Lyme Brain.

Written by Lee Stevenson.

The brain can heal but it takes someone very experienced to heal the brain from Lyme. Something not mentioned lyme can cause thrombosis that inhibits blood flow throughout the body. Covid and the covid vaccine can also cause many of these things to occur. The issues in the brain caused by Lyme is referred to as neuroborreliosis. Gut dysbiosis, mold exposure, many other infections especially herpes, and toxin exposure can cause much of this to occur but Lyme seems to really hit the brain. Many vaccine can cause this to occur.

Infection causes many of these things to occur. It can also occur in gut dysbiosis , tick born illness especially Lyme disease causes the most severe symptoms. I am going to discuss how the brain is effected by Lyme disease but keep in mind other infections and the things I mentioned can also cause these things to occur.

Somnolence which is excess sleepiness. This is caused by the brain swelling and many other injuries to the brain. A person will feel excessively sleepy no matter how much they sleep.

Insomnia difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Those who have had lyme call this wired but tired.

Emotional lability short emotional outburst, sudden episodes of laughing or crying. Over response to things emotionally. This can be caused by the brain inflammation or brain ischemia. Lyme causes both. Lyme can cause extreme episodes of depression.

Lyme causes impaired memory and concentration this is from the inflammation, damage to the brain and sometimes the ischemia.

Dementia impairments in memory , thinking, emotional problems, issues with language processing. Psychological symptoms can include depression, psychotic hallucinations and delusions, apathy, and anxiety. The most commonly affected areas include memory, visuospatial function affecting perception and orientation, language, attention and problem solving.

Lyme causes brain lesions which damages many areas of the brain.

Lymphocytic meningitis severe headache, possible fever, photophobia(light intolerance or light sensitivity) and meningism (swollen meningism usually causes neck stiffness, when severe it can cause severe swelling at back of the neck). Stiffness in knees, change in appetite, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, seizures, loss of consciousness, non-blanching rash (skin lesions that do not fade when glass is pressed to the.)

Cranial neuritis blurred vision, Bell’s palsy, tingling and numbness in various areas, skin sensitive to touch. Week or paralyzed muscles, visual changes like blurred or double vision, issues with hearing.

Radiculopathy pinching of nerve in spinal cord. This can effect a variety of areas , it causes weakness or numbness in limbs, can cause pain and tingling. There will be pain in the area the spinal cord is pinched. Pain in and around the chest while breathing.

Hemorrages in the brain. Bleeding in the brain.

Myelitis inflammation in nerves that causes pain, tingling in extremities, loss of strength in extremities, loss of feeling, pain in area myelitis has occurred. Could cause problems with bowel or bladder control. And can develop a fever.

Vasculitis which can result in stroke. This is inflammation in the blood vessels which results in inhibited blood flow. This can cause headaches, fatigue, weight loss, aches and pains throughout the body. Can cause pain after eating and cause stomach ulcers. Can cause numbness in hands or feet, you can develop shortness of breath and even cough up blood, and bleeding under the skin which can cause skin lesions.

Brain atrophy the brain pretty much starts dying.

Brain calcification calcium deposits in blood vessels in the brain which severely effects how it functions. This can cause movement disorders, mental dysfunction, muscle rigidity and muscle trembling. It can cause uncontrolled movement of the limbs, difficulty swallowing, decline in intellectual function, impaired speech, headaches, severe dizziness, seizures and either the inability to urinate or excessive urination.

Why those with Lyme disease get so ill.

I am writing this to show why people get so ill with Lyme disease. Lyme infection rarely occurs on it’s own. Most insects that transmit Lyme carry other infectious diseases. Lyme disables the immune system making it difficult to clear out any type of infection. Lyme also has many ways of evading the immune system. It can take a variety of forms such as cyst or biofilm to protect itself from the immune system and antibiotics. Lyme disease has developed strategies to avoid almost all the things used by our immune system to fight infection including hydrogen peroxide. Lyme even infects the lymph’s and disables their ability to detect infection. Lyme has more methods of evading the immune system then the virus that causes HIV. Most who have Lyme disease experience Bell’s Palsy. This is where one side of the face become paralyzed and drops. It sometimes takes months to heal.

This is a good article that gives a small summary of just some of the things Lyme can do.

Something to take note of the test for Lyme disease has a very high failure rate at detecting it. Not only that there are a variety of species of Borrelia and as far as I know the test only test for one so if a person has any of the other species of Lyme disease the test will not detect it. Also those infected with Lyme are rarely test for the coinfections which are almost always present when the infection occurs.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6963229/

Lyme causes systemic inflammation. Systemic inflammation also inhibits the immune system and can cause the body to turn on itself. Lyme can cause a variety of symptoms such as joint swelling, neurological issues, brain damage, myocarditis, thrombosis, organ failures and many other health issues. The systemic inflammation caused by Lyme disease damages the heart in many ways which reduces it’s ability to supply blood to the body. This is why often times those with Lyme will experience numbness in hands and feet. When left untreated death can occur. This is so common with Lyme disease that if a person experiences Bell’s Palsy then they should find a medical professional to treat them that is very knowledgeable about Lyme disease and the coinfections that occur with it. Sudden temperature changes often times can set Bell’s Palsy off or make it worse.

Lyme can damage the joints in a variety of ways. Lyme can cause high ammonia levels which lead to metabolic issues which causes soft tissue to break down in the body. Lyme can cause synovial fluid to build up in the joints and could cause them to eventually start leaking. Lyme can also break down the soft tissue in the joints and body causing fluids to leak into surrounding areas which causes joint swelling and arthritis. Lyme cause high urease levels which can lead to gout. Some suffer from more then one of those. Lyme also causes bone loss in some.

Lyme disease can cause autoimmunity . A person with Lyme can experience autoimmune issues that cause them to develop many food intolerances, they could develop things such as Lupus, Psoriasis or interstitial cystitis among many other autoimmune related illnesses.

Lyme damages the heart and cardiovascular system in a variety of ways. Many Lyme sufferers are learning from experience that many medical professionals and cardiologist do not know how to identify the cardiac issues caused by Lyme. Sad when those who have become ill learn to read test better then those who are supposed to know how to interpret the results of test but experience has taught many of us that they rarely know how to interpret the results of test accurately. Lyme can cause damage to the blood vessels and cause excess blood clotting. The excess blood clotting if not addressed can lead to stroke, heart failure and death. Many push themselves too hard when they start feeling better and will set themselves back in their healing for weak. I myself made this mistake many times before I learn to only do a certain amount and to slowly increase the stressors in life whether physical or emotional because emotional stress can often times take more of a toll on the heart then physical stress.

Lyme can cause brain damage and other neurological damage. My experience has shown my that people are very resilient. I have seen many maintain their composure even though the Lyme was effecting their brains especially their memory they still seem to maintain their composure and not react to the variety of emotions that occur while they are very ill. Not only that but Lyme causes pain beyond anything a person can imagine. I have learned this from personal experience and that takes it toll on the body by draining all our energy and it often times takes a lot of mental resources to deal with the pain a person with Lyme is experiencing.

Most have Lyme disease and do not know it. A large number of those suffering from interstitial cystitis go many years having Lyme disease and never get diagnosed because of the high failure rate of the test at detecting Lyme. Because Lyme takes so many forms and has many ways to stealth itself from the immune system the body may not have an immune response to the spirochete so a person can go for years with Lyme disease and the test will not detect it. Many who have lyme disease develop liver , kidney , bladder , gall bladder and many other health issues. Most I know who had Lyme disease found urinating was very painful.

Lyme disease also alters B cells status which effects the gut and can cause gut dysbiosis leading to leaky gut, inflammatory bowel disease, diarrhea or constipation. This article summarizes what can happen to the gut when you have Lyme the things that can occur are complex and would take a whole separate article to discuss. The second article has links to research showing how Lyme effects the gut.

https://www.publichealthalert.org/palsy-of-the-gut-and-other-gi-manifestations-of-lyme-and-associated-diseases.html

Lyme causes autoimmunity through molecular mimicry. It mimics proteins in the body. If the body detects that the protein is actually an infection then it will start attacking it. Because it is similar to proteins that are in the body it causes many types of autoimmunity from mast cell activation syndrome, to diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Many infections can cause autoimmunity if systemic inflammation from a toxin or a drug has already occurred. Once this occurs it creates a positive feed back loop that is very difficult to break. These are the symptoms and illnesses that Lyme autoimmunity can cause. Myocarditis, thrombosis, erythema migrans, lyphocytoma, plexis nueritis, cranial nueritis, Bell’s Palsy, endotoxemia, hyperammonemia, proteinuria, gut dysbiosis, leaky gut, inflammatory bowel disease, interstitial cystitis and other renal diseases, Bannswoarth’s syndrome, muscular dystrophy, ALS, fibromyalgia, arthritis, dissassociative disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome, disease that are caused by lesions in the body including Parkinson’s , cancer, myositis, acrodermatitis and many other skin disorders including Lupus, loss of fluids from the joints causing them to leak into the surrounding areas, depression, irritability, mental confusion, memory loss, polyneuropathy encephlomyelitis, memory deficit disorder, somnolence (excessive sleeping), adrenal fatigue, some will go the other way and will have difficulty sleeping, I alternated between somnolence and insomnia, anorexia, flu like symptoms that will not go away, night blindness, sensitivity to light which causes a person to be easily blinded by light, and nerve palsy. These are the symptoms and health issues I have seen occur the most though Lyme causes many other health issues.

The severe headaches caused by Lyme can be caused by many things. Lyme can enter the brain and cause meningitis, Lyme causes high ammonia levels which damages the blood brain barrier leaving excess glutamate enter the brain which can effect the NMDA and leaving toxins enter the brain that would not normally enter the brain. The endotoxins from Lyme itself can cause the blood brain barrier to become porous leaving it enter the brain causing brain inflammation and effecting many receptors.

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Lyme and digestion

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Lyme autoimmunity

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