LymeNet Home LymeNet Home Page LymeNet Flash Discussion LymeNet Support Group Database LymeNet Literature Library LymeNet Legal Resources LymeNet Medical & Scientific Abstract Database LymeNet Newsletter Home Page LymeNet Recommended Books LymeNet Tick Pictures Search The LymeNet Site LymeNet Links LymeNet Frequently Asked Questions About The Lyme Disease Network LymeNet Menu

LymeNet on Facebook

LymeNet on Twitter




The Lyme Disease Network receives a commission from Amazon.com for each purchase originating from this site.

When purchasing from Amazon.com, please
click here first.

Thank you.

LymeNet Flash Discussion
Dedicated to the Bachmann Family

LymeNet needs your help:
LymeNet 2020 fund drive


The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations.

LymeNet Flash Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply
my profile | directory login | register | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» LymeNet Flash » Questions and Discussion » Medical Questions » Herxing and depression?

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: Herxing and depression?
Bobidor
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 14453

Icon 5 posted      Profile for Bobidor     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I was wondering if it was common to have bouts of depression when you're herxing.

I feel blank inside. I have no motivation, no interest in anything. I procrastinate even with the smallest things (taking a shower, doing the dishes, shopping for food, etc.)

Posts: 209 | From Montreal, QC, CAN | Registered: Jan 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
trish4
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 14156

Icon 1 posted      Profile for trish4     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yes! I feel the same exact way. It is defenitely possible
Posts: 370 | From NJ | Registered: Dec 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Clarissa
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 4715

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Clarissa     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
When I'm herxing, I could shut off all of the phone ringers and stare at the wall blankly as the world passes me by.

That's an easy herx.

Then there's the uncontrollable sobbing, anger herx. Hopefully you'll stay with the depressed herx...less scary.

Totally normal.

Hang in there.

--------------------
Clarissa

Because I knew you:
I have been changed for good.

 -

Posts: 1625 | From Florida | Registered: Oct 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
KauaiGoddess
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 11782

Icon 1 posted      Profile for KauaiGoddess     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Aloha,

Yes the depression with a herx is very common..

You described feeling blank inside...YES, I absolutly have felt this too!

As Clarissa said...I could stare at a wall blankly and just let the day roll by...

It will pass...hang in there!!

Also as Clarissa said, It is lots harder when the anger, rage, severe irritablity, anxiety, and crying accompany the depression...makes it a lot harder to handle... [Frown]

with treatment, things WILL improve!

big warm hugs for you!!

you're not alone!

Much Love & Light!
Fawne

--------------------
Energy flows where attention goes~

Posts: 302 | From Kauai | Registered: May 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
johnny_broadway
Member
Member # 14854

Icon 1 posted      Profile for johnny_broadway   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Completely feel you here. If I didn't have a job and school to deal with I probably wouldn't leave the house or get anything done ~ except that I would go completely insane.

I usually lose motivation, mope around the house, and don't feel like talking to anybody. It seems easier to not have to deal with anybody I don't have to while I'm herxing and my symptoms are flaring up.

So nope, you're not alone. [Wink]

Posts: 30 | From Las Vegas | Registered: Mar 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Lymetoo
Moderator
Member # 743

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Lymetoo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Not only is it common, it's nearly inevitable if you ask me!!

If you're taking flagyl, then it's a given.

Don't be afraid to take anti-depressants....but know what you're taking.

--------------------
--Lymetutu--
Opinions, not medical advice!

Posts: 95813 | From Texas | Registered: Feb 2001  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
justwondering
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 12813

Icon 1 posted      Profile for justwondering     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I get seriously agitated, depressed and emotional during herxheimers.

It can be very hard to hide sometimes. I feel bad for those around me.

Hang in there:)

Posts: 209 | From maryland | Registered: Aug 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
disturbedme
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 12346

Icon 1 posted      Profile for disturbedme   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yep, I get this all the time.

Just today I was depressed and crying. It happens. And I agree with everything Clarissa said. There were times I felt so out of it that I could stare at a wall for long periods of time because I didn't feel good enough/have enough energy to talk.

--------------------
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
~ Helen Keller

My Lyme Story

Posts: 2965 | From Land of Confusion (bitten in KS, moved to PA, now living in MD) | Registered: Jun 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Bobidor
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 14453

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Bobidor     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Thank you people for your replies.

I'm still depressed, but I don't feel so alone anymore...

Julie

Posts: 209 | From Montreal, QC, CAN | Registered: Jan 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
bettyg
Unregistered


Icon 10 posted            Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
julie, you are NOT in an exclusive club; we are all in it together!!

i have no desire for anything BUT coming here helping others get newbie package info, llmds to go to, and give a hug./kiss when needed.

it's what keeps me going; rarely do any housework, and dust is getting mighty thick here.
vacuum floors once/month wiht my CONSTRUCTION EAR MUFFS ON DUE TO NOISE DRIVES ME CRAZY! [loco]

IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
sunseaflower
Member
Member # 6681

Icon 1 posted      Profile for sunseaflower     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
hi justwondering

how long time continue your herx with depression. i have passed bad herx at this moment. my herx symptoms are severe anxiety and depression.
i scared so that it last long time.
regards.ahmet

Posts: 23 | From turkey | Registered: Dec 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | LymeNet home page | Privacy Statement

Powered by UBB.classic™ 6.7.3


The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations. If you would like to support the Network and the LymeNet system of Web services, please send your donations to:

The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey
907 Pebble Creek Court, Pennington, NJ 08534 USA


| Flash Discussion | Support Groups | On-Line Library
Legal Resources | Medical Abstracts | Newsletter | Books
Pictures | Site Search | Links | Help/Questions
About LymeNet | Contact Us

© 1993-2020 The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
Use of the LymeNet Site is subject to Terms and Conditions.