Can I Miss One Day of IV Meds and one Dose of Oral Meds?

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scorpio1960
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   Posted 5/11/2009 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone ever stopped their meds for just one day in order to get to an appointment?  I know this sounds ridiculous but I have an appointment tomorrow afternoon that I need to get to and cannot imagine being able to with the fatigue I've been experiencing.  I seem to be even more fatigued (if that's even possible) after I take the meds and do the Rocephin IV.  I do not plan to do this on regular basis but am just wondering if one time would do much harm.  What do you think? 

veromia333
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   Posted 5/11/2009 12:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Well I believe that if you were to fall asleep while driving or something that that would be more dangerous. And you need your cognitive ability to present your doc w the info you want to discuss. Im not a doc. Bt thats what i think. Call and ask the nurse if its safe or smptng.
In the begining there was no Lyme. And the line is faded not showing where it came in. I became a new Mother and my Lyme decided to show itself. They said my blood tests were normal nothing was wrong. My swollen elephant like knee and finger and the unbelieveable back pain was just low vitamin D. I had a butterfly rash years before. When I told the rheumatologist I had the butterfly rash he said a key sentence. A butterfly rash is only present in lupus or Lyme disease. Well lupus pain is not in the back. i finally realized all the warning signs I had before. Bell's palsey, weight loss as if I had no muscle on my bones anymore. And much more text book lyme symptoms. Now I pressed on. To a Lyme doc, after a nice run around and a lot of there is nothing wrong with you and a recomendation to counceling, He said Veronica this is Lyme and I am going to treat you. Now he knows and I know, Lets get it on paper. Getting the Flow Cytometry test. What kept me pressing on in the face of such amazing and eye opening adversidy is the baby! I had Lyme while I was pregnant Luckily I know I was not infected while pregnant. She is 19 months now and healthy. I am watching her with an eagle eye. God Bless everyone. Love Veronica.
P.S We are the ones who know about Lyme not the doctors. Isnt that just mad. Backwards . Alice in wonderland.


1bitten2xshy
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   Posted 5/11/2009 2:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Many people pulse their meds, I can think of no reason why it would do any harm to miss or postpone for 1 day.

scorpio1960
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   Posted 5/11/2009 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks. I'm not well enough to drive so I don't have to worry about that. lol Just hoping for enough energy to get out of bed and dressed.

I'm actually wondering how much, if any energy, I'll have when I don't take them.

How many hours later do you think it would be safe to do the IV? I usually do it at around 11:00am - 12:00 each day. If I end up doing it at 7:00 pm tomorrow instead, do you think it's too close to the next dose which could probably be at 2:00 pm the following day?

veromia333
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   Posted 5/11/2009 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I cant imagine the energy taken by the IV. Ive only taken mino for 21 days. I was so nausiated and tired. I was almost perfect the first day I did not take it. God bless you!
In the begining there was no Lyme. And the line is faded not showing where it came in. I became a new Mother and my Lyme decided to show itself. They said my blood tests were normal nothing was wrong. My swollen elephant like knee and finger and the unbelieveable back pain was just low vitamin D. I had a butterfly rash years before. When I told the rheumatologist I had the butterfly rash he said a key sentence. A butterfly rash is only present in lupus or Lyme disease. Well lupus pain is not in the back. i finally realized all the warning signs I had before. Bell's palsey, weight loss as if I had no muscle on my bones anymore. And much more text book lyme symptoms. Now I pressed on. To a Lyme doc, after a nice run around and a lot of there is nothing wrong with you and a recomendation to counceling, He said Veronica this is Lyme and I am going to treat you. Now he knows and I know, Lets get it on paper. Getting the Flow Cytometry test. What kept me pressing on in the face of such amazing and eye opening adversidy is the baby! I had Lyme while I was pregnant Luckily I know I was not infected while pregnant. She is 19 months now and healthy. I am watching her with an eagle eye. God Bless everyone. Love Veronica.
P.S We are the ones who know about Lyme not the doctors. Isnt that just mad. Backwards . Alice in wonderland.


scorpio1960
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   Posted 5/11/2009 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Veromia. I am really curious to see how I feel without all the meds and hoping to get a good day out of it. I'm currently taking IV Rocephin, Mino, Mepron and Zithro.

Are you taking anything now?

Cmacaran
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   Posted 5/12/2009 1:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't think skipping a few days of meds is a large problem.  I do it when I have to make work meetings or other important life events.  Some doctors intentionally pulse medication so I think it can't be too much of a problem.

scorpio1960
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   Posted 5/12/2009 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks. I'm glad to know others do this occasionally. With the help of a stimulant, I managed to make it to my appointment and even stopped for a manicure and pedicure before coming back home. lol Since I still needed to take a stimulant it was hard to tell if I've made any progress on the meds. As usual, when I push myself I feel so much worse afterwards. I might try doing this every few weeks or maybe once a month (without the stimulant) to see where I stand.
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