What are your herx symptoms hip?
The Herx symptoms are feeling much more tired, much more brain fogged. Also increased depression and a feeling of increased mental frailty.
It is extraordinary how a little nasal spray could zonk me like this. During the hay fever season, I sometimes use an over-the-counter corticosteroid nasal spray for hay fever, and get no side effects from this.
I also regularly use a home-made nasal spray consisting of arginine pyroglutamate dissolved in distilled water, which I found has noticeable anti-anxiety effects (arginine is known to reduce anxiety). And I get no such side effects from this.
It is only when I spray this biofilm-busting nasal spray into my nose does the Herx appear. And it appears very quickly, within days of starting a once daily use of this spray.
The Herx does add credence to Dr Joseph Brewer's, Dr Ritchie Shoemaker's and Dr Igor Markov's theories of there being toxin-producing micro-organisms in the nasal or nasopharynx areas.
And it might also relate to the work of Dr Osamu Hotta, who was able to cure some cases of the ME/CFS-like illness that arises after HPV vaccination by treating the nasopharynx area with zinc chloride. So a lot of different researchers and clinicians have focused on the nasal and nasopharynx areas.
For what it's worth, some of my bad Nystatin herx's would up to a week. Also - word of warning - often by the time they hit it was already too late, as in, the Herxheimer reaction would be delayed, to the point where I should have stopped well before I did (of course there's no way of knowing that until it hits)
This is what noticed with the nasal spray. I took the spray for two days in a row, then stopped. But the bad Herx day hit me two days after I stopped.
Here are the ingredients of the anti-biofilm nasal spray I am currently using:
In 50 ml of distilled water I added
- 50 mg of disodium EDTA (makes a 0.1% solution of disodium EDTA) — this is a biofilm-buster
- 250 mg of N-acetyl cysteine (makes a 0.5% solution of NAC) — this is another biofilm-buster
- 500 mg of glutamine (makes a 1% solution of glutamine) — this can help fix leaky gut
- 450 mg of sodium chloride (to create physiological saline) — makes the spray more comfortable on the nose
After reading the Dr MyHill stuff about iodine posted above, I later added some povidone-iodine, to make a 0.2% solution of povidone-iodine (adding 1 ml of the 10% povidone-iodine solution I have to 50 ml results in a 0.2% solution).
I added some glutamine because this is one of the best supplements for fixing leaky gut. Leaky gut is where the tight junctions which hold together the mucous membranes have become weakened, and so toxins can pass through these junctions in the mucous membranes and into the bloodstream.
I thought that perhaps if the nasal mucous membranes were leaky, this would let in toxins into the bloodstream, and possibly glutamate might help counter this.