What kind of saliva test did you do and what were the results?
My saliva test was for neurotransmitters and other levels including at least 12 different hormones/chemicals. The test also included a recommendation for what to supplement for each level that was out of whack (which for me, was very daunting because it was over a dozen remedies and a few affected how the others were treated...plus none of it worked, anyway). So I'm curious what kind of testing you had done and what the results were.
Quite honestly I would not know what the symptoms are for neurotransmitter issues.
Symptoms and the result of symptoms can include agitation, "lyme rage", depression, anxiety, nervousness, lack of energy, mood swings, hyperactivity, poor concentration, ADHD, panic, impulsive behavior, obsess-compulsive disorder, neuroses, learning issues, sleeping issues, etc.
I think that it gets complicated because there are symptoms of Lyme and co's, as well as links to thyroid/adrenals which also affects neuros. If you read a lot of posts you can ask the question as to whether the persons symptoms are Lyme, thyroid, or neuro. Such as anxiety, depression, or whatever. However what I do notice for a lot of posts is that the person often says, once I cleared up, "X", then that symptom went away. All I know is that I was fine until Lyme, co's, and EBV came into my life.
The lyme & co and other infections or chemical imbalances or gut problems or HPA issues---all can cause neurotransmitter malfunctions and sometimes they cause the same malfunctions. This is an awkward example (sorry) but in other words, lyme won't likely start stirring up cortisol by acting directly on the cortisol. It's more likely that the lyme taxes the immune system, which causes stress in the GI (which can include malabsorption or damage) and stress triggers the adrenals, which respond by jumping into over-drive, which then in turn cause cortisol to be over- or under-produced.
So, by treating lyme, or treating adrenals, or both you can affect the cortisol imbalance. That's why sometimes treating lyme successfully, for instance, can also clear up other issues because the immune system is no longer stressed out and causing other body systems to malfunction. Because these systems are interconnected.
I think if you are not experiencing severe neurotransmitter issues, and you feel your thyroid is functioning well (which I would be sure about
- there is a lot of misinformation about
thyroid testing so if you're not sure I'd start a new thread) I would not try to do much while you're in lyme & co treatment. I'd wait until new symptoms show up and then target them specifically.
Hope this is not too confusing! Let us know if you still have q's -