What is....

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by HeavenlyRN, May 8, 2010.

  1. HeavenlyRN

    HeavenlyRN New Member

    .....herxing? Not sure if I spelled that right!!
  2. Juloo

    Juloo Member

    It's one of the 'permanent sticky' posts at the top of the board.
  3. HeavenlyRN

    HeavenlyRN New Member

    Thanks. Never thought of checking that list.
  4. hermitlady

    hermitlady Member

    It is the sick feeling we get when toxins etc are released within our systems. I'd do a search for a "real" definition, mine is rather basic and not necessarily accurate!

    xoxo Hermit
  5. Nanie46

    Nanie46 Moderator


    Herxing is an increase in symptoms due to the die off of an infectious agent such as bacteria which then release toxins.

    This can happen, for instance, when you take antibiotics. Initially, some symptoms can worsen, indicating that the antibiotics are killing bacteria. A herx is temporary and then you may feel better.