IV Treatment for CPn?

Does anyone have any thoughts or knowledge of treating CPn with IV Ceftriaxone? I have been diagnosed with Late Lyme Borreliosis, and CPn.

 I have neurological complications, (radiculopathies,limb buring sensations with exertion, fasicualations, etc), that are my main symptoms. I am housebound, and can't walk more than 50 m max.

These symptoms are being assigned at least in part to the Late Lyme diagnosis.

Consequently, I am told that the treatment I need for the Late Lyme is IV treatment ceftriaxone for 1-2 months.

Does anyone know if ceftriaxone works well against Cpn?

 Regards Dar

Dar - 

A good place to start is by reading Karl's blog in the Patient Stories tab at the top of the main screen. 

He was on IV Rocephin with great success.  Many people take IV Rocephin and feel better initially but then relapse.  Think Karl did better because he did the IV for 90 days and also took multiple oral anti-infective agents and then transitioned from IV to oral infective agents for a significant period of time (over a year).

Bottom line - IV alone probably isn't enough to eradicate your infections but IV coupled with well thought out combination of oral anti-infective agents could dramatically improve your situation.

IV antibiotics carry a number of additional side effects including blood clots. shoulder pain, gall bladder issues, etc... but if managed by your physician those risks can be greatly minimized. 

Again - can't recommend enough - read Karl's patient story.  He was both lyme and CPN infected.

Daisy - Husband on CAP 5/07.   Roxy, Diflucan round three 4-4, Rifampin, Bactrim DS, Mepron 4-6, Prednisone, Novantrone, Doxy, Azithromycin, Flagyl, Mino

Daisy - Husband on CAP 5/07.  Husband died from Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Secondary to the Infusion of Novantrone.  Ie - the treatment with the conventional MS drugs killed him.

Daisy on her own CAP 11/2012.