Lyme Disease Treatment Step 8 of 10
Lyme disease is an infectious disease that affects over 300,000 people in the United States each year. Transmitted through tick bites, the disease comes with symptoms like fatigue, a red rash, headaches, joint pain and cognitive decline. Symptoms can appear anywhere from 3 to 30 days from the time of the tick bite and last for years if not treated.
Over the course of 15 years, East Valley Naturopathic Doctors have developed a 10-step program to help our patients recover from Lyme disease. The 10-steps we recommend can all be evaluated throughout your treatment, with standard labs in order to monitor your progress towards recovery.
Step 8 in our 10-step program for Lyme disease recovery is treating neurotransmitter deficiencies such as serotonin, adrenaline, noradrenaline, and dopamine. Neurotransmitters help us manage our mood and the stress in our lives. When you’re fighting Lyme disease, anxiety and depression are common. Whether your depression or anxiety was present before contracting Lyme disease or not, most people diagnosed with the infectious disease begin feeling depressed. This depression may be caused by a feeling of fatigue which is brought on by your body’s constant struggle to managing Lyme in the background of your day-to-day life. The constant strain on your mood stabilizing chemicals, to produced and react in your body and brain can result in glandular fatigue. The constant strain upon your glands can, in fact, drain the pool of transmitters that are needed to stabilize your emotions.
In short, step 8 of our recovery program for Lyme disease helps to rebuild the neurotransmitter system by evaluating neurotransmitters through blood work and possible support through amino acid precursors.
Medications are rarely prescribed, but instead natural precursor amino acids to serotonin, dopamine, adrenaline are given to support and restore the optimal balance of brain and gut neurotransmitters. Generally cost averages here about $40 per month
At East Valley Naturopathic Doctors, we want what is best for our patients. If you or a loved one is struggling with Lyme disease, schedule an appointment with us and we will help you get on our 10 step program so you can begin your road to recovery.