Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tick update

I found another tick today as I got in the shower, it was on my belly, I tweezered that sucker out.

I'm pretty sure that the low fever that I have (99.1) this evening is completely unrelated to the tick, for the following reasons.

1. It takes usually closer to 7 days for any effects to take place with Lyme disease.

2. I had a busy long day that started with an early flight back to Chicago and included work, a run, and the acquisition of some excellent chairs from Goodwill.

The only question I have right now is, do they mean the expiration date on Amoxicillin? I know that some drug expiration dates are for real and some are for play. I have an 8 day course of Amoxicillin in my cabinet, but the prescription date was October 2005....

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

I would stay away from antibiotics unless you're pretty sure you have a bacterial infection. If the fever gets worse, then you should see a doctor if possible rather than self-medicating with possibly expired Amoxicillin. Also, many Penicillin-family drugs (ampicillin for example) are sensitive to light and heat, so the expiration date may very well be entirely serious.