On November 3, I went to the doctor. Today, November 8, I returned.
Last Sunday, November 3:
I was given 5 Levaquin tablets and four doses of cough medicine. Thursday, I took my last dose. Today, I felt worse, more pain in sinuses, tighter chest, cough was less productive. Sooo, I went to the doctor tonight about 7 pm.
Friday, November 8:
The nurse questioned my return. She commented that the medicine and couple of shots should have helped me to get much better. When I told her I only got Levaquin, she said, "No shot, nothing else?" as she flipped through my two pieces of my record. "I don't know why he did not give you a shot. I thought he was."
My chest still hurts. My throat is sore. My voice is hoarse, My ears hurt and ring sometimes. I get dizzy.
So, the doctor came in the room where she put me. He had this attitude that did not set well with me. However, he is not "my" doctor, so he can ridicule me all he wants. Finally, I looked at him and said, "I have lived in this body all my life. I know when I am ill. I know how much my temperature has to rise before I feel it." Finally, I just turned my head and looked into the corner near him.
I did not want to act like the crazy bitch I could feel in my head. I think he was trying to affect a bedside manner. He failed except for the smiling part.
So, I got a shot and a prescription for doxycycline.
I was told that the Levaquin is the strongest antibiotic there is. Then, why am I taking it for this problem. I am screaming in my head, "What happens when I am much more ill and this no longer works for me?" But, I looked calm. Okay, that look is dumbstruck, numb.
Another thing, after telling me I should have had a shot along with Levaquin, I was told that the Levaquin will stay in my body and work for another ten days to make better. ??? So. I am supposed to keep getting worse and then I will get better in ten days?
It seemed the people getting upset because I am still running a fever which they poo-pooed, because I am getting worse, are just trying to conceal the fact someone should have given me a shot of antibiotics last Sunday.
Am I supposed to get worse so I can wait to get better? No, I did not ask that. I might need their good will one of these days. Yep, have to ignore their talking down to me. But, I refuse to smile.
Oh, the doctor suggested taking Mucinex DM and could not figure out why I never take DM. I do take generic Mucines (guaifenesin). I told him that I do not take cough medicine if I am not coughing, that I take single use meds. I also told him that I want to cough and have a productive cough since I was not coughing nonstop. He did highly approve of using Vick on the soles of my feet at night for cough that keeps me awake.
I just hope this is my last time in 2013 that I need antibiotics.
Thanks for listening. Yes, I will listen to your rants in the comments.