Appropriate treatment with antibiotics can be very beneficial to Lyme disease pain. Additional medications used to manage the pain from chronic Lyme disease include non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, anticonvulsants, antidepressants, opioids, and muscle relaxants. Additional treatments include "restorative" yoga, enzymes, essential oils, prolotherapy, injections, relaxation, manual treatments and gentle exercises. Some patients use magnets, tens machines and creams. Oftentimes chiropractic (many types), physical therapy (multiple techniques) and acupuncture are extremely beneficial, although it can be trial and error to find the right practitioner who can be flexible to the variable needs of Lyme patients.
Okay, so the most important thing concerning water retention is aromatization of testosterone into estrogen. The ratio of testosterone to estrogen is what determines how severe your chances are for developing serious estrogenic affects such as gyno. So what do you do if you are one of the unlucky few who are susceptible to gyno? What if you just want to use strong drugs but don't want the water? What if you are prone to "potato" head syndrome and seem to bloat up no matter what? Your answer lies in proper use and understanding of anti-estrogen and anti-aromatase drugs.