I took Rifampin in 2016 for bartonella. It's powerful stuff.
I had severe psychological dissonance after starting it.
I know it was probably a "psychological" herx but it changed my personality and I became very unstable and manic. But I always become moody when I take ABX, yet rifampin was a much stronger instigator.
I stopped rifampin and my personality returned to normal and depression lifted.
Anyway, I think you're right. It's a good idea to stop dosing if you are herxing. Just take your time, take a recess from ABX, detox, return to baseline health, and start again. Work with your body, not against it.
Now that I've been in the game for a few years (getting better, though) I always take a break from herbs or ABX as soon as I herx. Then I detox, return to normal, and start the herb/ABX again. I can usually quell a herx by nightfall with proper detox.
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