P1: Allergy schmallergy
Upon learning about Operation Bolus, my lovely wife was concerned that I might develop an allergy to penicillin, and possibly by extension all beta-Lactam antibiotics. Someone in her family developed an allergy to penicillin. This would be bad if it happened to me, as I want to continue to use beta-Lactams to increase my GLT-1 expression. The neurologist didn't feel he had enough information to render an opinion on the issue, so I called the GP. He's on vacation, but his excellent partner doctor said that it's a rare thing, and people often take penicillin for a long time without becoming allergic. She said it's more often the case that you are already allergic, and much less common that exposure makes you allergic.
I decided to start taking the penicillin today rather than start on the 8th. Things are getting too slurry for me in the mouth region to wait any longer. I took three of the probiotics capsules last night as prep. Let's hope that keeps the concreting Evil One at bay. I credit the probiotics with keeping everything flowing normally during the use of the ceftriaxone. But then I took three capsules twice a day for the duration. This time I plan to scale it back to one capsule twice a day on the second day.
Oh, and here's the picture of me naked. My son drew it in while on the trip, then gave it to me as a gift when they got back. He proudly said, "Here's a picture of you naked, meeting us at the train station." Kids are weird.
I didn't know my butt was that big.
10;40 a.m.: I became so concerned by the combination of amanda's warning and a twinge I felt in my gut that I took two more probiotic capsules. We Shall See.
4:36 p.m.: Last night our daughter kept me up from 12:33 a.m. to 3:43 a.m. -- and my wife even longer. This afternoon I crashed into a nap at around 1:00 p.m., completely forgetting about my acupuncture appointment, and woke, in a bad way, at 2:41 p.m. when my daughter woke from her nap. I was on duty until about 3:33 p.m., and just felt hammered and groggy. I was nice to my son until his misbehavior annoyed me to the point that I roared at him. I went out, dug a weed in the front lawn, and came back and apologized to him.
I hope my being so completely out of tune is due to the sleep disruptions and not the penicillin. I have no other symptoms, like rash, swelling, itching, redness or shortness of breath.