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If I am given antibiotics by a doctor should I take them?

Four/maybe 5 weeks ago we got a huge snowstorm and as part of tradition played a rugby game at my college. Some people showed up an hour late when the first group was leaving so that group played another hour long game afterwards. I was having fun so I stayed and played both games. the snow was really powdery so when I went down I would actually inhale a little bit each time and it was a really strange sensation. Anyways I obviously got sick afterwards, but whats bothering me is that my cough won't go away. Its been a month and Im still coughing all day so I'm thnking about going to see a doctor but the only thing I can imagine a doctor doing is giving me medication and I'm not sure if its worth the risk since my HPPD has been practically gone for quite some time.

What have been your experiences with antibiotics?

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  • 2 weeks later...

I contracted hppd while taking amoxicilin, however i took it again for a whole month without any ill affects. Im about to take it again in the form of augmentin for 10 days for an ear infection. Im sure there wont be any problem. I remember reading a thread started by merkan quite a while ago about a flare up while taking antibiotics. Ill have to dig it back up and see what he was taking.

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Hmmm... I still have my cough but Im just gonna wait it out and not take the chance. I just know that I'll have to take an antibiotic at somepoint though.

Might as well nip it in the bud if you're that sure it's an infection. It can mean the difference between weak antibiotics and stronger ones.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Well I was waiting out the cough but then got hit with a bunch of other symptoms. I found out wednesday that I have mono. I'm taking prednisone for it and haven't felt an efect on hppd. Mono means no more rugby or alcohol for me for the rest of the semester so I'm pretty miserable. I guess I probably got infected with mono a while ago and while it incubated it weakened my immune system enough so that I couldn't fight off the cough.

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