I've been sick all week with bronchitis. I went home early from work Monday and went to the doctor, who diagnosed me with bronchitis. She prescribed a new antibiotic for me (as the list of what doesn't bother me is whittling down all the time) Levofloxacin. So I'm too sick to go to work on Tuesday and Wednesday. Which didn't surprise me because this is the 4th time I've had bronchitis, last time was about 14 years ago. But I was so weak on Thursday and weak and lightheaded and barely able to stand on Friday. Each night it took hours to fall asleep, but then I'd sleep through the day. So Friday/early Saturday am about 1:45 am, I am laying in bed and have a anxiety attack. And the light bulb goes off in my head, --this is related to the medication! So I get up and Google "Levofloxacin" and search the kitchen until I find the prescription insert. Sure enough, there are all my extra symptoms: new or worsening anxiety, nervousness, restlessness, sleeplessness, light-headedness, tiredness, weakness, dizziness, rash (there was new rash on my forearm), loss of appetite, gas (I was wondering why, because I barely ate anything!) So I called the doctors office and they said just to discontinue taking it. I'd taken 5 doses (every day after dinner,) so I probably had enough antibiotic in my system to help the bronchitis and if not, we need to wait until this one is out of my system before they can prescribe another one anyway. So I figure the reason I could sleep during the daytime, was the drug dose was lessening, and I couldn't sleep at night because it was fresh dose.
On the plus side, my lack of appetite means I'm down to 211.8! Today I don't feel as weak as I did yesterday. I have to go to work tomorrow, I can't believe I missed 4 days in a row! I don't think I've ever done that in my life!
Poor Melanie, stayed home Thursday with a sore throat. I got up for a few moments twice and went back to bed and slept until 4:50 in the afternoon. She stayed home sick the next day and made me get up at 1:00ish and asked me to take her to the doctor. Sure enough, she had strep throat. I felt so bad I was too sick to take her the day before. I barely made it through the trip to the pharmacy and collapsed on the couch when I got back home. Totally wiped out. Today, Sunday, she feels good a new. I wish I did! LOL