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Hungry, nausea, prescribed erythromycin 500 mg - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hello
User :   Hi, I was prescribed erythromycin yesterday
Doctor :   i am Dr Oberoi here
User :   hello dr.
User :   as i said before i was prescribed erythromycin 500 mg
Doctor :   tell me your query
Doctor :   ok
User :   and after the second dose, i feel sick
User :   i feel constantly hungry and nauseous
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   i'm a 21 year old woman
Doctor :   and also the condition you were prescribed this medication for ?
User :   a few weeks ago i noticed a small lump in my lower groin area
Doctor :   ok
User :   i usually have ingrown hairs
User :   so i dont know if its an ingrown hair or not
User :   the doctor checked it out and said he couldnt feel much
Doctor :   i see
Doctor :   so you have any fever or anything ?
User :   no, my fever was checked and everything was fine
User :   but i am also concerned
User :   after i got home
User :   the doctor emailed me asking to go back to the lab for a general blood test next week
Doctor :   ok
User :   why would he suggest this?
Doctor :   tell me your present symptoms ?
User :   before taking the medication i had no symptoms, now i feel nauseous
User :   and i have constant urination
Doctor :   how long have you been prescribed the dose?
User :   10 days
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   now the antibiotic you are taking
Doctor :   its known for its side effects of nausea
Doctor :   and sometimes stomach upset
User :   is the constant urination something to worry about?
User :   or should i just continue as prescribed?
Doctor :   any burning sensation while urinating ?
User :   none at all
Doctor :   how is your health otherwise?
Doctor :   in good shape ?
User :   it is pretty good
User :   yes
User :   i think i'm just a little paranoid and expecting the worse
Doctor :   well dont worry
User :   i have heard that swollen lymph nodes might mean cancer
Doctor :   just take the complete course
Doctor :   and eating yogurt is good to combat the nausea related to antibiotics
User :   why would my doctor suggest i have a general blood test done?
Doctor :   in order to rule out any infection
Doctor :   dont worry its routine
User :   the lump has shrunk ever since i first noticed it
User :   so it's getting smaller
User :   but in case it doesnt go away by time i finish my medication
User :   what should i expect then?
Doctor :   it will go away as the medication will take care of it
User :   also
User :   if i have to vomit because of the medication
User :   should i take another one after?
Doctor :   it depends
Doctor :   if you see the pill coming out
Doctor :   then you should
User :   if i dont, i shouldn't?
Doctor :   yes
User :   i'm concerned i wont get the full effect of the drug if i throw up
Doctor :   if you dont see the pill then it means absorbed
User :   thank you very much doctor. you have truly alleviated my anxiety over the medication and its side effects
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
User :   thank you
User :   likewise
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