Herxed, herheimer reaction...Please what dose that mean?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Debgene56, Mar 13, 2003.

  1. Debgene56

    Debgene56 New Member

    Thanks, Love, Deb
  2. Debgene56

    Debgene56 New Member

  3. tandy

    tandy New Member

    I know what it means but try to get this brain to explain it in words??LOL and make sense?
    Some of the members here are on the Antibiotic protocol,for treatment of these diseases.When you start the treatment...or usually within a couple weeks,you'll have a worsening of symptoms~Or really major flare.This is the herx reaction! hope this helps, do you get it?
    I'm foggin out bad tonight!
    I better go ni-night!
  4. Debgene56

    Debgene56 New Member

    I get it!! Love, Deb
  5. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    When one takes medication, like antibiotics, and there is a massive killoff of bacteria, it can make a person sick until the dead pathogens are flushed out of the body. This is called the Herxheimer Effect. When natural methods, like herbs, are used to kill off bacteria, viruses, or fungi, this reaction is usually called a Healing Crisis.

    It's like the old saying, "It has to get worse before it gets better."

    Love, Mikie