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Listen to the ad disclaimers following a drug commercial on TV. The side effects scare the crap out of me. What happened to the Hippocratic Oath? First of all do no harm.
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Tom, this is great information! I will request this test because there are numerous white-tailed deer in our backwoods and whenever I go back into said woods, there will be one or more ticks clinging to my hairy legs. Interestingly, I've just changed to a new doctor. I've had a couple of doctors who were good, but had terrible office personnel, but my last one was going downhill fast - but had a good office staff. Due to some chronic problems and a few other things I have to be on several prescriptions. My last doctor prescribed all of my medication, but each time I visited the pharmacy (who fills everything for me) a pharmacist would walk-up to the counter and tell me to double-check with my doctor because two of my prescriptions should not have been prescribed together in combination with my other regimen. I asked the doctor and he said, "Tell your pharmacist to go to medical school".

I got a new doctor and without me saying anything he said he could not believe that "with my numbers and other prescriptions" I was being prescribed those same two drugs together. He told me to stop immediately. I did, and within a week; I felt 50 years younger. My pharmacist was correct! My previous doctor is no longer my doctor. He had a great staff, but would not listen to reason - even coming from other doctors or pharmacists!

Otis Guillebeau from Auburn, Georgia

I too have had too many experiences with Dr. God. One prescribed a change in medication that had he read my chart would have known did not work for me. My protests were basically met with "Me Dr. God You ignorant patient. Shut Up; How dare you question my judgement". Never mind I am a Ph.D. with interests in microbiology, antibiotics, etc. He even set it up so that the remaining refills on the med that was working were cancelled. I spent a miserable day so far out of it I had to miss a scheduled dose to finally be able to think to look at the patient info. After checking off 5 of the "if any of the following seek immediate medical attention". Ambulance, ER, 10 day in hospital.
Fortunately the practice of which Dr. God was a member allowed me to switch to another physician.

Dr. God is now my answer to what do you call the person who graduated last in their med school class.

(I mean no offense to anyone who might believe I am being blasphemous in use of the term Dr.God)

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Odd but all of my Doctors have no problem explaining why they prescribe a particular drug. Just questioned my heart Dr. about one last week on the dosage and he gave me a thorough explanation that made perfect sense. One should never try to be their own doctor but it is in your best interest to keep your self informed about your body and always question anything you do not understand. If your doctor has a problem with that it is definitely time for a change. After all it is you who decides who deserves your business. Medical offices are a business and can't survive without patients and most business is generated through word of mouth. Staying quite about a bad doctor is a disservice to your friends & neighbors so speak up.
By far most of the physicians with which I have dealt are very much like your heart Dr. I can count the number who are like the one I described in my response to Otis without using a thumb.

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The reports I have seen show people who have not been outside Australia and have suffered from native tick bite...

Many of our native animals , and cattle, suffer from tick bite...

The part I find hard to understand, is why some in the medical profession, refuse to acknowledge Lyme Disease and will not treat patients...

Do the med labs have the ability to test for Lyme disease?

Only a few species of ticks can host Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease. However, Australia does have Ixodes holocyclus, which is the same genus as the American deer tick. This tick is also known as the Australian paralysis tick,and is a serious problem for those injected by its neurotoxin.
Several species of Ixodes in North America have been found to carry Borrelia burgdorferi so I am skeptical of claims that Lyme disease is not in Australia.

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Listen to the ad disclaimers following a drug commercial on TV. The side effects scare the crap out of me. What happened to the Hippocratic Oath? First of all do no harm.
Those ad disclaimers are serious cya efforts. In almost all cases the possible ill effects affect only a very small fraction of people taking them, but it is essential to know what possible side effects can show up.
Sometimes side effects show up that were not anticipated and never showed up in the extensive testing that is required to bring a new med onto the market. For example, Cipro, the widely heralded cure for the potential biowarfare Anthraxand a very effective broad spectrum antibiotic, was found to cause tendon ruptures in some people.

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Lyme disease is not limited to people. My dog (the right most in my avatar, the last of the three) was found to have high levels of antibodies to Lyme disease. He had to take high levels of doxycycline for 30 days. In a nearby community the is a dog of similar size who was not diagnosed until he became so arthritic that he now crawls.

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Otis; you're likely one of the lucky ones, you have a knowledgeable Pharmacist...probably saved your bacon!
One wonders how many mistakes that Dr. buried?
My daughter is a nurse, Her first job was with the VA, and one day the head nurse told her to give meds to one of the patients. My daughter, a brand new LPN recognized that two of the meds would interact and likely kill the guy. She refused to give him the meds. When she came to work the next day, the head nurse, the doctor and the pharmacist were waiting for her to tell her that she had likely saved that man's life! She got an award for it.
Some time before that, my father was failing fast...to the point that I told my siblings they should visit him soon if they didn't want the next time they saw him to be at his funeral. It turned out that that also was drugs that should not have been taken together.
I think a whole lot of mistakes do get buried.
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My daughter, a brand new LPN recognized that two of the meds would interact and likely kill the guy. She refused to give him the meds. When she came to work the next day, the head nurse, the doctor and the pharmacist were waiting for her to tell her that she had likely saved that man's life! She got an award for it.
here your daughter would have been chastised or fired...
the VA doesn't want live patients or anyone to take care of.....

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Haven't seen this in awhile. Many of the complaints still apply.

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Funny ,you know, when we were much younger, the big fear with tick bites was Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. It doesn't get the publicity it used to and that's just wrong!
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