I would have to disagree with that descript
ion of a herx. Herxing doesn't always start 'near-immediately', nor does it only include those symptoms - I have experienced, as have others, purely psychological herxes, purely intestinal herxes, and others. No one can say that herxing only includes certain symptoms.
It sounds like you have a combination of things going on, Pmm. Both herxing and possibly the viruses going around the office.
Quite honestly - make some chicken soup!!! Studies have been done that show that cooking the chicken soup, with all of it's spices, onions, garlic and so on, actually have an impact on our immune system. Eating it is also helpful of course, but if you can make it fresh, you get an added bonus.
Rest, detoxing and caring for yourself is a good thing to be doing!! Although, if you ARE dealing with viruses, being sure to take things that help strengthen the immune function will help you kick those viruses a little easier.
When to restart treatment is up to you - although I would encourage you to restart treatments sooner rather than later. The issues you were having while taking the abx were almost certainly a herx reaction, so you should know that you need more detoxing when you restart that as well.
I hope you feel better soon!!!
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
New Lyme case 8/2014 - Healed 1/31/15 - unknowingly had Asymptomatic Babs and Asymptomatic Bart, being treated now though (2/2016)