Herxing is due to the release of toxins by dying bacteria. So, if you are herxing, then it's because you are killing bacteria. Is it the Lyme bacteria? Possibly, although I've seen people treating Bartonella with Bactrim as well, and they have herxed on it as well.
No, you will not always herx, only if the bacteria are in too large of a number for your own immune system to keep in check. Our goal is to get to that point where our immune system can keep everything under control once again.
I'm so sorry that you are back in the fight!!! Best of luck with your treatments.
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
New set of infections 8/2014 - still treating.
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