Bingo, I'm not a doc. We're all peers here on the forum. We cannot, obviously, dispense medical advice, but we can sure share our experiences and offer support to others, (as well as provide it!)
I am post-menopausal, around 4+ years. I didn't exactly keep a daily calendar about this whole thing! :)
My concern about the antibiotics is this: (and remember, this is my non-medical opinion, this is me as a patient talking to you as a patient). If there has been no diagnostics done to even confirm that you even have an infection, and that it's a bacterial infection,.....well, for me personally, before I'd take one single pill I'd want that back up information FIRST.
It is absolutely not something to take lightly. Too many people think along the lines of, "Oh well, it's 'just an antibiotic,' so it won't harm me,"....and over the years, that line of thinking is what's gotten the public into the state it is now with super-bugs that traditional antibiotics can no longer touch.
Please remember, I'm just touting my own personal belief, but I'm delivering the message to you combined with cold, hard science to back it up. Taking an abx, or taking any med we do not need,....is harmful, and should never be taken lightly.
I've had a few itchy red patches on my breasts over the years, and (for me, personally, remember), they were not infections. I've had cysts flare up, engorge, change density,...but again for me personally, they did not turn out to be infections.
All I'm saying is ask your doctor IF you need this medication, and why. If he says something like you "may" have an infection, (but he doesn't know), there are tests that can at least provide some data either way.
If, after testing, it's been confirmed that yes, you positively do have an infection, -- again, I would always recommend following the doc's instructions to the absolute letter. Finish the entire rx, regardless of how you feel. IF this is an infection, and I'm not saying it is, because I don't know,.....and you stop taking the abx before finishing the whole course of treatment, you could end up with a super bug and a significantly stronger infection, and be in a much worse spot than where you are.
Get the information first. Confirm, confirm, confirm! :)
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