Hi all, I am new here, brief history, previously had herniated disk L4-5 and had three lumbar epidurals from Dec 06-Feb 07 and then lumbar laminectomy on 3-29-07.
No problems till I started back to a physical part time job. Now I've had to go back and have (two days ago) 1st of series of lumbar epidurals again.
I just moved here in June from Indiana to Florida, and had no one but my landlord to take me to the ortho surg for my shot. Shot itself was fine. Truth though is I do have bronchitis...I was taking antibiotic prior to injection, but stopped two days before shot.
I am in a terrible bind as I don't have fam dr. right now, and I really need my zithromax, ("z-pack")... which I will be going to establish a fam dr after I get an answer here.
I didn't have much in my chest but it is getting worse. I HAD to get this shot for my back, as the pain is unbearable, and I refuse to take Percocet/etc... I have other medications, and live alone etc etc... and have to drive
you get the story..
My question is: Can I take the antibiotic right now so soon after the shot... I've never been sick when having these shots, so I don't know.
I've been taking mucinex for a week, in addition to augmentin that I had from earlier.....
I don't want to overload my system, my concern is this shot and what it might do to my immune system at this point... should I wait for more antibiotics and give this shot more time in system, or should I get my antibiotic asap and start taking regardless of the shot...
I hope this makes sense.. I am at work on break and am not set up yet on computer at home....
Thank you for all advice/suggestions!!