what does 'herx' mean?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Slangx, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. Slangx

    Slangx New Member

    I've seen this word "herx" a few times now, but can't figure out what it means.


  2. skierchik

    skierchik New Member

    There's a good explanation out there. It was posted about a week ago or so. Look up "herxing". It has to do with die off of virus (bacteria), fungus parasites etc. It's what your body goes through when you detox "this crud" out of your body and the symptoms that are induced. It was named after a doctor and I don't know the name.

    Sorry, I don't have a better explanation.

  3. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    When one is using a treatment that kills pathogens in the body. When there is significant dieoff, more than the body can excrete normally, this matter turns toxic and the body will purge it through diarrhea, profuse sweating, and/or nausea.

    Hope this helps.

    Love, Mikie
  4. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

  5. skierchik

    skierchik New Member

    well said Mikie!