yes you are correct, I personally do not suffer much from joint issues, which (I hope) is from trying to stay active as possible. alot of people with lyme are not very active. I am fifty and still very high strung and motivated as I was as a teen. I am also a single dad, have a large and complex yard I must maintain cause I am anal, 3 vehicles and a motor MC and boat to maintain and a dog lol. I push through but there is a fine line I cannot cross by doing to much as I found it will immediately set me back months in what every recovery I am experiencing at the moment. I wake up feeling like crap and go to bed feeling like crap. Years ago during a heavy snow storm and being exausted from clearing snow for hours at the end of the day sitting on the couch at night I realized I really didn't feel and worse than I did when i woke up. I have woked extremely demanding jobs in incredible heat for up to 18 hrs a day and you are not as near exhausted as what lyme does to you. Put it this way there is no worse exhaustion than lyme when i wake up except for when I am sicker. I cant get more tired but I can over do it and its not pretty. My body just wants to rest from the moment I wake up until I go to bed but as I said i am hyper and my brain and body fight all day as to what is going to happen at any given moment. sometimes my brain wins at 9 in the morning or sometime in the afternoon or evening but I usually win at some point and do what needs to be done. I am like three people now which sounds strange, but its true I am, my brain and its never-ending hyperness, my body which has its own Idea's, and finally me, which sits back and watches the battle waiting to see who wins at any given moment. It is really bizarre being a spectator.