Yes, I was approved for 13 months of IV antibiotic therapy that started November 2007 and ended January 2009 . At first I was on rocephin, then zithromax with rocephin 3x's a week plus mepron for babesia, then clyndimycin with rocephin 3x's a week. My insurance company paid for everything including 2 picc lines put in at an office and then two picc lines put in at the hospital, and weekly nursing visits. Things started off with a bang on the first picc line because on the first bandage change the nurse cut the line! We did have to pay our $3000 deductible first before the insurance coverage kicked in, but HEY - I am not complaining.
I think Aetna believed I was sick, the labs were not all CDC positive, however they were very high for Bartonella, babesia, a couple of lyme bands, a positive elysa, plus mycoplasma, chlamydia pneumonie, and epstien bar. Off the charts on those.
Also had previously bad brain spect that improved with IV plus some MRI brain lesions. I have been off and on treatment since 2003 but on this last go round of 14 months I have had significant improvement. I still have to take orals but I am functioning at about 75%.
Where are you and your doctor located? What's your doctors names (initials)?
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06/00- The beginning, 08/01-LD positive, 10/01- Igenex and CDC LD positive, 10/02-LD positive, 11/03-LD positive, 10/07-Bartonella positive, CD57=3, possibly just tested positive for koseri IgA, Morganella motgani,Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF - yay! another acronym), Typhus Fever, Klebsiella pneumonia, Proteus miabilis, Citrobacter i IgA, Hafnia alvai IgA, NKC4, Interleukin 4 (IL4), IL8, Immunobillin (IM01).
Current Rx's 11/12/08: Wellbutrin 300mg, Paxil 60mg, Xanax 5mg, Acidophilus, Lyrica 600mg
"Medicare/SSDI theme song" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgHioCC3yCo&feature=related
"How much more can I take?", song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gHiR1xeOSs