Jim Edwards
By Jim Edwards Latest Reply 2011-04-20 19:02:57 -0500
Started 2011-04-18 08:03:37 -0500

I know that cough & cold meds can fool greatly with your sugars and that we have to be careful of which OTC one we choose. What about antibiotics? Has anyone had any problem with high BG (I decided to change the short version from BS to BG, for blood glucose, as long as I can remember) when on an antibiotic? I had to have a root canal redone (double the pleasure!) but after a month the infection continued, hence the antibiotic.
I know my Dr. said that an infection itself can mess with the numbers, but I have not quizzed his wisdom on antibiotics. Any help?

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tabby9146 2011-04-20 19:01:56 -0500 Report

I am not sure, but the antibiotics I have been on, have not caused me any problem. I had to be on some very strong ones once they discovered what was causing my indigestion so often, so I had to get rid of this h. pylori bacteria. I suppose some may and some may not.

donna62M 2011-04-18 08:10:05 -0500 Report

I really don't know about antibiotics but I do know that alot of the asthma meds play about with your sugars…I'm constantly trying to balance my insulin requirements while on prednisone…and I find infections really mess with my sugars…Good luck with the tooth and I would ask your doc.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-04-18 08:26:09 -0500 Report

I will ask him, but I wanted answers from the people that know! (Actually I think my doctor is really good. If I have a question tht he doesn't know the answewr too he says, "Let me check into that. In 2 or 3 days either he or his nurse call me with the info!)
Why is it diabetics seem to always be fighting on more than one medical front? I fight 5 battles and the only one not under control is my diabetes.

donna62M 2011-04-18 08:54:50 -0500 Report

I don't really know why but the battles allseam to be linked… in some way and I find that we always have to watch reallywell when ever I take any kind of new medication…I also have quite a lot of drug reactions, it is as if I build up a resistance to them and the body say"s nomore…But my sugars are a real challenge aswell…back to drs on thursday so I will ask him…I'm curious to know what other things you have to battle with.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-04-18 09:15:13 -0500 Report

The ones under control are depression and seasonal depressive disorder (SAD), high BP, high cholestrol, headaches from a car accident 15 years ago. Then the common stuff of a 57 year old…knee, hips, shouldar, and that list goes on! Through it all, I know I am blessed and I am thankful for my life. Before the depression got under control, I never thought I would make it to my 40th birthday, nor did I want to. Now i want to celebrate my 80th!

donna62M 2011-04-18 09:25:44 -0500 Report

I'm glad that you have a really good possitive attitude to your struggles now…I'm still on anti drepression meds and cant wait to be off them, but mine is reactive depression and the likelyhood is that it will go away…WILL send a reply after dr's visit.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-04-18 09:44:33 -0500 Report

I wish you the best. I did not have a name for what was wrong with me until I was in my early 40's. I can look back and see that I have had the depression since I was 10 and probably before that. My Mom agrees. She said they had no idea of it. Even if they had knew, I am not sure they could have addressed it financially. Dad was a blue collar worker, mom a stay at home and wash, clean, and cook all day for me and my 5 brothers & sisters. I survived. My only regret is I missed out on a whole lot of life & living. Now that I am a Pop-Pop and soon to be Pop-Pop to a new one, I love life. I will still have issues the rest of my life, but I know they are like mud, not like quicksand. By the way, the Doctor that put his finger on my problems…his name was and is Dr. Nutter! :)

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