I capitulated.

I’ve been sick too long and it keeps getting worse, instead of better.  I fought a long, hard battle before I fell, but I finally agreed to begin a dose of antibiotics.

That’s a huge issue for me– and not because antibiotics are over prescribed and becoming less effective.  It just so happens that I am allergic to every antibiotic I have ever tried.  Yes, every single one.

That means, when I get a bacterial infection, I have to treat the reaction in addition to treating the horrible bug that dragged me down.  It’s not fun.  At all.

Today, I was given an antibiotic that makes me break out in a rash.  Fortunately, it’s not as bad as Sulfa drugs do, but I’m still spending the rest of the week trying not to scratch itchy bumps all over my body.

At least I’ll be able to breathe through my nose soon.