I've been taking SAM-e for years (well before Lyme) for its mood stabilization actions (It's thought to help increase serotonin levels. It's also thought to increase dopamine and norepinephrine levels which can lead to increased energy and motivation)
I had my husband start taking it because he takes a med that is hard on the liver.
Dr. Burrascano recommends Nature Made brand (that's the only brand I've taken) along with acetyl-l-carnitine on page 29 of his "Diagnostic Hints and Treatment Guidelines":www.lymenet.org/BurrGuide200810.pdf
"ACETYL-L-CARNITINE- this is taken along with SAM-e. This combination can result in noticeable gains in
short term memory, mood and cognition. The Acetyl Carnitine also is said to help heart and muscle function.
Doses: Acetyl-L-carnitine- 1500-2000 mg daily on empty stomach; SAM-e- 400 mg daily with the acetyl
carnitine. Positive results may appear as early as 3 weeks; use for 2 to 3 months, but repeat or extend this course if needed. Available in most vitamin stores; Generic acetyl carnitine is okay, but I recommend “Nature Made” brand SAM-e (also available at most vitamin stores)."
Here's some more info on the stuff:www.raysahelian.com/sam-e.html
Hope it helps you!
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Jul 14 started what proved to be inadequate treatment ala PCP day after nymph deer tick bite
Sept 14 met LLMD - clinically dx'd with Lyme due to Bells Palsy - confirmed via CDC positive WB
Feb 15 transitioned off abx and started full Cowden protocol along w/LDN
July 15 started transition to Buhner's Lyme, Babesia & Bartonella protocols
mild PNS symptoms except when herxing
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