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Wednesday, June 8, 2011
New Specialist in Vermont
Friday was the end all, be all. I had been suffering from autism-like symptoms for just days, since the Saturday before. Yet still I was bad enough, pacing in my wheelchair, screaming at the ceiling, talking a million miles per hour, and sometimes not even making sense with my mumbling, to the point of keeping myself up at night, that a doctor in west Vermont was willing to fit me in his busy schedule that week. After hopeful calls to Dr. J in Connecticut, the world's only pediatric Lyme specialist, we got a hold of the doc. himself and he said his practice was closed to new patients but he recommended the doctor in Vermont who was familiar with Autism and Lyme. He fit us in around lunch time Friday and it was a hectic 3 1/2 hour car ride there. The whole time I chattered and screamed out the window and I don't even remember the trip. Talk about a long car ride, I'm sure both my parents and my boyfriend Tyler were ready to leave me in Vermont. The Doctor saw me throughout the 2 hours in his office and prescribed the step we are going to take before we try IV Rocephin treatment. I was prescribed anti fungals short term, anti inflammatorys for my brain, a medicine in the same family of Rocephin called Onnicef, along with Zithromax and Plaquenil, even B supplements. I am also on a Gluten Free, Casein free, Caffeine Free, low Sugar diet, see post about New Diet. This should be a fun trip and the hope is to reduce neurological inflammation and increase my energy levels.