Both how long it takes us to herx and how long a herx lasts is very individual per each person. It depends deeply on how many toxins each body has already, how well each body detoxes, the size of dose increases, as well as how large of a load of bacteria/protozoa each body has.
I'm one that herxes pretty easy, generally - but once in a while, I end up not herxing until much later in the process of ramping up a dose. If we take a med/herb and we start feeling an increase in symptoms or new symptoms, it's best to think herx, and increase your detoxing first. While it may not be a herx (it could be a flare of symptoms from something we are not taking into consideration), the extra detoxing almost never hurts us, and may help in keeping a herx under control.
If extra detoxing doesn't help, then it's time to lower the doses. Sometimes we try to push through dose ramp ups faster than our body can handle - and that leads us into a herx, even on very small doses.
But, extra detoxing and dose lowering should help alleviate increased symptoms within a few weeks. If it has not subsided by then, it's time to talk to your LLMD, as a general rule.
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New set of infections 8/2014 - still treating.
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