I was recently diagnosed with neurological and possibly latent lyme disease, I have been telling doctors for years that I have had lyme but they refused to do testing and tried to prescribe me anti-psycotics/anti-depressents. I went to numerous neurologists who thought I had POT syndrome and rheumatologists who diagnosed me with the mysterious fibromyalgia. I want to emphasize that if you’re living in the Northeast and you feel even slight symptoms which I have mentioned below it would be wise to get checked for Lyme. That’s if you doctor even allows it.
My iGeneX test that indicated that I indeed had lyme. I remember back in the summer of 2012 when I had a red deer tick on me. There was no bullseye, instead a prickly rash developed over my entire body over the course of a few months. In October of 2014 I started experiencing dullness, insomnia, derealization, anxiety, panic, heart palpitations, depersonalization, extreme episodes of fatigue and energy, inner agitation, emotional instability, stuttering, social anxiety, nerve pain, nervous system deregulation etc. These symptoms hit me in waves; sometimes I would feel like any normal extroverted person and a few moments later I felt screwed up. I blamed these symptoms of Lyme on my heavy cannabis use but I guess that really isn’t the case anymore. Although, the THC possibly added anxiety to my already elevated fight or flight state but I still love weed.
In late October 2014, two days before my birthday I decided to visit my doctor. She asked a plethora of questions, many of which stumped me and left me confused. For instance, I did not know when my birthday was nor could I articulate any of my thoughts, I just felt derealized and dull. My doctor feared that I had meningitis and informed me that I should go to the emergency room. I opted out and asked for a Lyme Blood test. She put me on three weeks of Doxycycline, which made me feel a lot better. When my Lyme results came back negative she decided that if I felt better I should consider ceasing Doxycycline. The winter of 2014 and 2015 was great. I felt pretty good and was skiing and smoking dank sour diesel everyday. No more delay in cognitive thought, more sleep, less spaciness, just all-around a more happy me. I should make it clear that if you took a three week regime of Doxycycline for Lyme Disease it likely did not kill the Lyme Bacteria. The Bacteria will lie dormant in your body and could in the future drastically effect you.
When the Summer of 2015 rolled by I started experiencing many of the same aforesaid symptoms but much more noticeable and intrusive. Brain fog, zero spacial awareness, slight depression, anxious for no apparent reason, ADHD, intrusive thoughts, face twitching, joint pains, sporadic headaches, mental and physical fatigue that would manifest itself in episodes followed by a clear mind with lots of energy. A bizarre void like feeling on the left side of my head, blurred vision, faint feeling, inability to focus at work, inability to talk to people for long periods of time, overstimulation, elevated fight or flight, unable to wake. I legitimately thought I was going crazy but concealed these problems and often pushed them to the side. I thought most of these problems were embedded deep within my subconscious mind but in the end it was a manifestation of a physical problem.
If you do have Lyme try not to take Vitamin D. Since Lyme bacteria is cell-wall-defiicent bacteria, supplementation of Vitamin D converts uncontrollable to 1,25-D. Hence, bacteria catalyze 1,25-D conversion process, likely suppressing the immune system making a favorable environment for the lyme bacteria. Any immune-depressant like Mercury in Tuna should not be ingested, especially if you have Lyme. I KNOW many Newschooler’s have lyme disease I’m looking for anti-bacterial minerals and herbs that help with Lyme. I’m in the process of getting treatment and I would love to hear other people’s experiences!
Probiotics, teasel root, grapefruit seed extract, mangosteen, ALA, colloidal silver, olive leaf extract, creatine, coenzyme Q10, magnesium, Lithium Orotate in trace amounts is suppose to be great for protecting the brain. Treatment options working synergistically with antibiotics, RIFE Machine, cold laser therapy? Has anyone tried any of these options?