I don't believe I have ever herxed. My LLMD also takes a slow and steady approach. I had 4 bands and 2 IND's, but test interpreted negative.
For me Zithro did absolutely NOTHING
Interesting Missouri, maybe there is hope for me to get my life back, because if it is not Lyme and co's, than what i'm going to do? I can't live like this..
Also, what do you mean guys by slow approach? You didn't take too much abx and thus didn't experience a herx? So if you would've taken more, then you would've herxed, is that what you mean? I'm taking Doxy daily and Zithro pulsed, and i feel like i'm throwing quite a lot there (400 mg daily of Doxy isn't a small dose, and Zithro is 500 mg 3 days a week).
I feel like Zithro doesn't do anything either, i'll have to switch it to Rifampin eventually.By slow approach, I mean that my LLMD's protocl is 30 day courses of one oral antibiotic at a time generally. He still uses bacteriocidal doses. In contrast, other LLMD's may use a much more aggressive approach with several antibiotics all at once via IV or oral.
I believe herxing is more likely with an aggressive IV combination antibiotic protocol. Or also individuals that cannot detox well like Traveler said.
Did you just start treatment? I totally get the skepticism. I still have many doubts myself.Most people taking antibiotics (orally, not just IV) will herx at some point. The severity differs from person to person...as well as from one protocol to the next.
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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