As I've posted recently, I've had some doubts about whether my symptoms are caused by Lyme. (I have pain/swelling in multiple small joints -- fingers, toes -- as well as overall fatigue, back/shoulder pain. There's also some sporadic discomfort in ankles, knees, wrists, and longstanding issues with dry eyes and dry mouth.)
I'm told that my symptoms are not common in Lyme patients and more likely to indicate an autoimmune disorder.
So it is interesting to me to see whether people have had similar symptoms that were, in fact, improved with Lyme treatment.
I'm not fully healed yet, but do want to comment.
Whoever told you that your symptoms aren't common in lyme patients doesn't know what they're talking about
. Anyone can look them up via google and see they are.
pain/swelling in joints is VERY common. I didn't have swelling, but I had bad pain for awhile in my fingers.
It came on after treatment started - I think it was bartonella.
Fatigue is a hallmark symptom of lyme. ( I don't have it though)
Back/shoulder pain - I have those symptoms, too.
And I had dry mouth.
Lyme is OFTEN misdiagnosed as an autoimmune disease because of the symptoms it shares with them.
Don't let that deter you from getting treatment.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi