Anyone Herx from first dose of Rifabutin? within an hour?

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Zita27
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   Posted 2/27/2018 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Anyone here Herx from first dose of Rifabutin?
Chiils, Anxiety, Burning skin sensation, brain fog, neck ache,

OriolCarol
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   Posted 2/27/2018 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, me. I've stopped and i'm going to restart rifampin.

Girlie
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   Posted 2/27/2018 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
If it's within an hour or two, I wonder if it's more of a side effect?
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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

OriolCarol
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   Posted 2/27/2018 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, could be.... but it's strange because if it was a side effect it would be the same symptoms of lyme and co's but harder!

Girlie
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   Posted 2/27/2018 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
OriolCarol said...
Yes, could be.... but it's strange because if it was a side effect it would be the same symptoms of lyme and co's but harder!


If it's not debilitating...might be worth it to continue for awhile longer - but taking breaks when it gets bad of course.

What you're describing does sound like a herx....
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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

Zita27
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   Posted 2/27/2018 1:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I experienced more anxiety, burning skin sensation, neck ache. Same symptoms that I have had along but came on strong right after I took the med. No new symptoms -like rash, or shortness of breath.
So herx? right?

Rikky1
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   Posted 2/27/2018 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
its absolutely possible to herx from a med in that time.

rifabutin is a very powerful abx. it busts up biofilms, kills persisters and is adept at taking our gram negative pathogens like bartonella. oh it also kills lyme and has some anti-parasitical tendencies.

be very careful with this drug esp if you're first starting out.

Zita27
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   Posted 2/28/2018 8:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I am only taking 1 tablet a day. Take it in the am so I can herx during the day and get some sleep at night.The doctor wants me to go slow. The herx lasted all day until early evening, but I think the Burbur Pinella helped and a drank tons of water. I bought some activated charcoal, afraid to take it until I see my doctor tomorrow. I have several gene mutations, MTHFR, CBS, COMT. MOA

Girlie
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   Posted 2/28/2018 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Remind me - what are you taking with the Rifabutin?
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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

Zita27
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   Posted 2/28/2018 12:27 PM (GMT -6)   
with doxy - I'm taking 150mg of the Rifabutin in the am to start. Will increase to 2 tablets in a week or so.
Starting slow. The Rifabutin is a powerful drug as I have heard.

Girlie
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   Posted 2/28/2018 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Will you be taking the second one in the evening?
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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

Zita27
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   Posted 2/28/2018 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Eventually, my doctor has me starting 1 pill a day. Not sure when I start 2nd pill. Too afraid! Hate herxing at night - means no sleep!

Rikky1
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   Posted 2/28/2018 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
rifampin/doxy is a good combo i got hit pretty hard from this when first treating suspected bart.

Zita27
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   Posted 2/28/2018 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm doing Rifabutin and Doxy. Couldn't take the Rifampin because it metabolizes my anti-depressant drug.
My anxiety and depression were through the roof. The psycho meds are helping me function and live some sort of life!
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