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Re: Probiotics and depression. SLS

Posted by Jay2112 on July 6, 2023, at 15:18:57

In reply to Re: Probiotics and depression., posted by SLS on July 6, 2023, at 10:49:17

> The introduction of an antibiotic can sometimes cause what's called the Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction or Herx for short. It occurs within a few days as the initial massive die-off of bacteria release lipoproteins that present as antigen. In Lyme Disease, detection of the antigen by the immune system can provoke an overreaction by the immune system that causes the Herx reaction.
> Interestingly, consuming too much probiotic - live bacteria - can provoke a Herx reaction, too. The pathogen that is involved in the precipitation of Lyme Disease by a spirochete bacterium called, Borrelia burgdorferi. When the most common antibiotic used to treat Lyme, doxycycline, causes the initial die-off ofreaction. People generally experience a transient worsening of symptoms within 48 hours after the introduction of doxycycline, after which the symptoms recede as doxycycline treatment continues.
> Does the timing of your worsenings following a pattern similar to the Herx reaction?
> - Scott

Yes, that is spot-on Scott. But, the probiotics seem to produce an almost counter-force. I ALWAYS take just a small amount of probiotic, because too much of anything is not good. Maybe that is how I get around this syndrome is by using small amounts of probiotics. In this recent situation, my infection was almost over, anyways, and the antibiotics an afterthought. I was feeling so bad, it didn't seem worth it to continue with antibiotics. It was a sinus infection. I should have started the probiotic with the antibiotic.
But, thanks for that detailed, fascinating explanation. I will keep it in mind.


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for not being what they believe they should be.
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