I was treating Lyme, bart, and babs with Buhner's protocols (emphasis on bart with herbs included for Lyme and babs) and had just had 2 weeks improvement of joint/tendon/foot stiffness when I got sick with a cold/bacterial infection. I was in my 7th month of using herbs. I took Augmentin for 7 days.
Those symptoms flared a little just before starting Augmentin and continued while taking it. Then in the weeks that followed, all kinds of old symptoms started coming back - skin issues, intestinal inflammation, foot pain, pelvic pressure, burning sensations, muscle weakness, and more body pain than I'd had since a year before after taking minocycline for 7 days.
I dropped back a drop or two on the most potent herbs and it helped some, but I still have not gotten back to where I was before this herx or flare started and now it's the end of February. One thing I did notice was that for 2-3 weeks, my brain and head symptoms were better than ever while, at the same time, my body was worse than ever. Then all last week, I noticed the brain symptoms were slowly but increasingly returning. Body is not hurting as much now as it was, but hasn't gotten that much better either. I had a one day exception this past Wednesday, when I felt better all over than I had in a really long time.
I've wondered if the Augmentin (which I believe crosses the BBB) killed stuff in my brain and dumped the refuse into my body and that's why my brain was so much better while my body was so much worse.
Is that possible? Has this happened to anyone else?
I feel like I'm stuck. I'm not quite sure what to make of all this. I don't know if it's normal to have such a significant herx or flare many months into treatment that lasts so long, or if this is a red flag indicating something isn't working here.
If anyone has an idea of what may be going on here, I'd like to hear from you. Thank you.