Lyme can cause neuroencepholapathy. I had fibromyalgia, headaches, anxiety, depression, mood swings, memory issues etc for 5y. Had no idea it was caused by Lyme. I started to develop neuropathy in April of this year, thats when we realized it was Lyme.
I met with Dr Amiram Katz. in CT, one of the smartest guys I've ever met, testified in front of Senate on Lyme. His belief is that lyme can cause neuroencephlapthy which causes these issues. He runs a test called the Cunningham Panel, which will show antibodies against the brain. Mine was strongly positive. I did an MRI and it showed hippocampal and frontal lobe volume loss, in addition to some white matter lesions. This is common in Lyme infections, and confirmed the diagnosis.
He is putting me on low-dose penicillin. If you use high dose antibiotics for a CHRONIC infection, it comes back, because the lyme hides and them comes back out of hiding once you stop. He finds that low dose penicillin doesnt activate the lymes defenses, and works slowly over time. He says this is the best treatment for neuropsychiatric lyme.
If you like to read an article on it:
This is a very interesting post that makes a lot of sense to me.
Low dose penicillin? For how long? Do you know which drug specifically he recommends?
My brain and nervous system has been turned into soup by these infections. I'm going to check this doctor out because I think there is something in this.