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    Gout

    A condition that causes pain, inflammation and swelling in one, or more, joints in the body (most commonly the big toe). Read more →

    I constantly get cold sores. What underlying conditions could there be? Are cold sores and herpes conected to rheumatism in any way?





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    I was frequently getting coldsores and eventually i got pheumonia(spelling?). I was treat for this and fully recovered and i havent had 1 coldsore since, i never asked but i think they were linked to my lung infection???? This was a couple of year ago.. and im still free of them :))

    I was diagnosed in Germany with Lymes in 1991 after a stay in a psychiatric hospital.[Scary or what!!] Although IV antibiotics were administered & the immediate symptoms abated [mental confusion, palpitations, joint pain etc] the symptoms return regularly. I was referred at one point to an consultant who was interested in Rheumatism & Lymes. Whilst he could see I had Lymes anti bodies in my system & that I was suffering arthritic problems, since it wasn't a current full blown Lymes attack he wasn't really interested. On the scale at that time I wasn't deemed a priority for arthritic treatment. Since then I have suffered from almost constant joint pain, sweating, sleeplessness. I was taking doxcylin for a while & this seemed to help alleviate the joint pain but I then have suffered from kidney pain so have had to discontinue the treatment. Is there any ongoing treatment for Lymes sufferers long after the initial infection?





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