chelated magnesium helps a lot with the twitching.
To be honest nobody knows what causes twitching in lyme. it is certainly not just magnesium deficiency. i've heard and read loads of ideas online from both LLMDs , herbalists and patients. No scientific papers that tackle this seriously and specifically for lyme. Most of them talk about
many possible lyme related causes:
- dead bacteria release toxins that interfere with nerve conduction (the herx explanation)
- the tail of the bacteria have a similar chemical signature as the myelin sheath of the nerves, thus when the immune system starts to create antibodies for that piece of the bacteria, they also bind to the nerves and then they are attacked by the immune system itself (the autoimmune explanation)
- the bacteria dissolves myelin using a specific enzyme then it feeds on it - this is from Buhner's latest book healing lyme 2nd edition that i am currently reading - the book is absolutely awesome, btw - (the nerve-eating bacteria explanation)
- magnesium gets depleted by the lyme bacteria replication/inflammation process (the magnesium deficiency explanation)
Certainly, supplementing with chelated magnesium does help with any kind of neuronal issue especially if there is some muscular involvement.
It does get better with treatment.
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