No improvement after herx

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   Posted 3/3/2018 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Have any of you ever had a month or even multiple month long herx episodes with no improvement following the herx?

If so, what could this potentially mean? I am beginning to be a bit skeptical of the whole "herxing" thing always indicating that antibiotics are doing what they are supposed to be doing and that you should just push through... Maybe we aren't really killing off Lyme but the reason we are feeling worse is that another co-infection is arising...

Any opinions are greatly appreciated!

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   Posted 3/3/2018 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Five months. Herxing is very hard on your body. Enough that sometimes it needs to recover from it. Herxing happens since our body gets overloaded with debris that ot cant remove at its natural speed. Thats why people say detox like crazy.

And many have candida following abx.

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   Posted 3/3/2018 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree, detoxing is so very important. We all are different and pushing the toxins out of the body is crucial. I have had over a month long herxing before.

I will also say that herxing is not good for the body. Plain and simple. It is better to have less of a herx so your body can handle it.

I also suggest to take a good look at your treatment plan and see if there is any adjustments that could be made to help you move past this.

I wish you the best of healing, Jo

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   Posted 3/3/2018 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
You may get a sense for the kill off and recovery cycle from a f b page called Cyprus Ozone for Chronic Health.
You can find many peoples stories there

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   Posted 3/3/2018 1:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Blake - I don’t have the herx - then improvement following the herx.

I also don’t have heroes lasting weeks to months either.

I have always had waxing and waning of my symptoms on a daily basis - even prior to treatment.

My symptoms ever so slowly fade away one by one - so slowly that sometimes I don’t know it’s happening.’I also had a ton of symptoms - close to 40 - so it was difficult keeping track - even on paper.

I think you should take a break and see how you feel after a week or two.

And you mentioned coinfections- have you only been treating Lyme? If so, I think you should think about treating Babs and Bart.
I wasted too much time on Lyme only and then on Bart.
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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
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