I have been having brain fog BADLY the last few months; more than usual, more than the last several years.
I do things like call people the wrong names. I open the fridge looking for my wallet. I have to close my eyes and think sometimes to have a conversation. I mix up words. I pull into the wrong neighborhood.
This brain fog can also accompany a migraine type headache. Advil will help the headache; but not the brain fog. If I don't take advil, the headache will last into the next day.
I think its one of a few things. But wanted feedback from others....
1) chemicals/toxins from die off. I read that when you have die off from yeast or other things it creates formaldehyde?
2) My LLMD has determined I have epstein barr within my central nervous system... he detected it there. He has also told me the severe epstein barr I have going on can cause brain fog in and of itself
3) I am starting to get MS and this is just a beginning stage symptom (Have other accompanying symptoms of MS - itching, tingling, pins and needles in the feet and hands, dizziness)
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Over 10 years ago some lyme doctors were saying this and the evidence I read was compelling.
It is most likely that MS is simply lyme disease. So, if I were you, I would forget MS.
I have known a person who was told that they had MS. After more than a year of that diagnosis and painful injections each moringing into her upper legs, she was told that she did not have MS after all. When I asked what made it go away, she said she had taken antibiotics.
And, this woman was young--in her 30s. It was a terrible blow to have been told that for a number of years at her age, and right after having a baby!
So, from all that I know, I think that MS is really a misdiagnosis of something else (probably lyme) and is doing people a great disservice.
I would NEVER accept a diagnosis of MS. MS is a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning that the doctor has checked every other possible illness and ruled them out. So, it is an "I don't know what is wrong with you" diagnosis.
AND, you have to have at least 2 episodes of it for them to be sure it is MS. Ha! My friend had that, and still her "MS" went away.
So, the idea that there is even such a thing as MS is really weak. It looks just like lyme on a spine and brain scan, MRI.
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I was having unbearable brain fog, exhaustion and depression during and after my last round of tetracycline and rifampin. When I stopped these I was still Gone.
It's a little less than four weeks later and I happened to get a bottle of Gabamax Gabatrol powder in the mail. I started taking it to replace benzos since I'd been cut off.
Lo and Behold after taking it three times a day after ONE day my brain kicked right on.
Drugs killing infections. Messes with neurotransmitters. Brain does not switch back after a bunch of microglia blow up.
I am not sure if increasing GABA would work for you because I have no idea if that's what ultimately happened. Neurotransmitters are dependent on other neurotransmitters so the GABA could have just flipped a switch that normalized something else.
But it might be worth it to experiment.
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Cat's Claw has always gotten rid of my brain fog. Lately, I've started drinking a cup of Cat's Claw tea every morning and I am surprised to be able to say that I've started feeling pretty good overall.
Foxy Loxy, I recently started having cramping in my feet at night - the tops of my feet were ice cold and they were painful to walk on. I did a "search" on Lymenet and found two people who said they had painful feet
as a result of taking Cryptolepis which surprised me because I've taken it successfully for quite a while now but I stopped taking it and last night, my feet were almost back to normal - not everyone might be affected by Crypto but I was.
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