NOOAWLINSMA (Login NOOAWLINSMA) Members from IP address 126.96.36.199
I have been pretty sick for about 4 weeks now. It started out as an inner ear infection. The doctor gave me augmetin for an antibiotic. Well, it gave me horrific stomach issues for three weeks. I was tested for e coli and for salmonella. Thank God they came out negative. The doctor said it had to be caused as a terrible side effect from the antibiotic. Just this past Friday I started feeling better....and so far so good. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I don't ever want to go through that again.
that you are ok. That must have been terrible. As far as augmentin or any other drug you don't want, just say no. It is your body and you should be firm with a lot of things. Most people just let the doc do whatever b/c afterall, it is a doctor. They are not God but most of them think they are.
Why didn't they consider that to be a side effect of the med instead of putting you thru all of those tests? Do you have good insurance? Don't get me started. ( I think it's too late).
It pisses me off that most people give the doctors all of the control. I have watched such vulnerability in people who don't understand why the doctor is doing this or that but never questions them. I have a reputation for telling the doctor what I think my diagnosis is and if I don't want a particular drug or any drug for that matter, I tell them.
Wooo, I digress. Just know that it is the only body you have. Always go with your intuition in taking care of it. I hope you continue to get well.
and got me back to normal? Believe it or not........good old fashioned Paregoric. The doctor prescribed that for me and in 2 days, I was feeling normal again. What a blast from the past! Sometimes the old time medicine is the best.
Love the stuff! In Italy they often put a coffee bean in a liqueur glassful of sambuca.
Anise cookies like my mama used to bake -love them too!
And paregoric...haven't had that since I was a kid.
Glad to hear you're feeling better, NOMa.
P.S. Just found this about Sambuca with coffee bean(s):
"...the traditional Italian manner with three roasted coffee beans floating in it (for health, happiness and prosperity). Sambuca is an Italian liqueur flavored with green anise, star anise and elder. Romana Sambuca is similar in flavor to anisette, but at 42 proof, more alcoholic and less sweet. Like absinthe, pastis, ouzo and other anise-flavored spirits, it turns milky white when water or ice is added to it. (The cloudy appearance is the result of all those essential oils emulsifying.) A less traditional manner of serving Sambuca is flaming."
"It's too late in the world for flags."
- The Sand Pebbles, 1966
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schatze (Login schatze311) Moderator 220.127.116.11
March 12 2008, 8:37 AM
Four weeks of misery is way too long. If a doc heard what that drug did to you you would not have it prescribed again. "Allergic" is simple and generally just means "Next!". No muss no fuss. "Bad reaction" works, too. Glad you are past this.