Ugh… The past few days have been something else.

Friday morning, I awoke feeling perfectly fine. It quickly turned into a downward spiral. Around 9AM… I started having trouble breathing and swallowing. I called my doctors office. In hopes to be fit in for a last minute appointment. They were booked. I made the receptionist aware of my situation and she told me to head straight over to urgent care. I had no one to watch the kids, so I bundled them up and off we went.

The urgent care doctor informed me that my tonsils were enlarged and inflamed. Strep and scarlet fever are currently going around. Being that I didn’t have a fever, he didn’t want me taking anything. He prescribed me Amoxicillin, but told me only to fill the prescription only if I began to feel tenderness in my throat or broke out in a fever.

My husband had to work late on Friday night. He arrived home shortly before 10. I was feeling deathly. He checked my temperature and I had a low grade fever. I sent him straight back out the door to fill my prescription and pick up some popsicles.

I started taking the Amoxicillin on Friday night and again Saturday morning. I had hoped it would make me feel better. It brought down the swelling of my tonsils. It also made me completely trip out. My face felt numb. I was severely nauseous. I had never felt so awful in my entire life. I spent most of yesterday wanting to curl up into a tight ball and cry. Is this how Amoxicillin is supposed to make you feel? I lived on this stuff in my childhood and I don’t recall ever feeling that shitty.

I decided to wean myself off the Amoxicillin last night. It just wasn’t worth it. The swelling has come down a little. I’m feeling a bit better, but not 100% present. Hopefully my body can fight this on it’s own… if not… I’m going to be heading back to urgent care tomorrow to see if there is something else I can be prescribed.

I don’t wish the way I’ve been feeling on anyone… It’s just been brutal.

2 Comments on The Strep Plague

  1. Musings on Main Street
    December 5, 2011 at 11:32 pm (6 years ago)

    I have never had that reaction to Amoxicillin. Could it be a newly developed allergy?

    I have strep 5-6 times a year, I just to be in the same room as someone with strep, and I get it. My tonsils were removed when I was 3…so there isn’t much that can be done.

    I hope you feel better.

  2. Nicole
    December 6, 2011 at 1:31 pm (6 years ago)

    I had a follow up with my GP yesterday. She believes that I have grown an allergy to Amoxicillin. She refused to prescribe me another antibiotic. Rather she told me to find a good acetaminophen… take it for a week or two and that the Strep would pass on it’s own.



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