Herxing, poppin’ pills that interact with each other, and not knowing when to back off on the antibiotics: these are just some of a Lymies everyday problems!
A Herxheimer reaction – better known as a herx – is a detoxification reaction to a treatment. Let’s say a treatment is working: this means that the infection is dying off. It also means that you are now left with dead bacteria in your system. When using substances or treatments that kill infections, we sometimes do not detoxify the dead debris as quickly as we kill the infection. In theory, a herx can occur from this backed up detoxification, and flu-like symptoms will follow for a few days or weeks. Some herx-like symptoms include body pains, sweating or chills, nausea and fatigue. Read more “If You Have Lyme, You Don’t Need Adverse Drug Reactions, Too”