Also, I've recently read that Lyme can cause endometriosis, which I've been getting treatment for since mid-2016. It got progressively worse until August 2017 when I went on NuvaRing. If it stops working, Lupron is my next step.
Sorry for the confusion Psilociraptor, I honestly could've contracted Lyme at any time from childhood till now. I just never had a rash until April of this year. I insisted on the test in 2016 due to my symptoms at the time. My knee pains over the years have been attributed to anything from growing pains when I was younger, to my glutes just not being strong enough and being sent for physical therapy and cortisone shots. Neither of which helped.
I had a sharp decline in May of this year, so I assume the rash has/had something to do with it.
Thanks Girlie, I was on the fence about whether it was the bullseye or not.
I had the "growing pains," too. Right up into my 40's. They went away for the most part when I started going to a chiropractor regularly.
You may have bartonella, too. Bartonella causes bone pain, which is what I suspect those "growing pains" are. Bartonella also has a strong affect on the reproductive system. If you want to try herbs for bartonella, houttuynia, sida acuta, and Japanese knotweed are the ones to try. Knotweed is also used for Lyme.