Posted 6/28/2020 4:51 PM (GMT -6)
I've seen a few LLMDs and integrative medicine practitioners, and all of them want to start with basic nutritional bloodwork. Do you have a doctor who could order tests for some of these things? Deficiencies often have nonspecific symptoms like fatigue or headaches. And some nutrients can be harmful if taken when they are not needed, like iron and iodine. If you get these nutrients from greens and seaweed, respectively, then you are much less likely to have issues with toxicity or the bad reactions you mentioned.
It's actually pretty hard to be deficient in protein if you consume enough calories and mainly unprocessed food. That said, I usually know I need more protein if I crave sugar.
Lyme depletes magnesium, and lots of it is needed to help out our nervous systems, so I've always been told to supplement magnesium by LLMDs without testing.
I worked in a natural foods store for years and could tell you a lot about various supplements, but honestly it's best to be getting nutrients from food whenever possible. Are you concerned that your diet isn't very good? Unprocessed foods, lots of vegetables, and lots of variety should keep you on the right track.
Nutritionists often are covered by insurance, and I can recommend a Lyme-literate one who does remote appointments if you'd like. I met with her when I switched to a low-histamine diet for MCAS and had only a small number of foods my body could handle; she advised me on which things to try to add in first to maximize nutrients without inducing reactions.