Post by Lyme Challenged on Aug 12, 2016 15:11:08 GMT -5
Thomas Grier In 1992 Dr Melvin P Heyes (J. Brain) published a neurological cascade in Lyme disease where tryptophan is diverted and converted to a neurotaxin in any brain with inflammation forming quinolinic acid (QA) a neurotoxin that excites neurons and makes them busy - hence you get foggy brain. Both magnesium and dextromethorphan can block the QA receptor (NMDA receptor on neurons) but still fuzziness can prevail so what else is going on? Maybe other neuron-excitotoxins, maybe brain damage, maybe active infection. But I have found alcohol can offer a slight brain clearing an I think it is from vasodilation.
I currently take sunflower lecithen, phosphtidyl serine, GABA, and some other supplements to boost brain repair, but nothing clears the fog for me better than dexmethasone 4 mg a steroid for all inflammation. But I only take it 2 days a month and reserve it for when I have a long drive or a lecture to give because driving really makes my knees and hips hurt! But when I take dex it not only takes away my pain it, makes my head the most clear I can get. I suppose it is different for everyone but I suspect this is telling me I have inflammation in my CNS.