Brand new to this group! So, when I was first told about my positive lyme test I searched the web for support and mostly looking for competent doctors and suggestions for treatment. I was not ready for the answers I received. Over and over I was told I needed to take the holistic approach which I greatly admire. I was told I'd have to travel very far to get to a decent doctor and keep traveling to them. That was upsetting. So, I started off with a naturopath and after 2 visits my family had to put a stop to it because it is SOOOOO expensive. I'm honestly floored with the amount of people who are taking this path because of the cost. My family is not rich but not poor either and it's just not realistic in any sense. I've reached out on other groups and actually seem to have been kind of, eh, looked down on for not "doing whatever it takes". I'm ready to do whatever it takes I just can't make money come out of nowhere. How do you guys do it? Any suggestions or success stories?
I have been given the month long dose of doxy and amox. I've been given a psych diagnosis at one point and was treated for one. That has since been completely ruled out and I am off all of those meds that made me feel even worse. I have been told it's fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, anxiety, ibs, pcos, the list goes on. I think the most recent is POTS as a suspicion. My family doctor just put i a referral to the mayo clinic. I'm pretty hesitant about that. Western medicine IS failing me but what are the other options?
I should mention I do have great health insurance.
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ (my retired grandparents are the ones funding everything for me. They have gotten a reverse mortgage and have spent their entire savings over the past 8 years and they have very little left to offer)