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Posted by Dave Peters (Member # 22292) on :
Does anxiety come from lyme or is it because of a co-infection?

Can it be treated with ABX?

Posted by 17hens (Member # 23747) on :
I believe my anxiety is related to Bartonella and it's gotten worse since my treatment started hitting the Bart hard.

I expect it to clear up along with the rest of my Bart symptoms.

It helps me to know that the bacteria are causing this feeling and it's not really me. It helps me to get past it.

Hope it helps you too.
Posted by Toppers (Member # 20083) on :
Bartonella for sure.
Posted by Keebler (Member # 12673) on :
It's the toxic overload and how that can destroy the nerve function but also trash the liver and fry the adrenal system.

Toxins also can affect our inner ear/balance system and when that is out of whack, anxiety follows as the body can't figure out where it is in space and the fight or flight hormones kick in.

Lyme is one of the most toxic infections known to man. Yes, it can be a huge contributor to anxiety. But, so can other tick-borne infections. For many, bartonella has been a mighty force.

But, it's the toxicity that can be from any infection - and, in some cases - from certain drugs or foods. In addition to being proactive with treating all infections, Liver support - and adrenal support - are key.

When the liver (&/or kidneys) face too much to easily clear out, the toxins hang around and cause even more damage in the body.

Avoid all artificial sweeteners (especially aspartame) and MSG in all its names, too.

Magnesium is the number one helper to decrease anxiety as it is often from magnesium deficiency - which can also be from Vitamin D deficiency.

Fish oil and Turmeric/Curcumin is also very helpful. Antioxidants and supplements that help reduce endotoxins are also important as they work on many levels.


Posted by Keebler (Member # 12673) on :
3/4 of the way down page one, there are lots of LIVER LINKS:;f=1;t=065801

Topic: TINNITUS: Ringing Between The Ears; Vestibular, Balance, Hearing with compiled links - including HYPERACUSIS


Cordyceps is recommend here for adrenal support; Milk Thistle and others to help the liver. Others, still for other body organs or systems:

This is included in Burrascano's Guidelines, but you may want to be able to refer to it separately, too:

Nutritional Supplements in Disseminated Lyme Disease

J.J. Burrascano, Jr., MD (2008)


Great information about treatments options and support measures, including those to help adrenal/endocrine function: (through Amazon)


- by Kenneth B. Singleton , MD; James A. Duke. Ph.D. (Foreword)

You can read more about it here and see customer reviews.

Web site:


Underactive Adrenal Gland - Stresses and Problems with the Body's 'Gear Box' - by Dr. Sarah Myhill, MD


Many libraries carry this book and you can read 95 customer reviews here (average 4.5 star out of 5) AND see inside the book:

Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome

~ James L. Wilson, ND, DC, PhD, Johnathan V. Wright, MD

About $10. And qualifies for free shipping with a total $25. Purchase at Amazon


Curcumin Prevents Some Stress-Related Changes

Posted by Keebler (Member # 12673) on :
And then there is the matter of heavy metals (mercury, etc.) that seems to come with lyme. More about healing from toxins:

Online Radio Interview with Dr. Klinghardt
Posted by Beachinit (Member # 21040) on :
Bart seems to be number one for me concerning
anxiety, Lyme is more of a brain fog thing,
babesia more of a seasick thing for me anyway.

Posted by valeriedc (Member # 24950) on :
I'm in year 1 of treatment for lyme and babesia and definitely have increased anxiety (and insomnia) which I'm also treated for but not with abx. When it gets really bad (anxiety overcomes the meds), I go off all abx then slowly build back up.
Posted by bcb1200 (Member # 25745) on :
I had rediculous anxiety back in Feb / March / early April when I started feeling bad. I thought I was going nuts. I would panic. I was told it was stress so I went on 20mg of Prozac.

It has helped.

I definitely have less / no anxiety now. Not sure if that is because I now know it is Lyme or because of Prozac. I want to come off in a few months.

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