Well first it was my gallbladder, then i had to go off meds for a week cuz of the GB..then i went back onto meds, then the gallbladder acted up again, then i forgot to take my birth control pill, now my symptoms are back...and NOW on top of it all I have an infection on the insertion sight of my piccline...
WHAT ELSE CAN GO WRONG?!?! i am so fed up and im only 18 days into treatment...why cant it just go smoothly for me?! Now im going onto cipro for the infection...UGH 500mgs this is a real pain in the butt..i dont know what to do anymore...
Im about to pull this picc-line out myself because im sick and tired of fighting and getting NOWHERE... can someone please help me. im going compleatly insane over here with anger and i just cant get out of my own way.
I had enough fighting for a year with being sick and trying so hard to find out what was wrong..and now...now that i find out...i have to fight to get better. I just dont see that light at the end of the tunnel right now...
Why does god have to test me like this.. im so fed up..
Has anyone else gotten an infection on their piccline...and did ABX help or did you have it taken out?
Will this cipro make me herx at all? if so..will it help with lyme since i cannot take my rocefin right now?
Someone plz help me, im at the end of my rope..i cant take any more of this misery..i just cant...
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Hey Kori ~ Hang in there kiddo! I haven't had an infection with a picc line so I don't know. I've also never taken Cipro. Fat lot of help I am.
I have lost my fair share of picc lines for other reasons though. The very first one was put in by a nurse that was being trained and it came out in 2 weeks.
Every dressing change he accidentally pulled it out a little further until it started to back wash out of the site. The nursing company had me pull what was left of the line out, about 3 inches, lol. They got rid of the bad nurse and sent me a very good one to make up for it. Oh, yeah and to put another line in.
I've found that I herx off any ABX I'm given and it's different for every drug. (That's one of the ways they realized I had lyme.) For many years, if anyone gave me ABX for anything I'd be sick in 3 or 4 days. The docs just kept changing the meds and I assumed I was allergic to all of them.
When I got diagnosed for the lyme it was the first time anyone ever told me what that was. I can't tell you how many ducks let me believe I was allergic to everything; don't know if I can count that high.
HEY TRY AND RELAX...WE'RE WITH YOU....AND THERE IS LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL...YOU'RE JUST AT THE BEGINING OF THE TUNNEL.... A LOT OF US HAD HAD INFECTIONS AT THE PIC LINE SITE...SOME HAVE IT PULLED.... NOT TO WORRY THE CIPRO MAY HELP WITH SOME OF THE NEUROLYME STUFF YOU'RE EXPERIENCEING... I HAD A BAD RASH AROUND THE SITE WITH MY LAST PICC.....THE NURSE USED A SKIN-PREP MADE BY SMITH+NEPHEW...WHICH CLEARED IT UP...
HANG IN THERE.......ZMAN GOD WILL ONLY LET THE DEVIL TEST US SO FAR.....IF YOU THINK IT'S JUST A CLICHE YOU'RE WRONG...... WHEN I WAS SICK BEFORE I KNEW I HAD LYME I GOT ANGRY AND PLEADED WITH GOD TO FIGURE IT OUT OR I WAS GOING TO EAT A BULLIT... TWO DAYS LATER I GOT MY ANSWER THRU THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL ON OF ALL PLACES TV....
COURSE I THOUGHT MY PROBLEMS WERE OVER..... UNFORTUNATELY THAT WAS IN 98....AND I STILL HAVE PROBLEMS......BUT I AM BETTER....I'M JUST 55 YEARS OLD NOW AND WELL WHO'S GONNA HIRE A LYMIE THAT OLD.......
HAD TO DEAL WITH THAT ASPECT TOO...YA KNOW BEING A MALE NOT ABLE TO PROVIDE...ETC.... AND I BELIEVE THE INTERFERENCE BY THE BUG IN MY BRAIN ROBBED ME OF MY SELF CONFIDENCE FOR AWHILE....CRYING JAGS...DEPRESSION THEN ANXIETY THEN RAGE....THE WHOLE ANCHELOTTA....
BUT I AM BETTER NOW.....AND YOU WILL GET THERE TOO.....I PROMISE.....AND I'LL PRAY FOR YA TONIGHT..............ZMAN ------------------
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I didn't have a picc line, but I did have a midline.
I had gotten two infections, and both times they had to be pulled, and inserted in the other arm.
Once it was pulled the swelling and redness went away.
What did your doc tell you? Because yours is a picc...don't know if it's the same procedure. Hang in there...it does get better!
Korrine, Boy do I relate!! Hang in there sweetie!!! You are not alone!! There's lots of us folks who can empathize and cheer for you when you wanna give up!
Sometimes it just sucks and you have to cry! Your brain is like frying from these buga and inflammation! You will get better but it takes time...in the meantime its like waiting for a galcier to melt (without the help of global warming! )
feel free to drop me an e-mail anytime... venting is good, crying is good.... wishing you healing and peace soon... Here is a big hugg for you!!! ;D love -pip
Korinne21 It took me 5 years of fighting to get diagnosed. Thursday I was ready to call it quits because I was in so much pain....tears all day long. Too much to deal with at times. Friday was a better day....just have to look for the light in that tunnel. It will get brighter soon....at least that's what I keep telling myself. I've been on abx since April and it seems like more bad days than good....but on the flip side that's suppose to be a good sign...go figure. Hang in there and fight! Cher
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I'm so sorry you're going through so much right now. I had a PICC line in 2002 and thankfully didn't have any problems with it, but I know how frustrating it can be to feel like you're getting nowhere. I'm now almost to my 8 year mark of fighting this disease (well, 8 years that I know of, I've been infected longer than that) and I'm still really sick. But it does get better! It might not be better forever but there are at least breaks in the clouds and the rain, enough to let you see the sun and remember what it's like to be happy and somewhat healthy!
I can't do much over the internet to help you, but I'm thinking of you and sending positive energy your way! (((HUG)))