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Joined: August 8th, 2003, 3:57 am

March 11th, 2008, 2:28 am #1

I have been pretty sick for about 4 weeks now. It started out as an inner ear infection. The doctor gave me augmetin for an antibiotic. Well, it gave me horrific stomach issues for three weeks. I was tested for e coli and for salmonella. Thank God they came out negative. The doctor said it had to be caused as a terrible side effect from the antibiotic. Just this past Friday I started feeling better....and so far so good. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I don't ever want to go through that again.
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Joined: August 7th, 2003, 3:59 pm

March 11th, 2008, 3:16 am #2

Four weeks? I have not been that ill in about 7 years. One of my employees has had an inner ear thing for weeks now.

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Joined: August 8th, 2003, 3:57 am

March 11th, 2008, 3:21 am #3

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Joined: August 21st, 2003, 1:01 pm

March 11th, 2008, 4:16 am #4

I have been pretty sick for about 4 weeks now. It started out as an inner ear infection. The doctor gave me augmetin for an antibiotic. Well, it gave me horrific stomach issues for three weeks. I was tested for e coli and for salmonella. Thank God they came out negative. The doctor said it had to be caused as a terrible side effect from the antibiotic. Just this past Friday I started feeling better....and so far so good. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I don't ever want to go through that again.
So glad you are on the mend. Sometimes the cure really can be worse than what ails you. Sure sorry you had to go through that!
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Joined: August 21st, 2003, 2:58 am

March 11th, 2008, 11:55 am #5

I have been pretty sick for about 4 weeks now. It started out as an inner ear infection. The doctor gave me augmetin for an antibiotic. Well, it gave me horrific stomach issues for three weeks. I was tested for e coli and for salmonella. Thank God they came out negative. The doctor said it had to be caused as a terrible side effect from the antibiotic. Just this past Friday I started feeling better....and so far so good. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I don't ever want to go through that again.
Glad to hear you're better. Stuff like that is SCARY!
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Joined: March 17th, 2006, 6:30 pm

March 11th, 2008, 12:24 pm #6

I have been pretty sick for about 4 weeks now. It started out as an inner ear infection. The doctor gave me augmetin for an antibiotic. Well, it gave me horrific stomach issues for three weeks. I was tested for e coli and for salmonella. Thank God they came out negative. The doctor said it had to be caused as a terrible side effect from the antibiotic. Just this past Friday I started feeling better....and so far so good. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I don't ever want to go through that again.
annual sinus infarction a few years back. It gave me terrible problems some still linger. Needles to say when they ax me if I am allergic to any drugs...
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Joined: August 8th, 2003, 3:57 am

March 11th, 2008, 1:11 pm #7

saying I'm allergic. I never want to go through that again. I only left the house 3 times in 3 weeks. Twice was to go to the doctor, the other was for a wake.
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Joined: August 8th, 2003, 3:57 am

March 11th, 2008, 1:19 pm #8

I have been pretty sick for about 4 weeks now. It started out as an inner ear infection. The doctor gave me augmetin for an antibiotic. Well, it gave me horrific stomach issues for three weeks. I was tested for e coli and for salmonella. Thank God they came out negative. The doctor said it had to be caused as a terrible side effect from the antibiotic. Just this past Friday I started feeling better....and so far so good. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I don't ever want to go through that again.
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Joined: December 29th, 2003, 4:04 pm

March 11th, 2008, 3:17 pm #9

that you are ok. That must have been terrible. As far as augmentin or any other drug you don't want, just say no. It is your body and you should be firm with a lot of things. Most people just let the doc do whatever b/c afterall, it is a doctor. They are not God but most of them think they are.
Why didn't they consider that to be a side effect of the med instead of putting you thru all of those tests? Do you have good insurance? Don't get me started. ( I think it's too late).

It pisses me off that most people give the doctors all of the control. I have watched such vulnerability in people who don't understand why the doctor is doing this or that but never questions them. I have a reputation for telling the doctor what I think my diagnosis is and if I don't want a particular drug or any drug for that matter, I tell them.

Wooo, I digress. Just know that it is the only body you have. Always go with your intuition in taking care of it. I hope you continue to get well.
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Joined: August 8th, 2003, 3:57 am

March 11th, 2008, 3:51 pm #10

and got me back to normal? Believe it or not........good old fashioned Paregoric. The doctor prescribed that for me and in 2 days, I was feeling normal again. What a blast from the past! Sometimes the old time medicine is the best.
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