Posted by: Lisa | 2009/05/14

re: cat-scratch

Hi Dr Bets!

I went for my follow up again today, its been 2 weeks. They STILL dont have the test results back. My vision hasnt improved in the last 2 weeks, its sitting at 60/40 I think it is, and when I first went to the hospital my vision was 2meters. They said the swelling has come down on my disk but the optical nerve is still very swolen. So I have 3 days left on the ciploxx and then I start Erythromycin 500mg every 6 hours. I can believe it, Im so sick of the antibiotics already!!! They decided on the erythromycin because my vision hasnt improved so they put me on it for the next 2 weeks to see if that will perhaps make a difference, because erythromycin is apparently more common in treating cat-scratch than ciprofloxacin is, and the professor thinks that after a month on the ciploxx I should have been able to see better than what I am currently.
Oh well, so here' s to another 2 weeks of antibiotics! I hope my vision does start to improve again.

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Hi Lisa
Well this must be very frustrating for you! Are you taking probiotics with your antibiotics to prevent diarrhoea and vaginal infection? Erythromycin can make one a bit nauseous, so be warned, but it does work well for germs that tend to go into cells and cause harm. I really hope this improves your vision. Just be patient, these nerve inflammations can take their time to heal. Will be thinking of you.
Dr Bets

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