Antiboitics (Amoxicillin)

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   Posted 1/28/2009 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I had some minor oral surgery done on Monday afternoon. I was prescribed Amoxicillin 3 times daily. It's making me feel sick. My face is flushed and hot, my legs itch, I'm queezy and really fatigued. I told the dentist that I was having a reaction to it so they suggested I stop taking it and they would prescribe another antibiotic. Question is, are they all going to make me feel sick because of the elevated antibodies in my blood? Has anyone else taken antibiotics successfully?
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   Posted 1/28/2009 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't had an reactions to anti-b's since my lupus dx. Your might check for drug interactions (see link in my signature) - that's more likely than anything. (I've taken amoxicillin & others)

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   Posted 1/28/2009 6:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,
You might be allergic to that strain of antibiotics.  I'm allergic to the penicillin family and I get the same symptoms as you have mentioned here. 
Definitely stop taking it. Contact your gp and let them know all your symptoms.  If you see a rash anywhere try to get a picture of it and see your gp.
No, not all antibiotics will do this to you. It has nothing to do with our lupus. Just a medication allergy. Very common.  Your doctor can prescribe an antibiotic in a totally different family.
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   Posted 1/28/2009 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I had amoxicillin for an infection last fall and had a reaction.  In 66 years I have never reacted to any meds.  My doctor said that this is common with amox and it can happen on the very last pill.  I was 8 days into treatment and had terrible hives.  STOP taking the pills and call your doctor.

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   Posted 1/28/2009 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Katie, How you doing tonight? Did you get another perscription? I tend to get pnemonia quite often so my dr. put me on azythromyacin mon.wen.fri. I've been on it for several months. Than I take something stronger if i get sick anyway. I havn't had a problem yet. I do have allergies but I have always had them. I hope you got something that works for you. You might want to keep a journal of things you are allergic to. With this disease they will be trying all kinds of meds and more than likely you will forget half of them. If you switch drs it will be good to have that info.
good luck. Hey BTW have you had any luck moving forward with the SSI/SSD? and how is hubby doing with the COPD?

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   Posted 1/29/2009 12:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Katie, I started taking Cipro today. With lupus it's important to keep infections in check with antibiotics since our bodies' immune systems are often suppressed with drugs and can't fight off things by themselves. I've taken other antibiotics as well since I was dxed with lupus.

I too hope you'll stop taking it immediately. Allergic reactions to meds can be deadly. Good luck
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