Dumb question - what does herx mean?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Rose_Red, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. Rose_Red

    Rose_Red New Member

    I keep seeing it but I have no idea what it means. Thanx
  2. ldbgcoleman

    ldbgcoleman New Member

    I have asked every dumb question in the book! YEp this one too! It is a Herxinheimer reaction. When you kill off the bad viruses or infections it makes you feel bad before you can get better. The bad stuff is dieing off faster than your body can handle. For me it is like having the flu. Others have diarrea etc... It can last a day or a month. If you are seeking treatment it means you are getting better and you just have to put up with it. If it gets to bad you may have to back off your treatment or the Dr will give you something to get you through it. For a scientific explanation try googleing it! Good Luck Lynn