herx

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Hawkeye, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye New Member

    What is herxing?

    I am new to the supplement and herbal concept and I see this word written on the boards a lot.

    Thanks,
    Karen
  2. LongStruggle

    LongStruggle Guest

    When you are following a severe candida diet and treating the candida with supplements you may have die off that leaves you sicker than you were before trying to kill off the candida. Herxing is the term for the die-off effect.

    Herxing is also involved when a person is using antivirals to kill off underlying viruses. Again, the die off can make you feel very sick. The effect is you get worse, before you get better.

    Herxing can be slowed by reducing the dose you are using to kill off the unwanted intruder i.e. viruses, candida, bad bacteria.

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