Nettles herb is also wonderful for joint pain. Stephen Harrod Buhner, a Lyme-literate herbologist, recommends 1500mg/day for joint pain. I took it for a week with good results, and then stopped, but the pain relief lasted an additional 4 weeks!
Another thing I find helpful for pain (wandering leg pains, restless legs syndrome, hand pain) is another homeopathic remedy called Causticum. This remedy can be found at a local health food store or online.
Epsom salt bath soaks also can be very soothing to the pain of Lyme, as well as helping with detoxing. It is the toxins from the Lyme that causes a lot of our symptoms, so when we detox, the symptoms usually get less intense or go away altogether.
I hope this is helpful...Take care,
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently weaning off TPN.
Meds: Pulmicort, IV Doxycycline, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Singulair, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (topically & nasally), probiotics, Liver support herbs, Ailanthus, digestive enzymes, homeopathy.