Finally on antibiobics and now the swollen achy knee - I don't get it??

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   Posted 7/5/2009 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been 3 years trying to get diagnosed.  Finally do and on antibiotics now for 3 months and feeling better.  Why would the swollen knee manifest itself now?  You would think it would have come before the treatment.  It is so baffling.   Ugh.

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   Posted 7/5/2009 10:17 PM (GMT -7)   

It is probably a herx. Lyme Disease is known to make the knee swell. When one herxes, new symptoms, old symptoms and your regular symptoms can come out. I had a few new ones that were pretty scary.
2003: symptoms started;panic attacks,anxiety,heightened senses.
2007: Diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment. 
2008: symptoms came back with a vengence.
2009: Diagnosed with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Currently on 1000mg Amoxicillian,Ultram,Thyro Complex 60mg,Probiotics and supplements
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   Posted 7/6/2009 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree that it is a hexheimer reaction. It probably means the bacteria is dying and cannot leave your body fast enough. Read about it you will learn what you might Jarash Herxheimer reaction. (I think it is spelled that way)
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