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    I just sent an e-mail requesting that I be given Augmentin instead of Nitrofurantoin. I do have some problems with that drug also, however I did not like possible side effects with the Nitrofurantoin, especially the mention of peripheral neuropathy. I do have that as a side effect of the MS already.

    I will not be able to pick this medicine up until Saturday I don't think. I am really paying for yesterday.
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    You can find out about every medication here. Drugs.com
    Roswell was a gift.

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    I've taken it as Macrodantin. I don't recall any bad side effects except that some antibiotics result in diarrhea for me.

    It's not one of the fluoroquinolones. Just in case this is of interest, the common fluoroquinolones are:


    • Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)
    • Gemifloxacin (Factive)
    • Levofloxacin (Levaquin)
    • Moxifloxacin (Avelox)
    • Norfloxacin (Noroxin)
    • Ofloxacin (Floxin)

    Good luck with this medicine, Virginia. I found this at rxlist.com:

    Patients should be advised to take Macrobid with food (ideally breakfast and dinner) to further enhance tolerance and improve drug absorption. Patients should be instructed to complete the full course of therapy; however, they should be advised to contact their physician if any unusual symptoms occur during therapy.
    Patients should be advised not to use antacid preparations containing magnesium trisilicate while taking Macrobid.
    Taking it with a meal can really help to cut down on the side effects.
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    Thanks so much Agate. I am waiting to see if they change the prescription to Augmentin. I just hate the idea of taking any antibiotic. They usually exacerbate my MS symptoms a lot.

    Anyone got any idea how I can find out what is going on with my Thyroid? I have two different lab reports on my health charts and they are completely opposite.
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    About the thyroid results--have you compared them closely enough to see what the normal range is? Different labs have different normal ranges--usually not extremely different but different enough so that a test result would be normal from one lab but abnormal from another lab.
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    Virginia, I think macrodantin and augmentin treat different bugs. You'll want the one that works.

    As to the thyroid, I'd have a third to see where it lands. Otherwise it's perplexing, I agree.

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    ANN is so right about the antibiotics. I've been told time and time again that I can't just have my antibiotic of choice. It has to be the antibiotic that is specific for the type of bug. Sometimes a doctor has been willing to prescribe a broad-spectrum antibiotic to tide me over until the culture results came in but if that antibiotic turned out to be not aimed at that particular bug, I'd have to switch to another antibiotic when the type of bug was known (E. coli or whatever).
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    A question for people here: We all are concerned about Sally. I've sent a couple of PMs but had no reply. I can't call her at her phone number because she prefers not to be called but I have an e-mail address for her daughter. Should I send an e-mail to the daughter? I don't know the daughter at all but have seen her Facebook page and recall that Sally has often mentioned her.
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    I think that would be fine. Tell her you're from Sally's MS forum, and wanted to check on her and see how she is doing. I remember it seemed to be getting harder and harder for her to type, and she might just get offline for good.
    Roswell was a gift.

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    Sally wrote this on 2/22/2017:

    It's me Sally to let you all know that l won't be here anymore. Don't send the Calvary. I'm ok just can't handle the net anymore. Don't worry I'm fine. Love you and prayers for you every day.

    I'd take her at her word. Send a card if you like.
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