Monday, September 13, 2010

Third set of antibiotics gets me worried.

I honestly thought that by now I will be wrapping up this blog – as it supposed to document my ‘bariatric trip’ and now it should be almost over. Well, it is not.
Today I received a call from my surgeon and they switched (AGAIN) antibiotics for me. The first (Cephalexin 500mg / 4xDay) was started last Thursday. Friday it was replaced by Doxycycline 100mg / 2xDay, and today (Monday) switched to Amox/Clav K 500-125mg / 3xDay. As a reasonable person I do worry. Of course I have no clue about their differences, and if any of the readers could help, I would appreciate. (Actually this is the first time I made a request to my readers).
I felt better on Saturday, went out for few hours, and Sunday went to work. After just couple of hours the swelling around the incision felt like a very tight bicycle tube around my waist. I had to go home and knock myself out.
Sunday and today I feel pain (not great, just very unpleasant) and I am mentally exhausted. On top of it the school starts in two weeks and I am NOT READY. However I am not going to rush it though, since I feel that I aggravated my condition last week by going back too early.
So the grand finale of this blog will have to end.
Thursday I will go to the Bariatric Center for my yearly (in this case belated yearly) checkup. This always involves the ‘official’ photos. I just can wait.
Even though I am very frustrated by the recovery, I am also incredibly happy with the results. As soon as I will have these pictures – I will post them here.


  1. amoxi-clav (aka Augmentin) is the combination antibiotic containing amoxicillin trihydrate, a β-lactam antibiotic, with potassium clavulanate, a β-lactamase inhibitor. This combination results in an antibiotic with an increased spectrum of action and restored efficacy against amoxicillin-resistant bacteria that produce β-lactamase.- As someone who had a simple surgery that resulted in a combo strep/staph infection, and therefore became VERY familiar with antibiotics :), sounds like the first 2 (a cepholosporin and tetracycline), weren't strong enough to break down the cell walls/RNA bindings. THe Augmentin breaks up the walls similarly, BUT the clav keeps your body (and the bacteria) from resisting the amoxi....Kinda like 1-2 punch! I went through 7 different anitbiotics to find the right one. Hang in there and get plenty of rest.

  2. Thank you Liz. So three sets comparing to seven is not bad 8^)