So often people run to their doctor’s office (or just call) to ask for an antibiotic. In the past few years, people have been downing the Z Pack (Zithromaz) like candy from a Pez dispenser. When patients are told they don’t need an antibiotic, they often get annoyed! I can’t imagine any reason a doctor would not prescribe an antibiotic, unless he or she truly believes it is not in the best interest of the patient. Now the news is out about the risk this drug causes with regard to FATAL heart arrhythmias. People need to understand that any drug that has the potential to help, also has the potential to harm. Every drug that has GOOD effects, can also have some pretty BAD ones. In the case of the Z Pack, the risk, though rare, can be fatal. Please read more about this new finding because it might effect you or someone you love.
Practice wellness. Drink a lot of water. Take deep breaths. Eat your greens and get your daily exercise. The best way to avoid the risks involved with taking medication is to not take it at all, unless necessary.
I will be at the gym for 8:30 and 11:30 classes today. Make it a great day.