When I use to have these symptoms, I tried to figure out what about lyme causes it so I can treat this symptom(s).
Like most things with lyme it can be multiple reasons and we just have to try each one out and cross our fingers that it helps/works.
For me I came across Acethycholine (ACE). I learned how vital this compound is for muscle and nerve health. How vital it is for the proper and healthy communication between nerves (in the muscles more specifically) and the brain/CNS and how important that is for muscle health and to avoid atrophy.
It's this lack of ACE and all that it does that hampers muscle contraction and communication. Basically muscles can't rebuild daily if the building blocks of nerve to brain communication is lacking.
I then learned that it has been scientifically proven (keyword is proven) that lyme creates a neuro toxin that hampers healthy ACE production.
With all that said, I went with this possibility and treated this and crossed my fingers. Now after 4-5 months, I'm free from these particular symptoms (*knock on wood*).
I'm not saying with 100% certainty that for you that this is the cause, as I mentioned before it could be multiple reasons, but if you want to "try" something and "cross your fingers", then this could help you as well.
The protocol is:
1. Alpha GPC Choline - which is simply supplementing choline (which then makes Acethycholine)
2. Huperzine A (Chinese club moss) - which aids in inhibiting the neuro toxin from breaking down ACE
3. EGCG - which helps Huperzine A work more effectively
4. Fish oil - which helps Huperzine A work more effectively (as well as many other health benefits).
There's a very thorough thread on this forum where I and another lymie (Lapis) fully researched this if you want to go through it.
I'm interested in this; thanks for sharing. I seem to remember the thread you mention a while back.
I feel like I saw some bad side effects of Huperzine A and Acetylcholine when researching online. What's your opinion of those?
Astroman - my arms get really shaky after weightlifting now, but other than that my muscle weakness has felt pretty good. Bothers me less. Biggest thing bothering me has a been a resurgence of Reynauds in the last few days - I'm hoping it's just a natural flare-up and will go away, and not related to the copious amounts of wine (copious, NOT excessive :tongue
I've had in the past week...