No one can precisely say if it is a herx or a flare. Lyme is so very unpredictable. If you are doing everything recommended to do for lyme (detoxing daily, eating super healthy, lowering stress, enough sleep) Lyme will still rove around the body. Lyme symptoms will wax and wane.
My symptoms were constantly changing. I would have horrific head pain one day and the next day my head pain was gone, only to be replaced by horrific muscle twitching. One day I was on the couch all day and could not move. The next day I felt like a million dollars and could run, jump and leap over tall buildings. (I do not recommend on those good days overdoing it. You will pay dearly the next week for doing that.)
Lyme is so frustrating. As most of us have found out when we try and explain it to someone with no experience with lyme. There simply is no rhyme or reason to its progression.
You don't get ill in one area and progressively get worse in that area, like most illnesses.
You get ill here and tomorrow there. This results in the huge amount of tests we are put through looking for a diagnosis.
Learning to read and understand your own body is really helpful. A journal helped me keep it all straight because my brain did not work well.
Even as good as I was at reading my body, I still would get something that I could not understand. I was continually amazed at how many places lyme found in me. There was no safe place in my body that was lyme free.
My biggest fear with lyme was wondering if this is life threatening or just lyme. That was always my worry. After months I relaxed more, but if I got a twinge in my heart, it was so hard to relax. There were at least a dozen times where I thought about
going to the ER. And I think "if you think you should go to the ER" then you probably should go.
I hope this helps someone else who has symptoms that come and go (wax and wane). It is really normal. Gosh is there anything not normal with lyme?
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