Girlie - my mom is loving Pickle ball and she's 75!!!
I swear my drink has really helped me. I will take it forever, but have cut it in half. When I was first sick, and was told I had Fibromyalgia (not!), I looked up everything I could. The guru of Fibro is a doc in Charlotte. So, I started with his recommendations. The D-ribose he recommends was very helpful for the chronic fatigue angle of Lyme. Here's the link:
Then I discovered my MTHFR and read about
the importance of electrolytes. I think I was chronically dehydrated because I moved to Texas and started playing tennis 3-4 times a week in 95 degree heat. I grew up in Miami, so I know about
heat, but because it was so dry, I didn't really notice that I had sweat. So I added daily electrolytes to my routine.
When I was diagnosed with B-12 deficiency and Magnesium deficiency and had muscle wasting. I blew out my right ACL and no matter what, the physical therapy didn't help me recover. I decided that I needed as many nutrients broken down in their useable state so that my body didn't have to do it. I added the Amino acid powder. Then, I added the collagen cuz my ligaments were trashed and the biotin because high doses inhibits Candida from morphing and putting roots into your intestines.
Here's what I use:
Pure Encapsulations Amino Repete
Biogenesis Electrolyte Plus (I like this because they have the methylated b and folate)
Garden of Life Raw Fiber
Neocell Beauty Infusion
The reason I think that menopause played a part was I got on hormones before I started my lyme treatment and some of symptoms went away. I can't remember which ones, but I definately felt somewhat better. However, I knew something was still wrong because I had crunchy thigh muscles, out of breath walking normally, night seizures, leg wouldn't work randomly, anxiety through the roof, tremors and twitches, hives, temperature intolerance, pruny fingertips...and many more fun things.