I have Lyme and Bart, and occasional sudden rage/anger out of proportion when herxing from the bart. It's kinda like intermittent explosive disorder (IED) except it only happens when I start new bart abx.
Has anyone found anything that works to prevent this?
I've found two things that help quite a bit though I suspect via entirely different mechanisms.
Buy some food grade 35% hydrogen peroxide (Guardian of Eden has the best prices). Buy some declorinization tablets (they're cheap) off any number of internet sites if you don't have a shower water softener. After declorinating the water, in a standard sized bathtub add exactly 8oz of the hydrogen peroxide. Soak in a tepid bath for 30 minutes. I do not advise using the pharma grade 3% stuff from the supermarket. That stuff has a lot of additives and stabilizers you don't want to be absorbing into your body. Buying the food grade product is actually just as cheap provided you buy two gallons or more at a time. Two gallons will run you about $90 with shipping, but will last you a while.
The bath will raise the O2 levels in your brain substantially. This has never failed to completely (though temporarily) eradicate the lyme rages for me. Effect seems to last about 8-10 hours. Beware that it can also trigger a herx as borrelia cannot tolerate that much oxygen, hence you really want to limit your bath to 30 minutes the first time. The herx effect shouldn't occur until after that 10 hour window though, so you'll still the pleasant benefit of the bath.
2) Plain old, dirt cheap activated charcoal. Take it on a completely empty stomach for the quickest and greatest effect. Will work with food though if you decide you need some and you've just eaten. The effect is quite rapid and can be profound. Just this past Saturday I had pretty bad Lyme sadness, poor energy level, and absolutely no movitavation to do anything. I took some charcoal and after about 2 hours I felt hugely improved. Mood, energy level....even realized I was interested in sex.
Activated charcoal is very well documented as being a powerful absorbant of ammonia. I think the standard dose per capsule is 200mg and I've found that 15 caps on an empty stomach work very well.