pcpc, what dose of Claforan will you be infusing? I have been on it before. I agree that unresolved co-infections can affect ttreatment progress.
Good luck with your new protocol!
pcpc, I did not have any problems with the PICC line. The most important thing is to make sure the site is clean and dry at all times. If you ever have a question about how it looks or feels, address it right away. An infection in the line can be deadly. Be sure to get a cover for it so you can shower without getting the site wet. The one I used was the Mid-Arm Protector from Brown Medical https://www.brownmed.com/Products/StoreProductDetail29.cfm?StoreProductId=99 You can also check local hospital supply companies and pharmacies. Some people like to use Press and Seal wrap.
I did not have any big herxes from Claforan, but every one can respond differently to meds. After being on Claforan for some time, I found out I had co-infectins that I had previously tested negative for.
Hi pcpc. I tested positive for Babesiosis, both types of Ehrlichiosis, and Mycoplasma. I have had a nasty case of Babesiosis and have treated it more than once.
Claforan was the first IV I was on. I don't think I had a lot of improvement on it, but I think that is because I had unknown co-infections. I believe it is similar to Rocephin, but it is not as hard on the gallbladder.
Hi kelcar, welcome to the board!
Do you have Lyme and/or co-infections? How long have you been sick? Are you seeing a knowledgeable doctor? Are you on Claforan?
I started with oral antibiotics and then went to IV Claforan. I was extremely ill and infused 12 grams continuously over 24 hours for several months. As I posted, I don't believe it helped me a lot because I had undiagnosed co-infections.