why do some have PICC lines and other people do shots?

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therearemiracles
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   Posted 1/12/2010 9:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I see my LLMD today in a little while, so if you could answer backa as soon as possible that would be great.
 
I can not take the oral antibiotics and the receptionist at the office said my doc does write scripts for injections of Bicillian. Why would people do the Picc line over the injections for vise versa? Just wondering.
 
I hope to do the injections.
Thanks,
Linda
Very mild left sided (could have fooled me with the "mild")  UC.Just found out 4 years into it I might have Lyme's Disease, going to a LLMD in December. Confirmed Lymes on 12/8/09 before my new antibiotic protocal from my LLMD, I  Started and stopped LDN ON 1/25/09 to mid May no improvements. Tried Asacol, Pentesa, Colozol, Sulfasulsadine and Lialda, they made me worse. A range of antibiotics, not much better. Supplements: Threelac, multi, iron,Allimed Allicin, Apple Cider Vinegar, very low yeast/sugar/wheat  No UC meds at this time.


needshelp
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   Posted 1/12/2010 11:21 AM (GMT -7)   

I think it has to do with the nature of the antibiotic.  Some antibiotics can really irratate and damage tissue when injected.  I presume that when a choice is available (i.e.  injection v. IV) many choose injection because of lower costs.  Then again I'm just speculating.  I've never done injections but doing IV has been a real nightmare with regards to the insurance.   I'm a bit curious about bicillin shots....as my IV has to be pulled in the next 2-3 weeks.  Hopefully some others will have some good insight. 

Brad


therearemiracles
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   Posted 1/13/2010 7:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Brad thanks for responding. I got my first shot yesterday in the butt. It hurt and the muscle still hurts. I have a script for a shot once a week for 10 weeks. I woke up today highly nervous, maybe I'm thinking too much about the shot. We'll see how I do. I'll try to keep you posted. Thanks Linda
Very mild left sided (could have fooled me with the "mild")  UC.Just found out 4 years into it I might have Lyme's Disease, going to a LLMD in December. Confirmed Lymes on 12/8/09 before my new antibiotic protocal from my LLMD, I  Started and stopped LDN ON 1/25/09 to mid May no improvements. Tried Asacol, Pentesa, Colozol, Sulfasulsadine and Lialda, they made me worse. A range of antibiotics, not much better. Supplements: Threelac, multi, iron,Allimed Allicin, Apple Cider Vinegar, very low yeast/sugar/wheat  No UC meds at this time.


needshelp
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   Posted 1/13/2010 12:26 PM (GMT -7)   
therearemiracles,

Glad you got started. Did your insurance pre-approve the shots? I've read some positive things about IM bicillin and I wonder why others (including myself) aren't trying it.

Good luck. Keep us updated.

therearemiracles
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   Posted 1/13/2010 12:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm trying to see how much it will cost with my prescription coverage. I'll let you know.
Very mild left sided (could have fooled me with the "mild")  UC.Just found out 4 years into it I might have Lyme's Disease, going to a LLMD in December. Confirmed Lymes on 12/8/09 before my new antibiotic protocal from my LLMD, I  Started and stopped LDN ON 1/25/09 to mid May no improvements. Tried Asacol, Pentesa, Colozol, Sulfasulsadine and Lialda, they made me worse. A range of antibiotics, not much better. Supplements: Threelac, multi, iron,Allimed Allicin, Apple Cider Vinegar, very low yeast/sugar/wheat  No UC meds at this time.


merrygirl
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   Posted 1/13/2010 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   
For me im Bicillin was a good choice vs. the IV route, It is cheaper and a little safer, I am able to do more without a picc line.
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needshelp
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   Posted 1/13/2010 1:06 PM (GMT -7)   
therearemiracles,

Thanks a bunch. I don't think IM Bicillin too expensive if not covered by insurance. I wouldn't be surprised if I had to pay out of pocket since I've already done IVs.

therearemiracles
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   Posted 1/13/2010 3:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Found out my co pay is $45 this is great. Hopefully it doesn't change when I get to the counter.
Very mild left sided (could have fooled me with the "mild")  UC.Just found out 4 years into it I might have Lyme's Disease, going to a LLMD in December. Confirmed Lymes on 12/8/09 before my new antibiotic protocal from my LLMD, I  Started and stopped LDN ON 1/25/09 to mid May no improvements. Tried Asacol, Pentesa, Colozol, Sulfasulsadine and Lialda, they made me worse. A range of antibiotics, not much better. Supplements: Threelac, multi, iron,Allimed Allicin, Apple Cider Vinegar, very low yeast/sugar/wheat  No UC meds at this time.


needshelp
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   Posted 1/13/2010 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   
therearemiracles,

That is great. Is that for a one month supply? Do you know how much it runs without insurance?

therearemiracles
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   Posted 1/14/2010 7:39 AM (GMT -7)   
yes it was for one month, I'm suppose to get a 10 week supply so I imagine I go back every month. No I don't know how much without insurance. Sorry
Very mild left sided (could have fooled me with the "mild")  UC.Just found out 4 years into it I might have Lyme's Disease, going to a LLMD in December. Confirmed Lymes on 12/8/09 before my new antibiotic protocal from my LLMD, I  Started and stopped LDN ON 1/25/09 to mid May no improvements. Tried Asacol, Pentesa, Colozol, Sulfasulsadine and Lialda, they made me worse. A range of antibiotics, not much better. Supplements: Threelac, multi, iron,Allimed Allicin, Apple Cider Vinegar, very low yeast/sugar/wheat  No UC meds at this time.

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