My LLMD says Flagyl is the cornerstone of his treatment. He gives it down the road for the cyst form of Lyme, but he also says he's pretty sure it goes after babesia, too. He's been seeing this in his practice.
It sounds reasonable that he would get much worse before he gets better. My first flare up ever lasted for about 3 months and then I will still feeling badly for another 6 months before seeing improvement.
The herx definately shows he is killing the lyme BUT your doctor may want to consider a lower dose because clearly his reaction to this dose is not tolerable.
Hi mosiegotlyme, welcome to the board!
How are you doing on the Mepron and Zithromax? Do you know how long you will be taking it?