The 12th Invest in ME Conference, Part 1
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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.
     
  3. Esther12

    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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