Achiness is a super common symptom, and it can be a sign of anything from depression to aging. But achiness is a special kind of problem for people with autoimmune diseases and the chronic inflammation that comes with them. Unfortunately, inflammatory achiness is definitely worse (and often more persistent) than sore muscles after a hard workout. It can feel like pain, swelling, stiffness, tenderness, and warmth in the joints. It can even make it difficult to move around; for example, if you have Lyme, you might feel extra stiff when you wake up. Anti-inflammatory meds like steroids can help relieve aches, but they come with some icky side effects, so use caution. Some aches do get better over time, but you can help reduce pain by trying anti-inflammatory foods and herbs, including omega-3 supplements, fatty fish, turmeric, and white willow bark, which may be as helpful as conventional medications. Other treatments that can help you relax and soothe your aches include gentle yoga, massage, or infrared sauna. Feeling achy can make it hard to go about your normal day, but it helps that there are lots of different healing options out there. Play around until you find one that works for you!
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everyday I'm in pain and I don't know why I'm guessing it could be stress. my arms always aching on and off and my jaw hurts then I get headaches but I don't know why. I play guitar and workout but that used to never cause any pain and tylenol doesn't work either
I feel almost like my muscles are being suffocated. My muscles are constantly weak and achy. Sometimes I feel like I can't even stand or sit up. I am also constantly tired and I feel physically exhausted 90% of the time. Does anyone have an idea whats wrong?
Does anyone have aching and sore feet - around the lymph nodes - on top and bottom? I’m not sure if it’s Lyme related, but they’re so tender! I got a hypervolt fun which helps, but wonder if anyone else has this symptom?
I love my friends and my husband and my cats but sometimes it's like there's still something missing. I feel lonely even when around people. I feel like nobody cares about me even though I know it's not true, and I just am so bored and aching for some good conversation on a more regular basis.
last week I went with my boyfriend to his aunts house for dinner. there were only six of us including me and him. we didn’t wear masks but we kept as much distance as we could and we were family. plus I protect myself by wearing a mask at work and showering everytime I come home plus I showered before I went there. now his aunt isn’t feeling well and is achy. she is getting tested but she has no fever or cough. I’m frightened. should I be worried?