I wrote this once in another post (so forgive me if I'm repeating myself - haha), but for about
2 years prior to LD, my joints used to pop and crack so loudly that I once had someone at work ask me "What is that noise".... and I had so say, "ummm, It's me."
And, I have always been able to pop my shoulders in and out while in bed. I'll be sleeping on my side and it just slips right out of the socket, and then right back in. I have Ehlers Danlos but just the very mild kind which is a kind of hyper-extension. Itstead of standing and touching my toes, I can touch the floor with my hands and walk on my hands backwards between my leg (I know toooo much information)... anyway I can do all kinds of wierdo stuff with my fingers and am somewhat ambidextrous.... very wierd, all of it.
My RA (the nice one) and my LLDr. said I was a "perfect host" for Lyme disease. I also was an ear infection baby (family lore is that I have always snored like a sailor and still do) and had my tonsils and adnoids removed.... and I had a few bad strep infections... all of which adds to being somewhat immune depressed and my joints were primed to be slightly suseptable to arthritic conditions... and then WHAMO I get Lyme disease. It really hit my knees hard and my hips. I cannot do a deep knee bend at all. I can hardly get up and down a few stairs.
Lyme disease.... still sucking after all these years............
We'll get through today - Jennifer
06/00- The beginning, 08/01-LD positive, 10/01- Igenex and CDC LD positive, 10/02-LD positive, 11/03-LD positive, 10/07-Bartonella positive, CD57=3, 08/25/08 - 10 weeks of IV Rocephin, my first visit to a Pain Mgmt. dr. - she was non-judgemental and will not prescribe me any "opiates" which in the end, is probably a good thing. Current Rx's 11/12/08: Wellbutrin 300mg, Paxil 60mg, Xanax 5mg, Rozerem 8mg, Darvocet, Acidophilus, Rifampin 600mg, Levaquin 500mg, Lyrica 150 to 300mg,
Medicare/SSDI theme song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd2B6SjMh_w
"How much more can I take?", song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gHiR1xeOSs