I've been on antibiotic medication for Lyme disease (Biaxin and Plaquel) for approximately two full months following approximately 5 years of undiagnosed Lyme disease. I have many symptoms (I know, we all do
), but my biggest issues now are with my physical symptoms.
I found that everything slowly worsened and worsened while I was undiagnosed (new symptoms would pop up, existing muscle pain and tendon snapping worsened, etc etc), but I was really hopeful that once I began medication things would start to reverse (or at least plateau).
Unfortunately, despite a well-regulated diet, aggressive physiotherapy and stretching exercises, and antibiotic medication, I really haven't noticed any improvement at all. Things continue to worsen. As an example, my newest woe is my right knee (and the tendon that runs from it to my right foot) which, beginning about three weeks ago, began snapping louding and feeling really loose and out of place and sore.
I knew about "herxing" but this has been quite different... I do herx (usually with lots of neurological symptoms), but physically things continue to worsen. Things have gotten to the point where I can barely move without pain.
I was wondering, is this normal? Do things eventually plateau, or start to improve? How long does it usually take until things start to improve?