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Lvg123
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   Posted 10/1/2017 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone take Adderall or stimulants to help them throughout the day? I took 20 mg of Adderall and it increased my anxiety 10 fold and I couldn't sleep for 2 days. Does Lyme make stimulants intolerable? I have been taking Adderall my whole life but since getting Lyme I can't take it!

PeteZa
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   Posted 10/1/2017 9:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I could not take a couple of herbs because they made my heart funny.

I could not take a hot shower. I felt so faint and almost collapsed once.

Somethings we can't do and there are some we can.

Make sure you let your doctor know. Can you just stop Adderall? Or are you suppose to wean yourself off them?
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Good Article

Girlie
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   Posted 10/1/2017 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Lvg - is your cortisol low? Has it been tested?


If not, you could do a 4-point saliva test to see how it is thoughout the day.

If you are low...a low dose of hydrocortisone would be better than Adderall.
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Lvg123
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   Posted 10/1/2017 10:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello peteza I don't take adderall everyday just when I need to get things done. I honestly think the Lyme has given me add.
Not sure when I was infected with Lyme Disease, but I started to get very sick in June 2015 (6 months after giving birth). I progressively got worse and worse and could no longer do my job and was fired in March 2016. I went to many doctors and no-one could diagnose me. Finally I got an Igenex test and I was IGG was positive for Lyme (not IGM). I started treatment in December 2016.

Lvg123
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   Posted 10/1/2017 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Girlie- my doctor checked my cortisol and it seemed perfectly fine. I see dr. J in D.C. they don't do the saliva test. Any suggestion how I could do that? I thought hydrocortisone lowered the immune system? I thought all steroids lowered the immune system?
Not sure when I was infected with Lyme Disease, but I started to get very sick in June 2015 (6 months after giving birth). I progressively got worse and worse and could no longer do my job and was fired in March 2016. I went to many doctors and no-one could diagnose me. Finally I got an Igenex test and I was IGG was positive for Lyme (not IGM). I started treatment in December 2016.

The Warrior
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   Posted 10/1/2017 10:59 AM (GMT -7)   
None! Take Magnesium
First symptoms in 2014.

Diagnosed in May 2017:
•Borrelia Burgdorferi
•Bartonella
•Babesia
(DNAConnexions PCR)

Other Conditions:
•CBS(+/-), MTHFR(+/-) mutations

Started treatment in May 2017:
•Dr. Zhang's herbal protocol

Girlie
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   Posted 10/1/2017 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Lvg123 said...
Thanks Girlie- my doctor checked my cortisol and it seemed perfectly fine. I see dr. J in D.C. they don't do the saliva test. Any suggestion how I could do that? I thought hydrocortisone lowered the immune system? I thought all steroids lowered the immune system?


If you suffer from low cortisol - then a tiny dose of hydrocortisone is warranted...and it's low enough that it shouldn't suppress the immune system.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

Girlie
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   Posted 10/1/2017 11:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Lvg123 said...
Thanks Girlie- my doctor checked my cortisol and it seemed perfectly fine. I see dr. J in D.C. they don't do the saliva test. Any suggestion how I could do that? I thought hydrocortisone lowered the immune system? I thought all steroids lowered the immune system?


One lab that does the 4-point saliva test is ZRT Labs.

What did Dr. J. say about the Adderall?
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

Girlie
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   Posted 10/1/2017 11:38 AM (GMT -7)   
The Warrior said...
None! Take Magnesium


From what I've read, Dr. J.does have his patients taking Magnesium daily.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

Lvg123
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   Posted 10/1/2017 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I see Kim his PA. She wants me to take adderall because she said for some patients it helps their sleep/wake cycle. Magnesium doesn't do anything. I think I'm different from most people- like herbs or vitamins or b12 none of those things help they aren't strong enough. I am going to order atp fuel and see if that helps or NT factor
Not sure when I was infected with Lyme Disease, but I started to get very sick in June 2015 (6 months after giving birth). I progressively got worse and worse and could no longer do my job and was fired in March 2016. I went to many doctors and no-one could diagnose me. Finally I got an Igenex test and I was IGG was positive for Lyme (not IGM). I started treatment in December 2016.

Girlie
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   Posted 10/1/2017 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Lvg123 said...
Well I see Kim his PA. She wants me to take adderall because she said for some patients it helps their sleep/wake cycle. Magnesium doesn't do anything. I think I'm different from most people- like herbs or vitamins or b12 none of those things help they aren't strong enough. I am going to order atp fuel and see if that helps or NT factor


But you were taking it before seeing Kim at the clinic...right?
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

Lvg123
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   Posted 10/1/2017 12:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Girlie,
Yes I've taken Adderall my whole life. But once I got lyme the Adderall caused weird effects. It caused me to be paranoid and gave me a ton of anxiety. Before Lyme I toook it everyday and no problems. But I think the Lyme has made my add worse so I need it even more now. It's just a big mess.
Not sure when I was infected with Lyme Disease, but I started to get very sick in June 2015 (6 months after giving birth). I progressively got worse and worse and could no longer do my job and was fired in March 2016. I went to many doctors and no-one could diagnose me. Finally I got an Igenex test and I was IGG was positive for Lyme (not IGM). I started treatment in December 2016.

Shellazae
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   Posted 10/1/2017 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I have taken adderal most of my life as well. For me some days it gives me anxiety but most days it barely works, I can sleep through it other days. Most drugs affect me differently now that my Lyme is active, I have had to drop everything but adderal and my Lyme stuff. I now have narcolepsy probably caused by the Lyme (I don't think it's true narcolepsy, I think it will go away when the Lyme does, at least I hope.) I have noticed it can caused knots in my back and shoulders.

Lvg123
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   Posted 10/1/2017 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Shellazee hello! One of my first symptoms was that I was getting so tired and Adderall was no longer helping me stay awake. I would fall right asleep when I took it. I’ve been off of Adderall for months and I took it a few days ago and it made me crazy. Literally crazy. Like I couldn’t stop researching things on the internet and it was all conspiracy theory things and I could not handle it. I only took 20 mg xr and didn’t sleep for 2 days. Today I took 5 mg of Dexedrine and I was fine so I’m just going to take it slow going forward.
Not sure when I was infected with Lyme Disease, but I started to get very sick in June 2015 (6 months after giving birth). I progressively got worse and worse and could no longer do my job and was fired in March 2016. I went to many doctors and no-one could diagnose me. Finally I got an Igenex test and I was IGG was positive for Lyme (not IGM). I started treatment in December 2016.
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