Perfect timing for me on this post. DS started abx for Bart 4 weeks ago and yesterday we noticed the classic stretch marks in the center of his back and spine plus white circular spots at the base of his neck. Today the stretch marks are gone and the white spots seem fainter.
He is pulsing rifampin, just finished a 2 week break and is starting back up today. He hasn't had any big herxes, just the marks and ongoing hot flashes and a few fevers.
When I googled bart yesterday I did read that there are not herxes with treatment but as we know everyone is different. Plus like DS, plenty of people are on multiple abx at the same time so it can be hard to tell.
Parent of 14yo DS with +Lyme test in Nov 2015, co-infections: mycoplasma (strongly +), babesia, mainly with antibiotics/anti-malerials. Supplementing with Vit D, Vit C, Vit B-12, multvitamin, milk thistle, dandelion, nettles, Burbur/Pinella, L acetyl carnitine. Magnesium oil, charcoal led to shorter herxes.
Website I started: ParentsofLymeKids.com