Released on oral clindamycin and cipro after 4 days of IV in hospital. Blood cultures negative. Relapsed back to ER twice in next week. Taken off orals in 2 weeks. Relapsed again, back and forth for 3 months. Put on Invanz in Feb., then Maxipime..bad reactions. Never put back on Vancomycin and Timentin. ID specialist gave up. Obtained Cipro from GP and cured myself in March. Now all symptoms back (with first cold snap): lower legs freezing, body chills, low body temperature, cold sweats, dizziness, irregular heartbeat. ID specialist refused blood culture (thought me medicating self). When saw, said hands tied without blood culture. Back on Cipro and Clinda until I relapse again, then blood culture. How can I convince her to give me the IVs that were curing me with no side effects so I can go on with my life without fear of septic shock. The pseudomonas and staph seem to hide even when cultured without antibiotics. When does the doctor stop looking at her clipboard, look at the patient, and use common sense to heal? I'm terrified.