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Hey Chipper I have some questions about a medicine.
What medicine, BBSB?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

It's mupirocin 2percent. my Doctor wants me to put it my nose as far as I can. I have got a headache from it.

How long have you been using it and how are you sure it's the med that's causing the headache?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I started using it. Monday. then the headache started after 20 min
utes. of putting it in there. also I look that up it is for external use not internal

Not true about the only for external use--it's often used for staph carriers that may have had MRSA skin infections. How much are you putting in your nose?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

just a dot on a quetip the sniffing it up as far as I can. that is just how he told me to use it.

Well, the thin layer is good but you shouldn't stick it up to the point where you meet resistance
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I do understand I wonder what he is trying to accomplish. now I got my blood report done. no infection showing, chol is good. sugar is good. that what the nurse told me. so how can all the antibontics help.

Are they sure you do have an infection?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

yes when he went up my nose with a scope he seen it. looks like a fugal infection he said. really bad. I am still bleeding. it really close to the brain.

But fungal infections aren't treated with regular antibiotics
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I understand that but remember I never went to him for help urgent care that is what all doc gave me. He didn't except he was hoping this would work. because I won't go for surgery yet. He didn't want me on any more antibiotics. I haven't got back the biopsies he took yet.

OK--then give the gel a chance
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

ok I am sorry to bother you. I see u are busy. send me your box. I might go to another ent but not sure I can afford it.

Never too busy for you BBSB--keep in touch
Dr. Chip and 2 other Health Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

are you sick or something. you lost your spunk with me. oh well. Also After I stop the gel, in 15 days. I am suppose to use. ayr saline nasal gel. which he gave me. as well.

Not sick--just a little busy. Yes to the nasal gel afterwards
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I will call my ent today. I have ask my allgerist about if fugal don't show up in blood can I still have it. I will let you know what he says as well. I hope my friend gets back to his self soon. I need my old chipper back caring and loving.

It doesn't have to show up in your blood for you to have an infection BBSB--let me know how it goes
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

ok Dr. chipper I have the full scoop on it. The Doc called me himself. He said I have staff and viral meningitis. The meds are rifampin 2x a day.

300 mg 2 times a day doxycycline. also steroid pack .like I had before.

I never heard of rifampin. I will have to look that up. and the cause for this.

How did he determine you had viral meningitis?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

he took junk out of my nose when I seen him. I was waiting on the biopsies. I seen him last Thursday. boy I thought I would come out of that chair. .It really hurt he tried to numb it. I have a 385.00 bill insurance only cover some of it.

But BBSB the only way to diagnose viral meningitis is with a ct scan of the brain and maybe a spinal tap, and anyone with it needs to be in the hospital.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

dr. that was why I was yelling about all the money. he made me take a new ct scan that day. or he would do a spinal tap.or I choose the ct scan he could not use the one I did in august.

That still wouldn't determine whether it was viral or bacteria but no matter. How are you feeling?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

ok why did he say it then. could he be guess because my blood work came out good. I didn't understand it myself. But he was angry about me going to urgent cares 2 of them. for different antibiotics So I just let it go. I believe it I guess. Chipper I am thinking about going to another ent.

for a second guess. after I get his bills paid off.

I have a fever, headache, stomach upset.

Not sure why he said it BBSB since like I said, if I made that diagnosis you'd be right in the hospital. Sorry you're having all this problem with the medical costs
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

yes I do understand that. he did take a qu-tip and ran it up my nose. He wanted me in hospital. but we just couldn't afford it. I might have to call my allergist and let him know I can't afford the allergy meds. So my doctor is trying everything before I have no choice. But if I take a turn for the worse I will drive 4 hrs and go into hospital. If I can drive. I don't feel like even getting out.

OK. Hope it doesn't get to that point
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

no. when will all these meds work. I want my headache to go away. I just don't feel right. my breathing feels funny. that is why I called out to you. can I use regular aspirin. Chipper when I had my apt 4 hr away. I got lost I just forgot how to get there. I was glad I had my phone. I never heard of that med. rifampin

It's a broad spectrum antibiotic but BBSB at this point you really shouldn't be driving a car period.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I know that is why I am not. right now. my friend that lives with us went out and got the mail. Boy I am sooo hot need a fan... hey I am going to bed. the pain is so bad. can't think. hurt. hot sick to stomach

For now I'd suggest Tylenol and not aspirin
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

chippper I hurt in my chest. Its really bad heart burn. Also nose pain. Asthma is acting up.And nose bleeding

I wish i get these pills gone i even have night sweats.. I have ear infection because my ear is sore. And hot. Now its got pus. Vvery bad headachs. I feel so vad.

BBSB==which pills and you can't get them?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Chipper all my infection pills. Doxycycline and rifampin. I am jus having really bad side effects. Thats all.and steriods.

How long have you been on the antibiotics?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Remember these are the new ones.11 21 2013

Change of subject--what are you doing for Thanksgiving?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Billy bob will be home. I hope all these side effectsvwill ge gone.

I hope so too so you can enjoy the holidays
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hows my scruffy. Do u have enough dog food

Scruffy's fine--I just have to remeber not to confuse the dog food with the cat food
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thats funny. Dr chip. Thank u so much for loving and caring about me.what are u doing for thanksgiving.. I am going to have to look up side effects for those meds. I am still having a fever. Cold and hot sweats.

Dinner with friends and probably a movie
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Thats great. U dont know these drugs at all.

what are the side effects you're experiencing?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Itching sone bleeding. Diarrhea reflux stomach sweats and cold sweats.

Mostly it's the diarrhea and stomach pain then.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes and my nose still sticking. Bleeding pain.

That wouldn't be from the meds
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Ok. Just I have to out. Then I will let u go. Hey I havent been in tree for awahile. No panic.itsnt that great. Love u .bbsb.

Have a great turkey day BBSB if I don't hear from you before that
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hey Dr. chipper,

My ent just put me on budsonide 0.25 I have to mix it with my netipot

and rinse my nose out. I am still bleeding. I am still really sick.

Sick how BBSB?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Silly my nose still. Staff and viral meningitis. My ent is trying everything.

Do they think you're over the meningitis?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No he dosent he took another sample. He just overwhelmed.if it dosent clear with this then I have no choice. But hospital. Staff is worse.I am so sick.

OK--hopefully you'll be able to hang in and not need the hospital. How was Thanksgiving?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Ok. Doc I am so tired of being sick. Why cant I get well. How was ur turkey day.

Mine was great. Wish I could just wave a magic wand and make you all well
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Ilove u so much. Take care of my scruffy.

Always, BBSB
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

chipper I have both eyes almost shut. they are swelled. I do have frver. it's 103 low grade.I have a headache. hands swelled. cold sweats.feel really bad. I just woke up.

BBSB--I was off--get back to me in about three hours
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

hey chipper when I get up in the middle of the night and write to u. its because billybob is gone, and I know when u come on u will be there. because there is no one else that cares even that family that family that lives here. with me. I am just sick. I just wanted comfort.

What's going on with your eyes?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

not sure I think its the antibonics. my eyes are still really blurry

Any redness or itching in your eyes?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

yes this happen right before I had my doctor appt. with my nose. headach is very bad.

Can you get your eyes looked at?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I still have some drops Icant drive like this. chipper send box please.

OK BBSB if the drops have been used before and are somewhat old you shouldn't use them again. Keep me posted
Dr. Chip and 2 other Health Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I got the eye drops before this thanksgiving .

Then that'll be OK
Dr. Chip and 2 other Health Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Chipper my dad had a heart attack. he is in the hospital we don't know anything yet. They are going do a test on him. mom doesn't want to me come home. She has my brother.

Sorry to hear that BBSB When did id happen?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

last night. Mom called us this morning.

he's stable and awake?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

yes. But he has had heart trouble before. Doesn't look good.


Why do you say it doesn't look good?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

that is what mom said. The doctors said. These people won't give anymore info then that

Well, probably your mom thinks it doesn't look good because doctors don't use those words
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

yes I k

now. Mom is like that they will run test tomorrow cathzation.

That's pretty standard and he might need a stent or two
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

probably.see ya.

Let me know how he does BBSB
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

how is scruffy doing. Yes my nose is still in pain.i am still bleeding.

Scruffy's fine. When do you see the ENT again?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I don't. Have the money. I have to pay over 300. A visit.

You're through with the antibiotics?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

yes finally. about a week. I weigh so much because of the steroids. He did give me another week of it.

BBSB--I have to be off for about three hours so get back to me then
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Don't post any more until then
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

chipper dad had a massive heart attack. they did surgery put in 3 stents and he had a blood clot. he might get out week.of the hospital

Didn't understand that last part BBSB
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

doc all I was saying dad might be out of hospital next week

Well that isn't an unusual amount of time to be in the hospital after that kind of surgery. Actually that's good news
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I am glad u think so. because I just want him home. but mom don't want me to come and see him. thank ok. well chipper I am going to bed.

Later then BBSB
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

chipper I gave u a bonus. I love u so much. thank u for always being there.

Love you too BBSB
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Dr chipper I a

they leaving ja. I have wegeners granutosis
they are haveing to take my blood out. I came in Parkview hospital with lung failure. Love u so much. I am scared.

Talk to me BBSB
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Dr I am very sick wegeners disease that is all.

How are they treating it?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

takings my old blood killing my bad cells kinda of like dylisis. But different 2of my finger are black.left hand.cant get up can't believe I am tired

How's Billybob?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

tore up afraid. I will die.

What have your doctors said?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

no hope they are also killing by bone marrow.lungs are bleeding.i at Parkview hospital in fort Wayne 3102

very sorry to hear this BBSB
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

maybe we will keep this and bill bob will lets u know love u

Love you guys too and keep me up to date