Well I am still sick and I have finished the zpack & steroids. Now I get to do a 10 day round of augmentin. Of course 3 rounds of antibiotics aren't doing the rest of my body any good either. This shit is fucking ridiculous. I have never had this hard of a time getting rid of a cold/flu. What the fucking fuck.
Steve, I honestly don't know how you do it. I have had bouts of illness, but nothing that has gone on this long. I know you deal with this stuff most days of your life. I don't know that I would have it in me.
I've got that sore, ticklish feeling in my throat, which means with about 99% probability that I'll be getting a cold next. DO NOT LIKE.
I am so lucky I didn't get hit this year. It takes me weeks to shake a cold. I started using hand sanitizer religiously.
Unfortunately I have this pain up my ass. I hope it's not colon cancer.
I haven't been to the doctor since 1989.
"why are you so annoying" TheKlein25
I don't know if HK reads this thread anymore but it's worth a try.
So I was really sick last week. Somehow managed to get strep throat and bronchitis at the same time. The internet tells me they are not related but it is what it is.
Doctor gave me some "powerful" antibiotics, Clarithromycin 500mg. And it seems to have done the trick, either that or I got better on my own about a day or two after I started taking it. Anyway, the pharmacist told me to be sure to eat yogurt every day because the med will kill both "good" and "bad" bacteria; so far the yogurt seems to be working ok.
The theme here is: this drug can mess with your digestive track.
My question is: is this why my butthole has been itching like crazy the last couple of days?
The question was not what to do about it. Pay attention.
I would think that relieving yourself of your itchy asshole would be more important right now that finding out whether or not a medication that you will only be temporarily taking is the cause.
I mean...itchy asshole.
It is probably due to the antibiotics, if you had a vagina that would itch too. Unless of course you were eating raw pork with your antibiotics, then you just have worms.
These would be better
Tom, you have disrupted the delicate balance of moisture within the mucosal lining of your dear old digestive tract. Mild itching, often occurs until the balance is restored. For live cultures, I've become partial to kefir, a cultured milk product which provides a much more consistent mix of live organism to replenish your little internal sewage factory.
I know you'd have preferred Barb touching on your butthole issues, butt, here ya go.
Sounds like you need Probiotics and Bifidophilus Flora Force
In your digestive system Tom
Kick start it back into shape with that
Also, it will not resolve itself until after you been off the antibiotics for 5-10 days and given your little critters a chance to resettle.
Unfortunately I am at a conference in some mid-tier eastern seaboard city and i think i am lucky to find Dannon.
but thank you for the insights people.
If there are any health food stores or pharmacies you should be able to pick up some acidopholis tablets, those have always helped me even while still taking the antibiotics.
Dannon has all the probiotic goodness of a snickers bar. You shoulda just bought gogurt with sprinkles.
Oh and lulz at Tom squirming in his conference chair trying to not look like he's scratching his inflamed rhoids on the sly.
Hi medical guys. Last night from about 12-2:30 my lower left abdomen (in line with my navel and extending down a few inches towards my hip) started throbbing, which built into a stabby pain that would ease for a few seconds when I'd shift position and then ramp back up again. This just started again about half an hour ago - throbbing and now it's pretty bad and making my breath catch. It's not a muscle spasm, it definitely feels like an organ thing. My question: wtf on the left side can even do that? Most the organs of interest/usual suspects for abdominal pain are on the right side.
So, you should stop holding your farts in so much.
I hope it's cute-alien-in-the-stomach.
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