Pain relief - herx

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clasam
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   Posted 1/25/2012 11:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone, new poster

Have had lyme at least 13 yrs.

Finally being treated. First treated for anaplasmosis & ehrlichea (sp), now on Lyme.

Flagyl and Azith was too harsh (taken ~60 days).

Now on Azith (500 mg/day) and Amox (2000 mg/day). I have such a high level of pain, that I can only take the meds for a few days. Even when off, my level of pain is very high and I can do very little (my pain is mainly in my arms, shoulders, chest...feel like they're in deep fryers - burning/neurological pain and some muscle pain).

I can't really do the baths more than 1/2x week, because my arms must remain in a neutral position to avoid increased pain, and I can't do that in the tub well without major flare ups (I would flare up even in water sans H202 and Epsom salts, so I know it is a positional problem).

Anyone have any idea for pain relief/detox? Meds really don't do anything. Hydrocodone seems to now make things worse by making muscles tense up and therefore squeeze on my already painful nerves.

Am drinking much H20/lemon, green smoothies, veggies, fresh fruit, garlic/ginger, etc.

Any commercial detoxes? (Gentle, please) Would B vitamins help?

Any advice appreciated

Jon

clasam
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   Posted 1/25/2012 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Also, what about diet?

Are carbs really that bad? I fiind I run out of things to eat without carbs...

BustaLymes
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   Posted 1/25/2012 12:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Do doctors give pain therapy relief for herxing? I was on Diflucan for 3.5 weeks and I got a couple of nodules/lumps in left should and back wing. It was like nothing I felt before. I was screaming in pain, started sweating and shaking. Then I turned really cold and passed out (went unconscious) or something. I woke up hours later in same position. My internest stopped the med he hasn't given me anything since.

clasam
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   Posted 1/25/2012 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, I've tried various SSRIS, SNRIS, NSAIDS, muscle relaxants, etc....have you had any luck with anything?

Traveler
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   Posted 1/25/2012 2:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Acupuncture works very well for pain relief! We have members who only use acupuncture for pain relief and they claim it helps a lot! You can use our search function to see what others have said about acupuncture.

I know that I wouldn't have gotten through all of the pain I've had without using acupuncture as the pain meds that I was willing to take - nothing stronger than Hydrocodone or Darvocet- didn't even touch my pain levels.

If you don't want to try acupuncture, ask your LLMD for suggestions for pain control.
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Treating with Acupuncture, Traditional & Modern Chinese Medicine & Western Herbs. Before tx, I had all but 20 of the symptoms on the "Master Symptom List"

"Absence of proof is not proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP

I break up my post because my eyes have been effected by TBI's as well, making long paragraphs very hard to read.

clasam
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   Posted 1/26/2012 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks.

Anyone have acupuncture recommendations around San Francisco area?

Traveler
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   Posted 1/26/2012 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I have found this site to be incredibly helpful in finding an acupuncture therapist. It's a good start, then check out the doc on the internet to see what's being said about them.
/www.acufinder.com/

Hope this helps! smilewinkgrin
Co-Moderator, Lyme Disease ;)

Treating with Acupuncture, Traditional & Modern Chinese Medicine & Western Herbs. Before tx, I had all but 20 of the symptoms on the "Master Symptom List"

"Absence of proof is not proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP

I break up my post because my eyes have been effected by TBI's as well, making long paragraphs very hard to read.
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