Hello, I was diagnosed August 2009 with Lyme disease. After a second occurence of acute onset of joint pain (the first was about 5 years ago), my GP gave me a blood test for Lyme which came back positive. Since then I have been prescribed 2 weeks of doxycycline, a month of amoxicillin and started a 60 day round of ceftin, but had to stop due to an allergic reaction. Currently am 35 weeks pregnant with twins, so my ID doctor tells me we are limited in what we can do while I am pregnant.
I have read some of the threads and the "new to lyme" posts and am wondering am I going to have to live with this for the rest of my life? Since becoming pregnant, I've had 4 flare ups. One right now as I type. Before I thought the flare ups (joint pain in all of my joints, usually migrates around my body), but now am wondering if I have been living with symptoms and just not knowing it's from the Lyme. For example, I am always tired, always have allergy problems, and my right knee has always bothered me. I've had my knee xrayed and there's no injury or damage...
Anyway, I have no idea when I contracted the Lyme. My first onset of joint pain was about 5 years ago and then nothing until last august, and the same all over joint pain came back. Until 3 weeks ago, the pain would come w/ no warning and stay for about 2 weeks. Now it seems to come more frequently but lasts a few days (hopefully).
Questions - is that normal? I can't take anything now for the pain b/c I am pregnant, so I just live with it. I've heard of Dr. J. A. at John's Hopkins and hope to get an appointment with him after I have the babies. (I live in a DC suburb, so referrals would be helpful) Will this get worse? I don't know what to expect? Can you be cured of Lyme? I keep seeing more severe symptoms and people discussing how their joints are permanently damaged and am very worried. Plus, how am I going to deal with this pain coming on w/o warning and trying to raise twins?!?
Thanks for listening, I realize my post is long, but haven't ever "talked" to anyone else who has lyme.
Post Edited By Moderator (CajunGrl) : 6/16/2010 10:19:10 AM (GMT-6)