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Drug Ratings for AMOXICILLIN

Average Rating: 2.5 (82 Ratings)

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 3  strep throat My first time taking it... 500MG 2 times a day 2 at a time. Some minor anxiety but sever dizziness for about 10-20 minutes at a time then goes away for a little while. Some shaking in my hands every once in a while. Finding it a little hard to concentrate every so often. Sometimes a slight fever. Feeling extremely drained all day while taking it... just overall exhausted while taking it. Ended up having to only take 2 a day instead of 4 and not finishing the prescription. F 14 10 days
500 MG
7/19/2014

 2  tooth extraction Sinus headache, extreme tiredness I fell asleep on floor, slight fever, sore throat and pain with swollowing, chronic diarrhea, irritable, anxiety F 29 10 days
5003
7/15/2014

 1  Strep Throat My mother rushed me to urgent care when she realized that my tonsils were completely swollen and white. They tested me for mono and strep but both came out negative. Still, they sent me home with amoxicillin. The pills were too big to swallow so I had to crush them and put it in jello. Two pills a day for ten days. Every time I took the pill my body ached and I had a fever, which got up to 103 degrees. At night I would wake up every hour having a panic attack and I would be soaking wet from sweat. After 5 days of taking the pill, I stopped because I was forced to babysit. My throat immediately cleared up and I started to feel better again. Now, after 5 days of not taking the pill I have developed a rash all over my body (except for my face). It's starting to go away slowly but it itches and it looks disgusting. I am never taking amoxicillin again after this experience. F 18 5 days
7/1/2014
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 1  tooth abcsess Severe headache/migraine, light headed, dizzy, feeling very weak and a little nauseous. F 37 3 days
500mg
6/27/2014
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 1  sinus, ear, and chest infections Tiredness, stomach upset, slight fever, increase of symptoms, and irritability F 32 7 days
500mg
6/17/2014

 3  i have an absess on my gum into jaw I started taking it yesterday as dentist said I had the start of an abscess although was not noticiable. Dentist gave me 21 500mg capsuels to be took until course is finished. By last night I was sweating hot then cold muscle and tummy aches like coming down with flu and my jaw swelled up like a tennis ball then noticed a whitish lump running across two teeth this was within ten hours of taking it. I ended throwing up to point it strained my abscess bringing infection to surface on gum and was very painful I had no choice but to sterilize a needle pop and drain was not very nice. Today I've continued with amoxci woke up drenched from sweat but no real bad pain unless i touch tennis ball on outside of face. I've had over the top sweats hot and cold feel like I'm down with full blowen flu have headache muscle and tummy aches and look terrible. I've lost my appetite and just generally feel horrible tooth aches gone on inside but didn't expect it to bring on flu like symptoms. Does anybody know why its made me feel like this? Quite worried. F 31 1 days
500mg
6/10/2014
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 2  I had a wisdom tooth removed and it I had a wisdom tooth removed and it was prescribed as an antibiotic.I have had anxiety issues and have come off anti depressants three months back....taking amoxycillin has made me feel jittery and has caused heart palpitations...it has caused an allergic reaction in the form of rashes on my hands and inner thigh. F 34 3 days
625
5/29/2014

 1  Doctor prescribed it for infection This drug made me LOOPY. I thought I was going crazy. I already had bad anxiety and with the 2000mg a day the doctor prescribed me I was WORSE. SEVERE panic attacks. EXTREME weakness and anxiety. Heart would race sometimes. Foggy head. Felt like I couldn't function day to day. This medication actually made me feel worse. Thought I was going to die. Nauseous. Diarrhea. I will never take it again. F 28 4 days
2000mg/day
5/25/2014
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 2  Strep throat Anxiety, Dizziness, vertigo, headache, stomach cramps, diarrhea. Won't take again! Was suppose to take for 10 days, I did not finish them. F 32 7 days
5/23/2014

 1  strep throat since taking the medicine I have been feeling out of sorts chest pains hot speeding real fast feeling like I'm here but not here seeing things that's not there F 54 3 days
500mg
5/19/2014
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 4  sinus no side effects that i would actually label as "bad" except for controllable sleepiness. well at least my sore throat and flu are gone F 18 3 days
250 3X D
5/1/2014

 1  Throat infection I felt extremely dizzy, lightheaded and nauseous. I just didn't want to do anything at all. It was horrible because I'm in college and I have class and I can't think straight with this medicine. I also can't sleep at night. I feel like a weird, sleep paralysis type of feeling in my body even though I can move, talk and remain conscious. If you have to take this, push through, I for one couldn't, way too strong. I'm going to the doctor again to change my dosage. Horrible F 18 3 days
500
4/22/2014
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 3  Prostate Infection After third day I experienced diarrhea. This continued for about 9 days, then switched to loose stools, then almost normal after 14 days. I took probiotics to help digestion. At 20 days extreme depressive moods set in then would disappear, only to re-occur again usually in mid-morning. I found myself ready to snap at people and was getting mad at things that normally would not bother me. I tried to combat this by keeping myself physically active. The physical and mental activity seemed to take some of the starch out of my depressive and negative moods; mind you I don't suffer from depression and am generally a happy guy. Still it was an ordeal. At the end I kind of thought I was going crazy. I'm not sure I would take this drug again. The duration seemed rather long too me. If the depression cycle had started earlier in the cycle I probably would have stopped taking it. But since that after-effect occurred later in the cycle, I decided to hang on and just finish it. M 59 30 days
875mg 2X D
4/19/2014
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 3  tooth extraction, dry socket Extreme sleepiness. I checked all online sources and it says it shouldn't cause fatigue, but many people report it. I was unable to stay awake during the day, I had chills as well, but no fever. People should be told it might make them drowsy! F 49 10 days
500mg 3X D
3/7/2014

 3  Bronchitis Anxiety, extreme tiredness, feeling spaced out, lethargy, extreme sensitivity to heat, noise, mood swings, night sweats, vivid disturbing dreams, light sleep, hungry yet nauseous , bloating after eating or drinking, a feeling of motion sickness unless completely still just sitting, no motivation to do any activity I have a history of pneumonia so I am too scared to stop taking it in case my bronchitis develops into pneumonia. It seems to be fixing bronchitis and dingus infection F 49 10 days
875 2X D
3/2/2014
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 4  Strep b infection Some diarrhea but not bad. Extreme fatigue like needing to sleep for 15 hours a day and still feeling tired. Maybe two headaches but not severe. Two anxiety attacks while I have only had mild anxiety up until this, but I knew they were from Anxiety so it wasn't as scary as it could have been if I had never experienced them before, but having my heart race was new. Also experiencing some slight depression. F 21 7 days
1000mg
2/23/2014

 4  Teeth extraction I read up about antibiotics taken Italy and how it can damage the helpful stomach flora. So I stocked up on probiotic foods, yogurt, kale, spinach etc. I haven't had any issue with taking these, and my skin is clearing up. So I learned that my particular type of acne is bacteria based not diet or cleanliness. It's a bit of a blessing actually. M 29 4 days
500
2/23/2014
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 3  Tooth infection Extreme anxiety, nausea, chills, headache, depression, irritability, tiredness. I am on my 4th day and I already cannot take this anymore. I would rather have the infection on my tooth than be on this medication any longer. F 21 4 days
500
2/22/2014

 2  Teeth extraction Immediately after taking it I feel "out of it". Confused, dizzy. My heart beat rises and i start feeling very anxious. I start getting very irritated at stupid things. I never have had issues with anxiety or depression. I'm going to stop taking these meds. F 22 7 days
500
2/17/2014

 4  Throat infection This medication worked to clear up my infection, however it caused me fatigue, stomach upset (even when taken with food) and anxiety. F 32 6 days
500mg3xday
2/9/2014

 1  Flu and sinus infection. Fatigue, anxiety, extremely groggy. I would not recommend this medication due to the mentioned side affects. Look for other alternative. M 43 8 days
500mg bid
2/3/2014

 1  Chest infection I had the worst diariah for 2 days then went to a and e they told me to keep taking them I still feel terrible after 7 days of them will never take them again I would rather be ill I have never felt so dizzy tired or depressed in my life I think these tablets were made by the devil M 47 7 days
500 x3
1/29/2014

 1  Bronchitis Hot flashes anxiety fast heart beat but really flashed I am panic F 38 1 days
500
1/27/2014

 2  prescribed to my baby of 22 month o Do not give this terrible medicine to toddlers! It provokes hysperia (tantrums) and sleepness in babies and the company forgets to mention such "tiny" side effect! Do not give this terrible medicine to toddlers! It provokes hysperia (tantrums) and sleepness in babies and the company forgets to mention such "tiny" side effect! F 2 3 days
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1/14/2014
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 5  Bronchitis Worked great. The only side effect I really had was tiredness. That went away after I finashed pills. All antibiotics have side effects. But I will say this one has the least side effects. Good Stuff. M 33 14 days
500 2X D
12/6/2013
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 1  Kidney infection Fever, chills , extteme panic attack, joint pain, belly pain...went hospital yesterday waa given this med in IV..came home today with presciption and took 1 pill..6 hours later high fever,panic attack, chills sick to stomach..PLZ DONT TAKE THIS GARBAGE..IM WRITING THIS SITTING IN HOSPIT F 28 2 days
500
9/25/2013

 1  Throat infection and flu symptoms Nausea, diarrhoea, feeling flat, anxiety, irritability, short tempered, unable to focus or concentrate, hot and cold flushes. I have suffered from slight anxiety before but taking Amoxicillin increased these feelings and emotions, plus felt really crap, unable to concentrate and I stopped taking it although the doctor recommended I continue to.. Felt better once I stopped taking it with nausea and sickness disappearing immediately but anxiety was worse 24 hours afterwards. It has been 48 hours and anxiety is slowly going away. I will not take it again.... M 39 4 days
500 3X D
9/12/2013

 1  Tooth infection Exacerbation of severe anxiety and depression. Folks with anxiety and depression issues, even latent ones, can find this stuff reminding them they have a genetic predisposition to anxiety and depression. Even with my anxiety and depression under control this medicine makes me feel very anxious and give me mood swings. F 48 5 days
1X D
7/23/2013

 1  Throat infection Prescribed 500mg of amoxocillin 3x daily for 7days to help cure a throat infection. I'm on my 4th day and I feel worse. Feels as though it may have spread to my ear. Went to the ER and they told me its not an ear infection but the infection has spread to my nerves running along the side of my face and neck causing severe ear pain. Was prescribed T3's for the pain which I decided not to take and tough it through. Ear pain has subsided but I hear a constant buzzing and clogging as as if my ear lobe is plugged. I've been having very vivid terrifying dreams. One night I thought I was dying. I feel very tired and lethargic. Every time I wake up from a nap I'm covered in sweat. My stomach hurts so much. I have constant diarrhea. Feel very light headed and dizzy to the point where I cannot get out of bed. Could this all be caused by the amoxocillin?! I didn't even think about it until I read this thread. Scary stuff. Heading to the doc tomorrow to get some answers. Good luck everyone. Hopefully these symptoms will surpass. F 32 7 days
1500 daily
7/2/2013

 3  Tonsillitis omg. i am having the worst anxiety and panic attacks ever. i have had them in the past but this is the nocturnal kind where i wake up freaking and can feel the adrenaline pumping out of my chest. The doc put me on 2000 mg per day and i am sensitive to medications! I think it is too much. It was an urgent care doc and I called them and they will not even talk to me, I have to come in again. Well my insurance sucks so I am trying to handle the rest of this on my own. I was really sick to begin with and now my tonsils are better, not back to normal. However, I cannot sleep...i am awake every hour or less and last night I had 2 hours split up with 3 panic attack sessions and i am still up. I have never asked my husband to stay home from work for anxiety/panic until today. I am freaking out big time. I have taken this drug before and it did not do this to me, but I have never taken 2000 mg per day. I know this is an amazing drug and I appreciate that it has helped me overcome severe tonsil infections in the past. However, this is scaring the crap out of me to have panic attacks like this. F 44 4.5 days
2000 mg 1X D
4/22/2013
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 1  Strep throat Feeling of being woolly headed after taking for one day but did not associate with amoxicillin. Sore eyes and dizziness. After day 3 checked side effects and was told to stop immediately if dizziness was felt. Never taken antibiotics for long time and would rather suffer sore throat than feel like I'm not on this planet. F 45 3 days
500 mg
4/22/2013

 5  lung infection/common flu Confusion/headaches The first 3 days of taking this medication, I experienced slight headaches, nothing too terrible, and i noticed that my teeth hurt whenever my head did. Once again, it was tolerable. I also found that I was a bit confused, when reading, or writing. However, after the first couple days, I experienced no side effects, and I could see that my illness had noticeably began to fade. F 17 2 weeks
500 3X D
2/13/2013
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 5  sinus and ear infection Made me a little sleepy and that's it. Cleared my ear and sinus infection! F 21 7 days
1/25/2013

 1  UTI SEVERE panic attacks. F 26 5 days
500mg 3X D
1/16/2013
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 3  tooth pain waiting for root canal After second day taking medicine every 8 hours,it makes me feel very tired,I started to cough without having any symptoms of cold, makes my stomach very upset. No more pain but i would rather had take only a pain medicine... F 34 7 days
500mg
1/5/2013

 1  Sunnis infection Tired, confusion, I felt like my eyes had pressure on them could not see very well. Heartburn , acid reflux. My throat felt like it was on fire.still had Sunnis symptoms . Don't know if it cleared my infection up but I feel a little better less severe F 31 7 days
500 mg
12/22/2012

 2  Doctor put me on them Flet like s*** F 33 3 days
500
12/19/2012

 5  Dental pain, need root canal None. Took 4X on day 1 along with 200 mg Ibuprofen, then 3X day 2 & day 3. No pain day 3; deep periodontal cleaning day 4, no pain! Root Canal scheduled next month! F 55 4 days
500 mg
12/12/2012

 1  Wisdom Tooth Infection lethargic, extreme difficulty focusing, muscle feel like jelly, joint pain, upset stomach (even when taking with food), over all feeling physically sick, getting plenty of sleep without feeling well rested F 32 10 days
500 3X D
12/11/2012

 1  sinus infecetion Heartburn,itchy,overall sick feeling,mouth and gastric irritation ,all the good stuff you have with antibiotics. Was given by dentist for teeth and jaw pain for a maybe sinus infection.Guess was not a infection because it did nothing but give me a delayed case of the squirts two weeks later.This stuff is hard to get out of your system. M 8 days
500mg 3X D
11/15/2012

 4  Chest infection and ear infection I suffered with insomnia even on the first night, if anything this made me feel worse than the actual infections. (I was taking it for 5 days not 6 but the drop down box didn't seem to have a 5 in it) 500mg 3 times a day for 5 days. F 19 6 days
500mg
10/9/2012

 1  Sinus hot flashes, nausea, bloating,loose stools,headaches, fatigue, anxiety, confusion, light headedness, moody, confusion unable to concentrate,night sweats, Heart palpations I couldn't figure out why I am feeling so bad can't get enough sleep, hungry a lot more often then nauseated when I do eat. Also eyes are weak feeling and sensitive to light. Still have sinus stuffiness not sure it's helped at all. I felt worse than when I started the medicine. Im quiting it hopefully I feel better soon been sick for days. I feel weak and sick all over. F 45 5 days
2X D
10/9/2012
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 4  Tooth infection Yeast infection F 28 7 days
875 2X D
10/2/2012
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 3  Sinusitis/sore throat I am extremely sensitive to most medications, but to my surprise I had no side effects, but not feeling that much better My symptoms were almost gone after 5 days on Amoxicillin, but returned by the end of the prescription. Am going to Dr. for more advice tomorrow. F 60 10 days
875mg 2X D
8/9/2012
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 5  sinus / ear infection none. I have taken amox for ear / sinus / upper resp infections for 20yrs. no side effects at all compared to newer drugs. this is a great first line drug, inexpensive and tried and true for decades. only if you are allergic to penicillins, or have a known bacteria that doesnt respond...this should be the first choice. F 47 7 days
500mg 2X D
8/6/2012
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 3  Sinusitis Tired, sluggish,difficulty concentrating,light headed. I'm not sure if it cleared up the infection since I still have most of the symptoms even though they seem less severe. M 71 60 days
875mg 2X D
7/16/2012
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 2  outer and middle ear infection Extreme malaise, fatigue, nausea, dizziness, agitation, anxiety, panic attacks Yes, this drug has proven very useful in curing my ear infection, but I would rather have the ear infection then have these side effects ever again! EXTREME ill feeling, much like the flu. Left me in tears. AVOID!!! F 34 4 days
500 3X D
6/19/2012

 4  Lung Infection I had no side effects and it got rid of a lung infection. I have responded well, generally speaking, to Amoxicillin. I have taken it whenever it was prescribed for me through the years. M 49 10 days
500 MG. 1X D
4/7/2012

 3  inflammation Nausea and immunity of infection to this drug later. M 23 7 days
500 2X D
12/11/2011
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 3  UTI Headaches, hot flashes (post menopausal and never had them before), itchy skin. Seemed to help the UTI symptoms fairly quickly, but the rest of me is uncomfortable in the meantime. F 52 7 days
875 mg 1X D
10/21/2011

 2  Bronchitis Panic attack, elevated heart rate and blood pressure, thoughts of death. flush face, Rushed to the hospital with high blood pressure, shortness of breath, rapid heart rate. S M 32 8 days
500 3X D
10/7/2011
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 2  Sinus infection hot flashes, nausea, bloating, foul smelling loose stools,headaches, fatigue, anxiety, confusion, light headedness, moody, confusion unable to concentrate,itchy skin, night sweats, low grade temp. Heart palpations I couldn't figure out why I am feeling so bad can't get enough sleep, hungry a lot more often then nauseated when I do eat. Also eyes are weak feeling and sensitive to light. Still have sinus stuffiness not sure it's helped at all. I felt worse than when I started the medicine. Im quiting it hopefully I feel better soon been sick for days. Loss of any activities as I feel weak and sick all over. Had no idea this would happen Don't think I'll ever take again if at all possible to avoid. F 47 14 days
875MG 2X D
8/2/2011
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 1  strep throat Nausea, diarrhea, weakness, extreme fatigue, headaches This drug did not work for me. 5 days after starting the med I was still in extreme pain. I Continued to be in pain for 2 weeks so it took me 2&1/2 weeks to recover and then I had it again which I am told was most likely due to the meeds (amoxicillin) not being effective the first time around. F 31 10 days
500 mg 3X D
7/21/2011
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 2  Bronchitis/Sore Throat After taking my meds I experienced extreme (EXTREME) tiredness and a very spaced out feeling. I have no desire to do anything or be active like I usually am. Not experiencing the diarreah and other symptoms listed, just very tired all of the time. F 37 10 days
875mg 1X D
3/26/2011
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 3  sinusitis panic attacks, back pain, leg pain, dizzy, lightheaded,exhausted, depressed, insomnia, feel psychotic, stiff neck,legs and arms feel heavy, heart palpatations. I feel crazy on this medication. But it seems to be clearing up the sinus infection. My face was swollen the infection so bad and I had an infected area in my nose. All of these things appear to be getting better. But every night when I lay down to go to sleep, I start having panic attacks, heart palpatations, chills, sweats, shaking, tingling, every symptom of a panic attack. So bad that I start hyperventalating. I have to sit up. When I sit up, I start to feel better slowly, but as soon as I lay down again... they're back. I'm on day 3 of this medicine and now I'm starting to have them during the day too. I also feel like there's no hope. I'm so depressed. I have a dendency toward depression, anxiety and OCD, so this is causing it to be sooo much worse. This medication is causing me to constantly think I'm dying. I just want to get off this med! But I'm scared to, cause I am scared the infection will come back and then it will go into meningitis. I'm so terrified of everything. My paranoia is so high right now. Every pain and pinch and little thing I feel, I freak out! I'm so tired. The insomnia is horrible. I've barely slept. I can't wait until this med is done... I never want to take it again! F 33 10 days
875mg 2X D
2/9/2011

 3  Infected Wisdom tooth Rapid heartbeat, insomnia, confusion, anxiety, panic attacks, SEIZURES, depression, attempted suicide I've taken Amoxicillin since I was a baby. However, for this infection I was taking 2,000mg per day (500mg 4x/day) - highest dose I've ever seen for anything. The first day I developed insomnia, and things just went downhill from there. By day 7, I was having panic attacks every half hour, SEIZURES, couldn't sleep a wink, and sliced my wrists open with my own fingernails. I stopped it at this point despite being RXed for 8 days - it was making my INSANE. The next day I began to calm down, and within a few days I was back to my old self. The infection cleared but it took 5 days and it came back before my extraction appt. All in vain. Seems I have worse side effects at higher doses. At more normal doses (e.g., 250mg/3x.day) I never got these whacko crazy mental changes. F 24 8 days
500 4X D
1/30/2011
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 2  UTI No side effects just didn't get rid of my UTI, was still having high fevers after 10 days. Went to the ER found out the infection was in my kidneys and the attending was perplexed as to why I was given this, he said most bacterias are now immune to amoxicillian. Was given a rocephine injection and the fevers are gone. F 30 10 days
500mg 3X D
1/5/2011
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 1  tooth extraction Developed C Diff, a horrible toxin that was caused by killing all the bacteria in my gut. I had explosive diarrhea the third day on it and it continues 2 weeks later. Take probiotics when you take this drug. I did not and paid the price. M 58 6 days
2X D
12/27/2010

 4  Pneumonia I am extrememly sensitive to most all meds; you name it, I react to it. So, when I got pneumonia, I was scared to death. I read on the internet that Levaquin, and amoxicillin are both indicated for pneumonia. Since Levaquin is a fluoroquinolone, and I cannot tolerate that, I was at no other choice but to give the old school a shot. The first night I took one 500 mg pill, I had horrible insomnia. The doctor said that I needed to take at least 3 days on three pills of 500mg. UGH. The insomnia made me CRAZY. I was given a Trazodone to help sleep; MORE INSANE, went to ER. Then, finally I was able to go on 2 pills of 500 mg per day. My insomnia stopped. I did feel very foggy headed however. I had to do the 14 days instead of the normal 10, because I did 2 times per day instead of 10. The pneumonia went away. After having completed the course, a DARK deep depression set in. Yuck. The sleep I got was what I would term, "surface sleep", not deep, restorative sleep. I went on the internet and read about the "gut-brain" relationship. I have intrepidations about pro-biotic pills, so I decided to have yogurt. I went to Whole Foods Market, and bought a particular yogurt called White Mountain Bulgarian Yogurt. I had a cup of this on an empty stomach, and within 20 minutes, the dark depression lifted. WOW! There is a problem with yogurt however, if you still have bronchitis, you see, yogurt (and all dairy) makes mucus, which is the LAST thing you want. It can actually make your bronchitis WORSE. Therefore, I think maybe coconut yogurt might be best, even though it tastes nasty. So, I give Amoxicillin (Teva) a 4- It did its job, but the insomnia really sucked. Oh, also after 4 days of having completed the course, the side effects were gone. F 41 14 days
500 2X D
9/25/2010
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 4  sore throat, bronchitis No side effects noticed, not even the stomach upset. After ten days this finally seemed to clear up a lung infection that started with a swollen throat two weeks earlier. But three days later I still have a lingering ear infection and doctor has prescribed Avelox, but it is one of the lowest rated meds on this site due to side effects and I am hesitant to take it. M 52 10 days
1000 1X D
6/22/2010

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