Has anyone else experienced mental symptoms that hang on well after the physical symptoms are gone?

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woodswalker
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   Posted 8/3/2010 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed with Lyme 2 years ago and treated aggressively with abx. I am feeling much better physically.
The problem that has lingered is lack of concentration, extreme forgetfulness, mood swings and unreasonable anger at times.
I lost my partner and may soon lose my job because of this
The questions are: Is the Lyme still effecting me? Is it toxins? Could it be lurking bacteria? Is it neurological damage from Herxing?
Has anyone else experienced mental symptoms that hang on well after the physical symptoms are gone?
9/28/08 - 11/8/08 100mg Doxy b.i.d. 42 days
11/5/08 - 11/20/08 Salt/C, grapefruit seed extract, COQ10, omega 3.
Ceftin 500mg, 2x per day; Plaquenil 200mg, 2x per day; Mepron 750mg, 2x per day; Zithromax 500mg, 1x per day.
3/26/09 - Doxy. 200mg 4x, Clarithromycin 500mg X2
Acidolphilus and Saccharomyces, cat's claw & omega 3.
Low carb, no wheat, no alcohol, no yeast, no caffeine, no sugar.

Presently -- Salt /C , Omega 3, Multi vitamin & minerals, probiotics. Low carb diet.

seekingbalance
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Date Joined Jul 2010
Total Posts : 63
   Posted 8/3/2010 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi-
I am only starting on my journey, so I can't speak from experience...I only remember reading that fatigue and neurological problems are the last to leave. I'll hazard a guess it may also be toxins. there may be damage, *but* science tells us our brain can recuperate wayyyy more than it was believed in the past. There I *can* mention personal experience: I had bizarre neurological sxs from methyl B12 deficiency, it all resolved with mega amounts of B12 with other supplements--phosphatidylserine, alpha lipoic acid....so my thought would be: detox and supplement with good quality vitamins and other compounds?
Some here mention the ammonia as being a bad culprit--maybe brain-specific detox, like Dr. Jernigan's formula? link: http://hansacenter.com/productinfo.html?neuro-antitox-ii-cns-pns
Perhaps veterans here can give more info...
Hope that helps!
Z.

bucci
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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 8/4/2010 3:31 AM (GMT -6)   
are you thinking brain damage from herxing?? is that possible??

I am looking into biofeed back and any other brain help because I have all those same symptoms.
it is tru phospelatiel sering and coline and inosotol help a lot and q10

aren't some of the effects of low carb diet what you are experience. some people have hard time with low carb.
I go koo koo without carbs. I eat english muffin as a snack with butter and jelly. or even apple slices with peanut buttter and sometime spiruling on the peanut butter and that helps my brain. I thinkthat may be low carb???

There is a product called choline coctail from twim labs that always wakes me up but it does have gurranna in it which is a plant type caffine. it comes in a red label and a green label.. green has less sugar.

Good luck.. there is no doubt in what is left of my mind that brain chemistry is key to recovery and maintaining healthy immune system even. I try what ever I can to keep my seratonin and dopamine up. and not antidepressants. There is a type of brain therapy that helps reprogram the kinks in our brain waves I did nce in Seattle. I can't remember what it was called , of course.
hep c , lyme
Dad has lyme

Deejavu
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Date Joined Aug 2005
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   Posted 8/4/2010 5:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi woodswalker,
 
I'm not a doctor but I would guess from my own experience what you are experiencing is toxin overload.  I suggest buying Dr. Jernigan's CNS/PNS Neuro-Antitox Formula which binds up toxins including ammonia which can cause the symptoms you are talking about.   One lady I know who went to Dr. J's clinic in Kansas (who never took any antibiotics) had so much ammonia that Dr. J. concentrated on getting the ammonia out of her brain and body before he started to treat her for lyme.   Today she has her life back after suffering for 30 years (again, she never took one antibiotic).
 
I can't stress enough how important detoxing is.    In the sticky thread on top called "New to Lyme?  Start Here!" there are detoxing instructions.
 
Get rid of the toxins and you will notice a HUGE difference!!
 
Hope this helps,
Denise
It's all about Detoxing Daily, strengthening the Immune System mixed with a dose of Positive Thinking!
 
This song is about my years with chronic lyme since 1995 and being symptom free for over 4 years:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds81S61UvPA
 
Currently taking Estrovera, ProgX (progesterone), Adrenotone Plus, CoQ10, Vitamin B Total, C, Green Vibrance, CALM (Magnesium/Calcium)

woodswalker
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 99
   Posted 8/4/2010 6:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone!
9/28/08 - 11/8/08 100mg Doxy b.i.d. 42 days
11/5/08 - 11/20/08 Salt/C, grapefruit seed extract, COQ10, omega 3.
Ceftin 500mg, 2x per day; Plaquenil 200mg, 2x per day; Mepron 750mg, 2x per day; Zithromax 500mg, 1x per day.
3/26/09 - Doxy. 200mg 4x, Clarithromycin 500mg X2
Acidolphilus and Saccharomyces, cat's claw & omega 3.
Low carb, no wheat, no alcohol, no yeast, no caffeine, no sugar.

Presently -- Salt /C , Omega 3, Multi vitamin & minerals, probiotics. Low carb diet.
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