yes that was herxheimer, herxheimer-jarisch reaction (H-J i will say) I wasnt sure it was officially accepted but seems to be in lit
so did a search today on PUBMED and there are a fair no. of papers about herxing with antibiotics but I could not find any with anti-virals! I approached it from a bunch of angles. In doing that came across some other studies, one was about syphilitic hepatitis being overlooked and worsened from herxheimer, literally the labs look worse, which was interesting to me as I didnt know herx could be dangerous, just thought you feel bad (PMD 10364050) . Interesting one where herx involved "worsened mri findings during period of early treatment w/penicillin in patient w/general paresis " pmd 18302644. "liver toxicity resultign from syphilis and jarishherxheimer in cases of coinfection w/hiv and hepatitis c" but I couldnt find the details of what caused the herx, can try to order it pmd15791529.
something i noticed that irritated me, it seemed like there were more studies upto the 80's about viral stuff related to things like ms and also with using IVIG and then it drops off in 90s! where these kind of studies continued if at all was usually overseas. HMMMMMMMMMM.There was more about lymes and neuro issues (ie peripheral nerve disorders) related upto 80s,but I didnt specifically search for lymes it just came up in course of my search as side issue, so maybe there is more.
Also I could find issues related to antivirals when I searched "side effects" rather than "herxheimer reaction". valacyclivor can induce mania and psychosis in otherwise previously mentally healthy people '09 psychiatry study upstate ny, pmd 19567772.
-valacyclivor neurotoxicity (VAN) review of the lit 'o9 in japan, neuropscyh effects "rare" but do happen; pmd 19187258.
my impression, is sadly herx hasnt been studied with antivirals per se. Why not? or do they just assume its unwanted side effects if you feel bad or get worse and attribute it to that rather than H-J?
whats up with this? any thoughts, any better luck w/research from others?