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Discussion in 'Cognition' started by Zuriel, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. Zuriel

    Zuriel

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    I have severe feeling like thousands of ants crawling in the brain. This happens all day and during sleep, causing me to wake up intermittently. Very frustrated. Any one with similar experience?
  2. caledonia

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    It may have something to do with GABA / glutamate balance. GABA is calming, glutamate is stimulating. You can try calming supplements like l-theanine and magnesium. You may need to take them through out the day and before bedtime, like four times a day. Any form of magnesium is good (magnesium glycinate, magnesium taurate, etc.) except magnesium oxide, which does not absorb well.

    Also check your diet for things like aspartame and eliminate them (any artificial sweetners, MSG, etc. )
  3. taniaaust1

    taniaaust1 Senior Member

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    I used to get that feeling with the ME... but in my case it wasnt just in my brain.. I got that right throu my whole body.. the most bothersome was my actual skin. (my case fit Morgellon's, many Morgellon's cases also meet ME/CFS criteria).

    Seeing its just in your brain it dont sound like the issue I had.
  4. arx

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    I too have sensations in the nerves of my brain. I describe them as weird buzzing sensations. I can't say whether what we feel is the same thing,but I would say similar,and it is hard to describe weird nerve sensations to another person(everyone perceives it in a different way). I used to have them in my legs,spine and head before. Months of mb12 have made them better,but they come again with startup after adding more supplements. My problem is definitely b12 and cofactor related. I don't know about yours,but yes, I face a similar experience and have been facing for about 10 months now. It is very frustrating. Won't let me sleep. I couldn't sleep lying straight for more than 6 months because I had those sensations in my spine,and they were very intense.
  5. Bunchy

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    My experience is very similar to arx (above post)

    MethylB12 and co factors (I'm doing Freddd's protocol) and Magnesium (Epsom salt baths especially) have helped a lot but the sensations still come back sometimes.

    Love Esperanza x

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