Depression,Numbness,Anxiety...Herx??

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hope_29
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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 7/13/2009 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
I know I don't write too much here because of my English, but I read a lot and I'm very thankful for this forum.
I have some question and I hope somebody can answer me.

I started ABs:
- Biaxin (Clarithromycin) 1500
- Ciprobay 1000
- Tindamax (Tinidazole) 1500

I started with Biaxin 3 days ago, than 2 days ago I added Ciprobay and yesterday I started Tindamax.
In the first 3 days I felt nothing, I mean it was not any changes in my symptoms.
But today afternoon my depression, anxiety, numbness, headache became worse. And I have nausea.
I feel it is too early, and I cannot continue this. I feel I'm close to faint.
I need help, what to do. I think it will be worse, but if I cannot continue I have no other option.

Is it too early to feel sooo bad?
I read about Flagyl, and I know the depression part will start at 21.days, but my depression and derealization is already bad.
Also, I'm afraid of taking xanax, because I had addiction before and I know it helps for a short time and then it will be much worse.

Until now I did detox bath and sauna every day in the last 1 month, I thought it will help.


Also, my doctor gives me AB for only 8 weeks. And I read that if somebody stop AB earlier, the lyme-bact. will be more aggressiv and resistant to AB. Does somebody know about it?
What do you think how long AB treatment has to be in chronic lyme?

Sorry about complaining, now my brain is so bad and confused
have lyme for about 4.5 years. I've just got positive lyme test.
(sorry about my English, it is not my mother tongue)


Agmaar
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 376
   Posted 7/13/2009 3:24 PM (GMT -6)   
The Herx reactions start when the abx levels are high enough to start killing the lyme bacteria.  Sure looks like you're there already.  The psych symptoms are bad, maybe you could talk to your Dr. about phasing the abx in more slowly.  It's not necessary to kill it all at once  shocked
 
I found the severe anxiety, depression, crying spells, etc,. usually last 3 days or so.  But they can be serious problems on their own.  You should probably be treated for anxiety and depression.  Please ask for help if the depression gets too bad.
 
I understand about the Xanax problem.  I had to wean off Klonopin once before and it wasn't fun.  But ... the anxiety is disabling and I just can't function at all when it's bad.  I look at it as taking care of the most important things first and I'll have to sort the rest out later.  I know I'll have a problem getting off klonopin again - but I can't do anything when the anxiety gets bad.  And then it's really difficult for my wife to deal with my anxiety episodes too.
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)
 
 


hope_29
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 90
   Posted 7/14/2009 12:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Agmaar,
Thank you for the answer.
Today morning I feel a little better, so I'm not sure that it was herx or bad rection for AB.
It would be nice to know.
I would like to avoid taking xanax, but probably I cannot.
When I'm bad, I'm very dizzy and close to faint, and I feel that if I take xanax, I will have more toxic and I will be worse.
have lyme for about 4.5 years. I've just got positive lyme test.
(sorry about my English, it is not my mother tongue)

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