I'm not sure if your herx would end if you stop treatment for a few days and I'll tell you why.....herxes represent the toxins that are being dump in the system by dying bacteria. There are many factors that come into play with herxing....toxin load and detox ability being two of them.
The site I'm linking below mirrors what I've read about
herxing in "Beating Lyme":
I'm sure you recognize that several members on here have reported long-term herxing :( Lyme is a brutal battle and so sorry you are dealing with this. ((hugs))
In reading the above-linked site's resource section, it seems that backing down on treatment is appropriate (in consultation with the LLMD) when herxing becomes intolerable:
As you know, utahgal, I started treatment the day after I pulled the tick out of my abdomen. I did turn the corner after 3 months of treatment and am feeling much better. However, I still have some mild symptoms. It will be easily 6 months before I will be able to go off antibiotics (and that's only if I don't have any herxing from my latest-greatest meds combo...)
It makes sense that the longer someone is infected...and the more co's they have....the longer it will take to heal.
The good news is that every book I've read about
Lyme says that people can heal from the infection - even if they started treatment years after getting it.
7/14/14 removed nymph deer tick and started 200mg doxy for 3 wks per PCP the next day
9/18/14 met LLMD and was clinically dx'd with Lyme due to Bells Palsy
10/23/14 Igenex/CDC positive for Lyme
currently taking amox and doxy....doing well and hoping to be off abx within 3 months
Post Edited (cd3764) : 11/21/2014 5:33:31 AM (GMT-7)