MIKIE _ Herxing and Zapper??

Discussion in 'General Health & Wellness' started by QueenieWong, Oct 16, 2004.

  1. QueenieWong

    QueenieWong New Member

    What is Herxing?? I'm new, alot of this stuff is going over my head. Also what is a zapper?
    [This Message was Edited on 10/16/2004]
    [This Message was Edited on 10/16/2004]
  2. mswilcat

    mswilcat New Member

    Herxing is what happens when you have a die off of bacteria(such as Lyme) in your body. If you have fibromyalgia, it's also good to get adequately checked for Lyme disease and it's coinfections. If you test positive, you then take antibiotics that cause the die off of the bacteria. Herxing is basically a worsening of symptoms due to the toxins that occur during the die off. This just means that the antibiotic you're taking is working. If anyone is interested in learning more about the symptoms of lyme disease, please go to lymenet.com and click on flash discussions for the message board. The symptoms are almost identical to CFS and fibromyalgia. It is important to use a GOOD lab and go to a lyme literate doctor in order to be accurately diagnosed. My sister had CFS for 10 years, then got treated for babesia(lyme coinfection) and is now better. Something to consider.