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How long does joint pain and stiffness associated with Lyme advanced last?

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

Dr. Randy Baker
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Lyme Disease (Definition)

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


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I was bitten by two ticks last june and have been having fatigue and joint pain. Treating with sulfasalazine since march this year. Lyme?

I was bitten by two ticks last june and have been having fatigue and joint pain. Treating with sulfasalazine since march this year. Lyme?

Could be Lyme: If it is, the antibiotic you're taking won't help. Get checked out by a specialist in lyme disease, ask your gp to test for lyme. Igenex labs have most specific/accurate testing, and even then a test can miss the diagnosis sometimes. ...Read more

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Can there be anything I can do to relieve chest and joint pain from lyme's disease?

Can there be anything I can do to relieve chest and joint pain from lyme's disease?

Yes!: Take an NSAID like Naproxen and follow a course of Doxycycline 100mg bid or clarythromycin 500mg bid for one month! ...Read more

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How do you handle joint pain from lyme?

How do you handle joint pain from 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

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How can I handle joint pain from Lyme disease?

How can I handle joint pain from Lyme disease?

Joint pain: You can try an anti-inflammatory but ideally your primary care doctor or an infectious disease specialist can prescribe medication. ...Read more

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Can someone with Lyme disease have symmetrical joint pain on both sides?

Can someone with Lyme disease have symmetrical joint pain on both sides?

Yes.: It occurs. But it may not be do to lyme as well. Irrespective, you should be on a 1-3 month course of doxycline 100 mg bid. Lyme arthritis is unpleasant. Late neurologic disease is unnecessary and worse. ...Read more

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Is it typical for a person with Lyme disease to have symmetrical joint pain on both sides?

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 more

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Please explain if it is possible for a person with Lyme disease to have symmetrical joint pain on both sides?

Please explain if it is possible for a person with Lyme disease to have symmetrical joint pain on both sides?

Yes: Generalized aching is a symptom of primary lyme disease. However, swelling of multiple joints is not. If the small joints (hands and feet) are involved it is virtually never going to be lyme disease. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Discuss with your: Doctor. Most people with Lyme disease do nor require narcotic pain medications and narcotics are addicting especially at your young age. Treating the Lyme disease itself is the answer. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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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

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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 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

Fibromyalgia: 33y female with global pain & negative tests likely has Fibromyalgia, which is a diagnosis of exclusion. As to diagnosis, there are various principles, see comments below: ...Read more

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Joint pain following lymes disease... I am trying instaflex- please let me know if u think it is ok?

Joint pain following lymes disease... I am trying instaflex- please let me know if u think it is ok?

Needs eval: Rheumatologic evaluation required to assess if had lyme disease and if joint pain related. Instaflex is not a treatment. ...Read more

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Terrible joint pain, tired, anxiety, drepression, severe constip. Past history of lymes on paxil, (paroxetine) klonopin, and vicodin nothing helping feeling worse?

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

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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?

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?

Yes: Your symptoms don't sound like either mono or lyme disease. I suggest that you start fresh, probably with a new doctor, to find out what is causing your current symptoms. There are many possibilities, including lupus or thyroid disease. ...Read more

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Could my joint pains be Lyme disease? How would I tell?

Could my joint pains be Lyme disease? How would I tell?

Le t us see: 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

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How long does joint pain and stiffness associated with kawasaki disease last?

How long does joint pain and stiffness associated with kawasaki disease last?

3-4 weeks: Arthritis with kawasaki is rare, but usually subsides by 3-4 weeks after initial presentation of the illness. Otc pain relief. ...Read more

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Joint pain and stiffness in last trimester. Normal?

Joint pain and stiffness in last trimester. Normal?

Yes: 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

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Is it normal to have joint pain and stiffness during the last trimester?

Is it normal to have joint pain and stiffness during the last trimester?

Yes: Joint pain is from pregnancy hormones that make your joints more flexible getting ready for birth. The pelvic bones have to be able to move a little for your little bundle of love to get out. Achey joints is pretty normal. ...Read more

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Recurring fvr lowgrd, diarrhea, edema low leg hands, joint pain, backshldrjaw pain gerd, hypoglycemic, neg lyme, more.

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

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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?

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

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What can cause a red rash on palms, joint pain and stiffness?

What can cause a red rash on palms, joint pain and stiffness?

Rash: 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

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more