Side effects when starting on medications

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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/23/2009 8:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I am just learning how to conduct research on this topic but something that gets mention every so often is the side effect, or maybe should we call the effects when the antibiotics are working.
does this "side effects" happen to all people, how long do they last ? is it different according to the type of medicine?.
where else can i get info on the side effects/lenght etc
thank you

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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 147
   Posted 6/24/2009 12:11 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi, the reaction that antibiotics [abx.] - may cause is commonly called 'Herximer Reaction' - if you google this you should find plenty of info. - it is basically a worsening of existing symptoms - pain/tingling/etc;

it is caused by the toxins releasesd into the body from 'die-off' of bacteria.  -  though this is not something we want to go through - it is actually a sign that the abx. are working and so is 'strangely' a good thing.

getting worse before we get better is another 'horrible' thing about this disease.

not everyone has the 'Herx.' reaction - which doesn't mean the treatment is not working.

If you have any concerns about 'feeling worse' on abx. you should always consult a medically qualified physician.

it is a good idea to try to help the body eliminate the toxins - drink plenty of water - have baths with 'epsom salts' added - sauna - massage etc;

you should find plenty of info. by searching on this forum etc;

best wishes x




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