Brief History... Igenex test showed lyme specific positive or IND. Believe I was bit about 7 years ago. Haven't actively started treating, but have done few cycles of doxy and cats claw.
So lately for the past week I have been on LDN(Low Dose Naltrexone) since I have Hashimotos Auto Immune. I have noticed that alot of my Lyme symptoms have come back with avengance.
These symptoms only seem to occur when I am sleeping. They are a toxic feeling in my whole body. This consists of heavy arms, burning/itching under my skin, and an electrical type feeling that is very uncomfortable. Needless to say I cannot sleep with this.
Can any of you relate with these symptoms? Why does this only occur while sleeping or trying to relax?
Also, I was thinking about starting to use an infrared sauna for detoxing and Lyme treatment, anyone has experience?
Re hashimoto's -- there can be some connection between Lyme and thyroid disorders, but I don't know much more than that about it. I recently was put on thyroid supps and they are fab.
Naltrexone for thyroid? Wiki says: "Naltrexone is an opioid receptor antagonist used primarily in the management of alcohol dependence and opioid dependence." Maybe there is a secondary usage for it that I didn't see.
About trouble sleeping, yes, it happens to me when the bugz are active. Sleep is disturbed, dreams are wild and confused, and I'm generally a mess. Lyme does like to muck with the sleep cycle and I'm guessing there are several ways it does that. I've read that with treatment, sleep gets better -- it sure worked that way for me. Also magnesium supplements helped me sleep, and also thyroid supps now that I am on them.
Re infrared sauna: no idea. Maybe someone else can comment.
I read the wiki on naltrexone; if I understand correctly, it is symptomatic treatment in a variety of conditions for which there is no standard treatment: MS; fibromyalgia. Thus it is perhaps not killing bacteria in Lyme, but giving some symptom relief, which is no small thing.
Re thyroid meds: taking synthetic T3 and T4 to good effect. Not Armour. Concerns over contamination in the food chain.
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