Tendonitis anyone??

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Traveler
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   Posted 10/3/2009 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
HI All,
I have been dealing with non-relenting tendonitis for many years now. Physical therapy helps of course, but as soon as pt is over, I have yet to make even a full week without it being my sidekick again.

My question is:
Anyone ever have to deal with tendonitis that just doesn't understand when it's worn out it's welcome???
My very last nerve is getting overwhelmed again!! skull
- Traveler
"Conditions": Lyme Disease, STARI, RMSF, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Neuro LD, FM, Chronic/acute EBV, IBS-C, Diverticulosis (& "itis") & now Lyme arthritis (?).


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   Posted 10/3/2009 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Trav, did you ever take Cipro or related abx? Serious tendonitis is a side effect. I don't know what to do about it!
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   Posted 10/3/2009 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi =lyme,
I haven't ever had Cipro, but I'm not sure what abx are related to it. I was on a heavy dose of Mino, way back when.
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Nicky D
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   Posted 10/3/2009 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Trav,

YES! I have had unrelenting tendinitis for two year now. I've tried everything from acupuncture, to pt, even to arthrotec, and nothing has worked long than about a week. It started in my Achilles tendon, but I now have plantar fascitis, tennis elbow, tendonitis in my wrists AND carpal tunnel. If have to be very careful about what I do- because I get twinges in my shoulders now as well.

I've quit spending money on therapies- at least until I'm done treating Lyme. They didn't fix the problem, and I don;t have the money to spare. However- I still try to do some of the PT exercises at home, especially the stretching. Lyme by the root of the problem, but I don't want to end up with permanently damaged tendons. Ice can help make it hurt less too.

As far as I know, levaquin and cpro are the only two antibiotics that can cause tendinitis. Even though I have bart, my LLMD has been avoiding putting me on those because I have so many tendon problems already.

Sorry I can't offer any solutions- I know how uncomfortable and frustrating this is!

Nicky

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   Posted 10/3/2009 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Traveler - Tendonitis still dancing on your last nerve????? Lyme disease just continues to suck wind.
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Caldonia Sun
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   Posted 10/3/2009 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had bouts of tendonitis in several tendons. Last summer I was in physical therapy for FOUR different areas. The right arm elbow and shoulder have been flaring off and on for at least twelve years now. For me, I don't know how much may be lyme-related as I was just diagnosed this past summer. I always chalked it up to poor fingering whilst playing piano, fibro and menopause. Who knows, but it is painful.

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   Posted 10/3/2009 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Cal - your sure are right about it being painful!! Although for me, it's been more like what Nicky has experienced - only for a lot more yrs.

I use heat, ice, the rounded corner on the wall - I get so desperate for just a little relief, I'll do most anything!! =(

In the end - I just HAVE to agree with Jelaine!!!! And yes Jelaine!!! It IS still on my last nerve!!! Hubby's keeping his distance!!!!!
It's been said:LD patients can be as ill as people w/ congest. heart failure & in as much pain as post-op patients.
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"Conditions": Lyme Disease, STARI, RMSF, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Neuro LD, FM, Chronic/acute EBV, IBS-C, Diverticulosis (& "itis") & now Lyme arthritis (?).


momtomonsters
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   Posted 10/4/2009 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I have tendonitis in both knees. I finally got shots in them and much much relief. I also have a tear in my shoulder that doc thinks is related to the lyme as I have not sone anything to injure it. I got a shot there too and have had great relief. Just had labs drawn so I am hoping for negatives.
Kathleen

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   Posted 10/4/2009 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mom to monsters,
I hope that your doc didn't give you any steroids in those shots!
Steroids push the infections to spread further into your body. My gp keeps wanting to give me steriod shots - but so far I have been able to talk him out of it & still get his help.
It's been said:LD patients can be as ill as people w/ congest. heart failure & in as much pain as post-op patients.
- Traveler
"Conditions": Lyme Disease, STARI, RMSF, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Neuro LD, FM, Chronic/acute EBV, IBS-C, Diverticulosis (& "itis") & now Lyme arthritis (?).


nefferdun
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   Posted 10/4/2009 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I got tendonitis in my rotator cuff from levaquin in Feb 09. It was so painful I could not use my arm for two months. PR helped a lot. Finally the pain got better during the day but it aches at night, every night. I started a supplement called rapid response and it seems to help it. Instead of waking up 3-4 times a night, I only wake up once in pain. Before I had to sleep sitting up but now I can sleep with my upper body laying down as long as I stay on my back. I am also ordering a horse mineral supplement that is supposed to help with pain like this and take it myself. If it works I will let you know. I do not know why it hurts so much at night unless my circulation is reduced when I sleep. I am thinking about taking the herb jiaogulan because it is very good to increase circulation. It is used on horses with laminitis which is an inflammation of the hoof wall. It increases nitric oxide production. It is very cheap. You can buy a pound of it at herbalcom.com. I will try to remember to take it for a while and see what happens. If it does anything I will let you know.
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