I have done some editing work for the family I dog sit for occasionally. With their permission, I now present to you motivation to climb every mountain and follow every rainbow.
Be Courageous. Be Bold. Step on the little guy on your way down the ladder. 8)
What is a Herx Reaction?
The formal name is Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction. To keep it short, the theory is that there are some pathogens that, when killed off, release toxins. These toxins can make symptoms worse or even add a few new ones. Not everyone has a Herx reaction but some people have very severe reactions that make it impossible to continue treatment. For another blogger’s take click here.
The Trouble With Herxing
After reading some of the stories that Mr. Google showed me, I was a little nervous about the possibility. My LLMD understood that I needed to keep working and functioning at a high level, so he adjusted my protocol to what he thought would work best. [Or, he uses this protocol on everyone, because, it is better than having your patients bedridden and cursing your name.] I also began a preemptive strike. Eating, drinking and vitamining my way to detox nirvana. I have some days that are not as good as others, but that fits the normal pattern of life. I cannot say that I have had an identifiable Herx reaction (knocking on wood right now).
No! Not Bugs!!
The down side of not having a distinct reaction, is that there is no feeling of confirmation that we are on the right path of little bug homicide.
For now, I will be happy with some gradual symptom change.
Pups Learning how to lazy wrestle.
Part 2: After a “normal” Florida afternoon storm, the phone lines are down. I only discovered this after trying to use the phone to call my lost cell phone. Maybe it is time to cancel the land line phone service, but then how would I ever find my phone?
Part 3: Brown and red volcano rice cooked up, placed in a pan with some coconut milk, left over chicken and various spices. Did I just make risotto? Not quite, but still some creamy carbness I was craving.