Mayo clinic….thank goodness I was able to get in down there. Crossing my fingers for answers!
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Thanks Colleen. Really at wits end here, I need something to come out of my appointment with this neurologist tomorrow. Gabapentin just isn't doing anything for me. I hate to resort to klonopin, but at some point you'll do anything for some sleep. Starting to concern me, as I have never had this happen to me before, and to this extent. A buzzed sensation in the legs is what it feels like. Just exhausted right now.
I stopped back in early October due to the adverse effects it was having on me, and still having to this day to some degree. Seems like the theory is that it somehow got into my central nervous system and damaged something. Both antibiotics I took in tandem have been known to do this. It breaks the blood brain barrier, which I have been instructed to never do now with any medication that does that. I may have been predisposed due to having had 3 concussions in my life. But hopefully will at least get some relief here Friday with something that can help things calm down at night to allow me some decent sleep.
I have heard of that medication……obviously this works well for you from the sounds of it. Any side effects? How long before bed do you take it? I have to get something to help, feel like I am at wits end not being able to get solid sleep. Without that I won't heal as well of course. Really appreciate your comment here!
I posted here before about some of the CNS issues I am now having ever since taking a combination of antibiotics after a surgery this past fall. Again, I never had this issue either until taking this medication. It hasn't always been bad, but the past 4 weeks or so it really is hindering my ability to sleep much. Wondering if others have dealt with this, and how to remedy. I have Gabapentin to take, but it helps somewhat, but also leaves me really hung over the next morning (on top of the other fatigue/brain fog I have). Taking magnesium as well. I go to the Mayo clinic next week to get this whole adverse reaction I have had to the antibiotics, and this symptom is certain one that has been brought about because of it. But getting really desperate for sleep now.
Well, it seems like this surgery really altered things, as I have tested positive for SIBO now. Urine and stool test show some weird results as well, so am really trying to eat a clean healthy diet along with some supplements. The HCL is really adding acid to your stomach to help break down food better given that my surgery diverted bile away from the stomach. If you can't break these foods down, then less can be absorbed according to my functional doc. The less that is absorbed, the less the mitochondria have access to in order to build back up from being damaged. You can get this OTC, but I got mine through my functional doc. Worth a try, I seem to be eating more variety of foods now when I take this as compared to before.
Thank you all for responding! So appreciated. When something alters your life like this you want to try anything to get it back. My blood test revealed I was low in iron and vit K. Waiting for the urine test now to see what that shows. My functional doc wants to make sure I get the gut in shape to absorb nutrients normally, as like you said this can be really altered from the surgery. Taking Betaine HCL which is an acid additive, the premise being the system doesn't produce enough of this to break down foods. Trying not to be too scared with all this, as I said I have just never felt the tiredness/weakness to this degree in all my 56 years of life.