Are you having trouble getting IV approved w/ Insurance?

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ashleyf3
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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 8/21/2010 10:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been getting sick again and my doc wants to me to go back and have PICC line, but he warned me that it is so MUCH harder to get approved than when I had it three years ago. He said he will try to put me through "but don't hold my breath" and that they have been having a hard time even getting paid sometimes with pre-approvals for Lyme patients. I know I can't afford IV treatment without insurance right now, so I guess if it is not approved I will just Pray ?!?! for a miracle of healing. I just know I had alot of success with the IV Rocephin and Zithro and hope I can try those again.

Are you guys getting approved through insurance? Is it a nightmare?

Thanks - Pray you are all doing well!

Blessings,
Leah

Razzle
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   Posted 8/21/2010 1:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I got approved easily for the PICC line & abx, but that's because I needed the PICC for IV nutrition & medications because my gut had shut down and I could not eat.
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme & Bartonella, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, etc.; G-Tube; TPN via PICC (trying again to wean off the TPN).
Meds:  IV Cipro, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Singulair, Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver, probiotics, digestive enzymes, Milk Thistle & other liver support herbs, Magnesium, Progessence+ (wild yam + essential oils), Moducare, homeopathy.

springsjean
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   Posted 8/21/2010 4:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I was refused IV rocefin despite two appeals. i am contemplating IV zithromax in my doctors office. Didyou have luck with it?
Lyme, erlichosis, bartonella, herpes, EBV. 4 years undiagnosed despite 10 drs.
Current meds: tetracycline, amanatadine, neurontin, xanax, valtrex
Prior meds: amoxicillin, probenecid, doxy. IV refused by insurance.
THERE ARE ROUGH DAYS, TOUGH DAYS BUT ALSO GOOD DAYS. MY BOYS GET ME THROUGH THE BAD AND I SO ENJOY THE GOOD DAYS WITH THEM!

Razzle
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4399
   Posted 8/22/2010 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I've never been given rocephin, have only been on Doxy or Cipro or Ceftazadime via IV. Tried Erythromycin and Vancomycin, but had bad reactions to both.
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme & Bartonella, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, etc.; G-Tube; TPN via PICC (trying again to wean off the TPN).
Meds:  IV Cipro, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Singulair, Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver, probiotics, digestive enzymes, Milk Thistle & other liver support herbs, Magnesium, Progessence+ (wild yam + essential oils), Moducare, homeopathy.
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