Lyme Disease Association of Australia

Alka Seltzer Gold Drink for Herx reactions

Some Lyme doctors recommend that their patients drink the following drink to ease herx reactions (it is better limit herxes by not being too aggressive with treatment, but if you do get a mild herx, this may help to ease it).

2 Alka Seltzer Gold tablets dissolved in a glass of water with a squeeze of lemon juice.

(note – NOT regular Alka Seltzer, but Alka Seltzer gold – this is not available in Australia,

Two choices to purchase internationally:

  1. many Lyme patients purchase them here – VitaCost has free international shipping to Australia
  2. you can purchase here – using our iHerb gift code (NGM198) and a small donation will be credited to the LDAA

If you are unable to get Alka Seltzer Gold, then sometimes lemon juice squeezed into water can give some relief.

You can read more about the Herx reaction here and here – http://whatislyme.com/the-herxheimer-reaction/ and ways to manage a herx reaction can be seen here http://www.lyme-disease-research-database.com/coping_with_a_herx.html and here – http://whatislyme.com/biotoxin-illness-and-detoxing/  but the most important thing is to let your body rest and recover and not place too much extra stress on your body.