Herxing And My New/Old Doc

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Mikie, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    I am actually posting about two issues but they are connected. I only wanted to make one post.

    I started seeing my Mom's doc about six or seven years ago. He was very busy so I agreed to see the new partner. Mom liked the PA and usually saw her. At first, the new doc was great but lately, he has seemed detached and acted as though he didn't want to be there. I stayed with him because he hasn't challenged what I need to keep healing.

    I just went in for a followup visit after my food poisoning a couple of months ago. The new partner is gone and I saw the original doc. I was afraid he might not go along with my keeping the AV and ABX around to self-dose when my chronic infections try to reactivate. We talked and he is fine with it. Whew! He believes in our illnesses and is glad I have made such progress with my specialist. He is glad to prescribe my meds. What a relief!

    As a side note, the new partner left because he didn't like seeing patients, didn't care for using the new computerized system of charting, didn't want to visit patients in the hospital, and wanted more time with his family. Good grief, twelve years of upper education only to find out he isn't cut out for medicine. I'm glad he left because he didn't even run blood tests on my last annual visit. The new doc ran them and I was relieved that the food poisoning didn't appear to cause any organ damage. My potassium was low, probably due to the ongoing diarrhea, but all else is good.

    I had to take Bactrim and Flagyl for the food poisoning. Lately, I started to feel my old viral infection stirring, with swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, and headache. I did a course of Acyclovir and then had a Herx-like purging. Not long after, I started to run a low-grade temp. I am just finishing a round of the Doxycycline and have Herxed twice. I am feeling better than I have in a long time. We don't know whether the Doxy addressed a reactivation of the mycoplasmas or whether it cleared up some bacterium the Flagyl and Bactrim missed from the poisoning event.

    The new doc asked whether I felt I am cured and I told him that I am not. I have been blessed with a lot of healing but it's still an ongoing balancing act. I wish everyone had such a good doc. He listens, is kind, and seems to really care.

    Love, Mikie
  2. IntuneJune

    IntuneJune New Member

    I have not been on for awhile. Surprised when I hopped on today to see lots of talk about the new/old board.

    You had food poisoning....sorry to hear....and now on the road to recovery.

    This summer was an extremely tough one for me. Will catch up on the later. Just wanted to say hello. Where did you meet up with the food poisoning?

    Love, June
  3. 3gs

    3gs New Member

    hi mikie

    Whats herxing? Also I just had labs run ebv came back off the charts chronic inflamed.

    My doc will run tests but never tells me how to treat. Just says no wonder your having problems!

    Do you know anything I can try very sick. Also have fibro me/cfs post polio etc

  4. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    June, it's soooooo good to hear from you but I'm sorry it's been rough for you lately. I've thought of you often. When you are up to it, please post an update. Til then, take good care of yourself.

    I got it from some frozen hamburger patties which came with my Angel Food package. I tried to be very careful and cooked the burger well. I also used different utinsels and plates for the raw and cooked burger. Still, there must have been some contamination as I got very sick right after eating it and was sick for quite a while. My doc didn't run tests. He wanted to get me right on the ABX. I threw away the rest of the meat. I was afraid it might be e-Coli. It could have been; we will never know.

    3gs, I'm so sorry you have a very active EBV infection. A lot of CFIDS specialists are prescribing antivirals for their patients. It can take a while on them to beat the Herpes-Family Viruses back into latency. I can't imagine doing nothing about it. EBV can become chronic and won't go away on its own. I'd ask the doc about it. If you do a web search on stealth viruses, you can get some good info to take to your doc. Has he tested you for HHV-6? A lot of us have that and it's even more virulent than EBV.

    I'm also sorry you have so many health challenges. It's a balancing act just to keep up when we have multiple conditions. Perhaps you can find a specialist if your own doc isn't too knowledgeable about these conditions or isn't willing to work with you. My docs have been impressed when I present papers by different experts on how to treat our illnesses. Good luck to you and let us know how you are doing.

    Love, Mikie
  5. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    There used to be a lot of interest in treating our illnesses with AV's and ABX and the side effects. We have a lot of new members who may not be familiar with these treatments. I'm bumping in case anyone who might be interested missed the post.

    Love, Mikie
  6. SpecialK82

    SpecialK82 New Member

    Congratulations on having such a wonderful doc! He sounds like the role model that they should all strive to be.

  7. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Thank you both for your good wishes. I appreciate them.

    I've been using my zapper a lot and have continued to purge. This detoxing of dead pathogens is hard on a body and I'm tired but feeling so much better. I think it is true that pathogens form symbiotic relationships in the body. Most of the time, we are fighting multiple pathogens. This can call for multiple treatments. Between my AV's, my ABX, and the zapper, I hope to get them all killed off or, at least, driven into latency.

    Again, thank you both.

    Love, Mikie