It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Lyme Disease Message Board

  • Herx? UTI? VB or yeast?

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 01-02-2006, 04:46 PM   #1
    fotomom's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2004
    Location: Calif
    Posts: 434
    fotomom HB User
    Its a HERX!!!!

    I just got back from the Drs.... no UTI, mild yeast infection, but all my bladder symtpions and everything must of been a Herx!!!! Wow!!! Today I feel better, still achy, but not as bad as yesterday!

    I am so confused!

    here is my problem and it didn't dawn on me until today maybe I am herxing!!!!

    I had a UTI from the cathedar I had from my heart surgery about a month ago. I did 2 weeks of augmentin (I started on levaquin, then cipro, which I was allergic to then the culture showed to use augmentin), so now 3 weeks later I had 3 different ABX for a bladder infection (and also I am on Doxy 400mg a day for lyme) then my bladder infection came back.

    I know it came back cause I had a positive nitrate urin test strips here and it shows I have nitrate..... I called my uro gyno wednesday and got an appointment to go in on Friday, in the mean time they give me levaquin... I told them about my cutlure and they said take levaquin.... I go to my appointment on friday (after 3 doses of levaquin) only to have it cancelled. I instsied that I woud not leave until they at least took a culture so I would know on Tuesday what I am dealing with.

    I was able to go to the hospital to do the culture.... meanwhile its now been the weekend..... I took my last dose of levaquin (4 days total) and on Saturday I started to feel like I was having a vaginal yeast infection. So I took a diflucan. It didn't seem to go away so I used a 1 day cream treatment. The itchyness went away but the ureathra pain was still there. So now its sunday.... no more ABX for the UTI, I still show a + nitrate on the dip stick.... I have frequency but also the added ureathra pain.... I started to think, hey maybe I have the vaginal bacterial infection.... I find that I have some metrogel from the last time I had this about a year ago and self treat my self.

    So now its monday.... same symptions, still nitrate in my urine.... so I have some augmentin 1000XR tablets so I am now taking that as its the same ABX for my last + culture from my orginal infection said to take it....

    BUT could i be hrexing from all these added abx? Doxy, with levaquin..... then augmentin?

    My symptions are:
    Back pain, lower back and middle back (flank pain maybe from uti?)
    Achy body
    low grade fever 100
    bladder pain/ frequency
    ureathra pain

    Thank goodness its almost tuesday and my Drs will be in tomorrow.... I don't dare go to the ER over this as they won't do anything other than what I am already doing. Sucky thing is my appointment isn;t until Wednesday at 8am... but you better believe they are going to see me tomorrow!

    Argh! Happy new years to me!

    Last edited by fotomom; 01-03-2006 at 12:11 PM.

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 01-03-2006, 04:37 AM   #2
    Senior Veteran
    Join Date: Aug 2004
    Posts: 1,456
    ncgirl88 HB User
    Re: Herx? UTI? VB or yeast?

    I have had all those symptoms when herxing and/or not herxing.

    I would have them test your kidneys and make sure you are not dealing with a kidney infection. I don't mean to scare you but I think at this point it is important.

    With all those abx's though you could very well be herxing.

    Take care and keep us posted.

    Old 01-03-2006, 08:17 AM   #3
    fotomom's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2004
    Location: Calif
    Posts: 434
    fotomom HB User
    Re: Herx? UTI? VB or yeast?

    Thanks.... its been the worst longest weekend I have ever had.... I just got off the phone with my uro/gyno and I have an appointment today at 1030am. Thank goodness! Another 24 hours of this and I would have died!!!!!

    Old 01-03-2006, 05:20 PM   #4
    Senior Veteran
    6Blues's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2005
    Location: NJ
    Posts: 1,943
    6Blues HB User6Blues HB User6Blues HB User
    Re: Herx? UTI? VB or yeast?


    I am so glad you posted this thread. I've been wondering about UTI's myself.

    I am also on 400mg Doxy per day and three times since I've been on Doxy, I've either had a UTI or at least the symptoms of one.

    It never occured to me that it could be part of a Herx. My Herx's on the Doxy have no pattern at all so I can never tell if I'm Herx'ing or just feeling lousy.

    I hope we find relief soon.

    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Question about Lyme, candida and "herx" pantaleon Candida 9 06-24-2008 04:37 PM
    When will I herx? lizzie518 Lyme Disease 4 04-03-2007 05:50 PM
    Doxy Dosage and herx question trigal Lyme Disease 5 10-21-2006 05:24 PM
    herx???? LUMPY728 Lyme Disease 7 05-23-2006 03:13 AM
    Cats Claw Herx still going ... after 38 days 6Blues Lyme Disease 15 10-27-2005 08:17 AM
    How's your herx? pinetree3 Lyme Disease 4 03-07-2005 04:39 PM
    to Herx or not to herx - that is the question Betterdaysforme Lyme Disease 16 03-02-2005 05:16 PM
    herx from diflucan telvock43 Lyme Disease 2 02-10-2005 06:09 AM

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:26 PM.

    © 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!