Tricia Soderstrom of Abounding in Hope With Lyme was interviewed on the Anxiety Summit by host of the Anxiety Summit, Trudy Scott, Food Mood Expert and Nutritionist, author of The Antianxiety Food Solution.
How We Used GABA for Lyme Anxiety
- Lyme disease can mimic a number of psychiatric illnesses, including anxiety disorders
- Our journey with Lyme Disease
- Essential oil for ticks and having pets
- My daughter’s symptoms; Lyme pain, OCD, Anxiety, Panic Attacks
- Protocols; antibiotics, herbs, supplements, anxiety meds and anti-depressant meds
- Used GABA Calm sublinguals with good results and the Lyme pyroluria connection
Tricia shares this about her daughter’s Lyme anxiety:
When she was about seven my husband and I started noticing that she was washing her hands a lot, to the point where her hands would be just so raw and they would bleed a little bit. And we noticed just some repetitive things that she was doing. She started having like facial tics and motor tics and just really certain things would just kind of scare her more than usual. I kept taking her to the pediatrician and everything and then we started noticing more symptoms. She just began having anxiety, and it started out just kind of like little spurts here and there, but it became so overwhelming and so controlling over her life that she did not want to leave the house and she did not want me to leave her. Part of her anxiety was that something was going to happen to me. So she would just try to protect me with everything in her to keep me home with her or that I would take her with me everywhere I went. I could not leave her for a second. And if I did you could just tell she was so afraid and it was so heartbreaking, but it was so exhausting as a mom because it was 24 hours a day, it was not wanting to go to sleep at night; waking up in the middle of the night. If she read something for school it would set her off. If she saw something on TV that would set her off. And it just became a life consuming problem. And we were desperate, just desperate for answers.
Tricia shares how Source Naturals GABA Calm was so helpful for her daughter’s anxiety and for her too:
when your child is in this full-blown panic attack they’re not going to swallow a pill so the sublingual was great because I would put it in her mouth under her tongue and just tell her to suck on it. And you could just tell it would start to work and start to calm her down and really help her out.
They would take the edge off of her anxiety; they would help her to go back to sleep at night. And they helped me because I started taking GABA when I was so stressed out trying to interact with her and trying to help her.
And it’s nice to be able to just carry it in my purse if I need to, if anybody needs one
According to Dr. Klinghart, pyroluria needs to be addressed in order for the Lyme treatment to be successful. Here is the pyroluria questionnaire
Here are some resources from Tricia:
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