Originally Posted by Theloose
eta: And the reason I came to post... Kathy, someone on another list just mentioned 'allergic' reactions to abx potentially being die off instead. With the lyme, wouldn't that make a lot of sense in your case?
It could be I suppose, especially since it seems like I'm getting sensitive to more antibiotics. First it was the neosporin/bacitracin. Then the Cipro (but when they switched me to a different one, the itchy eczema rash stayed until I was off that one too... so maybe that is what it is). Then the Keflex. I'm on minocycline and Bactrim for the lyme. A couple time over the summer I had to add augmentin to those for UTIs. I'll bring it up with the osteo next time I see him. It's an intersting theory. Of course when I'm through surgery and I have an itchy rash all over my torso and I can't reach anyplace to itch, it's not when I want to be fighting lyme die-off besides, if that is what it is. I wonder how to tell which it is though. I do know that when my regular doctor saw it when I had the Cipro reaction, he said it wasn't a typical abx allergy rash, it was eczema.... so... hmmm....
Feel crappy today. Nauseous. Still have a hole in my boob and am soooo not liking it. Terrifying me. I made pizza last night but should have made two. I was still hungry afterwards. I wanted more. But the kids didn't want the cheese (the pine nut ricotta stuff) so tonight I mixed it with left over pizza sauce and rice noodles and made it like baked ziti. DH is rattling around the kitchen now trying to figure out a new chili recipe that's still safe for everyone, but using stew beef instead of ground beef. So he's making marinade now.
Does anybody use Allergy Grocer? I got a 10% off coupon code in an email if anyone wants to order anything.
We say no videogames, but each of the older kids have a KOL (kid AOL) account. It lets you say how many minutes they can be on it on different days of the week. We have it set on 1 hour on weekdays and 2 hours on weekends. I get a report about what websites they've been on, and I have to approve websites. Other than that no videogame systems. And the lake is an electronics free zone (except the laptop) so even people who come to visit, have to leave their Nintendos or whatever in their cars. We even say no cellphones at the campfire so there's no texting teenagers. My kids play wii at friends' houses, and my father has a wii for when they go to his house, but I just don't feel like they need it. We have a videoplayer for the car, but that's only for trips over 4 hours (we figure they're used to the 3-ish hours to the lake so it shouldn't be that hard). And it's funny because DS and DD1 already have their noses in a book so they don't know where anything is. DD2, who's 5 but goes through all her books in the first 5 minutes in the car, always knows the directions to everywhere because she's actually looking around. So when we turn on a road, she'll say oh are we going to xxx. And it's weird because most kids it seems like have no idea how to get anywhere because they're not looking out the windows anymore. Rant done.