I was on IV-Rocephin for 30 days. They inserted the picc line in the Radiology Department at my local hospital using flouroscopy exray type machine to guide the picc to the proper
location. They use lanicane to numb you up first so there is no pain, just a little pressure.
They administered my first dose in the infusion center at the hospital.
A visiting nurse came to my house to instruct my wife and I how to administer the Rocephin and flush the picc line with saline and heperin. Each week they shipped a new batch of medication and supplies directly to my house. I would administer the Rocephin once each day at 6PM for me. The visiting nurse (Nancy) would come to the house once a week to clean and replace the dressing that holds the picc in place. You need to keep it dry, I would wrap serran-wrap around my arm to keep it dry when showering.
I did have a reaction to the Rocephin initially. Itchy armpits and hives. My doctor gave me an eppy pen and made me promise to never administer the medication without someone around. The hives seem to stop once my body adjusted to the medication.
IV-Rocephin for me was a huge improvement over Doxycyline which absolutely killed my stomach.
Peace and Healing
Lyme Disease - Doxycyline, IV-Rocephin, Gabapentin, Vitamins B,C & D