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randibear
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do abx cause you to be sleepy?

about one hour after i take the flagyl/amoxy i get so sleepy i have to lay down and take a nap.

herxing maybe?

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sammy
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Yes they can make you sleepy. You may also feel more tired than normal because your body is trying to deal with an acute infection and inflammation (from the diverticulitis).
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Abso-positively-lutely!

I herx like clockwork. Fatigue and headache one hour after antibiotics.

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My Invanz causes me to be sleepy after I take it, so I am sure others could have the same result.
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I'm going to suggest that a consistent fatigue effect that occurs precisely one hour after you take an antibiotic, every time you take it, is not a herx but simply a side effect.

A herx follows a less predictable time course with variations of intensity. Consistent timing, and consistent intensity = side effect.

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When I was on abx it made me very sleepy to the point where I couldn't drive or work. I use to tell the doctor I felt like I had just drunk a bottle of nyquil..it was terrible especially with doxy and zithro. I couldn't function at all on those two..

The doctor told me it was a side effect and not herxing...

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I've found that my sleepiness varies with which abx protocol I'm on. Right now I'm on mepron and zith which make me SOOOOOOO sleepy, I feel like a zombie.
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When I first started Biaxin, I got fatigue consistently that started 3 hours after I took it and ended about 4 hours later.

That stopped being noticeable after 2 or 3 weeks, so I decided it must have been herxing in rhythm with the peak levels in my blood, but I don't know.

I also had that kind of effect the first four days that I drank strong lemon water (fatigue starting an hour or two later and lasting for 3-4 hours), but I haven't had it that noticeably again.

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