Post Edited (KeepHope) : 3/8/2009 1:44:42 AM (GMT-7)
KeepHope, make sure your doctor knows what you are experiencing. His/her advice should be the first thing to follow.
Herxes are caused from toxins created when the bacteria are killed. It is important to do things to detoxify. Some things that can help to detox are exercising, saunas, detox baths, and taking supplements like Milk Thistle, Chitosan, Questran, or Parsley. Ask your doctor about adding these to your protocol.
I believe some doctors recommend drinking Alka-Seltzer during a herx. Drinking water with lemon may help some.
I was wondering if you could provide more specific information regarding Singulair for herxing? My sister is gravely ill with lyme, and just starting another RX combo - biaxcin and plaquenil. If the past is any indicator, she will suffer through hellish herxes, and was just thinking if Singulair worked to reduce or eliminate them, what a miracle! Several years ago, she was prescribed colstyramine to help with detoxing and herxing, but that made her so very sick we had to stop after about 3 weeks!
I'm assuming that Singulair is a prescription medication? If so, she'll need to get a script from her doctor. Also, how often and when did you take it? I wonder if Zyrtec (OTC) could be as effective? Any knowledge about Zyrtec?
Thanks in advance for any further information you can provide. God bless!