My GI prescribed metronidazle for my perineal abscess.
(I don't know why either. I've taken this same antibiotic 3 times. It worked the first time in August 2008, failed the second time in September 2009, and now I honestly don't expect much from it seeing as how I have an abscess and a fistula in 2010.)
about a week ago, my family and I came down with stomach flu and I puked like I've never puked before. I had no problems with the diarrhea. haha. I'm pretty sure I got rid of most, if not all, of the antibiotics. I'm still experiencing that strange taste, but it could just be in my head.
The abscess is still there. Should I start taking the antibiotics again? She told me that I'm going on Remicade, which is fine, but I'm still waiting for a referral call/appointment. In the meantime, I was supposed to take these antibiotics that are so blech.
Do abscesses/fistulas go away when you take Remicade or do they have to be removed surgically?
I had an appointment with a general surgeon at 1040am last week. I made it a month ago. That's just how long it takes. I got there at 1010 because they told me I would have to do paperwork, but I was even earlier than I needed to be. My name wasn't called to go to the treatment room until 1210! I told them that I had another appointment at 1pm that I couldn't miss and the nurse was 'like, sure!, no problem'. I spent 20 minutes sitting in the gown waiting for this punk, and then I left without rescheduling. I can't believe that this is how they run things in this stupid place! They had booked a patient for every 20 minutes, but most of the patients were in there for over an hour! It was crazy.
I don't want to do surgery. And I definitely don't want to have surgery with these morons. So I'm hoping the Remicade will do the trick for me. But in the meantime, do I still need to take these nasty antibiotics?
Diagnosed with typical Crohn's at 16.
Got lucky with Asacol for a year, then even luckier with ten years of relative remission.
Now abscesses and fistulas are having an "atypical" Crohn's party around my junk.
Remicade is coming to get me soon!