LOL! My Lyme brain mixes up stuff all the time! No problems!
No, I was not actively supplementing with arginine, but I was taking magnesium supplement that had arginine in it, and a few other things, when I learned that Arginine and Lysine use the same pathway in the body - so to shut out one, you increase the other. So, taking both arginine and lysine at the same time
could make it nearly impossible for your body to get either, as they will constantly be 'fighting' over the same pathway in the body. Whichever you get a bit more of through diet would win out though.
In my specific situation, any arginine seems to reactive/make worse my EBV issues (arginine is known to do that, although most are not as sensitive from what I understand). So I watch for it in supplements, my diet and am careful to avoid it still. Once I get Lyme and company back under control, it's much easier for me to control the EBV.
Thank you for your kind words - yes, life is easing up a bit!
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
New Lyme case 8/2014 - Healed 1/31/15 - unknowingly had Asymptomatic Babs and Asymptomatic Bart, being treated now though (2/2016)