Welcome to the forum! Here is a great site to read that explains the herx(herxheimer) reaction in detail.www.associatedcontent.com/article/87765/lyme_disease_what_is_a_herxheimer_reaction.html?cat=5
Herxing for me included an increase in all over pain, joint pain, fever, chills, anxiety, floaters, twitching and yes...feeling like I was going crazy sometimes. There were many more symptoms that I had that I cannot remember right now. You can definitely get new and old symptoms as well. I also had nuerological symptoms like head, hand and arm jerking. Herxing just means that bacteria are being killed off and you have a toxin overload. Doing a detoxing bath a few times a week will help. Look in the thread titled, "New To Lyme?....Start Here!', and you will find everything you need for a detox bath.
Lyme disease, Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Adrenal Fatigue, Rheumatoid Arthritis(Just diagnosed)
Prescription Meds: Savella, Tramadol, Hydrocortisone, Plaquenil
Supplements: Thyro-complex, Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Folic Acid, Fish Oil, Vitamin C, Probiotics, GI Repair, Vitamin D 50,000IU and Joint Supplement
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