I am having a flare of exess brain activity (neuro excitoxicity is the term I've seen used by most) and I am trying to quiet things down so I can function and feel better.
First of all, overstimulation of my brain feels like everything is burning and tight inside my head, I get woozy, off balance at times, and have great difficulty using my eyes throughout the day (reading, scanning, keeping my balance walking down a hallway, etc.) I also feel totally brain fogged, headache prone and my eyes burn like fire.
Things I have tried in the past to address these symptoms include:
- taking GABA every night
- following a low to no glutamate diet, in addition follow gluten/dairy/soy free
- take neurontin 3 x's a day
- have tried Klonopin, but think it makes me a tad worse
I have read Dr. Paul Cheney's info about managing the excess firing of neurons and see that I could also try Kava Kava and Valerian root which he recommends. I am already taking lots of magnesium by mouth, and am very scared to try magnesium by injection since I am so sensitive to medications and supplements.
What limits my ability to function the most when I have these types of flares are my EYES! I use preservative free drops, have had all of my tear ducts plugged to treat dry eyes and have seen several eye doctors and a neuro eye guy who don't have any other suggestions.
Can anyone offer support, advice, or comments? Thank you very much!