Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I hate biaxin
Let me go on the record for hating Biaxin... an antibiotic from hell. I haven't (thank goodness) had to take any antibiotics for ages... the last time I remember was when I had my hysterectomy they gave me some in the IV but other than that (2006) I cannot remember having any... I don't tolerate them well... I am allergic to penicillin and sulfa drugs and a few others whose names escape me... but I felt ok taking the Biaxin the doctor gave me at the clinic for my sinus infection... the pharmacist warned me it had an unpleasant bitter taste ... I had no idea how horrible that would be and the fact it doesn't go away at all until you stop it and it gets out of your system... so I had to always have something to drink or eat to help deal with that... not to mention its hard on your stomach.. but then not 12 hours or so after I finished my prescription, my tongue started hurting and is now a really really ugly greenish black color. I was horrified ... its not as bad as the pictures I found thru google, but it is not good either. Apparently its sometimes caused by antibiotics and yeah.. as luck would have it. So now I am trying to be patient and let it heal itself because God knows I do not want to take anything else and get another problem... but as God is my witness, I will never take Biaxin again... unless I am unconscious and have no say in the matter.