For Lyme Patients: What do these Abbreviations Mean?

lyme disease abbreviations

Q.  What do these abbreviations mean?

abx= antibiotics

ART= Autonomic Response Testing

babs= babesia

bart = bartonella

Bb= Borrelia burgdorferi

BBB= blood brain barrier

bid= twice a day

bpm= beats per minute

CBC= complete blood count

CNS= central nervous system

co’s= co infections

CO= cannabis oil, sometimes coconut oil

duck= quack doctor

dx= diagnosis

EEG= electroencephalogram

ELISA= enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay

EM= erythema migrans

HBO= Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy

HBOT= Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy

herx= herxheimer reaction 

IC= Interstitial Cystitis

ID= infectious disease

IgE= Immunoglobulin E

IgG= Immunoglobulin G

IgM= Immunoglobulin M

IM= intramuscular

IV= intravenous

keets= spirochetes

LLMD= Lyme Literate Medical Doctor

Neuro= neurological

OCD= obsessive compulsive disorder

PA= physician assistant

PCR= polymerase chain reaction

POTS= postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome

prn= as needed

RIFE= electro-conducted frequency machine therapy

RMSF= Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Rx= prescription

sc= subcutaneous (under skin)

SPECT Scan= Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography

sx= symptom

TBD= Tick Bourne Disease

TBI= tick borne illness

tid= three times a day

tx= treatment

UTI= urinary tract infection

WB= western blot

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