Something we tend to forget.

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   Posted 9/26/2008 12:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Just something we, or at least I, tend to forget: One little pill, really can do damage, or kill us.

I have had a sinus infection for 4 or 5 weeks, nothing is getting rid of it. Finally my doctor prescribed leviquin. I took one last night. Within in an hour, I was having trouble breathing. 3 - 4 hours and I was throwing. Took Benedryl and it helped. This morning, I still wasn't 100%, but was actually considering taking another dose! Instead, I called the doctor, got another antibiotic, took that one. Same reaction, only so far no throwing, Thank GOD.

While my sinus' feel better than they have in weeks, so I know that first dose is doing its job, its also doing something much more sinister. One little pill, now two, are working their devilish magic on my system and each time I take a different antibiotic, the reaction gets worse. It just amazes me that ONE little pill can do so much harm to the human body.

As a professional patient, I get cavalier about the number of medications and types of drugs I have to put into my body to function. Then something like this happens and makes me realize all over again that they aren't tic tacs. I will still take each and every drug I have to, but I am grateful for the reminder.

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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   Posted 9/26/2008 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   
It's crazy that something as small as a tic tac can cause that type of response from you but the person next to you nothing.

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   Posted 9/26/2008 1:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the reminder. I'm another professional patient, and despite some bad experiences, I've never had something that could be considered life threatening...knock on wood. lol
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ moderate UC in May '06 - currently flaring
Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda, Colocort retention fluid, Prednisone 15mg and tapering down

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   Posted 9/26/2008 3:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sure hope this one does the trick and your up and at em soon. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still gail

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   Posted 9/26/2008 5:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Great reminder to me as well
Thanks Zanne........


Hoping you are up and feeling better soon
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