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Topic: Health > Lyme

New Meds, New Herx Symptoms

There’s something that happens when you treat Lyme and co-infections called the Herxheimer reaction. You can feel worse before you feel better, even though the treatment is working. Patients usually refer to it as a herx, or herxing. Some people are more or less sensitive to this than others, and I appear to be someone who doesn’t herx much. It may not sound like that after what I’m about to tell you, but there are people who have severe reactions after just one dose of medication.

First post!

Of course now that my blog is finally up and running, my mind is blank. Or maybe it’s not that I don’t have ideas but that I don’t know where to begin. It’s kind of weird starting a blog so far into my Lyme journey, but I know I couldn’t have managed it before now.

I guess I’ll start with the present and fill in the gaps later?