Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on February 11, 2011
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MSM, Lyme disease, Pain relief and Detox
Here are two personal accounts of using MSM
I took MSM when I was in my forties. I had no idea that I had lyme. I took just 1/4 tsp a day and had amazing results. It helped with depression, low blood sugar, varicose veins, skin and hair health, scar tissue from tendonitis, sensitive teeth, my husband’s acid reflux, protections from the sun. Eventually, I upped my dosage to 1 tbl per day but I don’t think it was necessary. I upped it when I was sick, when my body could handle more. Before that, I could tell if I had too much because I would get a headache and feel pressure behind my eyes.
MSM goes to the place in the body that needs it the most. That was my personal experience. I would say that anyone with lyme should take small amounts everyday to help with glutathione. I love MSM!
When I first started MSM, I herxed [had a Herxheimer reaction – ed] a lot, and someone in my Lyme
group said that taking MSM was the equivalent of increasing all my other supps, as MSM made them more accessible to my cells. I backed off a bit and then carefully built up. Seems to be working well, so perhaps at this time just topical use of DMSO is the best way to go for me. It’s also a great way to deliver things that I’d rather not have the digestive tract have to deal with, even though I realize that once through the skin, DMSO does get around. With Lyme, everything is a balancing act, with the rules changing constantly.
I started MSM with just one little 250 mg capsule. 26 hours later the results were dramatic. What I
didn’t know at the time was that the positive results I attributed to the MSM were incorrect. The pain relief I got at that time was due to the detox effect of the MSM, it released vestiges of all the pain meds, caffeine and nicotine I had ingested all of my adult and some of my adolescent life. It took 3 months of increasing doses of MSM to get all of that out of me and I literally was on a drug high during that time.
MSM should not be over-depended on. Massive use of it will imbalance the body. It is particularly known to deplete one of the trace minerals – molybdenum. I think