Lyme Disease Association of Australia

FAQ


Frequently Asked Questions about acronyms
What are all these acronyms about? For example ILADS, LDAA, IDSA
What is an LLMD?
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Frequently Asked Questions about Doctors
How do I locate a physician who treats Lyme disease?
Can you find me a doctor in X suburb who treats Lyme disease?
Can you find me a doctor in X suburb who bulk bills and who will treat Lyme disease?
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Frequently Asked Questions about treatment
What is the treatment for Lyme Disease?
How do I get treatment in Australia?
Why does it take so long to treat Lyme Disease?
Lyme Treatment is so expensive, can't you find me a cheaper way of doing it?
Can you help me fundraise?
What are some “complementary treatments” for Lyme Disease?
Can you help me locate a RIFE practitioner?
Do you have any information on overseas treatment options?
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Frequently Asked Questions about testing and diagnosis
What is the diagnosis of Lyme Disease based on?
Where should I get blood testing for Lyme disease?
How is Lyme disease tested for in Australia?
How does this testing differ from specialist Lyme labs such as IGeneX?
When should I test for Lyme disease?
How do I interpret my blood test results?
Does the LDAA receive funds for shipping Lyme test kits for IGeneX?
Do Lyme Aware doctors receive funds for testing Lyme test kits on behalf of IGeneX?
I have a positive blood test for Lyme Disease, but my doctor says it is a false positive result. What does it mean?
I have a negative Lyme Disease blood test, but I am still sick. What does this mean?
If the blood tests are so inaccurate, what is the point of getting tested?
I think I might have Lyme Disease. Should I get tested first, or go and see a doctor who specialises in Lyme Disease first?
Can you please tell me where my local pathology collection center is?
Where is my local Fedex office?
Do I really have to take my blood to the Fedex office, can't I get them to pick it up?
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Frequently Asked Questions about ticks and tick bites
I was bitten by a tick a few days ago and my doctor wrote a script for 2 weeks of antibiotics, is this enough?
What do I do if my doctor won't give me antibiotics?
I've never been bitten by a tick, so I can't have Lyme Disease - is this correct?
I was bitten by a tick and didn't get a rash, but I did get some strange symptoms and have not been well since. Could I possibly have Lyme Disease?
I was bitten by a tick and got a bullseye rash. Is it certain that I have Lyme Disease?
I've never left Australia. I don't even have a passport. I can't have Lyme Disease, can I?
Where do ticks live?
What do I do if I get a tick bite (Adults and Children)?
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Frequently Asked Questions about contacting the LDAA
I sent you an email 2 days ago/letter 3 weeks ago & I haven't heard from you. Why are you ignoring me?
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lyme disease generally
Can I get Lyme Disease from sitting next to someone?
How do you get Lyme Disease?
What are the controversies with Lyme Disease – in Australia & in the USA?
Where is Lyme Disease found?
What are Lyme disease co-infections?
I didn’t get a bullseye rash, could I have Lyme Disease?
I don’t remember being bitten by a tick, could I have Lyme Disease?
Is it Lymes Disease, or Lyme Disease?
Where did the name Lyme Disease get it’s name from?
What can I do to prevent getting Lyme Disease?
Who are the people most susceptible to getting Lyme disease?
Where can I get more information?
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