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My wife has been suffering from chronic lyme and bartonella for a while now, and is has progressively been getting worse.
She had been put, once again, on doxycyline -- 100 mg in the AM and another 100 mg in the PM. After a week of this, she started developing severe leg pains in both legs. Muscle and tendon pains, not joint pain. She can hardly walk. Her neck and back are also bothering her a lot.
She stopped taking the meds and feels better but not great.
The doctor she is seeing is not being much help in diagnosing the cause of this pain. We're more or less on our own.
Our research has taken us to the "herx" reaction of the bartonella to the antibiotics, OR a reaction to the doxycycline itself.
Obviously, if it's a reaction to the doxy then she'll need to stop taking it.
But if it's herx, then she'll have to grin and bear it.
How in the world are we to know which it is?
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