Dr. Raxlen’s Treatment Guidelines.

  • Differential diagnosis and treatment of co-infection which may accompany or mimic Lyme Disease (such as: CFIDS, Babesia, Borrelia, or mycoplasma other parasites.
  • Immunological and functional medicine support using nutritional supplementation and intravenous therapy and immune response modifiers (i.e. ¬†transfer factor, pregnenolone, melatonin, adrenal support, therapeutic vitamin C, and antioxidants.
  • Referral to neurology and/or immunology for IVIg infusion therapy ( gamma globulin)
  • Careful monitoring of gastrointestinal ecology accompanying long term antibiotic therapy, (i.e. lactobacillus, acidophilus, and antifungal agents such as Diflucan and Nystatin). This helps to avoid chronic yeast overgrowth and symptoms such as diarrhea, vaginitis, and digestive disturbances.
  • Psychological symptom reduction due to neuroborreliosis, bartonellosis or babesiosis which may include anxiety, depression, confusion, irritability, and sleep disorders.
  • Specialized psychotropic medications for depression , anxiety or insomnia when necessary.
  • Home health-care support for intravenous treatment programs, including 24-hour on-call nursing services, home dressing change, and phlebotomy.
  • Sleep laboratory studies when necessary).
  • Special testing for neurocognitive dysfunction: MRI, SPECT scan, PET scan, EEG, and neuropsychological testing (Halstead-Reitan test).
  • Physical therapy, osteopathic and chiropractic therapy, massage and acupuncture referral for persistent fibromyalgia, arthritis, and chronic pain.