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stella21
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hello everyone..

I wanted to ask a quick question about vanco if anyone has ever been on it before.

I just started therapy 3 days ago.. im noticing im extremely tired after infusing it.. i dont know if its a herx or what..

really tired.. almost too tired to type. hope to hear from someone soon.

korinne

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5dana8
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Hey Stella21
Sorry to hear about your fatigue.

I did IV vanco back in 86. My throat swelled up and I got itchy. I am allergic to it.
Sorry.
More people will come alog with better information.

BTW- When I herx from a abx I get so tired I can hardly type too.
It is really hard.
But over time this will pass and you will feel better soon.

p.s. Make sure to eat something before every infusion. And rest.


Take care

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hiker53
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Vancomycin is a last resort drug. I was on it for one week only.

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timaca
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I had one dose of IV vanco during a knee surgery. I did not know that I had lyme at the time.

I ended up in a herx for 5 days starting 12 days after the surgery. I had incredible nerve pain all over my body. If I had died, it would have been OK with me.

My orthopedic surgeon had no idea what was going on. "I do knees and shoulders. I have no idea what is going on with you."

As it turns out, I had lyme disease. It was latent in my body. He activated it with a steroid shot. I started to fall apart 3 weeks after that. No one knew what was going on.

Had a herx to the IV vanco. No one knew what was going on.

I'm trying to educate the orthopedic doctors!

Timaca

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I had a continuous vanco drip for one week in the hospital. (They'd refresh the bag 3x daily). I was really tired, but the feeling came back in my extremities. All my symptoms returned when I was taken off of it. I liked it a lot more than Rocephin and Doxy.

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I was on vacomycin for a few months. It was quite a few years ago so don't remember much. I know it knocked me down good.

It is tough to handle but suppose to be very effective.

I remember my nurse coming out what seemed like almost every day but probably was less to do a peak and trough(sp?) to make sure the levels were okay.

I believe blood is drawn before the dose and then after. Really forget.

I think they took me off of it because it is a "last resort" antibotic and the docs. got nervous.

I didn't know much at that time too sick. Good luck with your therapy. Just be careful and make sure that bloodwork is done properly.

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