Help me decide if I am herxing or...

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/11/2009 5:14 PM (GMT -7)   
just having lyme reactions/symptoms.

The pinky on my left hand is swollen and killing me. Right now I have it wrapped in a lidoderm patch.
I feel somewhat feverish.
I didn't take my Lyrica this morning so I would have a fully clear head for one day...had to wind up taking it this afternoon the pain got so bad in my shoulders, hips and legs.

Since I found this forum, I have been doing ACV, lots of lemon water, eating more fish and eggs and salads. No sugar. Been taking things that Dr. Burasscano recommened. Haven't done any anx in a while.
I took an epsom salt bath yesterday morning.

I want to think this is herxing, but will just doing the above mentioned things cause such a herx reaction?

I feel like crap, but I feel better. Am I making sense?

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   Posted 7/11/2009 5:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi jaleensamom.  The things you are doing could be strengthening your immune system which could be affecting the bacteria.  I am just speculating though.

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   Posted 7/11/2009 5:38 PM (GMT -7)   
You haven't been taking ABX? Have you been taking any herbal protocol? If not I do not believe there is anything in your system to kill the bacteria so you would not be herxing. I use 1250 mg TOA free cat's claw for lyme and 1000mg grapefruit seed extract for the cyst form. You have to work up to that amount. But if you are really sick you might need abx to get the disease under control. I hope you feel better soon. I am not sure what you can take for the pain. The ACV is a good idea.

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   Posted 7/11/2009 6:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Neff, I haven't been doing a protocol per say, however, I have started taking lots of different things to help me.

Geez, I was hoping this was a herx reaction. I think I am just steadily getting worse.

I am going to start myself on 400mg daily of doxy tommorow...wish me luck.

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 7/12/2009 1:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Good luck. I think your doing a good job.
The line is faded not showing where Lyme came in. I became a new Mommy n my Lyme decided to show itself. Swollen elephant like knee and finger and limiting back pain. Bell's palsey, weight loss as if I had no muscle on my bones anymore. And much more text book lyme symptoms. To a Lyme doc, after alot of there is nothing wrong with you and a recommend to counceling,he said V this is Lyme. What kept me pressing on I had Lyme while I was pregnant. I know I was not infected while pregnant. I am watching her with an eagle eye. God Bless everyone. Love Veronica. Were the ones who know about Lyme not the doctors. Isnt that just mad? Backwards. Alice in wonderland.

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