Welcome to the forum! I see this is your first post, you're in a good place
I don't know if you have read the thread on top of the Lyme page 'New to Lyme?... Start here!'? It's packed with usefull information about testing, different treatment options, detoxing, interesting links, etc. A must read if you haven't yet.
Getting diagnosed is the first step in getting better, please keep that in mind.
Are you seeing a LLMD? If not, you can post a new thread 'Looking for LLMD in____'. Be sure though to enable your email address, so that members can send you the needed information. We are not allowed to post dr's names on the forum, it has to go by pm.
Are you getting treatment? If so, what is your protocol?
I will be 35 soon, and have been ill since I was 15, probably bitten before that. The constant pain and isolation are very hard to handle, I completely understand...
There are some natural supplements that you can try for pain.
Turmeric and Boswellia are 2 of them. They do a great job for many of the people on here. If you're looking for a combined supplement, you can get Zyflamend, it works for pain and inflammation.
Can you define your pain? Is it located in your joint and/or muscles, or is it neurological pain? Or both?
Syndrome of a thousand paper cuts... never heard this, but well said...
Hold on, you have found a good place for advice, support and venting.
Lyme & Bartonella. Sick for +/- 20 years (34 now). Started treatment August 2012 with abx (ILADS protocol, different combinations), combined with Buhner's Core Protocol, now off abx and on Samento/Banderol/Cumanda/Burbur. Leaky gut, heavy metals, EBV, XMRV, erythema nodosum, Hodgkin's Lymphoma at 15, Lyme arthritis, Neurolyme, food allergies/intolerances, histamine/chemical intolerance etc...