brain fog, depression

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hope_29
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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 3/7/2009 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm still waiting for my test result, but I'm sure I have chronic lyme.
I've not started to take anything, only today I took a multivit.+suppl. capsule. I feel my brain fog and depression is much worse. I almost don't know where I'm or who I'm. It's very sad.
I have no emotions. I'm afraid I'll go crazy. :(

Do you think can it be from multivitamin+suppl. caps.?
Or can it be only from lyme?
I'm very afraid of starting taking ABx.

Dowa
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   Posted 3/7/2009 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I have read that some vitamins (I believe that Bs are one) feed the bacteria. Maybe that is why you are feeling worse. I just try to eat really well and I inject B12 but no mulit-vitamin. Its also possible that you are allergic to some of the ingredients in the multi-vitamin.  D

Sulma
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 3/7/2009 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
hope_29 said...
I'm still waiting for my test result, but I'm sure I have chronic lyme.
I've not started to take anything, only today I took a multivit.+suppl. capsule. I feel my brain fog and depression is much worse. I almost don't know where I'm or who I'm. It's very sad.
I have no emotions. I'm afraid I'll go crazy. :(

Do you think can it be from multivitamin+suppl. caps.?
Or can it be only from lyme?
I'm very afraid of starting taking ABx.


Multimineral supps can feed borrelia, so be very careful of those. As for brain fog I found a long time ago that niacin (vitamin B-3) works wonders on lyme depression and pretty well on the fog. Unfortunately no one else here can corroborate my experiences with niacin since I don't think anyone else ever really tried it. Take at least 500mg of niacin (not "no-flush" niacinamide) 3 times daily after full meals. I've also recently found that Ginkgo Biloba helps with brain fog.

olivarre
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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 4/21/2009 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I was tested for Lyme, but twice the results came back negative. I did some research on my own and also came to the conclusion that it might be a B-vitamin deficiency. The multivitamins made me feel ill. But when I tried the "flush inducing" Niacin along with sublingual B12 and Thiamine, along with Viactive Vitamin D+K+Calcium chews, it made a huge difference. Niacin is used by your body to make nicotine and it is commonly accepted that nicotine is not only good for your brain in natural doses, but helps fight brain fog. I think I get a similar lift to smokers, but without the carcinogenic smoke. Plus, you know when its working because you get a little itching for a few minutes. All i can say is ... seems to work for me!

nefferdun
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   Posted 4/21/2009 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I take a multi vitamin supplement and it does not affect my brain. I am better than I was before I started it. Bartonella was the culprit that gave me depression, apathy about existence and the feeling that I was just not completely there. Treating bart made a huge difference in a short time. Your symptoms could be just lyme but the emotional part seems like bart. I believe B vitamins are depleted by Bb and it is important to replace them, especially B6 and B12, a deficiency of which can cause depression on it's own. Many of the symptoms of B12 deficiency are the same as lyme. Magnesium is also depleted by Bb and it is important to supplement it in chelated form. A magnesium deficiency can cause nerve and muscle problems, like spasms and cramping. I do not follow the logic that starving the body of important nutrients you need for optimal health will starve the lyme. There are different theories about how to treat this disease and it can become very confusing.
Don't worry about starting abx. It will knock it down and you will feel a lot better after you have gone through the herxing process. This is a nasty bug, very hard to erradicate. Make sure you are addressing all the co-infections because it is a waste of time to treat lyme when you also have bartonella or babesia. I know how you feel. It is really awful, but you will recover and feel better.
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