Herxing Reaction or Feeling Great = good protocol?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

KeepHope
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 222
   Posted 2/6/2009 2:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Which is it ??

Post Edited (KeepHope) : 3/8/2009 1:41:49 AM (GMT-7)


Razzle
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4396
   Posted 2/6/2009 2:55 AM (GMT -6)   
It is both. Antibiotics should lead to feeling better, but sometimes a person can feel worse before they feel better. But not everyone goes through the "feel worse" part. I've experienced both myself from antibiotics.
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Anemia, Lymphopenia, intermittant Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, Heparin (to flush PICC line), IV Cipro (for G-tube site infection).


Razzle
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4396
   Posted 2/6/2009 6:10 AM (GMT -6)   
The first abx I was ever on for any length of time was Ceftin for a sinus infection. I kept feeling better and better the longer I was on it, never had any herxing. But I'm convinced it had some anti-Lyme (and possibly anti-coinfection) activity. So I disagree that a good abx must create a severe herx. If your body is able to detox effectively, there shouldn't be a huge herx, in my humble opinion...
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Anemia, Lymphopenia, intermittant Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, Heparin (to flush PICC line), IV Cipro (for G-tube site infection).


bablymers
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 1458
   Posted 2/8/2009 2:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Razzle. I have read that a herx is really the side effects of toxic overload. Each of us may respond differently because of our ablility, or lack of ability, to process out toxins. In my opinion, the ideal protocol would not cause herxing. AAhh, now if we could just figure that out, wouldn't it be grand! Best wishes to all. bablymers mom

Agmaar
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 376
   Posted 2/8/2009 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Just a thought - but we all have different bateria loads and different body systems that are affected by the infection. You know - how much Lyme is there to kill and where is it. I don't see how there can be just one answer.

Just like - I don't have the muscle and joint pain symptoms, but do have malaise, fatigue and the cognitive problems. When I Herx - the malaise and psychiatric stuff get worse. There are probably people who have the joint pain get worse.

Maybe your first antibiotic wasn't effective enough? Maybe the new one is more effective and that's why you feel worse?

As others have said, we also vary at how well we can rid ourselves of the toxic overload that the Lyme die-off causes.
Rich
 
Lyme, anxitey, depression, chronic C. Pnuemoniae
 
"... expect the unexpected ..."  (O. Wilde)
 
"I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened." (Mark Twain)
 
 

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Saturday, August 19, 2017 4:42 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,857,574 posts in 313,525 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 155132 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Payli Tuzu.
364 Guest(s), 12 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
PeteZa, Hanana, Purrrsiankitty, Gear, Luvzminis, Girlie, KittyJ, Nana1988, mareish, Nervousnelly, tune, Tall Allen


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2017 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer