The 12th Invest in ME Research Conference June, 2017, Part 2
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Anyone self inject or have IV Roephin (ceftrixione)

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease and Co-Infections' started by Uno, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. Uno

    Uno Senior Member

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    Hi

    I just wondered how many folks were on an IV drip of anti biotic or gets prescribed it intramuscular?

    If so who organised it X
     
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    Jenny Senior Member

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    Yes, some years ago, through the Breakspear clinic. Had 12 weeks of it 6 days a week. Had no effect on anything, good or bad.
     
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    msf Senior Member

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    Was that through the NHS too, Jenny? Were you diagnosed with Lyme by Breakspear or by the NHS?
     
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    Jenny Senior Member

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    No it wasn't on the NHS. At that time I had private medical insurance and the clinic took it. I don't think they do any more. I was diagnosed with Lyme and other bacterial infections by Breakspear, but I don't believe the diagnosis. In fact they have scrapped those tests now, and after I didn't respond to treatment they said I probably hadn't had Lyme in the first place! I got the impression they hadn't a clue what they were doing.

    It was IV treatment by the way.
     
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    wow. IV Rocephin was the only thing that ever got rid of my SEVERE brain fog that i have had for decades!

    but i could not tolerate it long
     
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    Hip Senior Member

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    I tried subcutaneous Rocephin (ceftriaxone) 1000 mg once (to try to duplicate @Daffodil's experience of Rocephin eliminating the severe brain fog).


    A couple of studies have found that subcutaneous administration of ceftriaxone appears to be a possible alternative (refs: 1, 2).

    However, whereas ceftriaxone's bioavailability is 85% for intramuscular administration, the subcutaneous bioavailability is 39%.

    So you lose roughly half your dose when taking subcutaneously, compared to intramuscularly.
     

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