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DeAnnaBanana

579d

I have severe pain in my legs. is this something that happens with Lyme? I was recently diagnosed with it.

    • BiancaNR

      555d

      Yes it is! Granted this was explained to me when I was a kid, so I'm definitely giving the child explanation, but it helped me understand... essentially the bacteria of the lyme really likes to live in joints and muscles and sometimes it give you aches or "pops" of pain different places... its not fun at all, but it's definitely normal!! There could always be other explanations of course, but if lyme related it's definitely normal and I've experienced it a lot especially in my knees, hips and thighs!

    • smellingbooks

      579d

      🤗 I don't know what the correct answer is, but I would probably see a doctor if it is or becomes persistent. There could be another reason for the cause of your pain. Maybe there isn't a "correct" answer. With Lyme I've found very little help at all with Drs, and a lot of information that's differing in major ways. It seems to me that a large amount of info is based on the belief that Lyme is once and done, an illness that you get over like the flu. In turn, a large amount of info is based on the idea that Lyme is a chronic, lifelong illness. I don't bother trying to decide who to believe. Basically it's my feeling that if the Drs don't agree then there isn't yet a definitive answer. When it comes to my diagnosis of MS, I was told for a good 5 years or so that my problems were all in my head. Even as recently as 6/7 years ago I was told that MS doesn't cause pain! I was misdiagnosed and treated for something I didn't have. That Dr definitely hadn't been informed on the massive amount of new information on MS that we have today. Info such as MS and the pain associated with it. What I do know from my own personal experience, is that I will still have pain that I personally associate with the major bout of Lyme. There is often pain in the area where the bull's-eye was located. I've also developed arthritis in my knees that wasn't there before the diagnosis. I'm not certain that it's related, but I keep it in mind. Fortunately (I think) when Lyme hit me it was easy to see. Can't speculate on something when you're looking right at it! I had the tell-tale bullseye on my thigh, and it was big. They passed around a pic of it to all of the nurses on duty so they could see an example of how it will look at that stage. There are times when I feel so run down and "sick" that is a different type of fatigue and overall feeling than what happens when I have an MS flare up. Funny thing is - MS and Lyme carry a whole list of similar symptoms that can be caused by either one. It's my personal double dose of neurological issues. Whichever one started it, the other is sure to follow. Basically I'm dealing with neuro-toddlers who are always in competition for my attention. Back to your question - I would rule out other reasons for the leg pain first. I'm sure the Dr has several they will want to consider. Most importantly though - don't necessarily believe that Dr if they say it's absolutely nothing and Lyme couldn't possibly be the reason. It might pay to get a 2nd opinion. Maybe do some research on your own too and see what you can find. It might help if you find any updated studies or trial results, etc. You might even find a local Dr who specializes in it. My info here could be way off, totally wrong, and possibly outdated. I don't know. It's been a while since that toddler had any one-on-one time. Lol

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