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Does my doctor know what he's talking about?

I'm 16, been healthy in the past but my doctor (a limes specialist) says I have the worst case of limes he's seen in 10 years along with two other tick bite diseases. I'm on 12 pills a day and now my dr. is saying I have a weak liver (he said its like I've been smoking 2 packs of cigarettes a day my hole life) so now he's putting me on 3 more pills a day plus some weird erb called milk weed. does this sound at all weird to any of you?

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As a nurse who deals with Lyme patients, you need a second opinion. But what your doctor is saying makes sense. BTW it's milkthistle not milkweed. I take it. Sounds like you went untreated for a long time. I recommend googling Dr's that specialize in Lyme Disease. Beware however some of them are doing research on your dime.

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I would go to a different doctor to find out

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That does sound strange, it's your health, you should get a second opinion. It can't hurt to talk to a pharmacist about how the drugs you are on interact with each other and what damage they may be causing you.

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I recommend getting a second opinion

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See another Dr. I always thought milk from milkweed was poisonous except to Monarch butterflies.

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It's milkthistle not milk from milkweed. Can be found in the vitamin section of the grocery store.
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Haha ...now this Dr. is not the quack I was thinking he was. Thank you for clearing things up.
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Talk to another doctor 0.0 ur doctor is creepy. Won't hurt to ask more than one doctor just to make sure

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First it's, LYMES, not lime, I'm assuming he's done blood work, which pretty much takes the guess work out of the diagnosis. The cure is a long process, and does take a lot of antibiotics, the milk weed is to strengthen your liver function. If you have doubts get a second opinion!!

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With all those pills there may be side effects from them also some pills probably shouldn't go together.

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I agree with mshmia. You need another opinion. The normal course of treatment is the antibiotic doxycycline for 14 to 21 days. If the disease involves the central nervous system, your doctor may recommend treatment with an intravenous antibiotic for 14 to 28 days.

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You are describing a newly diagnosed recently exposed person. They also use IVIG along with the antibiotics.
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IVIG has exhibited clear benefits in a number of auto immune diseases.
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MG, MS, CVID, CIDP, Polymyocitis and DiGeorges Syndrome to name a few.
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Doctors don't know much. God is the great healer. I will pray for you.

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uhhh no. go see a doctor. prayer will not cure anything. if it did, why do 25,000 children die each day from starvation? why do 600,000 children die from AIDS per year? an average of 2 kids die every hour from leukemia alone. this makes me sick.
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Well... People have to die from something right. I can't say I'm ok with kids starving and what not but... There's no harm in praying and seeing a doctor :D
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There is proof that prayer mixed with medicine has a good effect.
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