Anziety and depression can be somewhat independent, but can be closely related too.
This was a recent comment of mine about
anxiety in ANOTHER post; but these also work for depression. (Holy basil and Niacin prob wont do much for depression, as both are adrenal calmers.)
.............."When dealing with anxiety, you need to look at the whole picture. There is a lot adding up to it. Rx anxiety meds cover up these symptoms through different means, but there are natural alternatives with less side effects.
Although the cause of anxiety may be from these bugs and toxicity caused from killing them, further eradication wont make your anxiety any better in the immediate short term, but should in the long term when they are under control.
These infections can alter the endocrine system (adrenals,thyroid, and blood sugar) which can further raise havoc on an otherwise calm brain. This system should be looked at individually (all three) in all individuals experiencing anxiety with lyme. I will not go into details on this post though, since that's not what you asked.
You asked for immediate relief, which is still a band aid, but at least a natural one:
Anxiety attack short term relief in 5 minutes: B3 Niacin, get the type that causes facial flushing, goggle it.
More gradual / hour later relief with less drowsiness: Lithium Orotate 5mg, Holy Basil capsules
More gradual / hour later , but possible tiredness: 5 HTP, GABA, Magnessium glycinate or mag calm powder.
Worth mentioning, not as powerful unless high doses, then tiredness will result: valerian root (natures real Valum), passion flower....."...........
An easy and fordable place to start is 5 HTP (50-100mg day) plus Lithium Orotate in 5mg (1-2 per day). If you need more, you take a little more, your in control. 5HTP is an amono acid , Lith is a mineral salt. These are common with plenty of info on the web. Dont take these along with Rx "happy" meds.
For mself and I would imagine others as well, there is something to celebrate when you are able to help your self to some degree (thyroid you cant, Rx needed), which turns up the happy meter.
If there is anything you can do as far as interests or hobbies from the past, do these again. Some you cant do, some you can. As a somewhat specialized expert, then pro ranked athlete for years in the past, lyme changed my lifestyle and the social life/friendships/travels that come with that - so I resorted to other easier and simpler interests. They say variety is the spice of life. To some degree it is. Sometimes we have to play the cards were dealt with. I still go spectate at least once a year or "you tube" these events, as it brings back great memories to almost be there. You tube can be great entertainment.
Post Edited (astroman) : 12/30/2017 11:37:54 AM (GMT-7)