|I'll take 3 of these, please|
Last week, I
Unfortunately, my symptoms came back this week, I went back to the doctor, and got put on a second antibiotic that would kill even the nasties that Lidsey Lohan has crawling inside of her. Cipro. You might remember this little gem as the magic bullet that cures Anthrax should you happen to slip and fall into a envelope full of powder. Not THAT kind of powder…. And not THAT kind of magic bullet (which yes does sound like a something that you would buy at a passion party – Perv***). My doc thinks that will zap what is bothering me as well as hopefully give me some sort of super powers.
Federal regulators are ordering new warnings on Cipro and similar antibiotics because of increased risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture. The new warnings apply to fluoroquinolones, a class of antibiotics that includes the popular drug Cipro. The FDA has told companies that the drugs must now carry "black box" warnings alerting doctors and patients that the drugs can increase risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture in some patients.
Fluoroquinolones have carried similar warnings for years, but officials say they continue to receive reports of safety problems. A "black box" warning is the FDA's sternest warning.
Now, let’s be honest. I’m not one to listen to advice**** but that stuff is pretty damn hard to ball up in my head and store away in my happy thoughts place. (The place I put any movie with Tony Danza) So, I’m probably going to take it easy for at least a week – and the ease back into it after that. Unfortunately, that means that my Oklahoma City race is probably going to be a fun run and I’m going to be set back more than I would care to admit in my goals to break 3:10. To prove how bummed out I am, I give you a very unflattering picture of me:
But, putting a positive spin on it, I am VERY glad that I found this tidbit of information. I probably would have been fine if I would have ran (and I’ll probably still jog slowly now and again over the next week), but if I was to rupture something…..that would have been very bad.
Has anyone else found something on the internet that their doctor “forgot” to mention?
** Usually toddlers who want candy scream, bite, and otherwise slow you down, right?
*** Of course, I’m the one who thought of it first. Hmmm
**** I always wear dirty underwear specifically in case I get into an accident