Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Limbic System and Chronic Lyme

Last update from me was in October! At that time I had had a difficult time controlling my Limbic system. Anyone with Chronic Lyme or who has a loved one with Lyme, should understand the Limbic part of the brain. It controls:

-Memory and learning
-Emotions, particularly anger, fear, and suicidal thoughts
-Hormone production and regulation
-Attention span and the ability to carry out tasks
-Hunger, thirst, sleep/wake cycles, and sexual function
-Fear and addiction
-The Autonomic nervous system, that regulates heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature

To get through Lyme treatments, no matter what treatments you are doing i.e. herbs, homeopathics, Rife, or antibiotics, you should support your Limbic system.

How? Check, support and monitor hormones. If necessary use seizure medications (Lamictal, Neurontin, and Clonopin) to help stabilize mood swings (suidical thoughts, phobias...

Some supplements that I found useful to help calm my brain have been Benfotiamine (lipid soluble thiamine), Methyl B12 injections, Deplin (high dose prescription methyl folate), Magnesium Glycinate, and calcium...

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