I had major fatigue too when I started Rocephin. I actually was only giving myself half the dose for like a week. I couldn't handle the whole thing. I also almost quit it but luckily hung on and kept at it.
My insurance will not cover any of the IV meds only the visits from the nurse to change the bandages. They also will cover the supplies. We will get the Rocephin through our prescription plan and mix it ourselves. My husband luckily is a pharmacist. The first time I was on it they only covered 2 months and we got the rest through the prescription plan.
John said this will be a long term treatment meaning over a year if I make progress. I will be pulsing the Rocephin with Zithromax. I am not sure why but that is the plan as of now. I am afraid and happy at the same time because I remember how well I felt before and just hope it will happen again.
The restaurant we went to is called Chucks Steakhouse. We were in before six so they had a special menu where the prices were half of the dinner menu. I had scallops which were really good. They had a great salad bar too. The other place that is fun to go to is the Culinery Institute. You have to make reservations way ahead of time though. They have five different restaurants and you can go online and check out the menus. That is in Hyde Park.
I am suppose to go back out the first of January and see Dr. H but haven't made the appt. yet. I did want to mention that John did tell me that some patients just don't absorb oral abx well and that could be why the Rocephin worked where none of the orals have. I do have Crohn's Disease too so I am not sure if that has something to do with it.
I will keep you posted on when I get things going. I Have to get in touch with my doctor here tomorrow. I would like to start ASAP so maybe I will be feeling better by Christmas. I just told my boss today what was going on and he said whatever time I need just let him know.
I hope your husband feels some improvement soon. It took me 5-6 weeks and then I started having good days. I will talk to you soon. Take care!