The life cycle of the bacteria is about
4 weeks, hence the herxing after 4 weeks...and usually the first herx is the worst one because the bacterial load is highest.
I'd love to be able to take D3 in larger amounts, but when I take more than 200IU/day, I can't sleep at all for days (I'm thinking Lyme herx, but could be wrong...). When I was taking more D3 (before I figured out the sleep connection), I didn't get as many colds & such and had more energy during the daytime.
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Anemia, Lymphopenia, intermittant Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds: Zofran, Pulmicort, Heparin (to flush PICC line), IV Cipro (for G-tube site infection).