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Bleh on Levaquin. A pox on my pox.

This was tonight's "I'm still fucking sick and I hate my antibiotic" self-pity purchase.

It didn't occur to me til just now that I bought a plague mask to cheer myself up while recovering from the plague.


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Mar. 30th, 2007 06:24 am (UTC)
Beth, I don't know what you've got or how long you've had it but if the Levaquin isn't working and it's something that's sinus/respiratory related, ask your doctor about Ketek. It's for resistant strains of bacteria and the only thing that's worked for me the last two times I had mega-sinus infections.

Feel better soon! That plague mask is bitchin' though!
Mar. 30th, 2007 06:58 am (UTC)
Its "acute bronchitis". I don't know what makes it acute, but that's what the paperwork says. =P The doc at emergency (two weeks ago) put me on a Z-Pak, but I'm a jerkoff, and didn't take the whole series. I saw my general doc two days ago because my glands swelled up, the cough didn't stop, and I was having trouble sleeping and breathing, and the nice Virgo lady basically told me that I'm an idiot, and started me on Levaquin (milder than the Z) since I tossed the other prescription during my fever delirium. She gave me a breathing treatment, gave me a sample of Rozerem to try again because I haven't slept more than three hours in three days (turns out I'm one of the .003% that has a lousy reaction to it), we talked about the moisturizer we use, planned on trading samples from Sephora, and I went home. Heh. I hate the antibiotics, tho. I'm dehydrated like crazy, dizzy, and my stomach is a mess. I've been taking Bio-K to offset some of the discomfort, but what I think I need most is sleep. I can't friggin' sleep.
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Mar. 30th, 2007 07:24 am (UTC)
Bronchitis is fuckin' horrible, isn't it? Moving during the worst of it was Hell on Earth. I've got an Albuterol inhaler somewhere around here, but I can't find it in the gigantic mess of books, shoes, and torn up dog toys that we're living in right now. Heh!
Mar. 30th, 2007 06:54 am (UTC)
It didn't occur to me til just now that I bought a plague mask to cheer myself up while recovering from the plague.

Mar. 30th, 2007 06:59 am (UTC)
I can't decide whether to put it up at the store or keep it here at home. XD
Mar. 30th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
Dress in a black robe and wear it! :-D
Mar. 30th, 2007 08:20 am (UTC)
I made a self-pity purchase of a pair of vintage lace gloves when I had my hand swaddled in gauze because I had slashed my finger open.

Makes about as much sense. ;-)

I second the suggestion of lots and lots of tea, especially Stash or Yogi Teas' lemon-ginger blends. They were the only things that got me through last December's Sinus Crud and Son of Sinus Crud. The ginger also helps with upset stomach.
Mar. 30th, 2007 09:24 am (UTC)
Dude I have chronic bronchitis and Levaquin always works for me. Either 7 or 10 days of that plus the cough syrup with narcotics in it (Hycodan, love it!) and I'm good. If you're still having probs, even with acute bronchitis, email me and I'll give you my Dr's #. He's in Hollywood, and a bit forgetful, but very accommodating, especially to those with no insurance.
Mar. 30th, 2007 10:40 am (UTC)
The mask is gorgeous, but I'm sorry you're beset with the plague. I second the recommendations for lots of tea-- I've always had very good luck with Traditional Medicinals "Breathe Easy". They have it at GNC's.

Hope you feel better soon.
Mar. 30th, 2007 12:08 pm (UTC)
It's brilliant :D

I've bought a ton of perfume when my head was so stuffed up I couldn't smell anything for two weeks. Our minds work in funny ways.
Mar. 30th, 2007 12:29 pm (UTC)
You know, that mask reminds me of Spy vs Spy :P Hope you are feeling better soonest!
Mar. 30th, 2007 01:01 pm (UTC)
"It didn't occur to me til just now that I bought a plague mask to cheer myself up while recovering from the plague."

Hahahahahaha, twisted but makes perfect sense to me. :-) Maybe you're just telling yourself that you need to stick some herbs up your nose for this plaque to pass?

Can't offer anything more constructive than 'Get better!' so get better, damn it! ;-)
Mar. 30th, 2007 01:07 pm (UTC)
It's fab. I adore Venetian masks. One of these days I want to go to a full-on masquerade ball so I have an excuse to wear one.
Mar. 30th, 2007 01:14 pm (UTC)
That is gorgeous! I'm sorry about the gunk, I had that last fall and I went through five rounds of antibiotics. They were talking cat scan of sinuses, then finally the nurse practitioner put me on Allegra on top of the last round and it kicked it. I hope you feel better soon, and that you don't have to keep taking the icky meds...
Mar. 30th, 2007 01:52 pm (UTC)
My experience with Levaquin is that the cure was worse than the disease. I took it for a resistant sinus infection, and I had terrible side effects, including extreme dizziness and hallucinations (I kept seeing black spots speeding at me from my peripheral vision - made it hard to drive :D).

I switched to Biaxin and all was well within 24 hours. I've never had such an extreme reaction to a drug before or since. Just something to consider - I hope you're feeling better ASAP!

Mar. 30th, 2007 02:47 pm (UTC)
It's a truly awesome mask. The irony only makes it cooler.
Mar. 30th, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)
Especially appropriate not only for recovering from plague, but also for your avocation as a Goddess of Olfactory Delight.
Does the history bit explain the part about putting fragrant herbs in the nose/beak so's you don't have to smell the dead and dying?
Mar. 31st, 2007 07:09 am (UTC)
Fill the beak with Vapo-Rub. ;)
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