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How Long Does Joint Pain And Stiffness Associated With Lyme Advanced Last
Depends!: You should have been treated with Doxycycline 100mg bid for at least a month. Improvement speed is related to the stage of disease the lyme was found. You should take an NSAID for pain. A low dose (2.5mg) of Prednisone in the morning will also help with your arthritis symptoms. ...Read more
A condition 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 diagnoses are not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more
I was bitten by two ticks last june and have been having fatigue and joint pain. Treating with sulfasalazine since march this year. Lyme?
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 more
Please explain if it is possible for a person with Lyme disease to have symmetrical joint pain on both sides?
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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I had a neg Lyme test, was treated for a month with abx., had herx at that time. Now a yr later low grade fever and joint pain. Could this be Lyme?
Could be others: Depending on your exposure to ticks in your neck of the woods, you should have also been tested for other tick-borne illnesses since they travel in packs (Anaplasma, Babesia, Human granulocytic/monocytic Erlichiosis, others). If not tested, you could have one of these other infections, including Lyme, or else it my be entirely different diagnosis. It's best to get it evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
How can I get my doctor to prescribe me opiate pain relievers for pain relief? I really need them for Lyme Disease joint pain. I'm only 17 years old.
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
57 yr old female w/ Lyme and having night sweats and significant joint pain. Thyroid TSH was 1.47 and free T4 was 1.3. Are these numbers ok.?
YES: Your TSH and free T4 are in the normal range which means your thyroid gland is functioning normally. However, I'm very concerned about the other symptoms. Have you been adequately treated for Lyme disease? Have other likely causes of your symptoms been ruled out? If I were you, I'd want to be sure. ...Read more
Can Lyme cause sinus tachycardia? Experiencing groin pain, joint pain, particularly hands & feet. RA screen pos, all other RA tests in normal range.
Lyme disease: Lyme disease especially when chronic may affect the heart. Patients can also have neurologic involvement such as a facial nerve or facial droop. Patient is may develop a chronic arthritis. It is reassuring that the test for rheumatoid arthritis is negative. There are newer tests that may be used to rule out any rheumatologic condition. I recommend that you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Joint pain all over and muscle weakness/pain in shoulders, arms, wrists, hands emg ok, ra is -, lupus- lyme-, options? Feel like I'm crazy no answer
Joint pain everywhere, bone pain in forearm and shines, can't move at times, muscle weakness, numbness fingers toes. RA is -, lupus- lyme-, what else?
See details: Have you seen a rheumatologist? If not, see one asap. ...Read more
Joint pain following lymes disease... I am trying instaflex- please let me know if u think it is ok?
Terrible joint pain, tired, anxiety, drepression, severe constip. Past history of lymes on paxil, (paroxetine) klonopin, and vicodin nothing helping feeling worse?
Lyme: Check for lyme coinfections. Sounds like chronic lyme related stuff to me. Find a doctor who knows how to treat chronic lyme. ...Read more
Diagnosed w/mono 4 yrs ago, lymes a yr later. Still have symptoms and now experiencing joint pain, muscle pain, hair loss. Can it be something else?
I have Lyme symptoms since 9 years ago. Diagnosed with it 1year ago. Is it normal to not have joint pains? My smyptoms are neuro and have demyelinations
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The signs and symptoms of lyme disease are variable, usually involving more than one system. The skin, joints and nervous system are affected most often.
Those are the tests to find out if you have lyme disease.
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (elisa) test.
Western blot test.
Polymerase chain reaction (pcr).
Good luck and thankn you. ...Read more
Diagnosed w/advanced Lyme disease and am having joint pain & stiffness in fingers of both hands w/redness & small welts on thumb-side of pointer fingers. Could this be arthritis? If not, what is it?
While any concerns during pregnancy should be discussed with your ob/gyn physician, many women complain of joint discomfort and stiffness in the last several weeks of pregnancy.
Fluid retention is the usual cause of this phenomenon, although other medical conditions may cause similar symptoms. ...Read more
I was bitten by over 450 ticks have had migraines, abdominal pain, joint pain, and fainting since a month after (4 yrs ago). Could it be lyme?
Yes: Talk to your physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
Recurring fvr lowgrd, diarrhea, edema low leg hands, joint pain, backshldrjaw pain gerd, hypoglycemic, neg lyme, more.
Joint pain: Diarrhea, low grade fever, multiple joint pains. Edema of legs, back pains are of concern. Needs thorough evaluations for GI pathology, protein loss, autoimmune diseases, early inflammatory joint disease associated with GI pathology to name a few. See an experienced rheumatologist or gastroenterologist for thorough evaluation. ...Read more
Sick for 6 weeks. 3 antibiotics. Lyme, flu both negative. Waiting for HIV results. Fever everyday up to 101.8, joint pain, headache, SOB. What now?
Many: There are many things which can cause your symptoms. Sometimes a drug you have been taking may cause similar symptoms (drug fever). If HIV has been ruled out, then I would recommend that you consult an infectious disease specialist to find out the cause. A rheumatologic evaluation may also be considered to r/o an autoimmune disease. I would include a lung function test to assess the SOB as well. ...Read more
This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
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