Treating the symptoms during die-off of the bugs
Relax the muscles - I use heat packs and take liquid mineral supplements to help relax the muscles. I have found that heat packs are invaluable in this condition. I got the idea to use them after reading in the Jernigan book about the heat sensitivity of Lyme bacteria. Just using a heat pack around the neck at night made a huge different in resolving the constant tension of Lyme. Muscle tension is a problem with Lyme, probably from the waste products of the bacteria and the mineral imbalances it causes. I find that getting the muscles to relax is important to healing, and the two most important treatments I have found for that are naturally balanced mineral supplements and the heat packs. The mineral supplement that is most recommended, and I like the best is Concentrace liquid by www.traceminerals.com. Relaxing the muscles keeps the blood circulating better, and probably that is the reason it seems to help during herx.
Chlorella for herx. I have found that Chlorella can help take the 'edge' off of a nasty herx. Some people get a healing crisis reaction if they take it on an empty stomach, because it overloads their system with nutrients. I dont have that problem, I can take it on an empty stomach. However, just to be sure I would take it with food or a snack the first few times, just to get used to it. Then try an empty stomach. I alternate, sometimes with and sometimes without food, to get a variety of effects.
Recancostat. Sometimes I take Recancostat, and that helps a lot, it boosts glutathione and supports detox.
Chit-O-Power. This is a powerful detox support product, the chitooligosaccarides (sp?) mop up toxins. This product is created from the shells of crustaceans, those bottom-dwelling animals that are very good at ... you guessed it ... mopping up toxins.
Garlic. I take Kyolic Garlic tablets a few times each day. This supplies sulfur, important for detox also.
Milk Thistle. I take this to help the liver when I get liver pain, or when I am detoxing heavily.