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Spiritwalk
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Is it different for everyone? I just started doxycycline and curious what to expect.
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Day Four .. but could be any time at all. Day 1 -31 is possible.

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Day four is tomorrow for me. [Eek!]
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[Eek!] [Big Grin]

You'll be OK! You just may feel worse. Do what you can to keep detoxing.

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Early on I would herx the same day. Now when I need to go back on abx.'s I do not herx at all but go straight to feeling good.

IMO/E it depends on how your body detoxes and how heavily infected you are/which infection.

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It also depends on what your antibiotic treatment is.

I didn't herx on just doxy. I never herxed until I was put on two high-dose antibiotics together. That was amoxi and flagyl in my case.

I was on high-dose amoxi for 2 years and never herxed.

So, I treated lyme for 2 years before I got my first herx. If the treatment doesn't kill much, you won't herx.

Flagyl virtually guarantees a herx. Burrascano says that also.

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In another post you said:

" So I'm on doxycycline (100mg 2x daily) for first seven days and then doubling that amount after 7 days (200mg 2x day). I believe he wants to add Tindamax next if the doxycycline goes well."

You very likely will not herx until the Tindi is added. Then, by about day 3 you should have your first herx.

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Thanks for the responses.
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Just finished 2nd week. No real changes in how I feel. Wonder if the battle is taking place yet? [Wink]
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I improved without a noticeable herx. Not everyone goes through hell to improve.

About a year into treatment when I started levaquin, I thought I was having my first herx. Instead it was a severe, adverse drug reaction.

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I took clindamycin and herxed a month later.
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For me it was day 3, but it was mostly brain fog and fatigue that was worse.

Then a month later after adding another antibiotic, hit me hard with flu-like illness.

I had no response on doxy, but I did feel worse off it.

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