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I am not. Just the antibiotic. I do not have any sinus pain. The pressure is on the sides of my head and jaw
the pressure is from the sinuses
when the sinuses are inflammed, they cause pressure
you can take a decongestant to help
because if they are treating you for sinus infection, you need a decongestant
did you see what I wrote?
I'm just not sure that I really have a sinus infection. My nose isn't stuffy or anything
you don't need a stuffy nose.
but you can have a sinus infection without it
how long until I feel better? is the dose of Augmentin I am taking strong enough?
why can't you tolerate the augmentin?
The 875 was making me dizzy and I need to be alert when I am at work
how about 500mg?
cutting it to less than 500 twice a day may not work
have you tried zithromax?
that is once a day for 5 days
I tried taking half 3 times a day instead of two and that made me feel worse
that is a lot of medication- I don't really like augmetin for that reason- it is hard to take it
but you can have sinusitis without congestion- the pressure and full ness are the symptom
you need a decongestant
Zithromax was the first one I tried but after I reacted really badly with Levoquin (made my heart race and act weird for a while even after I stopped taking it) I had a similar reaction to Zithromax
well, the minimum augmentin should be 500mg 3x a day or 875 twice a day
anything less than that doesn't work
and you need to take it for 10 days
This is probably why you are not getting better
Would the 437 3x a day work better? I am only 100 pounds
ok. let me try the pediatric dosing for you. hold on
ok you are just over into adult (45 kg plus)
437 3x a day doesn't work better because it is the amount of the antibiotic- you are still less than that
you can do 500mg 3x a day
Gotcha. I asked for the 500 originally but I think my doctor just sucks. Explains why I'm not feeling better though
Ah. I am sorry :-(
THis is what the pill looks like fyi
But please try sudafed too
it is over the counter.
or you can use phenylephrine
Alright, thank you :)
you are welcome
I hope that I provided you with excellent service? :-)?
Better than my other doctor :)