I avoid antibiotics unless they are absolutely necessary (the older I get, the more often I have bad reactions to them (not necessarily my gut, but fun stuff like hives and peripheral neuropathy), so I really hate taking them (not counting the Xifaxin I'm on currently)) - green/yellow snot is not necessarily a sign of bacterial infection. I used to get sinusitis following colds at least once every 1-2 years until 2005...now I use a neti pot and that does the trick - it helps me clear all that junk out before it gets the opportunity to fester (I'll add Sudafed if things are pretty bad as well - lots of docs will ask their patients to give Sudafed a try for 4-5 days before moving to antibiotics for sinusitis).
But yeah...some doctors will jump the gun on prescribing antibiotics to immunosuppressed patients (ask me about
the idiot who wanted to give me Cipro (couldn't because I'm allergic), gave me Augmentin, and landed me in the hospital...because my guts really hate Augmentin...fun times...my regular GP was less than thrilled).
Anyway. It sounds like you're recovering, but in the future? Fluids, rest, extra time (sometimes a lot of it), and a neti pot (and Sudafed if necessary). I'm getting over a nasty cold, myself, and I just had to accept that I was going to be stuck in bed for awhile.
(And yeah, the worst cold I ever had was when I was on Imuran and tapering off of pred...I was sick for weeks, it was terrible)
Tried and Failed: Asacol, Entocort, Cipro, Flagyl, MTX, Humira, Remicade
Tried/Worked (no longer taking or lost efficacy): Prednisone, Cortifoam, Imuran, Vancocyn, Low Dose Naltrexone
Currently Taking: Entyvio, Uceris, Xifaxin
Moderate/Severe Crohn's Ileocolitis (Diagnosed 4/2003)
Post Edited (Sloth) : 10/14/2014 10:38:16 AM (GMT-6)