Have any of you had cognitive behavioral therapy for lyme and/or bartonella induced panic disorder? I am wondering if this technique will be useful at all since the panic is bacteria induced.
I ask because even though I believe mine is physically based , I believe there may now be a psychological component as well...like the fear of the next panic attack , etc...
Also, do any of you have much worse anxiety/ panic in extreme hot weather?
K underwent CBT for several years addressing her social regression and inappropriate social responses which I now realize were caused by bacteria/protozoan induced brain inflammation (because they have resolved with treatment for bart/babs).
She understood each and every instruction and could reword them back to me, but actual response in a social setting was something completely different. Until we took care of the inflammation she was generally unable to control her behaviour
I would imagine that panic/anxiety attacks, not only being due to brain inflammation, but also to disregulation of adrenal response, would be even harder to control.
Rage responses might be a different matter because they can become ingrained and might indeed respond to CBT after the infections have been dealt with. I don't see the true panic/anxiety attacks as falling into this category. They seem to be more of a physiological issue than a psychological one, although many psychologists would not agree.
13 yo daughter:
2010 - Dx ADHD, Tourette’s, Aspergers, motor delay, PANS/PANDAS
June 2011 - Igenex PCR positive bartonella, IND lyme. CD57 18. Positive ANA (speckled type), heterozygous A1298C MTHFR. Multiple Abx, herbals/homeopathics
April 2013 - ANA titers negative. Weaned abx. Start Buhner bartonella protocol, methylation/detox protocols, organic PerfectHealthDiet gf/cf/sf. Minimize EMF exposure
Nov 2013 – Clinical babesia diagnosis. Start Buhner babesia protocol
Sept 2014 – Symptoms 99% resolved
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