About me: I've been full Paleo for about 3 months now, and was raised on a Weston Price style diet for the last 10 years. Have dabbled in low carb and gluten free in the past. So I'm not an ex-vegan or typical American as far as my lifetime diet is concerned.
However, in 2009-2010 I was living/traveling in Australia and for 6 months I was eating a pretty SAD heavy diet (not by choice, was the only food provided in our travel group) and drinking a lot of coffee and alcohol, even though I was trying to stay gluten free in general. Gained a lot of weight, had major skin problems, etc. etc. Definitely not a good time for my life as far as my health is concerned.
Fast forward to the past year - I tested positive for Lyme antibodies, so for all intents and purposes, at some point I was bitten by a tick infected with the Lyme spirochete bacteria and I was exposed. So I may be dealing with some level of chronic lyme.
Long story short, here is my question - I've been dealing with REALLY creaky joints for the past year or so, plus intermittent neck and shoulder pain. I never had this much joint cracking before in my life, and over the past year or so it's just gotten really intense. I've tried magnesium, cod liver oil, saventaro for the Lyme, MSM... nothing really seems to help with the joint issues. It's not necessarily painful, but it just seems strange and uncomfortable to have such loud cracks and pops when I stretch out my joints, and especially in my back and neck.
Does anyone have any recommendations or experience with this issue? It would be great if someone specifically had dealt with Lyme, since I have a feeling that part of the issue was the long term Lyme infection that I may still have (I haven't been retested yet.)