scared!!! any advice would help

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quincy
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That's bloody great mel . . .

Way to go girl, kicking your opioids and a benign tumor . . . if I was you I'd go out and buy a lottery ticket, lol . . . Q

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Duration of antibiotics

mel,

Just out of curiosity, why forty days of antibiotic? Is it you are just on a low dose for suppression while you are awaiting surgery or is something being treated? Forty days of antibiotics seems to be a little outside of the usual recommendations (except for suppression or in cases of deep infections, where six weeks of IV antibiotics are often recommended). But, even the usual six weeks if IV treatment is being challenged, as excessive, expensive, and not really needed (recent studies have shown that less duration provides the same results, with less development of problems, such as organ damage and development of antibiotic resistant strains of baceteria).

I was just curious, and you do not need to respond. It just seemed strange to be put on 40 days of antibiotics. You never stated what the underlying problem was, other than you are cancer free (Yea). Again, just tell me to mind my own business.

Glad you are doing well. Hope your procedure goes well.

cgm

 

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Mel ..

That's fantastic news I really happy for you and yes I agree buy a lottery ticket - luck comes in 3's I'm told :)


On the question about Anti-Biotics I had an small infection on my eye lid nothing major but really annoying and irritating so had it lanced (which failed as it happens) and my private BUPA GP put me on Anti-Biotics for 6 months. I then due to the failure approached my local NHS GP who was horrified that I had been scripted Anti-Biotics for 6 months he referred me to the local NHS Hospital who then lanced the bulge and that was that cured in 3 minutes.

Makes me wonder sometimes about some private companies as I paid per pill not per precription for the 6 months of dubious Anti-Biotics (granted I was covered by insurance) whereas if it was NHS it would have been free but clealry they were un-necessary.

Sorry excuse my rambles I've found it very difficult to sleep the last few nights.

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antbotics

my urologist put me on nitrpfurantoin mcr 50 mg it is supposed to target my bladder when they went in to make sure my bladder was tumer free  he could tell it was in fected... even though it showed no infection in my urine . It was verry painful when he was doing the procedure so maybe this is where the pain is comming form. they are removing the benign tumer and putting my bladder in a sling. I hope this was not to much information!

 

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mel,

No, that was just right.  So, the antibiotics are basically for suppression, till you have your surgeon.  It is not uncommon for suppression to be used in urological cases.  That makes much more sense.

Hope your surgery goes very well.  Good luck.

cgm

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Maybe this wll help

 My dr is the same way and i understand what your going thru. Do you have any ultram? I know they are &*&? but they do help me when i run out. I usually go a week without Fentyanl patch. i have perks too and soma, i can't make any of it last so i just deal with it, i used to go to hospital too but things have changed these last  years. Some dr.s are reasonable, and u usually can tell. If you don't have any meds for breakthough pain, u might want to call and see if they would call some in for you. Tell them that you read something on the internet or a friend told u about, what ever your comfortable with. They usually don't freak over ultram. My brother dr has  him on contins,perks and ultram. We both get ambien. We are so dysfunction. If i'm out or he is out we get each other thru it, somehow with dr vacations and what not our appts got to be a day apart. so we both would be sick same time. I know it sux, The dam drs give us the stuff and they know dam good and well they have you, and they should help if just a few days worth are needed and you only call once in a while. If  you can't get ultram and have to suffer thru it,, i find the only thing that gets me thru is the ambien or valium. It's worse when u have to go thru the nights suffering. Sorry about the novel but just thought maybe u could try it. Helps the symtoms alot for me. Good Luck Mel