JIJI, I just finished a little over 2 months of 3500 mg Amox per day. At the onset, I felt like I was having a little herxing, nothing major -- some hot flashes w/in couple of hours of taking it. I never had reaction as severe as yours, but yes, over halfway into this treatment, I suffered major depression, suicidal thoughts that invaded my head, even tho I am not suicidal, and very painful anxiety, including muscle spasms and entire body stiffening -- felt like one, big, stiff, walking STICK. Increased pain (neck, back, pelvic bone) as well.
I have experienced some relief now after a week done w/ Amox. I don't know if this was a herx or side effects of Amox. We will know in time. I did find depression and anxiety listed amongst possible Amox side effects. I stuck it out because I believe in Amox.
JIJI -- I do recall some periods of time that my body stiffness and depression were so severe that I would skip a couple of doses here and there. Once, I skipped for 2 days, then got back on. (that's how 60 days Amox lasted over 2 mo).
I believe that you might want to skip a dose or 2 and see how you feel. If it's a herx, you can try to 'regroup' and tackle it again. If it's side effects, maybe you can make it thru if you skip a day or 2 now and then.
Definitely talk to your Dr about
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