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DanielleMC
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Can someone tell me the meaning of the word herxing or herx? thanks, i'm a newbie.....

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7/09- WB IGG Neg all bands -WB IGM Pos bands 23 & 41.
Treated w/ 21 days of Doxy.
10/09- WB IGG Pos bands 41 & 58 -WB IGM Pos bands 23 & 41.
04/11- WB IGG Pos band 66 -WB IGM Pos bands 23 & 41 Pos EBV.

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Hi Danielle:
Herxing is the body's reaction to the lyme bacteria (and or coinfections of lyme) being killed off by antibiotics or by other methods. The reaction is different for all but it hurts, burns, and you experience your lyme symptoms in a heavy dose. This means that the therapy is working! We all have to go through this to get better. Best to you! THe herxing could be bad in the beginning and will get better month by month. Best health to you!

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

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Hmmm, very interesting. I finished up my script of doxy about 2 1/2 weeks ago and int he past few days have felt worse than I ever had. The joint pain and muscle pain is almost unbearable and terrible numbness nad tingling in extremities worse than ever... Wonder if I am "herxing"....

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7/09- WB IGG Neg all bands -WB IGM Pos bands 23 & 41.
Treated w/ 21 days of Doxy.
10/09- WB IGG Pos bands 41 & 58 -WB IGM Pos bands 23 & 41.
04/11- WB IGG Pos band 66 -WB IGM Pos bands 23 & 41 Pos EBV.

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HERXING REACTIONS ... understanding them!
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