Can you use a herx reaction when starting strong antibiotics as a conclusive determination if you have lyme disease/co-infection? If taking the antibiotics by themselves without an active case of lyme, how likely is it you will react in a similar manner to a herx reaction?
Also, how common is it to have a herx reaction provided you do have an active case of lyme? I am wondering if you either A: have a herx reaction, or B: improve noticeably, would be pretty conclusive in revealing an active case provided testing doesn't yield in a positive result.
History: UC/Chrons since age 22, now 27. Several huge flares since then. Entire colon diseased at some point from cecum to rectum. Also had previous inflammation in terminal ileum.
Currently: flare -9/19/08 - now|Panic Disorder - 6/25/08 - now|Lyme Disease - 12/09/08 - now|Dysplastic Nevus Syndrome - 6 recent mod dysplasia moles excised, and many more to shave biopsy.
Drugs: prednisone 7.5mg|6mp 75 mg|lialda 4.8 mg|Paxil 50 mg|Klonopin .25 mg|Trazodone 50 mg|PRN Perc/Tramadol