Herxing is when you are on treatment and all of your symptoms get a lot worse. If you have muscle/joint pain, then the pain gets worse. You may feel like you have the flu and may also run fever. Some old symptoms may come back and some new symptoms may start up. This is caused by the die off from the Lyme bacteria.
When I herx, my body pain gets a lot worse. Sometimes I can barely walk or move. I tend to run a low grade fever too. I have Bartonella so the bottoms of my feet usually hurt pretty bad as well. Sometimes I have heightened anxiety, smells, and am sensitive to light and sound. It all depends on where the bacteria is in ones body.
There is no set time when one will herx. Some people herx right away like me and others take weeks to months. It depends on how much die off is happening and how fast your liver is getting rid of the toxins.
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