Starting IV Rocephin next week, how does this dosing sound?

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   Posted 7/21/2010 4:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Scheduled to start my IV Rocephin treatments on Monday. My doc is not a LLMD, so I wanted to run the frequency and doseage by you all to see if it is simular to what you've seen. I will start with 1 gram the first week and 2 grams twice a week for five weeks if I tolerate it. What do you think?
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   Posted 7/21/2010 4:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Infected,

I'm on IV Rocephin but I do 2 grams per day 7 days a week.....I have never heard of anyone doing it only twice a week before, but then I'm still fairly new to Lyme (just dx in January).

Please let us know how it goes for you!

Best wishes,
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   Posted 7/21/2010 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I had my first dose tonight and I will be getting 2grams for 7 days a week for a month. And I had an anxiety attack while getting my first dose.

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   Posted 7/21/2010 7:47 PM (GMT -7)   

How long have you had Lyme?

I guess you tested postive then?

Why do they want to do the IV just wondering?

Have you failed on oral anitbiotics?

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   Posted 7/21/2010 8:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi motox1027 - I was diagnosed with Lyme last year after many exhausting months of trying to figure out what is wrong with me. I had an array of symptoms that did not make sense. I never found a tick or had a rash...that is what makes it scary. So needless to say I never suspected Lyme...and it was a shock to discover I had this disease.

Finally my husband had me write down all my symptoms and when I was done I had 65 different symptoms. I was afraid to take my list to the dr. for fear that he would think I was a hypochondriact (not spelled right - sorry). Well he did not and he sent me to see a neurologist. I gave the same list to the neuro doc and he ran a bunch of tests including an mri.

When my results came back I had a equivocal ELISA - I had 1.02 and to be considered positive you need to 1.09...Well the doc said that I was positive for Lyme...A week later my WB confirmed that I had Lyme.

I went on doxcy which made me feel alot better the first month. Then I ran out and symptoms came back...I went to a llmd and she kept me on the doxcy...she does not do IV meds. She tried me on Cipro but my stomach could not handle it.

The doxcy was like putting a bandaid on a festering wound. So I went back to see neuro...he gave me another WB and a spinal tap.

Spinal tap only showed IgG bands 39 and 58, no IgM bands

Blood work showed I was IgM positivie with bands 41 and 39

He felt that I should do 30 days on the IV meds, which he hopes will make me feel better.

I do have a new llmd that I will be seeing the end of hopefully I'm on the right track finally. I don't want to be on IV meds forever, or on antibiotics. I'm hoping in time I can go with a natural approach.

I want my body to do what it is meant to do...I need to work on a lot of, exercise...I have a long road.

My first dose of antibiotics made me sweat profusely...and afterwards my left leg is tingling and weak.
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