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Kristyn
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Anyone here have horrible lyme rage and anger?
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This can cover a broad range of emotions / actions. And each person's description / definition can be very different.

Nevertheless, if you are feeling such feelings or acting out in the spur of the moment, maybe saying things you later wish you had not . . .

I have found that it always helps to look to food - nutrition - and hydration.

For many with lyme, ADRENAL issues are major and when the adrenals are so overwhelmed as with lyme, our ability to handle stress can take odd turns. Be kind to yourself, and others. Just stop, assess, rest.

I think such feelings can be an emergency to - really - stop. Stop now, get down and stay quiet. ASAP, in the most convenient safe place possible.

For my body, in the past, LOW BLOOD SUGAR was on the top of the list to blame -- but I did not know that then.

My suggestion for good meals right now would be:

some beef (for the nutrients; chicken might also help but not nearly as nutritious) . . . SALMON is the best, though. Even a can of WILD caught Alaskan salmon could save your day. Add some extra virgin olive oil and good salt.

EGGS are good though try to get pastured, free range.

You can eat 3 or 4 eggs any time of the day. They are excellent nutrition for us.

Low salt could also be making you more prone to these episodes.

Along with your fish or animal protein, some good veggies like maybe zucchini, carrots, or the like.

Mushrooms, too, are very helpful. with Butter, real butter. It;s very good for brain stability.

You might get a home blood glucose meter so you know where your blood sugar is before and after certain meals, at intervals of 30-minutes, one-hour, two hours, for starters.

Avoid an foods that send your blood glucose (BG) high or crashing back down. Those would be any sugars, foods from flours of any kind . . .

If you have other questions about food / nutrition, I'll check back and try to connect you with good links.

Also, if you take any kind of mood or sleep Rx, those can have some really rough side-effects. Be sure to consider.

And - when you feel like this, if at all possible, lie down in a dark room, maybe with soft music, close your eyes, and REST. This kind of "emergency" resting could be a life saver in various ways. REST for a half hour, at least, if possible. Longer if you need that.

CONNECT WITH YOUR LLMD - they would want to know what you are going through.

And ask them to also assess you for BARTONELLA at your next visit. Or ask if you've been assessed. Bartonella presents sometimes with some really rough mood management times.

Take care.
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Avoid any supplement that contains Glutamate, Glutamic Acid as these can be very- very - toxic& "excitatory" to the brain and nerve cells. Avoid MSG by all names, including "natural flavors" -


MAGNESIUM is the top supplement to consider, too.

If you are taking any "brain" support supplements, I would be very careful as some of those can boomerang, big time.

I found that out years ago when I tried GABA / Glutamine / and Tryptophan. All of those, at various times caused me emergency times of not being able to cope.

It took me years to figure out that beef and fat from beef or butter with my meat was far better for my brain stability. And that salmon was an immediate helper. Try to always have cans of good salmon on hand. Sardines, too.

Also going gluten free was vital. The gluten can really mess with a brain & emotions.

There's a lot to consider, and, of course lyme can add to this burden, yet - the best coping skills often come down to our food choices & reactions And - are we tired? Do we need to lie down?

Take care.
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http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=123746;p=0

Topic: MAGNESIUM - Informational Links set


Later, if you want the most important sources relating to my suggestion for meat / butter . . . being gluten free - and only real foods (not processed), you might start with:

Nina Teicholz - The Big FAT Lie: Why Meat, Butter & Cheese belong . . .

(though many who have lyme might not do so great with cheese.

& Gary Taubes - various books.

both have YouTube video presentations and websites as well.

Also find talks and website for this psychiatrist who has made nutrition counseling for college students her life's work:

Dr. Georgia Ede | Diagnosis:Diet

https://www.diagnosisdiet.com/foods

Georgia Ede MD.

. . . However, meat has unique properties that make it more nutritious, easier to digest, and less likely to irritate your body than . . . .
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Some people have found wonderful relief from various stress emotions / behavior simply by stopping all vegetable or seed oils. It can have a found difference, to avoid them. Why?


http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/3/38357?#000000

Topic: "Vegetable" / Seed Oils: Danger & Damage. Teicholz et al
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You might also contact your local lyme support group, your LLMD's office (if you have a LLMD) . . . and ask about any therapist or counselor you might see for conversation about all this.

It is important that whomever you consult, they are very much lyme "literate" for there are things that happen with lyme that most regular professionals don't know about.

And, reach out to the leader / members at your local lyme support group. They will understand and also know where to guide you for any professional advice.
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DiaThrive is an inexpensive blood glucose meter. They have their own website, just call them if questions . . . YouTube has a video and Amazon also sells their products.

You can buy a glucose meter from any drug store, though, they can be expensive.

In the meantime, you might just ask your doctor - or any Urgent Care if they could just do an on the spot blood glucose test for you but be clear up front on any costs -- or maybe ask a pharmacist for suggestions.

My DiaThrive meter and test strips arrived two days after ordering through them by phone.

It may be that just eating a good meal will bring you back around -- but some people need to see for themselves just what their BG levels do. So, in this way, the meter can be good.
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Re: Food Additives that can cause or contribute to mood changes, anger, rage, depression, fatigue, headaches, anxiety, insomnia, etc.

Those who are ill and especially those with lyme can have more pronounced effects than others in the general population who may appear to do fine with some "food" or processed foods that might tip any one of us here over the edge.

Lyme is also a toxic infection. The liver is greatly stressed. So it's best to avoid anything that might be too excitatory, and especially neuro-excitatory.


http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=029690;p=0

EXCITOTOXINSs in Food:

MSG; Aspartame; & "Natural" Flavors (that are not likely natural at all).


Check all supplements and assess diet (and anything that comes into our bodies for:

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/1/113775?#000000

Topic: Amino Acid Information Link

See post: Caution: Aspartate; Glutamine; and Phenylalanine (3 excitatory amino acids that can be wrong for us when added as supplements, beyond a normal dietary level)

Seaweed has its own natural MSG and can be very excitatory
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Milk Thistle is the basic place to start with liver support. It can help in many ways.

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=030792;p=0

LIVER & KIDNEY SUPPORT & and several HERXHEIMER support links, too.

Whether yet in treatment, or not . . . liver support can help manage the various physical and neurological / emotional reactions to the toxicity of lyme.
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Dr B, LLMD Pyschriatist is the leader in Lyme Aggresion research.

https://res.mdpi.com/d_attachment/healthcare/healthcare-06-00104/article_deploy/healthcare-06-00104.pdf

http://www.mentalhealthandillness.com/Articles/AggressionAndLymeDisease.htm

https://www.bustle.com/p/lyme-disease-rage-made-me-forget-who-i-am-heres-how-i-learned-it-wasnt-me-17140847

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what has helped me is reducing the inflammation in my brain.

Japanese Knotweed is a good place to start.

See Buhner Healing Lyme online. Also check out is books.

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Herbal Treatments for Lyme and Co-Infections:
http://buhnerhealinglyme.com
http://www.tiredoflyme.com/the-cowden-protocol-for-lyme-disease.html http://www.sinomedresearch.org http://www.lymenet.org/SupportGroups/

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