Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction (herx)

  • Doctor-induced horror herxes Doctor-induced horror herxes
    by David Jernigan, D.C., D.N.M. | A severe Herxheimer reaction (herx) is a sign of a poor lyme disease treatment plan and is unnecessary.
  • Lemon oil/limoncello Lemon oil/limoncello
    Dear Stephen, This weekend I had a taste of limoncello, the Italian liquer, and had a really strong herx afterwards. I understand that it's made by steeping lemon rinds in alcohol, so it contains lemon oils.
  • Buhner's favorite toxin binders and herx herbs Buhner’s favorite toxin binders and herx herbs
    Dear Stephen, What is your favorite toxin binder or herx herb?
  • Increased babesia sweats - herx? Increased babesia sweats – herx?
    Dear Stephen, I've been taking cryptolepis for babesia the past two weeks and I'm now having stronger sweats about twice a day. Is this a good thing?
  • Treating co-infections first Treating co-infections first
    Dear Stephen, Do you suggest also treating bartonella before lyme? Should I stop the core protocol and treat the co-infections first or add herbs for treating the bartonella and babesia to the core protocol?
  • Wheat germ causing a herx? Wheat germ causing a herx?
    Dear Stephen, I have lyme and babesia. Is it possible that wheat germ could make me herx? I made some whole wheat and wheat germ pancakes this morning, and later I started herxing.
  • Intensified symptoms with resveratrol? Intensified symptoms with resveratrol?
    Dear Stephen, I just started resveratrol (half a pill of the one you recommend in the book) and am having TMJ swelling feelings. Do you see an intensified symptom picture with resveratrol?
  • Do you have to herx for the protocol to work? Do you have to herx for the protocol to work?
    Dear Stephen, Does everyone have to have herxheimer reactions as a sign that bacteria is dying and treatment is working? If you don't react, does it mean what you're doing isn't working?
  • Ginger root caused herx Ginger root caused herx
    Dear Stephen, I recently ate some fresh ginger root that seasoned a Chinese dish I had and had a strong herx afterwards.
  • Stephania and beta blockers Stephania and beta blockers
    Dear Stephen, I am currently on a beta blocker, which you say is contraindicated with stephania. The blocker allows me to sleep more soundly without heart palpitations, so I am afraid to stop it. Any thoughts?
  • Helping herxes/rife Helping herxes/rife
    Dear Stephen, My question is what can be done for the relief of extremely intense herxing? Can this protocol be used in combination with Rife Machine Therapy?
  • Stephania & Wobenzym N Stephania & Wobenzym N
    Dear Stephen, Wobenzym N helps decrease herx reactions & allows me to breathe better. Should I continue with the wobenzym or will the herbs be enough to control die-off reactions?
  • Cryptolepis Cryptolepis
    Dear Stephen, I've been treating Lyme for over a year now with antibiotics, and have made 85% progress. Can I take cryptolepis with antibiotics such as Ceftin? What about Flagyl?
  • Am I herxing? Discomfort - new user Am I herxing? Discomfort – new user
    Dear Stephen, I started your herb protocol and within hours all the affected areas began to kick up. Am I herxing with bacteria die off or am I just aggravating those little buggers so they burrow deeper?
  • Mycoplasma Mycoplasma
    Dear Stephen, In June I had some blood microscopy done by a ND. She and I both saw big-time mycoplasma, and I was wondering if that was hindering my recovery.
  • Toxicity/die-off with protocol Toxicity/die-off with protocol
    Dear Stephen, I have read that herxing too much is not necessarily helpful even if it is a sign of die-off.
  • Sarsaparilla herx Sarsaparilla herx
    Dear Stephen, I just started sarsaparilla today and for five or six hours afterward was miserable with one of the worst herxes I've experienced thus far.