I thought about the lion's mane, in fact I have some. However it's expensive for month on month use.
I have about 500ml of Chinese senega (polygala tenuifolia) and I plan on using it on a monthly basis when I'm furhter in treatment. The rational is that as much as it controls cytokines, it also increases NGF (Nerve Growth Factor) which is what the Lion's mane is doing as well. I say this as it cost me literally about 30 euro to make about 4 months worth of the stuff, where as the lion's mane mushroom, costs about that much per month.
NGF is important for remyelination and the chinese senega does exactly that. I am discovering that making one's own tinctures is the way forward. It is way cheaper and you know exactly what you're getting. I've been studying the books well and I'm finally making progress with my health. Slowly but surely, there's a lot to fix but I know it's not impossible.
i noticed Buhners tincture dosages for lions mane are much lower than his powdered herb doses ( this happens quite often but is highly variable depending on the herb - and is an interesting topic in itself )
as a powdered herb 3-8gram a day
as a tincture - 1/4 to 1/2 tspn ( 1.25 to 2.5ml) 3-6x a day ( ie around 7.5 ml a day)
the tincture ratio is 1:5 herb to liquid - and yields are near 100% typically
so the tincture dose is equivalent to around 1.5g a day vs around 6g a day if using the powdered herb
so it seems its around 4x cheaper to do if you make your own tincture
at least that was my reasoning
I made a batch but have not tried it yet as my thinking was that it was perhaps better to use it when I felt I had mostly dealt with the infection - but it seems plenty f people use it throughout