All my symptoms are gone. Except one; but not for sure if permanent or temporary. I have what my LLPA calls "tennis elbow" or tendonitis. He says he really "doesn't know" about
it. I'm doing nothing more physically than I did before I got sick. Nothing. Still work out 3 times a week, not excessive, low impact resistance & some cardio plus chiropractic treatment, which brought my energy back
Got exposed to Lyme in May, 2010. All other basic symptoms, you know the deal.
Began as elbow pain in late June. Elbows started feeling weird, then slight pain inside, which gradually grew & grew until it now goes up my arm & down into the lower arm. Wrists feel a bit sore too. Mostly the left arm.
I've lost some mobility in the arm, in strength. Sometimes it stabs, other days I can't seem to feel it much. But it really hurts sometimes & has ached at night. It hasn't gotten better or worse in the last 6 weeks. Stayed the same. My LLPA says to continue my Doxy 4 days a week, Flagyl 3 days until mid November. He stated, "We'll see about getting off antibiotics then." He also said to get an arm brace for "tennis elbow", which I have. It helps a little, but leaves marks around my arm. It's not real comfortable.
I'm confused & uncertain. So what do you guys think? Could this be the residual of what (God forbid) the ID docs call 'post lyme symdrom'? I don't know whether to accept it as forever, keep fighting with antibiotics, which haven't made it worse or better, or what. I've read information that Lyme causes tendonitis in joints & muscles, but my question is, is it permanent? I don't know, my LLPA doesn't know...........
I wonder if I should see another doctor that specializes in this. Is there a sure-fire test for RA? Has anyone addressed this issue.?