Since September I've been having a hard time understanding my reactions. I've been on different things trying to detox or boost my immune system with different practitioners, but they never truly addressed the core issue which is Lyme (and possible co-infections) that is very much chronic and active.
I would react to the supplements I would take, my tolerance for supplements became even lower than it used to be, I would react to food that would normally not cause me so much discomfort. I got heightened sense of smell and became very sensitive to stimuli. Felt like I was in fight or flight mode constantly and very much anxious. Neuropathy got worse and lots of burning in my skin, all around my torso and arms.
The only thing that helped me to detox and keep me going forward was acupuncture, but my acupuncturist and I knew that it wasn't enough, so we started me on Chinese herbs for Lyme. Before starting the treatment, a few things did get better which is my heightened sense of smell and I don't feel like I am in constant fight or flight mode, but I do feel like my body is tense, anxious, and very much in pain. Neuropathy and burning sucks
I have a hard time understanding if I am having a die off symptom, if I am reacting to something, or if I am flaring. Every time I eat, I feel my neuropathy and burning in the skin get worse. Also my brain feels inflamed and I get more panicky. Then I take my herb a little bit after. But I don't understand which food I am reacting to. And if I am reacting to the herb after. Ugh. However, I think I do react to eggs, nuts, chamomile tea (the only tea I ever drink), and fruits, because it becomes clear as day when I consume these things, so I decided to not eat these things. I feel like though I am overreacting to things and wonder if this is how it is while you have Lyme and if it gets better with treatment.
I am wondering if it's my limbic system or my nervous system or my mast cells or histamines or if I have oxalate crystals (one doctor said I have in my blood, but it was awhile back and I tried to be on the diet, but it is so restrictive and I felt that I wasn't getting enough nutrients). And I am so sensitive to supplements as well. Hard to start something new.
Fortunately on Tuesday I will go to an integrative Chinese medicine clinic that does testing for mast cells, histamines, and food sensitivities. I want to make sure I eat food that won't flare my symptoms and prevent me from getting well faster. I am gluten free, diary free, sugar free.
Has anyone ever been in such situation?
Maybe it is leaky gut too (I do have GERD and my stools are not well formed even though I take probiotics and eat clean)?
Post Edited (tepidautumn) : 12/17/2016 7:50:47 PM (GMT-7)