The first abx I was ever on for any length of time was Ceftin for a sinus infection. I kept feeling better and better the longer I was on it, never had any herxing. But I'm convinced it had some anti-Lyme (and possibly anti-coinfection) activity. So I disagree that a good abx must create a severe herx. If your body is able to detox effectively, there shouldn't be a huge herx, in my humble opinion...
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).