My LLMD visit, Prescriptions Meds and Supplements
I had booked an appt with the LLMD (Lyme Literate Medical Doctor) BEFORE I was even diagnosed with Lyme and before the IgeneX labs came back. She was a 3 month wait. However as soon as I got the IgeneX back with a positive, her office called and said there was an immediate opening the week after. I took this as a Godsend and went for it. My husband and I packed our bags, leaving my little 5 yr old with my mom and drove to see her. Our friends live about an hour away from the border, so we stayed with them which in the grand scheme of things all played out perfectly thanks to GOD! As my appointment was at 10am, we decided that the first night we would stay across the border in the US. There is a hotel that will give you a discount if you are a patient with Dr. LLMD.
How sad is it that I can’t even fit all these bottles into a single frame?
Anyways, the appointment comes and she spends about 2 hours with us, going through my symptoms and telling us her story. At the end, I was given a physical check up. And then the prescription meds. I didn’t even try to comprehend at this point what it all meant. After the appointment, we went to Target to fulfill one of the prescriptions that wasn’t available in Canada. Click here to see my current treatment plan with all costs.
Thank goodness, I was able to get a Health Plan and it covered all the Oral Antibiotics except the Nystatin (and obviously NOT the supplements). I will be introducing each of these every 5 days for the next 3 months until my next phone consult with Dr. LLMD.
So, here are two scenarios for you:
1. If you have health insurance
You will need to find a physician in Canada who will re-write the LLMD’s prescriptions. I personally knew a Doctor who was in another province that re-wrote them for me. The local pharmacy by me accepted these prescriptions even though they were out of province. And then my health insurance covered it. My next challenge is getting Dr. Gollum to write my next set of prescriptions at the 3 month mark since the other physician is so far. At the 6 month mark, I will be seeing the LLMD again and also the out of province Physician. So good news there.
2. If you have no health insurance
Just get them across the border while you are there, or go to canadadrugs.com