Posted 10/19/2020 5:21 PM (GMT -7)
The results of the CT chest scan did not show any abnormalities. I haven't heard form my GI though. I still have this itching sore throat and earache + chest pain. It seems I've caught a bad cold. I texted my GI asking to change the antibiotic, azithromycin, as it caused watery diarrhea and severe stomach ache but he did not reply. So, I searched my old meds and found gemifloxacin and took it. It's a quinolone and this is the only class of antibiotics that I'm allowed to take. Also, I couldn't pass a day without taking an antibiotic since I didn't want the infection I got to become resistant. I don't know whether what I did was right or wrong but I know out of experience that once an antibiotic causes watery bms, I have to stop it. I once forced myself to continue an antibiotic despite the watery diarrhea and ended up having a severe flare up. I'm very glad that it wasn't COVID 19. For a week, all doctors, nurses and lab doctors made me feel I've got corona. It seems that the sore throat and fever made them think so. I hated the idea of self-isolation and being away from my family for a whole week. Hope all people and especially IBDers, who come down with corona, get well soon.