thanks for asking CajunGrl,
I think I was herxing from three things. I quit the rifampin because my arm hurt so bad. I had upped the dose of HH-2 but also started a joint supplement called Rapid Response which I just found out is also used to kill fungus like ringworm and it kills bacteria. I lowered my HH dose to what I had been taking but did not improve. Yesterday I took a break from the Rapid Response and last night I was much better - no hot flashes or headache or shin pain. I started it again today - glad it is just a herx. I was so worried that I was relapsing and the arsenal of stuff I take quit working - it was just overworking! I also realize that I am not well even though I do not feel bad most of the time.
I am wondering about the joint supplement Rapid Response. It is super expensive but if it helps with bartonella, it might be worth it. It costs about $80 a month. I can't leap to conclusions now but will continue to take it and let everyone know if it seems to make a big difference.