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 » A herx or not?

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: A herx or not?
ladeedah
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 21642

Icon 1 posted      Profile for ladeedah     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I have been on 3 different abx for the last 3 months. I know on my first dose of Doxy, I herxed the next day and for a few days that followed.

With Amox, no herx, now I have been on Ceftin and Biaxin since 10/20. At first I felt better, but when I added the Biaxin a day later, the bad burning pain came back with extreme fatigued. Needless to say that was a bad night. The next few days were better.

But today, my lower back, shins, my thighs both front and back and my hips are absolutely killing me. They ache so much. I keep having to fidget at my desk to get comfortable.

Is this a herx? Or are the abx not working? Or bringing out new symptoms?

My first herx was bad, but I never had the same type of herx where I knew it was a herx, since the Doxy. Now on the Ceftin and Biaxin, all new symptoms are appearing.

Any info much appreciated.

Posts: 134 | From NY | Registered: Aug 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
kitts
Member
Member # 20542

Icon 1 posted      Profile for kitts     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yes this is herx. I herx in different ways all the time--different parts of the body, etc. Sounds like you are getting some results!!

--------------------
Kitty
Lyme, Babesia, XMRV virus Diagnosed 2008
Mepron, Zithro, Cepaflexin, Fluconozol, Vitamin, Herb therapy

Posts: 65 | From Kansas | Registered: May 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
ladeedah
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 21642

Icon 1 posted      Profile for ladeedah     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
kitty--are your herx reactions strong?

I read how some people here herx so bad they can't get out of bed. I was like that on my first dose of abx for like a day when finding out I had lyme, but after that they have never been like strong.

I can walk and stuff, but just sitting here the pain is annoying and hurts.

I guess my question is, what defines a herx? New symptoms are considered a herx?

Posts: 134 | From NY | Registered: Aug 2009  |  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 
Intensification of old symptoms or a bringing on of new Lyme symptoms can be part of a herx.

You never know what one will bring!!

Sounds like the Biaxin is a good one for you!

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

Posts: 95672 | From Texas | Registered: Feb 2001  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
kitts
Member
Member # 20542

Icon 1 posted      Profile for kitts     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
When I first began treatment with vantin--I was in bed for 3 months. Dizzy, weak, pain --but the pain appears in many forms and changes constantly--day by day. One day the head and ears, a week of terrible knee pain, all over flu like pain--you name it. Biaxin was added to my plate along with mepron--along with fluconozole--and now art. I am herxing now but can at least function at about 50%. Biaxin is a good booster for antibiotics.

--------------------
Kitty
Lyme, Babesia, XMRV virus Diagnosed 2008
Mepron, Zithro, Cepaflexin, Fluconozol, Vitamin, Herb therapy

Posts: 65 | From Kansas | Registered: May 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
canefan17
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 22149

Icon 1 posted      Profile for canefan17     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Wherever you hurt is where the bugs are when you are killing them.

I herxed one day and my entire lower body was cramping, aching, excrutiating pain.

It was TERRIBLE. But I found some comfort in knowing I was stickin up my dukes against those little critters.

Posts: 5394 | From Houston, Tx | Registered: Aug 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
ladeedah
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 21642

Icon 1 posted      Profile for ladeedah     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Haha yeah I do too.

The weird thing is the symptoms seem to be acting up during the early part of the day and then sometimes again at the end of the night.

I guess I am trying to apply logic to why certain things happen when, but I guess there really isnt an exact science to the timing of the herx other than the cycles.

Posts: 134 | From NY | Registered: Aug 2009  |  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.