Invest in ME Conference 12: First Class in Every Way
OverTheHills wraps up our series of articles on this year's 12th Invest in ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London with some reflections on her experience as a patient attending the conference for the first time.
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No herx on abx.

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease and Co-Infections' started by outdamnspot, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. outdamnspot

    outdamnspot Senior Member

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    I've been taking Ampicillin and Flagyl for a gut infection (Streptococcus) for the past 4 days. I've experienced an increase in GI symptoms (foul smelling stools, stomach gargling etc.), as well as increased anxiety/depression, POTS, lightheadedness etc. However, I don't experience any other classic 'herx' symptoms such as fever, join pain etc.

    Is this confirmation that I do not have Lyme/a Lyme-like infection?
     
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  2. TigerLilea

    TigerLilea Senior Member

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    Herxing is very overrated. Even people who truly have Lyme Disease don't always herx when taking antibiotics.
     
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    Esther12 Senior Member

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    Yeah. I'm concerned some dodgy Lyme docs use the term so that whether patients feel better or worse after treatment they can claim 'see, it's worth carrying on with'.
     
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