Any time I get on something antibacterial, whether it's antibiotics, essential oils like oregano oil, or even cbd oil. My muscles twitch, to me that's a sign of herxing, because I also get sensations in my head and other feelings. These all happen simultaneously, at least they do for me.
I've heard other Lyme patients say it's a lack of magnesium, this is the trend that everyone has been saying on the lyme forums and repeating for a very long time, I'm not so sure it's the truth.
Do normal people's muscles twitch because of the lack of magnesium? I've heard it's a symptom, but never seen it personally. Lyme patients muscle twitch because they contracted lyme disease, which has always been a symptom of a borrelia infection, where borrelia effects the nerves and muscle tissue in your body. Now I've heard some LLMDs tell their patients that borrelia depletes the body of magnesium, that's where the theory came from, but I'm not so sure that's the truth because studies say borrelia feeds on Manganese, not Magnesium.
I suspect everyone may be different, but if you still have joint pain and inflammation, even if it's minor, plus still twitching, I suspect you still have dormant persister cells hanging around, possibly other forms of the borrelia like round body forms hatching and moving around. I hope you realize that ILADs recommends treating till the majority of your symptoms are gone!
I mean if you can still function in your normal day to day life, your immune system may be strong to keep your symptoms at bay, but I suspect you're just like everyone else, who just keeps relapsing when you get off antibiotics. As Dr. H says, 90% of patients relapse...
Just a personal opinion on what's said on the lyme forums, a lot of it it's old conjecture, a lot has changed since a decade ago, but I think a lot of stuff still gets repeated over and over again, many lyme patients thinking it's the truth, yet it's not solid fact.
A good LLMD admits that he or she may have been wrong about
treatment, then adapts to recent scientific studies and changes their protocols. Here's an interesting article "Cyst busters? We had it wrong all along." https://lymemd.blogspot.com/2015/12/cyst-busters-we-had-it-wrong-all-along.html
There's a lot of things LLMDs and ILADs have gotten wrong in the past, but that's alright, it's all a learning process as that's what science is about
, you learn and adapt. But are the majority of Lyme Doctors and patients doing that? Nope, I just think that human beings in general have a very hard time adapting to new discoveries with science, so they end up being set in there ways. A good example is the CDC/IDSA, these are people with PhDs, lol...
This is a bit of an old thread. I'm not sure if you may get more replies by making a new one and introducing yourself and your story.
Ahh very old, from 2015, happens all the time where a person joins a forum, rehatches an old thread then everone joins in again, lol. But hey, always good to bring in a fresh perspective from modern day.
Post Edited (Charlie55) : 12/4/2018 11:37:05 PM (GMT-7)