When a person has a total hip replacement, they are doomed to have to take a mega dose of antibiotics any time they have a dental appointment after that. About six months after my surgery, it was time to have my teeth cleaned. I told the dentist about the hip replacement, and I was given four huge Amoxicillin capsules of 500 MG each an hour before the appointment. Afterwards I met my daughter and a good friend for lunch at a local restaurant. Everything seemed fine until that afternoon. I suddenly became horribly ill, and was laid up for three days.
Upon notifying the dentist, he said he had never heard of such a violent reaction to Amoxicillin, and suggested that it sounded more like food poisoning from the restaurant. The next couple of appointments, I took a different antibiotic with no adverse reactions. I figured it must have been food poisoning.
Last Thursday, I went to a dentist in Klamath Falls. I became lax about mentioning the Amoxicillin, and downed four more pills. I did not go out for lunch afterwards. Everything was fine until that afternoon when I once again became violently ill. I spent the last four days and nights sitting in the bathroom with a bucket in my hands. You can figure out why. It took until late Saturday night before I was even able to keep down a small sip of water.
Poor Emma. I could barely get her out the door twice a day before I had to try to make it back inside in time. She was a real trooper, and unlike her owner, had no ‘accidents’. This is when traveling alone really sucks.
It is now indelibly etched in my mind to never again take Amoxicillin. This reaction was much worse than the first time. Lesson learned! I kept the TV on 24/7 to help keep me from going over the edge. I’ve never tried to watch so much TV in my life. I couldn’t even read blogs during this time, but today it appears I’m finally recuperating. Thank goodness. I never want to go through this again.
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy