Screaming alot since starting Ceftin

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   Posted 2/16/2009 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
For the past 5 days (probably related to adding Ceftin to a recent Biaxin and Plaquenil regimen), I've been accidentally screaming very loudly when things upset me.

I live with my boyfriend, who's in college (we live off-campus), and I've been screaming a lot at him, maybe 3 times a day. I'll accidentally scream once at something small, and then he'll get traumatized and tell me things like "I don't want you in my life when you're screaming like this," and I scream automatically every time he says something mean. Then he's shell-shocked for hours afterward, and I feel like he's trying to punish me for something that's not my fault.

I am sure this is hard on him. I wondered if you could offer anything to help him understand what's going on and how he can protect himself emotionally and not be traumatized. I can share your answers with him.

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   Posted 2/17/2009 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you sat down and explained the concept of herxing to him? Have you both watched the movie Under Our Skin? Those are the things I would start with if I were you...

Also, you might get more responses if you put a subject line in your posts.

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   Posted 2/17/2009 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I would suggest you test your blood pressure, see if when you yell its related to a rise in blood pressure and if it is you can treat it, or it may just be a herx that will blow over soon but is very painful neverthless, this must be so difficult for you, please remember that you will get better

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   Posted 2/17/2009 7:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a friend whose husband take alot of walks. I told him the other day he needed to get a dog to have a better excuse.  (:   It actually works, just to take a break and come back when things calm down a bit.   D
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