Does this sound familiar to anyone?
I've been on the (Dr. J) protocol, through a PA I see, in Asheville. I've been doing a first round of their "Lyme Babesia Biofilm" Part A treatment. Amoxycillin (in place of Omnicef), Septra DS, Malarone, and herbs (Artemisinin, Enula, Cryptolepis). (One day of treatment, one day off.) On the last 2 days of this 2-week round, I add Flagyl 500mg, 2xday. On the day after the last dose of abx with Flagyl, I was a mess. Muscle and joint aches all over, stiff neck, spaced-out, extrememely depressed thoughts, fatigue and exhaustion to where I thought I might pass out. Headaches and pain behind my eyeballs. My blood pressure was normal. It was like having the flu for 24 hours. I was incapacitated the entire day, but felt a fair amount better the following day (off all treatment for a week).
Does this sound like herxing (and from which organism likely being killed?)? My PA's intitial thoughts are big herxing. I read somewhere online about a guy with mycoplasma who had terrible herxing on Flagyl.
"It does sound like a herx. So even though you did the lyme Induction w/ Flagyl, you didn't have this reaction 'til starting the Babesia treatment?"
Yeah, when I did the "Lyme Induction" protocol, it had different abxs and no Babesia herbs. But in my notes, I noticed that I experienced depressive thoughts/mood after the 2 days of Flagyl added on. This
time, with abx and herbs more specifically for Babesia, I had this awful response to the 2 days of Flagyl added on. I guess I'm realizing it must be Babesia herx. AW (my LL PA) thinks so--and maybe some brain inflammation/involvement. She wants me to do the next round (after a week off) with 1/2 dosages instead of full. Hope your Lyme Induction has gone well, "ChristianWithLyme"!!
Post Edited (BlueRidgeDave) : 12/9/2019 11:20:46 AM (GMT-7)