I have cyclizine injections at home to enable me to tolerate the high levels of anti fungal medication I need to cope with the constant oral thrush I have. Normally I have it IM but as anyone who has had it knows it stings like hell and eventually you run out of places you can reach yourself. When I've been in hospital I've had one hospital let me have it iv (to give my poor legs a rest) and never mentioned any issues with it.
Just recently I've had 2 minor procedures at a different hospital and they were unhappy to let me have it iv despite having a cannula in. I explained that I had had it iv before with no issues and that it was to give my poor legs a break but they still wouldn't let me. I'm due to have an endoscopy on monday with sedation to try to get tot he bottom of the oral thrush and was hoping that they would let me have my cyclizine iv whilst I had the cannula in but am now scared to ask. The sedation and being laid flat tends to make me feel sick so I was trying to cross one of my worries off the list!. Does anyone know why you wouldn't be allowed cyclizine iv? is it only occassionally and I know it has to be diluted but it really does help to have a break from the im injections. If the thrush allowed me to swallow and keep my steroids down this wouldn't be an issue.