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texangirl
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Hey guys,

Woke up this morning, both my wrist feel as if they have been sprained and the ball of nerves under each thumb is throbbing. Its done this before.

Just wondering if anyone else has had this.

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Lisianthus
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Hi Texan,

Yes, I had that for years. I went to my PCP about it (years before I knew I had LD) and he said I had Carpel Tunnel Syn. and put me on steroids. My whole body broke down after that.


When I found out I had lyme and was treated with abx that pain went away (I rarely get it now) The only time it came back is when I went off my abx.


Hopefully you can get on some abx soon, and things will start getting better for you. [Smile]


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Yeah, my doc had me on steroids for bursitis last year for 4 months.

Not only did I gain alot of weight from them, but as soon as I stopped them, I fell apart.

Now I find out that steroids is the worst thing you can do with Lyme!

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If you can, just to start..... Get some Cats Claw, it will help you at the moment. Cats Claw is a natural Abx (antibiotic) This at least will start you in the right direction until you can get on the real thing.


Although you will still probably herx from it. My husband decided to take a break from his abx and just try cats claw. He is herxing worse on the CC then he ever did on the abx. (Actually I think its just hitting him different)


Hang in there Texan!


P.S. You can buy Cats claw at any health food store or vitamin shop. The bottle I bought was around $7


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Thanks, I will try it. I had a staph infection a couple of months ago and the doc gave me doxy.

The week I was on it was the last week I was able to actually work. I was working a temp position at the time.

From the first pill I took, I started having severe burning pain in my back between my shoulder blades.

I couldn't even bare to sit at my desk I was in so much pain. It felt like someone was holding a blow torch to my back.

As soon as I stopped the doxy, the burning in my back stopped and I haven't had it since.

Does that sound like a herx to you?

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YES!!!!

Sounds very familiar to me!


My husband had that pain so bad he could barely work. That basically why he stopped the Doxy. We were going to talk to his LLMD and try to put him on Amoxy and see if it helps. But hes been on a number of different abx. Doxy was the only one that gave him that kind of pain. (If I remember right)


You may have to be on another abx or a lower dose to start if it gets too bad. Especailly if you have had it for more then 10 years. Usually Chronic lymies have to start out with lower doses and work their way up.


I have been on Mino for the last 2 years and it has worked very well for me. Although the first 4 - 6 months were the worst. I don't really want to remember it. And I started on 50mg a WEEK.


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I have been diagnosed with Rheum. Arthritis and my wrists have been most affected. Hopefully you do not have this. I can tell you though that diet helped me with inflamation more than anything else.

I don't know if your wrists are inflamed or not. Another possibility is that you have heavy metal toxicity. Check out Dr K's article on www.neuraltherapy.com regarding Heavy Metal Detox. He talks about metals accumulating in your wrists and ankles. He gives some suggestions on how to handle. It is a very interesting read.

Luvs

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That can be from a pinched nerve in your neck. A chiropractor could help.

I was getting bad pains in my hand joints to the fingers and in my forearms.

That was back in the summer when I thought I was doing good, on the way to healing except for stomach irritation and those pains in my hands. I could barely squeeze the brake lever to stop my bike.

This fall after I was taking the Salt/C for a few weeks I had strong joint pain in my hands for 2 weeks and then in the forearm. Real sharps in the forearms. Then the pains went away.

Those pains have not come back [Smile]

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Feeling very good now [Smile]

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Do you sleep with your hands bent over in claws? I know I do and it makes this worse.

I've had a couple of spells of carpal tunnel inflammation. What helped me was to wear a stretchy splint to hold my wrist still (especially when using the computer mouse or anything repetitive, like taking clothes out of the washer.)

Also, I found some easy stretches, holding your arm out, or lay it across the back of something soft--point your fingers straight, hold, drop your wrist, hold, then bend your wrist up and hold. Just do a couple rounds at first.

I think I found this at a carpal tunnel help website.

Lyme aggravates your nerves. I know it sure is standing on my last nerve!

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Yes, had the achy wrists, the clawlike hands, and lots more.

I remember worrying that I'd be like that forever, but my abx therapy has eliminated most of those symptoms.

Hope it works for you too.

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Severe wrist pain is what brought me to the Lyme diagnosis. I was misdiagnosed with tendinitis. Turned out the direct cause was tight inflamed muscles in my shoulders and neck that referred pain to my wrists.

The muslces were inflamed because of Lyme.

What helped me was taking Flexeril, which is a mucle relaxer, combined with a form of physical therapy called myofascial trigger point release. Together, this was able to relax my shoulder muscles enough to reduce pain.

I believe Lyme treatment has also helped. Worst thing I did was stop using my hands for months, because I was told it was an injury. That made the pain much more severe because my muscles weakened.

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Hi texangirl,

I had the awful wrist pain too, it was hard to do repetitive stuff with my hands. For me it was more tendon/joint related. The wrist pain would go all the way up my arm and no pain medications would touch it.
Thankfully I wasn't put on steriods like you and Lisi.
I hope this symptom clears up for you, feel better soon.

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