I don’t generally have difficulty with prescriptions. Of course, I don’t have extensive experience in this area. But the antibiotic that I took after discharge was killing me. I thought it might be the effects of the stool softener that accompanied the hydrocodone prescription. After taking only 2 of them, I was having no trouble with the usual binding effects that pain killers can have. On Sunday – while still taking only the antibiotic – I was having painful stomach cramps, bloating and making many trips to the bathroom.
I called this into the doctor’s office weekend service. The on-call doctor called right away, listened to my symptoms and gave me his advice. Apparently, I didn’t really need the antibiotic past 48 hours from surgery so I could stop taking it. Unfortunately, cleansing it from my system wasn’t quite that fast.