- Posted July 29, 2014 by
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Living with a chronic illness
Possible 'Cure' Has Nasty Bite
Now is the time I need for Mary Poppins to show up. Now is the time when "A Spoonful of Sugar" actually does make the medicine go down. Alas, that only happens in the movies.
On Monday, my doctor switched me over to a new antibiotic, one which I have never taken previously. The new med is doxycycline hyclate. The side effects are hitting me up side the head and landing me on my back side. Those side effects are upset stomach, vomiting and irritation to the esophagus. As if my throat was not already rubbed raw from the coughing to expel the excess mucus build-up, which is still tinged from time to time with blood.
Should this antibiotic not do the trick come next Monday, I will be seeing the doctor. That visit will most likely put me back in the hospital and a feeding of intravenous antibiotic. That is what happened back in April after the oral antibiotics did not work.
Now on the second day of the new med. I am feeling worse than before. Last night was not good after I started the medication. This morning my throat is like a fire has been set ablaze along the esophageal walls.
Not sure how much more of this I can withstand. My ignore is way beyond working overtime.
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