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SickSam
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I stopped my Cefzil a little over a week go because the herx (if that's what it was) was too much to take. I had been on it for two weeks.

Even though it's been a week since I stopped taking it, this herx keeps getting more intense. I even went to the ER yesterday.

Is it normal for a herx to continue to worsen significantly even after stopping abx?

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Ugh. It's not likely a herx with abx out of your system for a week.

Could be an allergic reaction. Has that been ruled out?

The co-infections have a nasty habit of flaring wildly when abx are withdrawn. You may need to go back on different abx.

What are your symptoms? What made you go to ER?

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Allergic reaction hasn't been ruled out, but if we're an allergic reaction it sure came on really slowly and gradually.

Worst symptoms are difficulty breathing, chest/neck/back pain, overall extreme faintness, blurry vision, night sweats (which I haven't had in months until now), increased tachycardia.

So maybe a coinfection flare?

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quote:
Originally posted by SickSam:
Worst symptoms are difficulty breathing, chest/neck/back pain, overall extreme faintness, blurry vision, night sweats (which I haven't had in months until now), increased tachycardia.
So maybe a coinfection flare?

Those sound like symptoms of Babesia. Make sure to let your doctor know.
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Maybe it knocked down the Lyme so that the babesia came to the forefront.

Also, we herx every 3-5 wks... so maybe this is your monthly herx.

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Big-time Babesia flare. Get on some antimalarials.

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when I tx for something then other stuff came out of hiding, yes.

maybe that is it.

not fun. I hope you feel better soon

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I thought it sounded like Babesia coming out, but I'm so new at all this I needed some advice. I think Babesia is probably my main issue since my cycles have always seemed to be weekly since the beginning.

All my coinfections came back negative, but I guess that doesn't really mean anything.

Thank you all!

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I thought it sounded like Babesia coming out, but I'm so new at all this I needed some advice. I think Babesia is probably my main issue since my cycles have always seemed to be weekly since the beginning.

All my coinfections came back negative, but I guess that doesn't really mean anything.

Thank you all!

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