Update, need advice:
I have been taking the Mepron, Azithromyicin, and Tetracycline since 1/19, and after some dizziness and a brief episode of depression on day 2, I have had no major symptoms other than the usual anxiety. However, right at the beginning of week of 4 (2/8) I noticed a significant uptick in anxiety that my Klonapin wasn’t touching (I take .25mg 3x/day). This steadily got worse over the days that followed, and I finally hit my breaking point on Thursday 2/15. Suspecting either a herx, and also concerned about possible liver/kidney issues from the daily diarrhea, I didnt take my morning dose of Mepron and Tetracycline. I was able to work till about lunch, and after that I began feeling beyond terrible: headache especially near my temples, light headed, fatigue, severe anxiety and feeling like I was weak and may faint. After I came home, I called my LLMD who told me to stop all the antibiotics, drink lots of water, use Alka Seltzer Gold, and to call him Monday. I came thiiiis close to having my wife take me to the ER around 4pm because I was feeling so bad. I took regular Alka Seltzer (wasn’t able to obtain Gold until the next day) twice and didn’t take my supplements except for the Probiotic and multivitamin. I woke up feeling better but stayed home from work on Friday and rested, and also was able get to my PCP to order some bloodwork. Yesterday was a decent day as I felt okay enough to go visit my parents but by dinner time the anxiety and some fatigue had returned. Woke up this morning with my neck and suboccipital muscles incredibly tight (this is one of the only major symptoms that I had for about 2 months prior to being diagnosed with Lyme), significant anxiety, and brain fog. My bloodwork (drawn Friday) only shows elevated ALT (97) and AST (54), sodium 1 away from normal range (135, with normal being 136-146) and pH being 7.44 (normal 7.33-7.43, prob due to Alka seltzer I’m guessing).
My question is, is this a Babesia herx? Lyme herx? Am I losing my mind? When I was just treating Lyme with Doxy, Azithromyicin, and pulsed Tindamax I had maybe 2 or 3 herxes that resolved within 12-24 hours. These symptoms started slowly at the beginning of week 3 of treating Babs and by week 4 through today has basically been hell. Can babs herxes last this long? Prior to Alka Selzter for detox I was drinking lemon water, taking turmeric, b vitamins, magnesium, omega 3, and a plyontrient supplement from
Herbalife called Garden 7 which has a lot of antioxidants.
Any advice on what I should do? I really want to just pulse antibiotics whenever I go back on because my body/GI system have been telling me for a while now that they need a break. I’m also hoping that these symptoms are a herx and will subside and that I’ll be able to go 2 weeks without antibiotics, because before I found out I had Babs, when I stopped the antibiotics after 8 weeks the symptoms were all back within 3 days. Anything I should ask my LLMD when I call on Monday?