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09-05-2013 09:45 AM
Cheerful1 I give Joey one Nordic Naturals Omega 3 pill daily, along with Vitamin E and Ester-C. Should I be giving him more of any of these, since I'm also starting the coconut oil?
03-22-2013 06:51 AM
HankGSD
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Originally Posted by Sitz&Platz View Post
In a nutshell: Herxheimer reaction can occur during antibiotic therapy. Bacteria produce endotoxins when killed off, and if the body cannot remove the toxins fast enough, it can lead to mild to severe symptoms called Herxheimer reaction. I had the pleasure to experience this myself. Not much fun.
Thank you for the explanation. Since he has been on the coconut oil for almost 3 months now, and only had a mild skin rash at the beginning of using it, I don't think he had any herxing.

He's getting a bit itchier with the weather change, and I am also having to take Claritin again too, so we apparently both have inhalant allergies!
03-21-2013 07:32 PM
Sitz&Platz
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What is "herxing" and "die off"?

Since I made this original post, I have continued 1000 mg fish oil and Claritin every 12 hours (prescribed by vet) and one tablespoon of coconut oil per day and he virtually has no itching.

I do believe the reduced itching it is the combination of all of the above; when it was just fish oil and Claritin or Benadryl or hydroxizine he still had a lot of itching.
In a nutshell: Herxheimer reaction can occur during antibiotic therapy. Bacteria produce endotoxins when killed off, and if the body cannot remove the toxins fast enough, it can lead to mild to severe symptoms called Herxheimer reaction. I had the pleasure to experience this myself. Not much fun.
03-21-2013 02:59 PM
Daisy2 Sorry I meant her vet not her vomit lol. I scheduled her a vet appointment with a new vet for next week and I think I'm going to have her tested for systematic yeast. Not sure how much that will cost but would like to test for that before doing allergy testing.
03-21-2013 01:50 PM
Cheerful1
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Go slow and allow the body to detox naturally, it is anyhow, hence the itching, but you have to help it along - if yeast issue then the yeast has to be killed off b/c the immune sytem is not keeping it in check and needs assistance...if keeps going then this will cause stress in other parts
How do I know if it's a yeast issue?
03-21-2013 01:37 PM
Daisy2 Hi, I don't have a Shepard. I have a three pound yorkie but this was the only discussion I found when google searching coconut oil bad reaction. If you don't mind giving some advice I have a couple questions about her reaction to it. I gave her 1/64 tsp Monday and she seemed to have a lot of vomit burps then Wednesday morning had diarrhea once and the tried to vomit several times that night. Could this be from a due off of yeast? The last time she had coconut oil was Monday night. She's very itchy and always biting and licking her feet. She gets little brown spots and red bumps on her belly and eyes are always runny. She's had several yeast ear infections when on antibiotics and just got off antibiotics a few weeks ago. Her vomit doesn't give any advice on more natural treatments so I'm kinda on my own to research them.
03-12-2013 01:30 PM
HankGSD What is "herxing" and "die off"?

Since I made this original post, I have continued 1000 mg fish oil and Claritin every 12 hours (prescribed by vet) and one tablespoon of coconut oil per day and he virtually has no itching.

I do believe the reduced itching it is the combination of all of the above; when it was just fish oil and Claritin or Benadryl or hydroxizine he still had a lot of itching.
03-12-2013 01:14 PM
GatorBytes
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Originally Posted by Cheerful1 View Post
I bought the coconut oil to treat Joey's itching, but am concerned after reading about the "die-off" and the herxing.

My husband has the herxing as a result of suffering from Lyme and Babesia. We do not want to subject Joey to that.
Go slow and allow the body to detox naturally, it is anyhow, hence the itching, but you have to help it along - if yeast issue then the yeast has to be killed off b/c the immune sytem is not keeping it in check and needs assistance...if keeps going then this will cause stress in other parts

Adding dandelion/milk thistle to help repair the liver so it can work efficiently to detox will minimize the herx...occasional (2-3 days here and there) of parsley water (organic) to help rid toxins/bacteria by flushing the kidneys.
03-12-2013 12:52 PM
Smithie86 The problem is that coconut oil is omega 6. You are possibly missing the omega 3s in the fish oil. We do both coconut oil and fish oil, with no issue.
03-12-2013 12:39 PM
Cheerful1 I bought the coconut oil to treat Joey's itching, but am concerned after reading about the "die-off" and the herxing.

My husband has the herxing as a result of suffering from Lyme and Babesia. We do not want to subject Joey to that.
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