Hello 👋 there,
I’m fairly new to Lyme treatment so am unsure of what to expect. I have Lyme, Bartonella and Babesia and started taking herbs prescribed by a a Lyme herbalist a couple of weeks before I started taking Doxycycline prescribed by my doctor. I had some mild ups and downs during treatment, but during my last week of Doxy I started to feel massively unwell. I have terrible pressure in my head, dizziness, nausea, zero appetite, I’m unable to function at all. It’s very confusing though as all of these are listed as Doxy side effects but I also haven’t had what I would think of as a herx, and would it be usual for a herx to come in the final week of antibiotic treatment?
I have had bad reactions to medications in the past and it does feel somewhat similar. Like the worst hangover ever times ten. I finished the antibiotic treatment yesterday regardless and started doing a ton of detoxing but it hasn’t helped. I’m wondering if I could be having a Babesia/Bartonella herx from the herbs despite being on them for over a month without increasing the dose?
I’ve been like this for a week now and small amounts of herbs seem to exasperate it. I know a few of them increase the effects of Doxy. Would it be okay to stop the herbs for a few days without it doing much harm to progress? I’ve never felt so ill in my life and it’s really becoming unbearable.
I have this and would definitely say it's a herx. I've tried doxy before and also multiple herbals which I've had bad herx to only off one drop. I'm currently only taking 2 drops per day of japanese knotweed and I get heavy chest pressure, fatigue put of nowhere that seems to exacerbate after the herbs, nausea, and panic and anxiety. My llmd and me believe I have bart because of the nuerapathy over been having in my head stomach and chest . I feel I have multiple babesia symptoms I've been . Doxy gave me a flushed hot feeling and anxiety that lasts few min at a time. Except diarrhea from not having enough probiotics I probably wasnt on doxy long enough to feel these herxes. I'm going to try molybdenum that everyone is talking about
. I have yeast buildup and brain fog is one of my big issues rn. Antibiotics only add onto the yeast bt then I'm like sensitive amd have herx to the herbs. It's like intolerable. Lower your dose on herbs. U need to detox with chlorella and activated charcoal, lemon water. What are u detoxing with this is the most important part?