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wealdsteve
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does anyone else suffer from this, i have been on doxy for 12 weeks now and last night my left knee started swelling.It is something i have had on and off for over twenty years but not this bad. Hopefully it is a good sign that something is working. Using ice packs at the moment as walking is impossible.
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Yes! This can be a real sign of Lyme. In fact, in the 70s, before the disease was identified in Lyme, CT, there was a condition known as "Montauk Knee" on Long Island because so many people in Montauk, Long Island, were walking around with swollen knees. Dr. B from New York thinks this Montauk Knee condition was really Lyme..

I got bit by many ticks as a girl on Fire Island in the 70s, and I used to get big swollen knees. I was told it was 'water on the knee' and given a brace. I remember it very well because I used it as an excuse to get out of gym class. [lol]

Anyway, I hadn't had a swollen knee in years, but when they put me on IV doxy, my knee blew up like a balloon. So there ya go, doxy seems to really hit them...

However, I'm not a doctor but I believe you can get swollen knees from other causes as well, so if it doesn't go down in a few days it might be prudent to have a doc check it???

Anyway, just wanted to share that. I thought the swollen knee thing was a real important clue that I really did have Lyme... battle of swollen knee lol...

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I would say that is a "good" herx! Keep on going.. you are on the right track!

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Hi Borreliabrain thanks for that, found the stuff on montauk very interesting. Especially the biological weapon artical i found. maybe thats why lyme is so hushed up.

Had to but crutches today for the first time

thanks lymetoo for the encouragment.

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I too had the knee issues while on Doxy. Off Doxy and still use a cane. Whatever you do, don't let anyone inject steroids into them. Bad news. I wish you the best.
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my knee has been swollen for three days now, is it likely to go down on its own after a while or do i need to go and get it drained ??
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