My child 8 year old was diagnosed with Lyme disease last week. Here is a brief history of events.
He got his initial Lyme symptoms two and half years ago. He had Rashes, Lymph node swelling and fever at that time and was given cefdinir antibiotic. The symptoms gone away at that time.
However we observed that his joints were weak since then. When we pull he used to complain it pains. Other than that he was perfectly normal until recently.
A month ago he had an injury at school on his left knee. We suspected of muscle sprain and it got better in next few days. Afterwards, we found his left knee was swollen. X-Rays came good. Orthopedic asked to take Rest, elevation, Motrin and Cold packs and given Knee Immobilizer.
After couple of more weeks it improved but other Knee started showing similar symptoms of swelling. He can't walk or stand. Took him to ER and was diagnosed with Lyme.
Western Blot result shows IGG positive and IGM negative, which was interpreted as infected in the past. Igg/Igm Index is 7.17. He was given Amoxicillin 3 doses/day.
Right now, his right knee shows improvement after 7 days of antibiotics. He started walking today, limping though. Our PCP asked us to go to Infectious Disease doctor and we scheduled an appointment next week. But after reading more about Lyme we feel an LLMD is preferred.
Please suggest which LLMD to choose, because I understand LLMD can have various specializations such as Rheumatology, Pediatric, Infectious Disease, Ortho etc... If you know any good doctor in around Central New Jersey that will be helpful.
We are worried whether he can fully recover and prevent it happening in future. Does this rhyme with anybody? Is it curable? Is it Lyme Arthritis?
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Have no idea whether this would help - I take turmeric to reduce pain in muscles and joints. I get it in bulk at the health food store and dip 00-size capsules into it. Whenever I take a capsule, I feel pain relief fairly quickly.
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A LLMD is one who has treated Lyme disease and the co-infections which come with it for many years and has gotten patients well. A good one will follow Dr. B's Guidelines, the "gold standard" for Lyme treatment.
Thanks for your valuable responses. I have setup an appointment with LLMD in two days. We have been giving Turmeric daily three capsule amounts of Turmeric taken along with Food or milk.
Also trying to give him neem, goosberry, ginger with honey and Turmeric as they are some of the best herbals to fight germs and widely considered as first aid for infection diseases back in India.
He shown some improvement with right knee and can walk with short distances. He says his ankles are weak and can't walk for more time. Though we suspect it could be due to lyme it could also because he didn't walk for almost a month. I will keep posted after our visit to LLMD.
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