For those with high toxin loads, you can feel a reaction with the first bath. I couldn't use full body detox soaks at all because I don't detox well.
Essentially, you caused yourself to experience a herx unintentionally because the bath released more toxins into your blood stream than your body could manage to clear from your body in a timely manner. The toxins don't stay in the blood, then are "held" in tissues, joints and other places, and when we detox, if we do a little more than the body can deal with, we cause a herx.
So do please be careful. Be sure that your water is not too hot, don't stay in quite as long, or switch over to foot soaks that you can likely do a couple times a day.
I would also suggest that you be sure to include as many means of detoxing as you possibly can in your detoxing routines, and you may wish to consider getting tested for the gene mutations that make detoxing difficult for some, often known as MTHFR (although I understand there are more that just that one gene mutation that can do this).
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
Back in treatment for new Lyme case 8/2014
*I can usually post a link to any info that I post. Wish to see a link? Please just ask!