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   Posted 1/22/2011 4:23 PM (GMT -7)   
does anyone have any tips on how to ease a herx from treatment? my 15 year old sick for 5 years already doesnt have many sick free days and we are going to start going from detoxing to collodial silver and salt C. we do infrared sauna but she reacts within 3 minutes. Advise please. confused

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   Posted 1/22/2011 4:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Northlover!
First of all, I am sorry to hear that your daughter is feeling so poorly.

I am a little confused - you asked how to ease a herx and then said that "we are going to start going from detoxing... ". Is the detoxing causing a herx?

If so, I am so sorry! I have been in that boat before, fortunately only for a short while and it was because I was trying to detox faster than my body was able to handle.

If this is the case, I would start her off with foot soaks for detoxing, using the epsom salts & peroxide & only allow her to keep her feet in the water for maybe 10 minutes at a time, and only every 2 or 3 days for starters.

If she can tolerate the foot soaks without any issues, then go to bath soaks - again starting out with only a few minutes in the water at a time, slowly building up to more time.

For more suggestions, please read the thread "New to Lyme? ...Start Here!", which can be found here;

Please do let us know if this helps or if you need more help finding the information you are seeking.
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   Posted 1/22/2011 5:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I moderate the amount of detox. The problem is that we are about to start treatment which means that she will herx from that too. I use different things to ease symptoms, but I was just wondering if anyone had any "tried and true herx busters"
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   Posted Yesterday 2:47 PM (GMT -7)   
A famous LLMD recommends Alka Seltzer Gold...the Gold one only.

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   Posted Yesterday 7:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Northlover ,
how hard to see your daughter suffer.
i would think of lymphatic support.? lots of fresh lemon and H20.
some protocals use burbur, which i am not familiar with.
the lymphatic support herb i use is cleavers. on empty stomach.
i use powder, but you can get tincture/drops, or capsule.
herxing is HARD no matter what.
good luck. keep posted. 

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   Posted Yesterday 7:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I second Alka Seltzer Gold or Benadryl. It helps calm the entire body down. If you look up herxing and benadryl, you will find a few websites that talk about it. My LLMD had also rcommended it to me but I am very sensitive to anti-histamine.
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   Posted 1/29/2012 11:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I know some people are opposed to it, but when I'm herxing really bad, a small amount of xanax is INCREDIBLY helpful. Most of my symptoms are cognitive (anxiety, brain fog, fatigue, headache) and taking .5 mg of xanax can mean the difference between feeling like I'm going to die, and going out and being able to run errands. Obvioulsy be careful how much you take, only take when really needed etc., but depending on your symptoms, xanax can be a life-saver.
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