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bearlythere
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Just wondering why my sauna makes me feel so good when I'm using it and then a few hours later I have a herx?

What exactly does it do?

Does it kill lyme?

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twicebitten
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I would like to know this too, as I'm considering purchasing some kind of infra red sauna, or mat or something.

Which kind do you have bearly? I've heard great things about the biomat, but very expensive.

I've just had so many more sx's coming at me lately I need to change up something..I know a new doc is in order, but while I am waiting for that, surely something else can help.

Thanks for any input.

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Bugg
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I have one and I don't think it kills lyme....just helps you sweat...
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You herx because you are stirring up toxins. It just goes to show how toxic we can be from killing all the bugs.

The first time i went in our FIR sauna I vomited the entire night. Maybe spend less time in it until you get used to it.

Raising your temperature creates an invironment which the bacteria don't like and it stimulates your immune system so its all good.

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PhillyLyme
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I am redoing my basement...maybe I will save up to get one of these
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mom2kids
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Do you have to be on ABX for it to work? Or does it work on it's own?

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mojo
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Any type of detox can cause a herx. I used to herx from taking the epsom salts baths.

A couple of my dr's even use the term "detox reaction" (which was very confusing to me at first!)

I love my I/R sauna and have been able to use it this week with the cooler weather. It will help me make it to an important wedding on Saturday.

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Can you use it if you have amalgam fillings ?

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Fuel1212
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Antibiotics are supposed to be amplified while using the sauna..

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Robin123
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For me, I don't think I ever herxed with it - it made me sweat -

and after five months of doing that, once a week sweating for the hour's time, I then became less chemical sensitive, since I must have sweated out enough toxins by then.

I had to shower off immediately after doing a sweat to get the toxins off my skin, otherwise it would be like getting a case of poison oak.

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bearlythere
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I purchased my sauna from EBAY for under two hundred dollars. It's a portable one that zips up
in the front and looks like a small tent.

My house isn't that large and I have it set up in the corner of my bedroom.

I think I had a herx as I may have set in it to long and stirred up the toxins.

And yes...you do sweat:)

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According to my llmd, heat kills Lyme. He recommended I get a Biomat because it is not only the best heating device out there (infrared heat with crystals), it does much more including penetrating 6 inches into the body and supporting the organs. Other saunas or mats don't do this.

I will bring up recent posts on it.

I used it with abx and it helped me achieve remission. I know of others who used the Biomat without abx and are in remission. Everyone is different. I was extremely ill; misdx for many years so I needed both.

It may or may not make one herx; it is always best to start slow just in case.

In general, it is safe to use if you have amalgams. If in doubt, check with you llmd to be sure.

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