shelley-w Posted July 15, 2008 Report Share Posted July 15, 2008 Hi I was just wondering if any of you have taken the antibiotic CLINDAMYCIN and if you have had any neggative effects that may concern Pots?I went to the ER last night because I had noticed a bug bite I had got 4 days earlier had gotten a3 inch red, raised ring around it, and I was having heart rates in the 130's-140'swhile laying down. Usually rates are in the 80's-90's laying, occasionially up to 105 or so. I was not sure if the heart rate was up because of the bite or maybe the anxietyI was having about the bite. Anyway of course the ER Dr. new nothing about pots, she said I have a fairly serious bacterial infection of the skin called cellulitis, and gaveme a prescription for clindamycin after reading the possible side effects (pseudomembranous colitis which can be serious to deadly form of diarrea) that canoccur even a couple months after discontinuing the med. I am not sure that I want to take it. I know many of us already have digestive issues, mine are not to bad but dont want to cause a new problem.Also is the issue of dehydration which I do battle because of frequent urination. Doesnt diarrhea make dehydration worse? I did read that many antibiotics can causecolitis, but that it is much more associated with the above antibiotic. I get so freaked out whenever I read the information/side effects sheet for any new med.I'm going call my regular Dr. in the morning but she doesnt know much about pots, although she has read all the info I have given her. Hopefully I will be able toget a prescription for something I have taken before, that will help the condition Im dealing with now. If any of you have taken this med or know anything aboutit I would really appreciate any info or comments you may have. Thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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