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I started on abx in November 2006. They were amox/probenecid and ketek. I had a major herx within 5 days-flu symptoms, muscle pain, sore throat etc. They all went away except the sore throat which I still have 90 percent of the time. My abx have been switched around but I have always stayed on the ketek. The doctor says it is from the abx killing off the bacteria and that is how my body is reacting but he was hoping it wouldn't have continued on this long. Now he is looking into IV if I haven't improved by next month. Is it possible this is just a long herx or what? I am just tired of the sore throat everyday on top of everything else. Anyone have any opinions on this? Thanks
Kim
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I started on abx in November 2006. They were amox/probenecid and ketek. I had a major herx within 5 days-flu symptoms, muscle pain, sore throat etc. They all went away except the sore throat which I still have 90 percent of the time. My abx have been switched around but I have always stayed on the ketek. The doctor says it is from the abx killing off the bacteria and that is how my body is reacting but he was hoping it wouldn't have continued on this long. Now he is looking into IV if I haven't improved by next month. Is it possible this is just a long herx or what? I am just tired of the sore throat everyday on top of everything else. Anyone have any opinions on this? Thanks
Kim[/QUOTE]

Kim, I bumped it up! :wave:
Hi Sarah
My husband doesn't really do much compounding. If the doctor wanted me to take DHEA my husband would be all for it. He hasn't mentioned it to me. The doctor tells me he doesn't want me to become pill overwhelmed. I am taking about 35 a day including supplements. I think he wants to give the cortef a good chance to work. I am having a huge problem with dry eyes now. It is to the point where I am putting ointment in them during the day and can't see. They have been really bad since I went back to the amox/probenecid. I am seeing my GP on Monday so I am going to ask him for a prescription for my eyes. My sore throat is 24/7 too since going back. I am pretty sure he is going to put me on IV. At this point I will do anything to get rid of this sore throat. I was reading up on Ketek the other night and it said when you are on it to expect a prolonged Herx reaction. I guess 7 months is pretty prolonged huh? I went to Texas about 5 years ago with my husband on business. We were in Dallas and drove to Arlington so I could see the baseball stadium. We came in January and it was only in the 30's. I am still feeling much less exhausted so I hope it continues. Talk to you soon.
Kim PS-I am leaving for NC on the 6th to visit our sons. I just wanted to let you know so you don't think I have just disappeared! I will write before then though.





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