Posted 8/20/2014 10:47 PM (GMT -6)
Hi, all. Emotional post here... I'm wondering, has anyone experienced extreme emotions as part of a herx? I just went up to a full dose of two new antibiotics (Biaxin last week, and Bactrim this week) and I can tell what the reaction is in my body. But today, I've been in this crazy emotional state that I cannot explain.
Now, I did lose my oldest dog and companion of 17 years 3 weeks ago. That was rough...actually, horrible, and heartbreaking. But I've been kind to myself and trying to do healthy, healing things both physically and emotionally to work through that.
But tonight, I can't even cope. I'm overwhelmed by losing her and missing her. I'm overwhelmed by being sick like this and feeling so wretched for such a very long time. I'm feeling such a deep devastation and I can't explain it, because I'm usually very happy, practical and constructive. So the part of my logical mind that still has a bit of a voice right now wonders if this is part of treatment, and I thought I'd ask you all to see if anyone has experienced this. I've never had a strong emotional reaction to treatment before, but we're really hitting Bartonella and Lyme both right now pretty hard, and like I said, it's a new protocol.
Am I just losing my mind?
Thanks for your thoughts. I'm not used to feeling like this. It's scary.