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CatLady18
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   Posted 12/19/2017 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I just started a very low dose of Doxy, 100mg twice per day. The first night, I felt like I was waking up every 5 minutes and I had joint pain, with a heavy feeling all over. I had taken a probiotic before bed and decided to skip it last night. I slept better, but still have an amped up/mind racing feeling. I imagine this is a herx, but seems unusual to hit me after literally just one dosage. I take melatonin, benadryl, and magnesium before bed. Has anyone else struggled with this? I'm concerned what it will be like if I take a legitimate dosage.

goshawk
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   Posted 12/19/2017 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi CatLady18,
It sounds like a herx. Everyone is different. I have heard others say they herx quickly and then some it takes days or weeks to herx.

Herxing is not good for the body so make sure to be doing some detoxing like Epsom salt baths dry brushing and drinking plenty of water with lemon juice.


Others should be along soon to offer input also.

Take care, Jo

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   Posted 12/20/2017 12:06 PM (GMT -6)   
As goshawk suggested - you should be detoxing.


Maybe a warm epsom salt bath before you go to bed.

Are you taking a binder?
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

CatLady18
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   Posted 12/20/2017 4:49 PM (GMT -6)   
i do epsom salt baths every night before bed. Last night I took alka seltzer gold with lemon water, and I had the worst insomnia. Even with prescription medication, I didn't fall asleep until maybe 7AM. I had to cancel plans todays. Lack of sleep isn't acceptable, so I'm going to skip my second dose, and see if that helps with sleep tonight.

CatLady18
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   Posted 12/20/2017 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I also have been taking Chlorophyll.

insomniaaa
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   Posted 12/20/2017 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
goshawk said...
Hi CatLady18,
It sounds like a herx. Everyone is different. I have heard others say they herx quickly and then some it takes days or weeks to herx.

Herxing is not good for the body so make sure to be doing some detoxing like Epsom salt baths dry brushing and drinking plenty of water with lemon juice.


Others should be along soon to offer input also.

Take care, Jo


While herxing is not healthy for the body per se due to the toxin overload, it does indicate that you're ingesting some bactericidal substance that's actually killing or at least harming the bacteria right?

Post Edited (insomniaaa) : 12/20/2017 4:28:15 PM (GMT-7)


Girlie
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   Posted 12/20/2017 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
insomniaaa said...
goshawk said...
Hi CatLady18,
It sounds like a herx. Everyone is different. I have heard others say they herx quickly and then some it takes days or weeks to herx.

Herxing is not good for the body so make sure to be doing some detoxing like Epsom salt baths dry brushing and drinking plenty of water with lemon juice.


Others should be along soon to offer input also.

Take care, Jo


While herxing is not healthy for the body per se due to the toxin overload, it does indicate that you're ingesting some bactericidal substance that's actually killing or at least harming the bacteria right?


Yes, it does...but we want to do our best to keep the herx severity at a minimum.
Moderator, Lyme Forum
Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

CatLady18
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   Posted 12/21/2017 3:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I skipped my evening dose and was finally able to sleep. It is the doxy. Not sure if it's a herx or a side effect of the medication.
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