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SayYesh
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Friday nite I went to dinner and then a play - total sitting time was close to 6 hours I'd say.

Very unusual for me. I'm usually moving about as I hate to sit still, number one, and number two, I know if I sit too long, I'll be stiff and hurting.

Today's Sunday and my hips are still bothering me. Ibuprofen doesn't seem to touch it.

What is going on here? Why does this happen? Is this arthritis (Lyme-induced)?

I've been generally slowly doing better, and being more active in the way of exercise, e.g., walking, and believe it or not some platform tennis (followed by detox bath). But with this hip stuff, I'm almost afraid of doing something for fear of injury.

Thanks everyone !

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Hi SayYesh,

The strangest thing about Lyme is how it moves around from one place to another.

There are days when it feels for certain that my left hip is going to come right out of its socket.

Then the next day...that type of vulnerability is not so prominent, even though there has been a prolonged deterioration in both of my hips.

The other thing that sometimes comes and goes is like a full body twitch, which seems to stem from the nerve of the hip. Weird.

Good luck, I think it is part of what the lyme does.

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Hi. I think my first symptom of Lyme was and still is severe hip pain on the right side.

It is sometimes so bad it wakes me up at night. No relief from over the counter drugs.

Even sitting in the car for a short ride causes pain upon exiting.

Some days it is not so bad. Today is not one of those days.

I hope you get some relief soon.

Geneal

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SayYesh,

I don't know the answers as to what or why, but I've had it. It seems to come & go. I've found the only thing that helps me is walking.

When I get like that I just pace the floors. It really helps. When I try to sleep, if I lay down and it's too painful, I get up and pace around for about 20 minutes or so. that usually relieves it enough for me to get to sleep.

Sorry you're having a bout of it. I know how annoying it is (to say the least). I hope you can walk it off.

Prayers,
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Hi sweet folks. I don't mean to complain. Thanks for your care and concern; all things considered, I guess this isn't so bad, right?

This is the kind of hip pain I had when I first had Lyme - I had it a few days before the bullseye showed up. You can't win. Exercise too much and you pay for it, sit still, you hurt even more.

I'm going to go give it a whirl and take a walk. And later, a detox bath. Fingers crossed.

Hope all is well with you !

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You might want to learn some stretches for when you sit a while. An easy one I do is:

Sitting in a straight chair, cross your right leg so the righ ankle is over your left knee. Your right leg should be as close to parallel to the floor as possible, creating a triangle shape.

Keeping your left foot on the floor, slowly bend forward keeping your back as straight as possible.

For a deeper stretch, try to move your right knee a bit towards the floor.

Repeat on other side.

Another pose that helps me is cobbler's pose. Sit on the floor eith your knees bent so the bottoms of your feet are together. Bend forward as far as is comfortable, keeping your back as straight as possible.

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I first noticed hip pain from running, back in the early 80's. At the time I attributed it to running on an uneven surface (next to the curb and the road sloped toward the curb).

That seemed to make sense to me then. Of course I had no idea I was ill, let alone had Lyme!

Later I developed it when I had sat on the floor for long periods, with my legs folded. I just figured it was getting older (I was in my mid 30's!). I had recently stopped teaching preschool and always said I timed it well.

Then I noticed it during long car rides. If I didn't stretch about once and hour I would be very stiff when I got out of the car.

At least now I know it isn't because I am getting older (I really am now!) and I realize it happens to lots of other places in my body than just my hips.

Aniek the stretches are a good idea, however I can't keep my feet or legs parallel to the floor due to profound dysautonomia (my LLMD's words).

It's improving, but I still have to limit my time on my feet and keep my knees above my hips when I am seated to keep the blood from all going to my feet, and my heart from racing.

Pacing, even walking for long, are out of the question for me still. I am getting better, slightly, so I hope that means I will be able to resume some more normal activity at some point in the next few years! [Big Grin]

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lymednva,

You can do the same stretch I said in the chair lieing on your back. Lie down as if you were on a chair that was on its back. Back on the floor, thighs sticking up at a 90 degree angle, and knees bent so bottoms of legs are parallel to the floor.

Then take the right leg and cross the right foot over the left knee. Grab your left thigh and pull gently towards you. If you can, also push the right knee slightly in the other direction for a deeper stretch.

Does that make sense? If not, I'll search for a picture online.

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