herx?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by andrea1459, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. andrea1459

    andrea1459 New Member

    I have seen that word alot on this board. Can someone tell me what that means?

    Thanks
    Andrea
  2. FMsolider

    FMsolider New Member

  3. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    We just call it Herxing. It is the result of so many pathogens being killed off in the body that they cannot be excreted before they turn toxic in the system. The body will purge them through profuse sweating, diarrhea, and/or vomiting.

    Using an electronic zapper, taking meds which kill pathogens, using certain supplements, etc. can cause a killoff. Sometimes when one does these things, the critters will get excited and it alerts the immune system which goes on alert. This is an immune response and usually, but not always, precedes the Herxing. With the immune response, there can be hot flashes, chilling, feeling fluish, aches and pains, headache, sore throat, and swollen lymph nodes.

    Hope this helps.

    Love, Mikie