A break off from this post. Tell me if this sounds wrong?
I seem to be having some side effects from amoxicillin that I never had before. I am nauseous and sort of dizzy. I also had a hard time sleeping as I was feeeling anxious. I called the dentist to see if she could call in a different script and she basically said no.
She suggested that I may have a reaction because of other meds. I told her I am not taking other meds. She suggested for me to contact my regular doctor about getting something else and that maybe they have records of me having and issue in the past. I told her I never had any issues in the past.
I have not taken it for a really long time though. The last time I had teeth issues the doctor gave me penicillin. She said she would not give me penicillin as it is the same as amoxicillin and anything else she can give me would be stronger and cause more side effects.
So WTH? I told her my appointment for the oral surgeon is not for three weeks. If I don’t take something the infection will continue and I will have face swelling and pain again.
Her only answer was to stop taking them.
This can’t be right. Am I just suppose to sit around for three more weeks with infected teeth? There are lots of antibiotics out there. What about people that are allergic to amoxicillin. There has to be an alternative. I was only taking them for three days so I know the infection would not be wiped out that fast.
I requested a medication change due to side effects for an antibiotic not some high powered pain pills. If she can’t change a simple script then can I trust her opinion of my teeth.
Go in and see your doctor about this, TODAY. Better safe than sorry. ETA: And if the doctor cannot take you today, speak to a nurse and explain what is going on to get advice until you can be seen. If they can’t or won’t do that, then go in to a 24 hour clinic or the ER. You can develop an allergy to antibiotics at any time. (Which, as I’m sure you know, can be fatal.) It is best to go in and be sure that it isn’t an allergy.
Adding, is Amoxicillin one that you can’t have with Iron supplements, or is it the one you can’t have with dairy? (ETA: Dairy, or calcium supplements.) There’s one of 'em that’ll make you puke your guts out if you have milk with it, I found this out the hard way. Wasn’t used to not being able to have milk with the medicine, and quickly regretted doing so. Never want to do that again, so I always ask to be sure.
It does not say anything about food. Just the birth control warning and to take it all.
It is late here so my regular doctor is already closed.
I will call them tomorrow and explain the situation. I hate to have to take more time off work and pay another copay but I think I may have to. It is an infection in my teeth so not sure what my regular doctor is going to do other than see what they have given me in the past besides amoxicillin. I only remember one from a long time ago, like 15 years, and that was for strep throat and it was some fancy seven day kill it pills.
I was just so surprised she was so unwilling to help.
Doctors can and do treat tooth infections too, there are times when the patient cannot get into the dentist for treatment and they have an infection NOW. Especially if you explain your dentist fobbed the problem off onto your regular doctor.
I have stopped the meds. The last one I took was at 3am this morning. I only took it because I was having a hard time sleeping and got up for some water and thought welp it has been over eight hours I will take a pill and go back to bed. I still did not sleep well and when I got up two hours later I was light headed and felt weird along with the stomach upset.
The dentist said it takes about 8 hours for all the medication to leave my system. I have drank a lot of water today to help flush it out and I am feeling okay now.
I will contact my regular doctor first thing tomorrow.
While you are taking that time off work, spend part of it finding a new dentist.
For a dentist to just ignore your problem, especially when it’s reporting a bad drug reaction, and to fob you off with false statements like “penicillin is the same as amoxicillin” shows a real poor quality of treatment of patients. I would find a new dentist right away.