What Is The Herxheimer Effect?

How long does a herxheimer reaction last?

For me, Herxheimer reactions tended to last up to a week or two, and then pass.

Sometimes they were just a couple days long.

It all depends on the patient, though.

I know patients who have Herxed for a month or more..

Is Herxing a good thing?

Each time, the Herxheimer reaction was a little less intense, but shorter. You might feel like you’re dying when you’re having one, but in fact it’s actually the bacteria that is dying, and that’s really a good thing. You can’t control how well your body will respond to antibiotics, but you can help the detox process.

What causes herxheimer reaction?

It’s also referred to as Herx reaction, which is short for Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction. Herx reaction refers to an adverse response to toxins released by bacteria and fungus when they are killed by antibiotics and antifungal medications.

What are the symptoms of a herxheimer reaction?

The Herxheimer Reaction is a short-term (from days to a few weeks) detoxification reaction in the body. As the body detoxifies, it is not uncommon to experience flu-like symptoms including headache, joint and muscle pain, body aches, sore throat, general malaise, sweating, chills, nausea or other symptoms.