Posted 1/17/2009 6:43 AM (GMT -8)
Yes, I take it with Plaquenil which helps the Biaxin penetrate the cell wall more efficiently.
The PICC line was removed this last week. I did the IV's for 13 months and in December started to have GI problems (I think it was from the addition of IV Clyndimycin, which I did for 90 days. It is a strong drug.) So I stopped all antibiotics, did thorough testing for C diff, yeast, etc. which were all negative.
I kept the line in for an additional month until my appointment with the doctor. That means I just flushed it with saline and changed the bandage. I was fortunate the whole time in that I did not have any infections with my line (once a nurse cut it accidentally and once it fell out because my bandage was coming off. So the hospital had to put new ones in but you take it in stride.)
It is so nice not to have to live with the line!
Now I am to take Biaxin and plaquenil and IM injections of Bi-cillin. I hope to make even further progress on this regimen. I sure hope so......this has been one heck of a journey.
How did your appointment go and were you able to send off lab work?