I've been dealing with possible neurologic lyme disease for the past, which has possibly lead to mild inner ear problems (mild gradual hearing loss, sporadic vertigo, vascular issues). I was diagnosed via a lyme DNA PCR, which is still somewhat contested owing to it being an unofficial, new test. However, there is considerable evidence of a lyme infection due to immune system markers, me being stupid and going out in the bush in lyme endemic areas, and the unexplained, atypical nature of a neurodegenerative disease that has caused MS-like symptoms and neuropathy for me. Because of these serious neurologic symptoms (and my ear issues), I'm now considering trying to hit this with IV antibiotics based on this postive test. I'm just so done with being sick and want to see if this produces an effect. My doctor has recommended Rocephin as the standard IV antibiotic to get to the possible lyme in my nervous system, with a course being a couple of weeks only. However, I'm very concerned after hearing this antibiotic can be significantly ototoxic. It would ruin my life and defeat the purpose of trying to get well if I suffered inner ear damage, so I'd like to find an alternative if this is true. Has anyone here been on an IV course of this for lyme or other infections, and be able to tell me there experiences and whether it affected your ears?