... doctors already. I suspect that I have Lymes Disease. I live in Western Pa. and we travel, hike, bike plus I live with woods around my home. I look back over the past 3 years at all of the health issues I have had & it wasn’t until I got arthritis in both of my knees (it basically came on within 1 week of catching a cold last Oct.). When I looked at a checklist of symptoms, I had about 95% of the list. I has the standard test for Lymes which was neg. but I am aware of the inaccuracy of this test when Lymes has been present for a while. I was placed on 30 days of deoxycycline which helped a bit. Now I can barely walk. The ortho. Dr. said I have osteoarthritis & said I was a 3 (on a scale of 1-10). He said there was a great deal of debris in my knee joints & I am scheduled for arthoscop. surgery next week. I convinced him to biopsy my synovial contents. My question is what should they look for to rule out or certify that I do have a Lyme infection
When you receive notification that someone has answered, you will be very excited. Im very sorry as this will be a non answer.
Many of us know the pain of having your life stop by one incident and then the heaping of others right after. It is life altering.
We also know what it is like to have multiple Drs treat you as if you are an idiot, drug seeker and/or hypochondriac who spends way too much time on Web MD.
Keep pushing, keep asking, keep searching, giving up is not the answer.
Good luck and keep us posted
If you also have fatigue and feel feverish in evening, I do believe you have Lyme.
I have Lyme arthritis in both knees for 7 months, possibly longer since fall 2015.
I am on 2nd week of doxycycline and a bit worried it will not take care of arthritic symptoms. Please let me know you progress and I can share mine as well. Did you actually have the arthroscopic surgery and did it remove arthritis symptoms? - I also hope & pray that you are able to reply and share your experience. -Thanks in advance
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