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pug7
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Does anyone know anything about the effects of an electric injury on Lyme? I recently had an electric shock that sent me to the ER. I am not recovering as expected. The strange thing is that most of my symptoms are the same ones I originally had with Lyme: heart beat issues, paresthesias (prickly hot numbness all over), muscle twitches, pain and tightness, memory issues etc.

I was treated for Lyme from 2001-7 with lots of antibiotics. I had some residual symptoms which I was willing to accept in order to get off meds. I have had very high ANA's indicating autoimmunity, so this could be more of a lupus type inflammatory response, but I also wonder if some of the nerve damage (and a few white matter brain lesions) might mean the current had more access to my nervous system.

Or if the shock somehow stirred up the Lyme critters that were hiding and lying low.

Anyone else have this experience? Advice?

I am doing Tai Chi and Reiki like crazy. Not much effect. Anxiety and depression are also part of this, which I really have not had to this degree before. Thanks.

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Maybe it's like a trauma. Sure sounds like a trauma! I don't know what to suggest.

Get lots of rest !!

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Pug7, your symptoms sound like magnesium deficiency.

Anxiety, depression, cardiac arrythmias, muscle twitches, muscle tightness, pain.

Either the electric shock did something that affected the minerals in your body, or your liver is working harder and using up magesium.

Or something else, who knows.
Take more supplemental magesium, and eat foods high in mag.

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Also.. Watch this video... another possibility...

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=123152;p=0

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Thanks for the suggestions. The thing is, I was fine the moment before the shock, and not fine ever since the shock. I don't think I would suddenly become deficient in anything in that span of seconds. However, I will ask that my Mg and B12 be checked. A friend of mine was crippled by B12 deficiency, actually.
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If you'll watch the video, you'll see that there are specific tests the Dr needs to do in order to find the B12 deficiency. Supposedly, Drs are not ordering the right tests.

But you are right, that would be pretty strange to suddenly be deficient.

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From what I've read, any kind of physical or emotional trauma can cause Lyme to get worse.
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You've been hit by Lightning, to a degree. And it's going to take some time to get over that.

I had an electric shock as an older teen and it really did me in for a long time (in retrospect, of course). I had wet hand, cleaning up the kitchen counter and grabbed the "live" end of an electrical coffee perculator chord (common back in the late sixties).

Usually, it was always unplugged from the wall but not this time - as it grabbed me and would not let go for what seemed like the longest time. Of course, in shock I told everyone I was "fine" and just fell dazed into bed -- but I look back at how dazed I continued to be for a long time after that and wonder.


I think it is is extremely important that ASAP, you get this book (library probably has it). This explains the medical profession's lack of knowledge regarding at least Lightning strikes and the long road to recovery.

Of course, household electrical shocks would seem less intense but still . . . this book will help you better understand what you are going through - and why not even just any cardiologist may be able to help. It may take a very special doctor.

I would find the closest patient "Lightning strike support group" near to you and see who the best doctors have been for them. Same for any kind of electrical shock groups, if there are such.

And ADRENAL SHOCK probably also hit hard and that can take a while to get better (especially with lyme).

While very important considerations for healing are here -- and a sad view at doctors (who I hope now know more about all this, thanks in part to the author) this is a very FUNNY BOOK. Lots of LOLs so I found it an easy read.


http://www.amazon.com/Match-Heart-Womans-Struck-Lightning/dp/0140179372

A Match to the Heart: One Woman's Story of Being Struck By Lightning - by Gretel Ehrlich

By the way, while it took time, she did recover. I later saw her doing research for other books and some feature reporting from all over the globe.
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You may need Cortef for a while. Talk to your LLMD about this. It's important that they know what you went through.

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Cortef ? Physiological replacement dose range is discussed here.

Adrenal links & sleep support, too.


IF a higher than physiological dose is involved, this really matters:

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/1/100984?#000000

Topic: what do STEROIDS actually do to us?
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REST deserves its very own post. You may need more rest. Erhlich's book really makes that clear.

After an electrical shock: rest, rest, rest.

Of course, I'd want a LL ND on board to help with heart and adrenal support herbs & nutrients.

Mitochondrial repair is especially vital, too. LL NDs will know more about all this but for a start:

B-12, and other good suggestions from others' posts above

GREENS powders like SPIRULINA

MAGNESIUM (as Carol suggests)

TAURINE, too (If you happen to be vegan or vegarian, you MUST supplement taurine but after such an electrical injury, it may be important besides what you can get in eggs, fish and meat, even when from "happy" animals)

FISH OIL

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