Lyme symptoms 18 months post treatment


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Hi everyone I’m new to the forum. I was diagnosed with Lyme disease 18 months ago after a blood test and treated with doxycycline for 10 days. Fast forward to now and I’m having very similar symptoms. Recently my knee has been swelling up and painful to walk on for a while. It comes and goes but seems to be painful 60 percent of the time it’s hard to sleep without Advil. Have seen a few orthos and they say my knee looks good on exam and asked me if I have Lyme disease, which I explained I was treated for. One doc said the pain and swelling could very well be Lyme, he sees it often. I was retested recently and the western blot came back negative. Can I still have Lyme disease? Should I see a special Lyme Doctor? I have an appt with a rheumatologist, but not for a while Bc they are so scarce. Meloxicam helps a lot. Does anyone have similar experiences?

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