I've been gettting severe attacks of lyme arthritis in my lower back and hips and in the right knee and right ankle this whole month. I feel like my doctor is just not taking me seriously enough. She did prescribe for me to get aquatic pool therapy if I want it. But I'm worried about the chlorine in the pool because of all my millions of CFIDS symptoms. And right now, I'm in too much pain to even think of doing the therapy. We've been getting thunderstorms the whole month, something that never happens here, not like this. And it has just activated the lyme arthritis badly. The pain pills help alittle, but not enough. And sometimes it's so bad with the pain and stiffness that I almost cannot stand up. It's scary. I used to only get these attacks in August. But since the weather changed, it came alot earlier and it's lasting. I just don't know what to do anymore. I've tried everything. And the doc refuses to give me narcs because they either make me sick or she's too afraid of addicting me. Plus, I have to stay clean and sober to do anything. I'm alone now. I'm sick of dealing with the pain everyday.