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RZR
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How can you tell the difference between a HERX and lyme symptoms?

I have never been tested for co-infections, but thought I had all the symptoms of bart, but LLMD says it is just symptoms of HERX. Can a HERX last a month?

So far, I have only done monotherapy. I asked LLMD to add other meds. He is prescribing Augmentin and will add flagyl in 2 weeks. He said he will address co-infections later.

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A herx can last as long as you are taking abx.

The only way to tell if it's Lyme or a herx is to stop the meds for a day or two. If you feel better, it's a herx.

Do this with the permission of your LLMD.

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quote:
Originally posted by Lymetoo:
A herx can last as long as you are taking abx.

The only way to tell if it's Lyme or a herx is to stop the meds for a day or two. If you feel better, it's a herx.

Do this with the permission of your LLMD.

I had no idea a Herx could last that long! Thanks for the heads up.

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Well, it may not be official, but I felt like I was in a constant herx for the first 2 yrs... esp the first year. It was non-stop.

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