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rachellemarie
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My main symptom with Lyme for the past years has been fatigue. Lately, I've been experiencing a flu-like achy feeling in my legs and sometimes my arms. It comes and goes.

Has anyone found anything natural or otherwise that can help this achiness/pain?

Anyone know what it is?

THANKS in advance!

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Tammy N.
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Just a thought.....Maybe try turmeric to bring down inflammation, which can maybe reduce the aches and pains. That's what I'm trying. I know what you are feeling. I'm feeling the same thing. Terrible lately. I'm on a brief break from abx to get yeast under control. Doing lots of herbal stuff. It seems to be kicking my a**. Had to back off the artemisinin. Just can't hack it right now.

Also, check to see if you are dealing with any yeast issues. It just makes everything feel worse. Best to you, Tammy

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Ginger has been proven to reduce pain by as much as 25%. You might try rubbing it on and drinking it in tea.

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LightAtTheEnd
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I have always had pains in my muscles, mainly my neck, shoulders and right leg, though sometimes other places. It does come and go and move around.

I get some relief from epsom salt baths.

I don't know the specific cause of my pain, let alone yours which might or might not be the same, but sometimes magnesium can help with muscle pains. (Magnesium is in epsom salt, and you can take it as a supplement.) It doesn't help me a lot, though, or I am not taking enough, because I get the pains most days.

Massage helps me quite a bit, but its effects last a few hours up to possibly the next day.

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Cytokines are one cause of the achey, flu feeling and a big issue in lyme patients. Cytokines cause inflammation. Get the inflammation down and you will likely have fewer symptoms and it will be a help in allowing the antibiotics or other antibacterial to penetrate better. Lots of posts in the archives about inflammation.

Lyme toxins attach to fat cells and cause the fat cells to continually release inflammatory cytokines, the same with toxins from mold. Using binders to help get rid of borrelia toxins can be helpful. Here are a few but you can probably find more in the archives.
Cholestyramine (prescription required)
cholestepure
beta sitosterol
activated charcoal (supposedly quite a bit less effective than cholestyramine)

There are over the counter supplements that can be used to keep inflammation down. You can find more by doing a google search.

Avea (liquid curcumin), NutraMedix
Boswellia
Bromelain

BSP-201 - Downregulates cytokines including C reactive protien

Digestive enzymes on an empty stomach
Evening Primrose Oil
Feverfew
Fish Oil
Mangosteen
Nattokinase
Noni, NutraMedix
Quercitin
Rutin
Serraflazyme (www.Serrapeptase.info)
Turmeric or curcumin
Wobenzym N

I don't know that your regular non-lyme literate doctor will know about these things but it is always wise to check with your doctor before adding supplements.

I'm putting this information forth as a place for you to start researching these issues if you choose to do so. These are fairly detailed and complex subjects but luckily there is quite a bit of info in the archives that could be useful for those who wish to know more.

Terry
I'm not a doctor

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LightAtTheEnd
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I've had very good results keeping inflammation down when I stick to a low carb, high protein diet.

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