Doctor who clearly has an open mind you may like to look at this site and read some of the case notes by a doctor in USA.http://lymemd.blogspot.com/
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