I have been sick for about a week with what i thought was just a bad cold/flu. I had temps of about 100, so finally i went to the doc on Thursday because i thought i had a sinus infection. Turns out, she thinks i do. I am concerned about taking antibiotics because in the fall of 04 i took amoxicillian for a sinus infection and developed c-diff, and was sick for about 2 months. (I believe my ex-doctor prescribed too much i think she had me taking 3000mg a day, and needless to say i've had stomach problems every since and i think this turned my crohn's on) Anyway, it was a horrible experience that i dont want to relive. However, i was put on antibiotics for a UTI while i was in the hospital for crohns flare during Christmas 06 and i believe that was leviquin, and i did not get any reactions. So this time, my doctor wanted me to treat it consevatively with a netti pot and mucinex, etc. to see how they work before taking the drugs. so i also called my gastro and he knows my history w/ c-diff, and he wasnt to concerned. he said it was important to irradicate the sinus infection. I mean i've been so paranois about taking them (ceftin 500mg 2xday) that i called back a 2nd time to make sure it was okay if i took them with my 6-mp, cause i know thats an immunosuppressant. I mean i feel better than i did on tues-weds. but still have congestion and my ears feel a little plugged. My mother, who has had so many sinus problems since she was a child eventually had surgery to burn them out, is advising me that the infection may be just laying low for a while or tricking me, and it may travel to my ears or throat and get worse. I'm sorry for such a long post, it's just i'm so freaked out that i'm going to get that nasty infection from taking the antibiotics. I mean i have like 1.5 months left in school before i graduate and i dont need any more problems, especially that painful one. I was just wondering if anyones gone through a similar experience and could give me some advice??
Thanks so much,
Post Edited (kix2989) : 4/19/2008 8:25:48 PM (GMT-6)