Just a few things, just like Madrivergirl said it sounds like a herx. Also, a very low Vit D level can cause bone & joint pain and muscle weakness. I also had a Speckled pattern boderline ANA and my Neuro at the time said the same thing. What someone on the Lupus forum said was you can't have a little Lupus, you either have it or you don't. What I found out from the LD forum is that many people with Lyme have an elevated ANA. I went to see a Rheumy doc because I wasn't happy with the answers, or should I say lack of answers the Neuro was giving me. He wanted to send me for a bone scan, to rule out "scary things", I kid you not. He also told me that my pos Western Blot was a false positive, and:
a) It can't be lyme because I never saw a Bull's eye rash.
b) If I had lyme for seven years I would be much sicker.
c) I had never camped in the Northeast, I did tell him how much we camped in Minnesota, Wisconsin, etc, but apparently the only place in the country that has infected ticks is in the Northeast.
d) Maybe it's Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, because I traveled to the Rocky Mountains, that's how stupid he was!
e) When I asked (I had just found out about the pos WB the day before I saw him and I didn't know much about lyme at the time) how do you know if the antibiotics worked? He said the test would be negative.
Don't believe everything a doctor tells you about lyme, most doctors know next to nothing about it and what they do "know" is usually wrong.
My advice to you is to read all you can, a good place to start is the book "Cure Unknown, Inside the Lyme Epidemic" by Pamela Weintraub, check your Library.
Good Luck, KO
P.S. You can always ask here the people are great!
01 Tingling in fingers/toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
07 Summer pos. WB, diag with LD, neg for co-infections thru Igenex
Abx - Doxy 100mg 2x/day for 3 weeks (before diagnosis)
Amoxicillin 1gm 2x/day for 1 month
Amoxicillin 1gm 3x/day with Probenecid 500mg 2x/day 5 months
Dr. Zhang's protocol stopped after 6 months symptoms returned. Started Buhner's protocol May 2009