Anywho - I was using InfuSource in Rohnert Park, CA. They only charge $30 per dose including all supplies, dressing change kits, stat locks, etc. Great place, great service. But that's still $240 a week for me & I just can't afford it. So here was the plan:
One of my friends started looking around to buy all the supplies separately instead of using an infusion company. She found the generic Rocephin (Ceftriaxone) from DrugsDepot.com for $5.40 per 2 gram vial. Great price. But then another lyme friend pointed me to Walgreen's & we were able to get it there for $2.10 per 2 gram vial! Amazing. You need to buy the Walgreen's W card for $20 per year. DrugsDepot also carries the bags of sodium chloride for the IV drip.
Walgreen's W card: $2.10 per 2 gram vial of Ceftriaxone (You need to go into the pharmacy & ask them to order it). NDC# 0409-7335-03
Cost $21.52 per 10-pack of Rocephin (Hospira brand). My friend saved us some time by going in & figuring out the easier way to order it (with the number).
**UPDATE: Walgreen's has raised the price to $6.09 per vial!!!
DrugsDepot.com: $5.52 per 2 gram vial of Ceftriaxone
DrugsDepot.com: Approx $2.10 per bag of 100ml sodium chloride, have to buy in bulk, I got that price for a box of 64. They cover several states.
ShopMedVet.com: I found them on Ebay & bought some syringes really cheap from them without a script. My friend ordered IV Admin sets from them for $1 each. CHEAP! I had another friend order from them & accidentally got the wrong ones. Here is the one she ordered:
ICI Medical, Inc (with horse logo)
PM-1681-HS Rev 00
20 drops/ml 81" (206cm) 20 Drop Admin Set w/Inj Site, Rotating Luer
You can also get syringes & needles cheaply through MedVet.
My friend told me that you can get supplies seperate from InfuServe America too.
I had a lot of friends with leftover supplies mail them to me so I have plenty of Heparin Locks, Saline Flushes, alcohol wipes, syringes, etc.
If anyone needs help doing the same, please let me know. Right now I am paying $4.20 per dose! Once I need more supplies the price will probably up to about $10 per dose, but that's still a third the price! YAY! Life changing.
Buhner Tea (Lyme Defense Tea)
On another note, I have started to suspect Babesia & since there is NO way I could come up with the money for Babesia meds I am going to start taking my Artemesia & Clove again soon. When more money comes in. I also just ordered a tea based on the Buhner protocol (book, Healing Lyme). It's called Lyme Defense tea from mistymeadows.org $5.95 per ounce. I ordered two. Not sure how much that's going to get me. You use a tablespoon of the tea in 32 oz of water & let it steep overnight. Then you sip it all the next day.