Mikie, what is

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by fibrotigger, Sep 21, 2003.

  1. fibrotigger

    fibrotigger New Member

    "pulsing" and "herxing". I've seen them in several posts and they are totally new to me.

    Thanks for your help.

    Gentle bouncy hugs,
  2. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    Mikie will be back in the morning, so keep your post bumped up so she will see it.

    You can also put 'Herxing' and 'Pulsing' in the 'Search Messages' box at the top of this page, and read pass posts on both.

    Shalom, Shirl
  3. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Herxing is short for the Herxheimer Effect. When we are Herxing, we feel really sick because the dead critters are turning toxic in our systems after a big killoff of pathogens. These increased symptoms may also be a result of our own immune systems on a wild killing spree.

    Pulsing simply means taking a med and then going off of it for a period of time and then starting it again. It is more effective than constantly using the medication. Keeps the pathogens guessing and from forming defensive mechanisms.

    Hope this helps.

    Love, Mikie