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Amoxicillin – 0 Ear/Sinus Infection – 1

March 11th, 2013 Posted in It's all about me

Yep. You read it right.  Just like the famous Rumble in the Jungle, George Foreman (played by my Amoxicillin) was handily beaten by Muhammad Ali (played by my infection).

The drugs came out strong and swinging hard, after day 3 it seemed that the infections were on the ropes. By day six I was feeling pretty dang human again.  Like Foreman, the sheer power of the antibiotics seemed to overwhelm the opposition, but alas, this was just part of the ear infections rope-a-dope tactic and because of that I ended up back at the doctor again today with the ear and sinus back in full blown infection mode a mere three days after finishing my antibiotics.

So now we have a new contender – Cephalexin – which is a “wide spectrum antibiotic’ which I take to mean “doesn’t give a crap what it kills” kind of drug.  It has apparently killed everything living in my intestinal tract and is now moving on to the rest of my body.

With all this going on, looks like I am off the workouts for a few more days.  Gonna wait till Friday, see how I feel, and if I’m good then back to the running and weights.  If it’s still no, then I’ll wait till Sunday.

Yeah, this kinda sucks.  Again.



4 Responses to “Amoxicillin – 0 Ear/Sinus Infection – 1”

  1. Six Says:

    Dude, that really sucks. If adult beverages haven’t worked maybe you’re just not partaking enough. I think it’s Rum for sinus infections and Kentucky Bourbon for the ears. Take in large quantities. Hey, at least you’ll get some sleep!

  2. Instinct Says:

    That’s what I’ve been doing wrong! I’ve been drinking Scotch!!!

  3. Bill Says:

    Interesting choices. The current guidelines no longer recommend amoxicillin in adults. The preferred first choice is Augmentin, which is amoxicillin with clavulanic acid. The pathogens most responsible for sinusitis may have resistance to amoxicillin as high as 50% in the US population, while still being susceptible to the combination.

    Second or alternative choice would be doxycycline, followed by a fluoroquinolone.

    No source I have seen in years recommends treatment of sinusitis with a first generation cephalosporin like cephalexin.

    Are you at least doing nasal saline washes as well? Nasal steroids?

  4. Instinct Says:

    I have no idea why the prescribed what they did, Bill, I’m just the monkey they are apparently testing on :)

    Not doing nasal steroids but was advised that a saline wash “wouldn’t hurt”

    Things are better, now the throat is just scratchy but ear feels fine, still have four days of pills to go.

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