Firstly I’d like to point out that this post is about my Dad. He’s always been healthy and pretty fit, but about 5 years contracted Lyme’s disease from a tick bite. At the time, most doctors refused to believe LD even existed and it was only through my dad’s research (he was in agony) that he found a doctor that would treat him - cue 3x weekly IV drips for a couple of months.
Fast forward a couple of years, and his hands and fingers are gnarling up. Doctors have simply said “its arthritis, tough luck, have some arbitrary medicine” or words to that effect. The way it has come on though, from zero to unable to unscrew jar lids with 2 years, we think it may still be something from the Lyme’s disease.
He’s been taking supplements of zinc, magnesium (I recently got him onto a decent ZMA rather than the crap he was buying from the chemist) fish oil and glucosamine but nothing seems to help. I’ve also suggested an elimination diet to see if anything there helps.
If anyone can suggest something that can help with the symptoms of arthritis, it would be much appreciated!