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I've read about floxing. I am developing what feels like a yearly sinus infection. Are there any classes of antibiotic that don't cause severe CNS disruption for those of us in withdrawal? Sulfa, regular penicillins, etc.? A year ago (while only using kpin about 1x/week and before any withdrawal syndrome), I actually had a course of Cipro for a sinus infection. I must have escaped being "floxed" because nothing bad happened, but I am not about to risk it again.
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I’ve seen people say they’ve reacted to all kinds of antibiotics (everyone is so different on this), but the main ones to avoid are the flouroquinolones.
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I got a prescription filled for 5 days of zithromycin. ("Z-Pack)". I am nervous about taking it. I'm nervous about not taking it. Ugh, seriously, I have been deliberating every little thing because of withdrawal.

 

Pros: Infections can cause a drag on the body and can cause anxiety.

Cons: Antibiotics can cause a drag on the body and can cause anxiety.

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Day 5 of Zpack is today. It's the last dose. Sinus symptoms cleared up first 2 days and are back. Today is worse than when I started. I don't know if the meds, or maybe my body trying to kick out toxins from being sick, is making things so much worse, but I feel back to square one with this sinus infection; plus, to top it off, it feels like I'm developing a UTI. I cannot keep taking multiple courses of antibiotics; that is not healthy.

 

What have other people here done, when they get an infection like sinus or UTI?

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I've taken a Z pack several times with no ill effects. It's been an okay drug for me. Ditto amoxycillin.

 

My last sinus infection however, was not bacterial but viral. (The lab cultured it -- no bacteria). It came along with a miserable cough, and my doc told me I'd just have to cough until I didn't cough any more. I treated the sinus condition/infection with Tylenol for the discomfort and saline washes to help move the crud along. It went away.

 

The UTI? If I were you, I'd  have it cultured also. Several times I felt as though I was getting one, but again, no bacteria grew. And the creepy burny feeling went away. I drank lots of water and cranberry juice to acidify my urine. Both seemed to help.

 

I'm sorry you are suffering from these two conditions. Very aggravating, I know.

 

:smitten:

 

Katz

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Well at first I thought I didn't have any problems with Zpack, but a couple days after finishing it, I had the worst akathisia ever, plus severe rage bordering on me asking my family to go away. I don't know if the antibiotics exacerbated things or not.
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