I started 400mg of Doxy on Sunday and since then I've noticed that the worst symptom of my lyme, a swollen and painful left knee, has become much worse. I've tried RICE but none of it seems to help, and compression tends to make the pain worse no matter how lightly I have the brace/wrap. I've also developed a very sharp but infrequent headache. I was previously on 200mg of Doxy for 30 days starting in November, which helped tremendously, but noticed no such reaction.
Does this sound like a herx? I'm tempted to make an appointment with my joint specialist, but he's fairly knowledgeable about
lyme (he suspected I had it with just one look at my knee!) and I'd hate for him to simply tell me to go home and detox
Thanks in advance!