Question on healing from neuropathy

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cr3ativegirl
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   Posted 1/18/2018 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
The neuropathy in my feet has been the last symptom to go plus some odd vibrating at night. Other than than, I'm not having any problems currently. I've noticed that when I exercise, my neuropathy gets a bit worse. It is also the same with acupuncture. My theory is that both exercise and acupuncture are adding extra blood flood/oxygen/electric current which is then reconnecting everything. If that is the case, it would be a positive thing, not a negative thing. After the flare up, the neuropathy subsides for a couple of days. Then it slowly creeps back. I have read that the nerves are the last to heal...

Just curious if this has happened to anyone or if any of the science minded posters have any thoughts!
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PeteZa
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   Posted 1/18/2018 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I too have read that the nerves are the hardest and last to heal.

I have been off herbs for almost 2 years and every once in awhile (like 3 months) I get what I call a twinge in my foot, arm, thigh, etc and I just freeze thinking it is lyme coming back.

I think it is my nerves continually healing. I have no other symptoms and it is so random.

My protocol is to keep doing everything healthy - supplements, good diet, continue to detox, exercise and stay stress free.

Traveler
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   Posted 1/18/2018 12:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I know that when I added in Lion's mane to help heal my myelin sheath, I had what I had to call a herx (for lack of a better term), where my nerves would really start tingling and giving me sharp, quick pains, then it would settle back down until my next dose.

Since then, I have noticed that when I mess up and accidentally get too much Lion's mane (hey, it happens! LOL!), I have the same pains.

So, I tend to agree with you, especially if you have no other signs of infections left.

And it's true that nerves take longer to heal. When a nerve is cut, it can reroute, but it can take up to 7 years to completely regrow. This is what I learned when my last husband had his arm amputated during a work accident. They saved the arm, and it was amazing to watch those nerves heal (not all of them, of course). So, once again, patience is needed.
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mudshark
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   Posted 1/18/2018 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Traveler said...
I know that when I added in Lion's mane to help heal my myelin sheath, I had what I had to call a herx (for lack of a better term), where my nerves would really start tingling and giving me sharp, quick pains, then it would settle back down until my next dose.

Since then, I have noticed that when I mess up and accidentally get too much Lion's mane (hey, it happens! LOL!), I have the same pains.


I've started taking lion's mane for peripheral nerve healing. I hadn't heard that one could get a worsening of symptoms from it, but if true that could help explain the worsening of my symptoms. I've complicated the situation by adding lion's mane at around the 4 week mark since starting a new abx for bart, so it could be one or the other or both.

Traveler
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   Posted 1/19/2018 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry to hear this, mudshark! Hang in there and it will pass. Increase your detoxing to help some.

I sure wasn't expecting to feel things get worse when I started on it, but there was very little doubt with the timing of it! I hope it doesn't last long for you.
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12
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Georgia Hunter
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   Posted 1/20/2018 3:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Speaking theoretically as I haven't read anything specific on it, but exercise increases blood flow. The increase in blood flow increases immune response in areas that normally have lower immune function. This increase in immune response can cause bacterial lysis as the number of white blood cells to that area increase. The cellular debris must be removed and many of us with Lyme have a reduced capacity to remove cellular debris because of poor methylation and cellular functioning.

When LPS on bacteria are discovered by our immune system, the liver releases more copper which concentrates in WBC's. Copper aids in destroying pathogens. The downside is that the increase in serum and extracellular copper (increased oxidative stress) can impede blood flow and "thicken blood" for a time. I hate the thick blood term but it serves a purpose. This action could reduce blood flow to the extremities and increases neuropathy.
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