Side effect from Doxy or herx?

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   Posted 11/2/2008 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
My Mom is having arthritis type pain in her hands since starting Doxy 3 weeks ago for lyme. She also feels very weak and no longer can exercise like she did prior to starting Doxy. Her balance is off now as well and she cannot do yoga poses that she was able to do prior to starting treatment.

Do you think the arthritis and the muscle weakness and balance issues could be from the Doxy or is more likely a herx?

Did you experience this on Doxy?



Joanne A
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   Posted 11/2/2008 10:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tickbattler,

Sounds like it could be a herx for your mom. It takes 3-4 weeks to get a herxheimer reaction to the meds. Is she keeping track of her symptoms? It would be a good idea if she recorded them daily on a calendar: giving each of the bigger symptoms a 1-10 on a rating scale.

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   Posted 11/4/2008 12:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi tickbattler, I wish I knew the answer to your question, but I don't. My daughter and I felt sick all the time while on Doxy and finally had to stop. I hope things go better for your mom. Best wishes. bablymers mom
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