Wednesday, March 12, 2008

My morning yesterday...

My morning yesterday started off by waking up at 7am and racing to work (I'm supposed to be to work by 6am!). Then, I get to work, and my supervisor takes one look at me and says, "What happened to your face?!!!" Nice. (Male engineers - you gotta love 'em...)

Well, you see, this past weekend, I ended up with a very sore throat. It was a little sore on Thursday, more sore on Friday, and by Saturday morning, I had trouble swallowing and talking. I finally decided to look in my throat on Saturday and it was very swollen with white spots on my tonsils.

Great. I immediately assumed that it must be strep throat and started trying to figure out where I could go to a doctor. My regular doctor's office is only open M-F, so I decided to try out one of these RediClinic things for which I've seen commercials. I was in and out of there in about 30 minutes. It was amazing.

The doctor did a strep test and it came back negative. But, she thought it looked like some sort of infection and since I didn't have any congestion or cough (like a virus would cause), she gave me a prescription for antibiotics.

I haven't taken antibiotics in at least 10 years (except for back in December), so when she asked if I was allergic to any drugs, I said no. Well, I don't think I'm allergic to amoxicillin, but it has definitely caused my face to break out! Hence the comment, "What happened to your face?!!!"

Next time, I think I'll try to steer any doctor away from prescribing me amoxicillin. But, I still have 5 more days of taking this stuff. I started using my "heavy-duty" moisturizing stuff with retinol and it's definitely better today. And my husband says that I don't look hideous today, so that's a step in the right direction. :)