Strep throat and z pack

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Avatar n tn In late Feb- early March, I got it a third time and was prescribed Z-pack. Three days after the Z-pack ended, it came right back. I called the doctor and got another Z-pack. Three days later it came back. I went to UC and got a 500mg 3x a day, 7 day prescription of Amoxicillian. Today is day 5, so I am still taking the Amox., and the symptoms came back last night. My throat hurts, I feel weak and tired, I am nauseated and getting headaches. Could this be a super bug?
Avatar n tn Z-pack for Strep Throat? Hmmmm. I think he/she should have probably went in the direction of a broad-spectrum antibiotic, i.e. Amoxicillin vs. Zithromax. I have seen Zithromax ordered for Strep Throat, but not that often.
Avatar n tn One week later I woke up with a sore thoat and a headache. I went to the doctor and she gave me a shot of Rocefin and a Z-pack, but did not swab for strep. The next day I got a fever of 101.6 and it has persisted for 3 days only going down for short periods of time with extra strength tylenol. I went back to the doctor. They swabbed my throat and drew blood. I am negative for mononucleosis, the flu, and strep. My CBC was normal. He gave me Levaquin.
Avatar n tn One week later I woke up with a sore thoat and a headache. I went to the doctor and she gave me a shot of Rocefin and a Z-pack, but did not swab for strep. The next day I got a fever of 101.6 and it has persisted for 3 days only going down for short periods of time with extra strength tylenol. I went back to the doctor. They swabbed my throat and drew blood. I am negative for mononucleosis, the flu, and strep. My CBC was normal. He gave me Levaquin.
Avatar f tn I was on a z-pack which i just ended on monday and i am on my last dose of the medrol dose pack. i was not feeling to well yesterday , my throat was hurting, my shoulder and upper back were hurting and my ears and head, no fever though. Still not feeling to well today and when i just looked at my throat i had one white blotch on it.
Avatar n tn I have had strep throat three times since December. I have been on amoxicillon, Z pack, and finally a penicillin shot. But these cases of strep were different than I had experienced as a child. I didn't have a sore throat, no fever, I didn't really feel sick but my throat felt swollen and it was effecting my gag reflex. I never thought it was strep. My left tonsil is still swollen and sometimes it still bothers me, but I don't feel sick. What is going on?
Avatar f tn Went to the doctor, swab for strep, came back negative. She put me on Z-pack. Three days later, my chest hurt terribly, so I went to Urgent care. They did a chest x-ray, things were normal. They put me on Leaquvin and Miracle Mouthwash. Last week, went to an ENT. He looked down my throat, saw nothing, put me on a steroid pack. I finished the steriods and the Leaquvin today. My throat is not as bad, but my chest and neck are terrible.
Avatar n tn Hi, I am a 35 year old make. I have had a bad sore throat for 8 days. It has gotten worse the past 2 days. It only hurts on one side. I haven't had any other symptoms other than some general fatigue. I did have a sexual encounter 4 days before the onset of the sore throat (gave oral sex). Any ideas what I could have? I went to the Dr. a few days ago and he said he didn't see anything wrong except for a red throat and that it was probably strep and gave a Z-pack.
Avatar n tn Hi Dr. About two weeks back, I had an encounter with a TV escort. I'm straight and on occasion do this. Have never had anal sex either way. This time, we kissed deeply for a while...additionally, she stuck her penis in my mouth for a minute, no ejaculation, but unsure if there was pre-cum. He penis was in my throat. This week, I've encountered a severe sore throat, muscle aches, exhaustion, etc. I went to the Dr. and she put me on a Z-Pack as she saw bacteria in my throat.
Avatar f tn I just completed a z-pack for strep throat that developed after the surgery last week but did as directed and took the protonix one or more hours before I took the antibiotic. Could stopping the protonix after taking it for a month be the cause of the palpitations or something else?
Avatar n tn I had a severe asthma attack for two weeks and was put on a z pack, Prednizone and then levaquin. 4 days off levaquin I get strep throat. Now I am on 900 mg a day of clindamyacin. I have had an anxiety attack and depression while on all these meds. So the dr also put me on Paxil, Effexor and and lorazepam. I think I am over medicated but my strep isn't healing as quickly as I think it should. I would like to have some feedback. Thanks!
Avatar f tn Since then, I have been on three different rounds of antibiotics (Z-pack, Augmentin, and Avelox). On my last visit about a week and a half ag, I got the all clear after a throat culture had been done. Overall, I feel fine with no major throat pain other than scratchiness (which I suspect is from allergies). I'm concerned, however, that my right lymph node is showing no sign of going down. Additionally, the right side of my neck is slightly tender and swollen.
Avatar f tn I had a throat culture and urinalysis and sediment done and the NP said she thinks I have a viral infection or strep at the time of the appt yesterday (bad sore throat, swollen glands, urine frequency, fever, chills and body aches) Well I have access to my records online and this is what my urinalysis and sediment said, I don't understand what they mean? Urinalysis: UCLRG: Dark Yellow UAPP: Cloudy UGLG: Negative (Normal is Negative) UBILI: Small++ UKTG Negative (Normal is Negative) SGG 1.
Avatar m tn No other symptoms what so ever. Find it hard to loose weight even I try, take toprol and pravachol, was on Z-pack for strep throat when CT was done. Someone?
Avatar m tn Liver values all fine, Find it hard to loose weight when I try, On Pravachol and Toprol, was taking Z pack for strep throat when CT was done. Someone?
Avatar n tn I was tested for strep after initial infection and it was negative and then I had a throat culture taken after a follow-up (after the coarse of the z-pack) and they came back clean too. I had a blood test taken for mono and that was negative too. I had an HIV oral test at four weeks and it was negative but this sore throat won't quit. My left tonsil is slightly more swollen and I have a swollen lymph node on that side. The throat is worse in the mornings.
Avatar m tn I went to the doctors last week and they tested for strep but it came back negative. They gave me a z-pack anyway. After completing it on Sunday it is now Saturday (week later) and I still have a sore throat. I also have the tonsil stones. I am getting worried it is something more. I don't have a history of throat problems but up until this year I have gotten a sore throat three times already. I am wondering if there is a steroid out there or something.
Avatar f tn I went to a doctor he did a strep test, which came back negative, and diagnosed me with a bacterial/viral infection. I have been taking the z pack and Darvocet to no avail. The pain is getting worse! If I turn the wrong way, or hold my head a certain way it feels horrible. I have read some similar posts but none are helping.
Avatar n tn She spent next to no time with me, said I had an upper respiratory infection that spread everywhere in my head, and prescribed z-pack. She told me my throat was a bit inflamed, my glands were swollen and my ears had some fluid in them. Nothing about tonsils, but I'm not sure if I can trust her! Well, she forgot to tell her nurse about the z-pack, because her nurse told me whatever I had was going around, lingered for weeks and antibiotics don't touch it.
Avatar f tn I started with a sore throat on Nov. 18th. Tested negative for strep on the 20th, but since I was out of town (Las Vegas) my doctor prescribed z-pack for me. Then I traveled to Salt Lake City for Thanksgiving with extremely cold temps (in the teens). Sore throat began to get better on Nov. 25th. Flew home on the 26th and discovered a rash on my chest that evening. My PCP thought it was an allergic rxn so put me on prednisone 15 day course started on 29th.
Avatar n tn 6 the next day, along with a bad sore throat. I went to urgent care and was placed on azithromycin for a presumed strep throat (despite a negative rapid test). Now I've got nasal congestion and a cough on day 3/5 of my z-pack. I work in a hospital and am always washing my hands. Any ideas why I keep getting sick?!
Avatar f tn A couple days ago I was getting a sore throat when I would wake up in the morning but it would go away. Then a few days ago the sore throat would wake me up at night and the last couple nights including last night I've woken up at least 3x because of the pain. I also have a lot of mucus and I can feel it when I breathe sometimes and I've been having to spit it out and it's very thick and usually dark yellow but the last one was kind of bloody(gross!) . It feels raw.
Avatar f tn I also noticed some whiteness towards the back of my throat. They tested me for strep and results came back negative so I was prescribed a 5-day Z-Pack and sent on my way. Now that I have done some research, I am afraid that I might have Gonorrhea. I had unprotected oral sex a week ago and unprotected oral and vaginal sex a week before that with a different person. I have not felt any noticeable vaginal discomfort, but my throat looks similar to pictures of Gonorrhea I have found online.
Avatar m tn I also wanted to note that during the time I was getting this HIV test I was on a z-pack for strep throat. I was just wondering if you think I need further HIV testing? I am not sure if the medication I was on would effect the results or if I tested too soon. Thank you so much for your time.
Avatar f tn Went to the dr. again dr ordered ct scan and he was put on Z pak. ct scan showed no mass. enlarged and asymmetrical lymph nodes. recommendation was to finish antibiotic see dr. in one week repeat ct scan in 2 weeks My concern is that we may not be aggressive enough with what we are doing. He has had a sore throat and fver for three weeks or so now. Today is last day of zpak. He had a fever this afternoon. What could this possibley be?
Avatar f tn Three weeks ago I got very sick with a slight fever, horrible headache and the worst sore throat ever! along with body ashes. I woke on a Saturday and saw that my throat had white/yellow spots everywhere and it was so swollen i couldn't move my neck, swollow, or bend. I went to the hopital because I wanted antibiotics but the strep test came back negative and they gave me penacillin to take twice a day to "ward anything off" and i just had a bad sore throat.
Avatar f tn Two days later and one day left of antibiotics the left side began hurting just as bad, exact same symptoms, but it is getting worse, left ear and left side of the throat. I again called the doctor and was given a prescription for z-pack. Anybody have any ideas what is causing this, and what I can do for the pain, the motrin and oragel is just not working well enough, and I am starting to get hungry!!!
Avatar m tn Hello All, About 2 weekends ago I had a very passionate oral sex session with a girl that I knew for years. I went down on her and even stuck my tongue in her anus a few times. By the following morning I started feeling a sore throat. I immediately started gargling listerine when I got home. In the following few days the sore throat got worse and I got a low grade fever (100.3). I started taking tylenol and eating soup. My throat kept getting worse and I was feeling really sick.