At one point in this thread, you said it didn't matter what Cobby said about why she had 8 months of IV (or something like that) but it was up to a doctor to answer that question (again, something like that). In addition, a doctor that prescribes extended IV would seem to be a proponent of that practice.
See, that's the very QUESTION.
An iv is typically used, short term to get the antibiotics level up quickly in situations where the patient may be in danger. Now repeating this for the hundreth time in this thread...easily. (In Lyme where there are caridac or neuro complications according to IDSA).
So...as Martian's question implies...even if you needed to get the antibiotics in quickly...what is the rationale for continuing for months and months as is sometimes reported being done by these LLMDs...and Cobby, herself, verifies? (I can supply other similar accounts from online reports).
It is a QUESTION.
And this is what Cobby just couldn't seem to grasp. Over and over and over again...until I am almost pounding my head against the wall...she kept telling me why SHE thought she should have one. Not asking that. Wanted to know why the doctors prescribed it. What's the medical necessity for it? And I feel as though I very
patiently tried to explain it...then somehow windup getting blamed for badgering poor Cobby into insulting me. Gawd. Go back and read the damn thread.
Simple QUESTION. No answer expected. Don't KNOW. Would like to know. Not a confrontational deal, at all.
Don't know what the answer is.
But in ten years of observing Lymeland...I don't think I've ever heard an explanation, either...and those MDs whether LLMD or not...NEED
to have a valid reason for this.