Re: FINALLY HAVE A DIAGNOSIS! Crap....I have a diagnosis......
chris.a.wright at gmail.com
Fri Apr 14 01:51:01 EDT 2006
> "Sylvesterthekat" <me at privacy.net> wrote in message >
>> I should think that being on antibiotics for that long is so harsh that
>> benefits would have to far outweigh the problems it would bring.
> I certainly would for me, ten days is brutal enough, although I don't know
> if there's a difference between IV and oral antibiotics, except maybe the IV
> ones cause less gastro problems. I know someone who was on Minocyn for six
> months to treat her RA - it was unpleasant, but she toughed it out and is
> now in complete remission. Well worth it from her point of view, the other
> RA meds she just couldn't take.
You can deliver a much higher dosage of antibiotics via IV, but the
dangers of Toxic Shock (or similar) are greater, hence the need for
observation. Its the best way of giving antibiotics, but for obvious
reasons, it costs more, and isn't always used.
I've had pneumonia 3 times. Twice in the UK, once in the US. Both
times in the UK, a course of antibiotics and fully over it in 3-4 weeks.
Had it one time in the US, diagnosed on the Monday, took me to the
treatment room, give me 3 IV dosages of antibiotics over 3 hours,
observed me for another 3 hours. I was fit again in under a week.
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