Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Who Determines "rare"?

I just finished my last Amoxicillin antibiotic. Monday I was given a prescription for a different one to start. The dentist assured me that what is happening to me from these dental implants is rare.

So now I have gone through Doxycylcine and Amoxicillian and I'm here reading the warnings about this new one, Clindamycin HCL. In a nutshell it says it should only be used for serious bacterial infections because it can sometimes cause a severe (rarely fatal) intestinal condition (pseudomembranous colitis) due to a resistant bacteria. The snag for me is the words "rarely fatal". How rare is rare? It was rare that I'm having this problem in the first place.

I'm still in a lot of pain and I need this to stop as I don't have many pain pills left and was told that is all I'd get. I'm hesitant that the problem is infection as there isn't swelling anymore. But I'll try it because you really can't function when your face is throbbing.

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