Posted 5/23/2012 4:40 PM (GMT -7)
I have Lyme, babesia, Erlichia and Bartonella. So far we are mainly going after babesia. My herxes are really bad too. When I'm off antibiotics I have the terrible stabbing headaches (some of the worst headaches I have ever had with unbearable pain). I also get extremely weak and tired, feverish, dizzy, completely exhausted and lots of muscle and joint pain and spasms.
A few days ago I lost all the feeling in my legs. I could not move them. It was really scary, but luckily feeling came back about 4 hours later. The same thing has happened to my hands many times. Vitamin/glutathione IV's were helping that a lot, but when I'm herxing it doesn't work for it.
I had several weeks where I couldn't eat without throwing up. I'm either REALLY hungry all the time and can't eat enough or not hungry at all. No matter how much I eat, I don't gain any weight. I've lost about 30 lbs since I first got sick and I was normal weight to begin with.
I think it's a herx. At least I hope so. I am a little worried that it could be progression. I'm on mepron. I have done this twice. The first time I took it and had a bad week on week 1 and then weeks 2-8 when I had to stop because of liver problems. This time it has so far been the same except now that I'm combining it with doxy and zithromax, and my mepron dose is double. I feel a lot worse than the last time. I was terribly flu-like on week 1 and then it came back week 3 again. I'm on week 5 now and so far no relief or improvement.