Re: March TTC
posted at 3/8/2012 10:04 AM EST
In Response to Re: March TTC
[QUOTE]As a pregnant woman, you are considered somewhat immuno-compromised, which is why they prescribe the antibiotic. Same reason pregnant women are first in line for flu shots. If a pregnant woman gets an infection or seriously ill, there are far fewer drugs that she can take that will be safe for both her and the baby, which is why they try to prevent infection. In normal life, I am the last person who wants antibiotics, and b/c of a family member who had a terrible reaction to a Z-pack, I always take the slow dose, 10 day version when I need them. But as a pregnant person, caution is more important.
Posted by luvRIboy[/QUOTE]
Someone who is getting an HSG is NOT pregnant. That is the point of test - to see if there are blocked tubes preventing pg.
Also, on the superbug issue - most people don't need to worry about it. It's people like kar and me, who have drug allergies [pennicillin and sulfa drugs which means everything ending in 'cin' which is the majority of antibiotics], nd those who are immunocompromised who need to worry. They will most likely come up w/ some new drug for the majority of people, but for those who fall into the allergic or immunocompromised, it means we are up the creek w/o a paddle.
Also, it's not an issue of an individual building up an immunity to a particular drug - it's the bacteria becoming resistant to the drug - thus becoming an untreatable 'superbug'. So the fact that you take a drug is not the issue -it's the fact that they are overprescibed to thousands of people, thus diluting their effectiveness overtime as the bacteria builds up resistance to the drug. Your 6 pills add to the 6 million that other doctors are prescribing.