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08/02/2008 05:35 AM

Lyme Arthritis

auntkaytee
auntkaytee  
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My doc just told me that I probably have lyme arthritis. My hands hurt and I am developing red bumbs on the knuckles close to the nail. They especially hurt and swell when I do crafting, (bead work, sewing etc...) He also said that it could turn to osteo, rheumatoid or Lupus. He also said it can go away when we kill the lyme.

Any experiences out there?

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08/02/2008 06:49 AM
buckron

Sure sounds like you have a good Doc.Dont worry that arthritis crap will leave when you start to kill the Lyme.My hand joints were all inflamed and red,nodules formed and my fingers started twisting.It was exactly like rheumatoid,fingers bending away from the thumb, i was so scared.I went to my Doc,she said hmmm your hands are deformed looks like rheumatoid, so i went and did what she said blood work piles of xrays and after results went back to see her.She changed her tune big time, "you have zero arthritis your RA factor is negative and your xrays are clear"Your blood sugar is elevated and your pain in your hands is diabetic neuropathy" (yeah right) She also said i think your pain is mostly in your head.I walked out of her office and have not been back, my wife is a nurse and is my Support,we both researched on the internet and Lyme was a no brainer.I ordered enough Samento for a year and have been on about 25 drops/day now for a month.My hands are totally clear now ,no red swollen joints and my fingers are almost straight.I still have hand a foot pain but i know its Lyme and not rheumatoid.My wife has access to doctors opinions at work (American Docs) I am Canadian my wife works in Maine.The USA docs say "Lyme" and other nurses.I am so glad i have that support network.I made a discovery ..you do not have to be all that bright to become a medical doctor as mine is a MORON

08/02/2008 07:27 AM
ConnieD
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Hi auntkaytee,

I had lyme arthritis in my knees,elbows, fingers, and toes. Before I was diagnosed with Lyme, my docs said it was osteoarthritis. Well, I'm recovered from lyme and I have no more arthritis. It's gone along with all those other annoying symptoms.

What kind of doc are you seeing? If you have chronic lyme, you will need antibiotics for a long time. It doesn't go away in two weeks or even a month. It takes much longer than that. I took the natural route and I was on natural antibiotics for close to a year. I now just take a maintenance dose of one drop or two , two or three times a week.

Good for you Buckron! Samento is great stuff.

Connie


08/02/2008 07:36 AM
auntkaytee
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I have been treating for 1 year with a lyme specialist. Two rounds of rocephin and now on ceftin and flagyl. I just don't seem to be getting better.

08/02/2008 07:47 AM
ConnieD
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Wow aunt kaytee,

I just read your bio. What a story!! I can't really comment on conventional antibiotics....I didn't take any for my Lyme and coinfections. I took the natural, alternative route using a combination of homeopathics, herbals and nutritional supps. Plus, I had acupuncture, used hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and FIR sauna. My story is all over the forum. I was under the care of biological MD in the South. If you're thinking of trying something else, just pm me and I can give you details. Others on this site are seeing my doc, too.....and getting better. It's not for everybody because it IS alternative. It was right for me....I was ready for a change.

I hope you get some relief soon. A year is a long time to wait for results.

Peace,

Connie


05/21/2012 08:15 PM
Journrey
 
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Wow, thanks for so many details on your battle with arthritis. I am suffering with sore hands and feet, my knuckles are tight and ache.

Just recently my little finger started deveoping a bony change at the knuckle and my doctors think it is osteoarthritis. I have tested negative to rheumatoid and my x-rays look fine.

My doctor changed my anti-biotics 3 weeks ago to plaquenil, rifampin and biaxin but I haven't noticed any change in the symptoms.

Do you really think my finger will correct itself? Is it really possible to stop the progression of osteoarthritis? I am 34 years old.

Thank you for any suggestions!

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05/22/2012 11:49 AM
Journrey
 
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Hi there,

Your post was really helpful to me as I am a 34 woman having similar

issues.

My hands have been sore and my knuckle on my little finger is

swollen and looks deformed. My lab tests all come back negative and

the x-rays don't show much besides swelling.

My rheumatologist said that this is degenerative arthritis and there

isn't any treatment, prevention or cure and to expect the same pain and

deformity in all of my joints.

I believe that this is related to my Lyme issue. You mention that

you are taking Samento, is there a certain kind or strength that I

should look for? I also live in Canada, is it something that I can get

here?

Thanks

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05/22/2012 12:28 PM
vickgould
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I take samento as well. I think it's been the best remedy so far. I also use a rife machine.

The arthritis for me was the thing that got the worst and it made me really search out what was wrong with me. It has gotten better, but flares sometimes depending on what I do.

I get the samento by nutremdix.

http://www.iherb.com/NutraMedix-Samento-Microbial-Defense-1- fl-oz-30-ml/41832?utm_source=nt&utm_medium=c

Sometimes this place has a good sale

http://www.vrp.com/immune-system/samento

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