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s0ngbird1962
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Ok, so we had our 1st appt with Dr. J yesterday, for the first time in a year, I feel we have him on the right road to recovery. Dr. J is also testing him for co-infections.

Although our appt was 2.5 hours I forgot to ask about the thing that scares me the most. Herxing.

He did mention herxing, but then we got distracted (my son started vomiting) and I didn't go back and ask more questions when the crisis ended.

First of all, how badly did your children herx?

How long did it last?

What can you do (or take) to help a herx be less severe?

How did your child cope with herxing?


My son is 6. He started him on 250mg zithromax and 300mg omnicef? (I think that's what it is, can't read his writing, lol). He'll take one in the morning after breakfast & then the other after supper. He'll also be taking acidopholis during the day.

Meds might change depending on the outcome of his labs and how he tolerates it.

I'm also considering holding off on starting treatment until school lets out in June.

[ 05-21-2009, 10:04 PM: Message edited by: s0ngbird1962 ]

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Taking it one day at a time.

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from my collection of links, don't know if this has kids info in it or not, but it explains herxing ....


HERXING REACTIONS ... understanding them!
http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=041517

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Jane2904
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Glad you saw Dr. J.

Dr. J, mentioned herxing, he said increase in symptoms, sometimes other symptoms. If it is too bothersome, back off the meds for a day or two.

I understand how you feel. My daughter saw Dr. J first time this week. She doesn't tolerate medicine too well. But I know we have to try the medicine to get her well.

Sending healing thoughts to your son.

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My daughter was 2 1/2 and she did okay on a similar treatment. I don't remember her herxing too much or too badly, I do remember she got a rash.
If you choose to start, I would call Dr. J if he starts herxing and see what he suggests.
It's not easy when your kids are sick and even harder giving them medicine that may make them more sick.
My daughter is 7 now and after two years on antibiotic under Dr. J's care she is fine. It was a long, hard, scary time and I spent time worrying and crying about her and researching to make sure I was doing the right thing, but it was all definately worth it in the long run.
Deb

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