I have been taking Amoxicillin for 3 days..I feel tired and my body aches is this normal?
Question posted by denergy on 7 Feb 2012
Last updated on 11 March 2012 by Amphion2
Within hour of taking Augmentin I am uncontrobally tired, I had to find this out the hard way with two young boys at home and no one to help. I also got incredible dry mouth and could not stop eating! Where as the symptoms the medicine were prescribed for did not get better for days, I felt as if I had the flu or a very bad cold. I stopped taking the medicine on my own.
You might want to call your Dr. It is possible that the Amoxicillin is not the right drug for your bacterial infection or it could be that you have a virus. If you have a virus, no antibiotics will work, you just have to ride it out and treat the symptoms. Being tired and having body aches is common with both bacterial and viral infection. You can try taking some acetaminophen or ibuprofen from OTC to help with the aches. Drink plenty of fluids and allow yourself to get plenty of rest. This will help your body's immune system fight off this infection.
It sounds as though you have a temperature most likely caused by the bacterial infection. Try taking acetaminophen every four hours, drink plenty of water and rest. If you don't feel any better by the time you have finished your antibiotics see your doctor again.
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