U said before your debilitating symptoms as well as durring im sure u had the jerk before sleep. So am I looking at much more to come? Since i have that jerk now. Ive been swollen and the back pain is bad but ive still gone to work as a cosmetologist with a swollen finger that wouldnt bend. What was debilitating? what symptoms should i be aware of that could come from more time being sick. i was treated w steroids and all swelling down but back pain still there. thats been like 6 months ago. the swollen knee is slowly crreeping back up. nausea and headache is behind my eyes so slightly. i havent seen a lyme doc yet a neurologist gave me steroids i know now we arent supposed to take them. When you say debilitating what exactly does that mean.