There is no doubt in my mind that this was a herx. My symptoms were all aggravated today and it could be either
a) starting Doxycycline
b) Taking that ACV (apple cider vinegar) this morning-which can cause some people to herx
c.) This horrible humid hot weather and the pressure changes-I think it is about to storm
d.) My body is not detoxing fast enough or efficiently enough
Who knows what the cause was, but all I can tell you is that this was anything but a fun Sunday. It was hell!
If you read my post earlier, you will see that I was a little sad and lost and didn’t feel like I could get through this. But I did. I went from feeling like I could not even lift my head, open my eyes, with horrible nausea to being able to get out of the house to the grocery store.
Here is what worked for me today, although I still have not find the right concoction for my brutal splitting headache. I am still searching for that. In time I suppose.
1.) DGL (Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice) I first chewed two tablets, and later another two. Make sure it is the sugar free version. This helped a little bit with my nausea.
2.) Nutramedix Burbur Detox (Tincture) 10 drops in 40z of water and repeat every 15 minutes 5-7 times, until herx subsides. I did this for a series of 5.
3. Whole Psyllium Husk 2 Tbsp in 12 oz of water. I did this to ensure a bowel movement and rid my body of any waste. Follow up with tons and tons of lemon water.
4. Epsom Salt Detox Foot Bath I soaked my feet in epsom salts, sea salts and baking soda while I was doing all of these other things.
5. Ecological Formula Tri-Salts I drank 1/2 tsp in a glass of water to help keep hydrated. This is made up of calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate and potassium bicarbonate.
6. I dry brushed the skin of my body and took a 3 minute cold shower afterwards-this is supposed to contact your muscles and stimulate your lymphatic system to detoxify more efficiently.
I also made sure to sit upright and not lay down, and sat very still. I found this made a big difference. I literally somehow went from not able to even speak or function to being able to leave the house. Don’t get me wrong I still feel horrible exhausted and have a bad headache, but I suffered SIGNIFICANTLY LESS after doing all of this.
I feel like earlier I had much more to say, but now my mind is just a foggy headache of exhaustion. The point is, yes, you may have to suffer from HERXING, but there are SO MANY options to help your body through it. There are also so many things that can be done to prevent it, or at least make them less horrible. I am learning slowly and reading more and more.
This may not even make any sense….but I had to get it “on paper” before it left me completely.
Time for my next cocktail of Nystatin, Azithromycin, and Doxycycline….