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BigJohn
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I recently took a drug break from Rif and Biaxin for a month to give my body a break

I Have been eating very clean for the last year and gave up all sugar except for fruit

For the last month I have went on a very low carb diet and I was very tired and felt like sleeping a lot, Thats what drove me to low carbs

Then about the 4th week on low carbs I began not to be able to sleep, It feels like the change happened in a few day period, I went from one extreme to the other and I went back on doxy and today started rif

I feel like I am amped up and I think it is because the low carb diet changed something in my brain chemistry and it began to starve the bugs because I began to twitch all over my body

It is like the bacteria came out of hiding once the carbs were gone

I have slept very little over the last 4 days and everytime I start to dose off I get this Adrenalin rush that feels like it comes from my chest, This sensation does not happen when I am awake but happens right as i am about to fall asleep

Everytime I begin to dose off I get this feeling , Has anyone ever dealt with this and what did you do to overcome it

It feels like the devil waits for me to dose off then right as i am about to sleep i get this surge of energy that keeps me from sleeping

Could it be Anxiety, Adrenals and hormones out of wack, Sometimes I think it is central apnea, Because I do not snore, But always wake up short of breath

Sorry for the long post I just need some sleep

Thanks for any Help

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Your sleep issues sound exactly like mine. Without a bunch of supplements and meds, I can't sleep a wink.

Are you sure it's not the break from the meds and resulting increase in lyme symptoms that's the issue?

You'll have to get some sort of sleep supplements and/or meds. Without sleep, your lyme symptoms will only continue to get worse.

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I think the low carb diet has something to do with what I am going through and also Lyme,

Lack of sleep can really break you down Physically and Mentally

The mixture of the diet and meds wacked my system out

I took some melatonin last night and still only got over 1 hour, I just went to the health food store and purchased some Tryptophan

Adrenal fatigue is another thing many people with lyme deal with and adrenals can really mess you up in so many ways Including your sleep

I hope we both start sleeping better in the New Year

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