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all the neurologists in my area disbelieve the possibility

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all the neurologists in my area disbelieve the possibility of Lyme's disease damaging the brain yet I have an MRI with lesions all over it too many to count. What is you profession experience with Lyme's destroying brain tissue and what is the cure. How do oral or intravenous antibiotic pass the blood brain barrier?
would some kind of chemo be faster and more appropriate. After all, its been eight month for more damage to occur I feel I'm running out of time here. I'm already not who I was - I worry who I'll be at the end of this. Please help
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hi. My name isXXXXX I completed an Internal medicine internship in NYC and have two decades of clinical experience. How can I assist you today?

There are antibiotics that can cross the blood brain barrier and treat the central nervous system manifestations of lymes disease. These drugs are given by IV, not by mouth.

Chemo is not used for lymes; antibiotics are.

Here is an excellent article on lymes disease from a very trusted source that you may find helpful:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lyme-disease/DS00116

I, personally, have suffered from lymes so I know what you are going through.

Is there anything else you would like to discuss at this point or have all your questions been answered to your satisfaction?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Please advise on the top 5-10 Lyme's neurologists in continental US and hopefully someone that takes medicare. phone numbers too please. I know its a lot to ask but I don't know how to find this information


Did you have brain involvement with your Lyme's and was it long term or did you catch it early?

Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.
One of the Worlds experts on lymes disease is Dr. Gary Wormser.

Here is how you can contact him:

http://www.nymc.edu/People/Gary.P.Wormser/index.html

I studied under him many years ago.

He is whom I contacted when I had lymes.

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Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.
As you can see, his Lymes center accepts most insurance, including (as you requested), medicare:

http://www.nymc.edu/LDDC/payment.html

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Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.
I did not have CNS involvement, only mild headaches with severe joint disease.

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