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fear of sinus infection and pills
« on: January 27, 2013, 01:09:29 AM »
I think at the moment I'm developing a sinus infection which in itself isn't too scary as I've had them before. I have pain on my forehead above my eyes if I press there, there's gunk going down the back of my throat which taste horrible and I feel dizzy. However, I've read that some antibiotics can be fatal if taken with my medication and I'm terrified I might have to have antibiotics and my doctor won't know which ones can be fatal to me. I've not taken antibiotics for a sinus infection for 20 years or so since I had a really bad infection but I'm worried that this time I'll need them and I'll be given the dangerous ones :(
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Re: fear of sinus infection and pills
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2013, 07:46:46 AM »
Tell your doctor ahead of time that you're worried about drug interactions.  It's a valid concern, though it's unlikely the doctor won't check to make sure there are no indications of bad interactions on his own. 
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Re: fear of sinus infection and pills
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2013, 09:05:53 PM »
I know that I'm probably being irrational and that he'll probably check and if I need to go I will mention my concern. It's just really worrying that there are antibiotics that interact fatally with my meds :(  I'm really scared that he'll accidentally give me the bad ones.
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