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.
Cut grains from diet. I agree with the above answer .... Here is a link to my favorite nutrition / dietary guidlines. On mark's daily apple's homepage, if you search "lyme disease" you'll read some great stories. I believe there is enough new evidence that show grains to be a contributing factor to chronic inflammation. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/what-is-inflammation/#axzz1zmy19qj9.

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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...
NSAID. An NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) like Naproxen or Ibuprofen is available over the counter (take with meals please) and will held with the pains. If lyme's disease is confirmed an antibiotic is needed which you should see a doctor to prescribe. Read more...

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...

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?

Unlikely. Define herx. If you had Lyme disease and we would to know the findings at that time and If you had appropriate antibiotics you should be fine BUT if you were reinfected then you could have Lyme disease. Your physician will be able to test lab test to help clarify. There may be many other diagnoses so you need an evaluation. Read more...
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...