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Anyone self inject or have IV Roephin (ceftrixione)

Jenny

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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

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.
 

msf

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

Jenny

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

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.
 

Daffodil

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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
 

Hip

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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.