Had my PICC put in yesterday (what an unexpected ordeal!) and started my first does of Rocephin at the Dr.'s office. Within 5 minutes of starting the Rocephin I began to have a severe allergic reaction and needed to stop. Tried Benadryl and then Rocephin for a second time but had another allergic reaction so of course no Rocephin for me
My Dr. wants to put me on Doxy. 200mg IV x2 a day. With CNS invlovement I understood Rocephin to be the most effective. How does the Doxy. compare to Rocephin?
The entire day was a nightmare with nurse "Ratchet" doing my PICC line and missing my vien and just thrusting the needle deeper and deeper into my arm trying to find my vien - the pain was so intense for me (and no, I am not a whimp when it comes to pain) that I past out - maybe that was a good thing. Then after I came to I had that allergic reaction and had difficulty breathing and felt like I had an attack of poision ivy in my nose and throat. Then just too throw in a really kicker, at check the fee was $75.00 over what I was told. Well, there was a "room charge"... a "room charge" to have the PICC line inserted at my Doctors office. Of course I was too exhausted from the drive up there in bad weather and the entire experience to argue so I just let it go...
What is the deal on Doxy? I know everyone is different but I heard lots of good things about Rocephin and I am worried that Doxy. might not do the trick. To be allergic to the one thing that may heal you is a really bummer, but trying to keep a positive tude!.