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Dr. Richard Horowitz, MD's
An essential tool in determining the probability of Lyme Disease & MSIDS
Dr. Richard Horowitz, MD is one of the most sought out Lyme Disease doctors in the world. He is one of the founding members of ILADS (the International Lyme & Associated Diseases Society), the leader on Lyme Disease research and education. His most recent book which is on the New York Times Science Best Seller List, Why Can't I Get Better? Solving the Mystery of Lyme & Chronic Disease, is his way of giving his knowledge and experience in treating chronic Lyme Disease to those who need it.
The book is designed for both Lyme patients and treating physicians. It provides Lyme patients with much knowledge on the symptoms of Lyme and its coinfections, stories, and most importantly, Dr. Horowitz's 16 reasons for why a person with Lyme may not be getting better (MSIDS multiple systemic infectious disease syndrome). Physicians can use the book as a guide for treating their patients through the experience of Dr. Horowitz. The book is the next best thing to seeing Dr. Horowitz himself.
Inside the book and on Dr. Horowitz's website is his famous Lyme-MSIDS Questionnaire. The questionnaire is "an essential tool in determining the probability of Lyme Disease and MSIDS". His patients typically fill this out in his waiting room before he sees them, and then based on that patients results, Dr. Horowitz consults the MSIDS Map for possible reasons why a person may not be getting better. All of this knowledge is available in his book for doctor and patient to exploit together without the need for Dr. Horowitz, MD himself.
Take the Horowitz Lyme-MSIDS Questionnaire on Tired of Lyme
You can take Dr. Richard Horowitz's Lyme-MSIDS Questionnaire below. The questionnaire is divided into 4 sections, each yielding a different score at the bottom of each section. Once you are finished with the questionnaire, add up your scores from each section for your final score. Use your final score to determine your results below.
Horowitz Lyme-MSIDS Questionnaire
Note: If a section of the questionnaire does not load, try refreshing your browser. The questionnaire will work best in Google Chrome or Apple Safari.
Now Add up your scores
Once you have finished all 4 sections, add up your score from each section to create your final score. Your score for each section is located at the very bottom of each section. Use your final score to determine your results below.
A calculator has been provided for your convenience and brain fog!
FINAL SCORE: Under 21
If you scored under 21, you are not likely to have a tick-borne disorder.
FINAL SCORE: Between 21 and 45
If you scored between 21 and 45, you possibly have a tick-borne disorder and should see a health-care provider for further evaluation.
FInal Score: 46 or more
If you scored 46 or more, you have a high probability of a tick-borne disorder and should see a health-care provider for further evaluation.
Tired of Lyme's conclusion
If your test results yield that you are likely to be dealing with a tick-borne disorder, your next step would be to acquire this book, and match your results with the MSIDS symptom chart in the book with your treating physician. The book provides all the information you need for you and your doctor to move in the direction Dr. Horowitz would.
Disclaimer: The Horowitz Lyme-MSIDS Questionnaire is not intended to replace the advice of your own physician or other medical professional. You should consult a medical professional in matters relating to health, and individuals are solely responsible for their own health care decisions regarding the use of this questionnaire. It is intended for informational purposes only and not for self-treatment or diagnosis.