I did get hives almost immediately on my first dose of IV-Roecphin. My doctor gave me an epipen and made me promise not to dose while alone. I took benedryl prior to dosing for the first week and after that I didn't get any more hives as my body adjusted to the medication. I had a good experience with IV-Rocephin and started noticing a significant improvement in my symptoms beginning in the third week. I wish that I had continue beyond the 30 days but at the time my ID doctor would not agree to extend the treatment. My medication was delivered to my home and came in pre-packaged syringes. They easily screwed into the picc line and I would inject the 2 gram dose. I had to flush the picc line with saline and heprine before and after dosing each day. The visiting nurse came to the house once a week to clean and change the dressing on the picc line.
Showering was a bit of a challenge, I wrapped my picc line in seran wrap to create a water tight seal. They sell water tight cuffs that serve the same purpose, but I found the seran wrap worked just fine. My LLMD keeps reminding me that I may need to return to IV-Rocephin at some point.
Peace and Healing
Lyme Disease - Doxycyline, IV-Rocephin, Amoxicillin, Azithromycin, Ceftin.