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High White Count Inflammation Blood Work Joint Pain Lyme
Let me explain: H having the ANA high and sed rate high, this could happen in many diseases, being young i would consider jra, but jra usually the joints will swollen and stiff and involve more than few joints. Dose the patient have any other symptoms? Is he healthy otherwise? Dose patient have a recent vaccinations? Let me know. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lyme is caused by borrelia burgdorferi. Acute symptoms can include bullseye rash, headaches, joint pain, fever, and flu like sx. Chronic symptoms can include fibromyalgia symptoms, nerve pain in extremities, mood swings, brain fog, heart problems. Lab diagnosis is not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more
Penny has RA and is on Orencia and methotrexate. Recent increase in joint pain along with low energy. Blood work says high WBC and high SED rate of 50?
Rheumatoid Arthritis: can sometimes be a tough condition to treat. Methotrexate is an excellent medication for RA but sometimes may need dose adjustments or adjunct treatment. Increasing joint pain and low energy are possible signs that the rheumatoid is not under control. A visit to the rheumatologist or treating physician is needed. ...Read more
Yes: Lyme disease can cause symmetric polyarthralgias - pain in numerous joints on both sides of the body. Although rare, lyme disease is usually easy to treat if identifed quickly. There are blood tests so if you and your dr have a concern, it shoud be pretty quick to rule in/out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat Lyme, herbs &: Obviously it is crucial to treat the underlying cause, lyme infection, but while this is being done i advise anti-inflammatory agents. Drugs like Ibuprofen cause GI bleeding so i advise meriva (a very absorbable form of curcumin), boswellia, fish oil & proteolytic ennzymes. Also try the anti-inflammatory diet- see www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art02012/anti-inflammatory-dietinflammatory diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have heart palps, joint pain & tired all the time. Years ago i had a bulls eye type rash on my shoulder. Is it possible I have Lyme disease?
Get tested: Simple blood test for a potentially serious and treatable disease. You can prevent damage but cannot fix damage done. ...Read more
Roaming joint pain. Aprox 2 yrs. June-nov was deblilitating. Worse @ night. Neg for lyme. Less often currently, but still severe when it comes on.
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Please explain if it is possible for a person with Lyme disease to have symmetrical joint pain on both sides?
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
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