The doctor warned me, "You are going to feel worse before you get better." I was willing to take that chance. She told me that this may last 3-5 days. It actually lasted about 4 weeks. Finally, one day I woke up without as much morning pain and stiffness. As the day wore on, I actually felt better. Almost normal. For some reason, the leg and knee swelling was still there. I couldn't easily get up from a seated position. If I have to kneel or sit on the floor, I can't get up without assistance. (No more yoga.) Other parts of my body are swollen, too. I have reached a plateau in my treatment: feeling better, but not back to normal yet. Not making any further progress. It seems as though I have excess fluid retention of some sort that my body cannot get rid of by itself. Ugh!
Link to article about Lyme written by a doctor with this disease: