I wish you had Dr. Jernigan's book as he explains lyme ammonia so much better in his book compared to the articles that I will post links to.
The bottom line is when lyme bacteria die they leave toxins which converts into NO (Nitric Oxide) which in turn converts into ammonia. We all have certain levels of ammonia and in healthy people a certain level is normal and does not do any harm. But lyme bacteria create more ammonia in the brain, heart, liver, etc. and that overload of ammonia can harm a person causing all sorts of problems. It sounds to me (though I'm not a doctor) that you are suffering from an overload of lyme ammonia.
I do know in the past people from overseas have ordered Dr. J's Neuro-Antitox formulas as well as other botanicals with no problem. From what I experienced and others that I know the best formula (I think there are 3 or 4 different Neuro-Antitox Formulas) is the CNS/PNS Formula and if the price is still the same it costs $48.00 for 1 bottle which lasts 1 month. I don't know about
the shipping or if you would have to pay customs anything. Perhaps you can send a message to the hansaclinic and ask them. If you click on the site there is an area on the bottom right where you can type a question. www.hansacenter.com
Below is taken from this article written by Dr. David Jernigan:
I discovered that Borrelia
burgdorferi, one of the primary causative agents in Lyme disease, actually
release or cause the accumulation of ammonia as their primary neurotoxin. The
ammonia accumulates in the brain tissues, some of which is converted to
glutamine, by way of the glutamine synthetase pathways, leading tolocalized swelling of astrocytes (brain cells). This
ammonia-induced glutamine accumulation may cause dysfunction of
astrocytes that leads to impairment of vascular reactivity other
than through a decrease in arginine availability for NOS leading to increased
production of nitric oxide (Toshiki 2000).
It has been reported that many
neurological problems are caused by either congenital or acquired
ammonemia (Albrecht 1998).
All of the ammonia-related
pathological changes predispose these individuals to cerebral allergies. These
cerebral allergies are actually hypersensitivity reactions due to alterations in
the blood brain barrier creating Leaky Brain Syndrome, a term I coined for when
the blood brain barrier subsequently allowing larger than normal molecules, such
as common dietary amino acids, to pass through to the brain.
over-alkalinity of the brain, as well as the Leaky Brain Syndrome from the
bacterial-induced ammonia cause damage to neurotransmitter receptors and
function is impaired and possibly the most common symptom – altered brain energy
metabolism leading to cognitive brain dysfunctions, the total fatigue of the
mind when forced to read, talk, or think for extended
Below is from another article:
"All of the ammonia-related pathological changes predispose these individuals to cerebral allergies, due to alterations in the blood brain barrier, subsequently allowing larger molecules to pass through to the brain. Neurotransmitter receptors and function is impaired and possibly the most common symptom – altered brain energy metabolism leading to cognitive brain dysfunctions, the total fatigue of the mind when forced to read, talk, or think for extended periods.
The Bb in joints and musculoskeletal tissues may be creating symptoms due to the conversion of NH3 to nitric oxide (NO), which is well documented as causing multiple pathological processes, including sepsis, hyperactive inflammatory processes, and joint pain. Direct resonance testing has revealed that the liver and heart are often testing positive to accumulations of NH3, which is not being converted into urea or nitric oxide.
Lyme-ammonia encephalopathy may explain why Cholestyramine, an ammonia sponge of sorts, provides some relief in LD. However, in that ammonia is only a byproduct of Bb, we can hope for symptom relief only, by using ammonia-clearing products. This is perfectly fine since many LD patients cannot tolerate the herx of the increased toxic dump experienced when Bb are killed.
A possible treatment would follow that of Trypanosoma gambiense, another producer of ammonia in the brain. Eflornithine (Difluoromethyl-ornithine- DFMO) was considered a “Resurrection Drug” although it was subsequently dropped from production due to poor economic value, in that most of the people needing it were poor Africans suffering from Sleeping Sickness, which is not too far removed from the fatigue and sleep disorders of chronic LD.
Since DFMO is no longer on the market, I have been using several supplements. L-Ornithine, a simple amino-acid. Ornithine degradation provides glutamate for ammonia detoxification into urea, which can then be excreted via the kidneys. The best ammonia-clearing product I have been able to come up with is a combination of chlorella, molybdenum, beta-sitosterol, and silphium laciniatum.
I have researched and developed two novel use botanicals, silphium laciniatum and Pale-Spike Lobelia Extract. The silphium is used in a frequency-matched formulas called the “Neuro Antitox Formulas,” which have been targeted to the specific areas of the body being most affected by the neurotoxins. The Pale-Spike Lobelia extract is a single ingredient that is highly synergistic with the NeuroAntitox Formulas. The changes we have seen in LD patients via FACT testing (Functional Acuity Contrast Test), sometimes called a Visual Contrast Sensitivity Test, are remarkable.
The FACT test is admissible in a court of law to verify the level of neurotoxin interference in brain tissue. It takes only 5-10 minutes and can be performed by the doctor’s staff. With the NeuroAntitox we have been able to demonstrate consistent improvement of FACT scores, within a week of oral supplementation.
Improvement continues almost universally on repeat weekly testing. Symptomatic relief follows the detoxification of neurotoxins, such as ammonia and heavy metals. It is suspicioned by this author, that there is a life-sustaining synergy between the ammonia and the Lyme spirochetes. This suspicion is due to the fact of the more rapid than usual clearing of Lyme spirochetes from detection via resonance testing."
Hang in there okay?
Totally healed for 8 years ~ used Dr. Jernigan's protocol from his book "Beating Lyme Disease"
Our bodies are wise as they can heal themselves with a some help plus detoxing daily. I come back to help others for others helped me when I was sick. Pay it forward!