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    My sister asked if she could ride up to Maine with us on Saturday. She said she'd pitch in for gas. Hulky said no immediately, he gets annoyed with her quickly. I really feel like it would not be a big deal, we probably would just listen to music the whole way (2.5-3 hrs). I don't know how to tell her "no" nicely. It's his birthday weekend so I don't want to push it. Any suggestions?

    [edit] I went with "I wouldn't mind, but it's Hulky's birthday wknd. He wants me all to himself for the car portions. Are m&p going to be able to pick you up on the way?"

    She said that's fine. Phew. I worry a lot about interactions with her because she can go on the defensive very quickly.
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    I think you handled that perfectly

    As for the toes.......... and gut.......... you most definitely need to stop eating wheat and sugar - and let me encourage you to go get a skin culture. You shouldn't still be having trouble after 2 rounds of antibiotics. A stronger antibiotic may be needed. Is Lamisil an antibiotic?

    hope you heal soon - that must be miserable!
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    Yes, lamasil is an antibiotic. I'm finishing up taking a generic for it.
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    If those and the athlete's foot stuff, as well as tea tree oil and silver aren't fixing it, something's up. I'm leaning toward it's not athlete's foot and a sign/ symptom of something else.
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    I thought it was an anti-fungal medication. Which should be working if you have athletes foot - but not if its bacterial in nature. Maybe thats why its not making it go away? Could be something else, not AF. ????
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    You're right, it's anti-fungal, not anti-bacterial. I'm screwing those up in my head and have been calling it an antibiotic the whole time!

    I got a list of some local dermatologists to follow up with from my insurance. None are at a convenient distance to the office, unfortunately.
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    It's great that your sister wasn't upset. Hulky's birthday is special.

    Cephalexin: MedlinePlus Drug Information - Cephalexin is an antibiotic. LAMISIL is an anti-fungal and it has a number of unpleasant side effects Terbinafine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, particularly Gastrointestinal problems.

    It sounds like your doctor is unsure if it's a bacteria or a fungus. Ask him to have his lab test it so you both know what you're dealing with. If it's a fungus ask him for a different anti-fungal, one wtih out so many Gastro side effects. The hit-and-mis approach can be expensive.

    If the Cephalexin worked, maybe he'd want to go back to that.

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    I sent an email to my doctor to see if she can test it to see if it's bacterial. I think she wanted me to go to a dermatologist because they need to have an idea of what to test for and she doesn't know what it could be. I don't know if the Cephalexin was a high dose or not, but I only took it for a week and I don't think that was long enough to wipe this thing out. I think this is going to require a longer course of antibiotics.

    I feel a bit pissed that I got confused and didn't have any probiotics for the past two weeks because I thought I was taking an antibiotic, but it was an anti-fungal! Bah, whatever. It's done.

    The Terbinafine gave me no noticeable gastro side effects. My constipation didn't change. I have been just as bloated during this time as well.
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    Sleep: In bed at 10:30, awake with my alarm at 6:30. So tired, snoozed till 7 and kicked Hulky out of bed with me. I was so groggy and cranky. Wwwhhhyyyy

    Supplements: This morning was last dose of Lamasil. My obsessive cleaning is probably the only reason why there was noticeable improvement for my toes, but it's still lingering. I wonder when I'll notice any benefit from the colostrum, if there is any benefit to be had. Threelac worked okay, but it was expensive and I had to take a heavy dose (6 packets a day) so it didn't last long. Tempted to try Fivelac, but not yet. I want to finish this trial with the colostrum.

    I wonder if I have a parasite. I feel like there would need to be more symptoms than this and I've GAINED weight, when I think people usually lose weight with a parasite. The constipation started sometime after I got back from my friend's lake house, and I did swim in the lake. Who knows?

    Okay, fine, I'll call the gut doc today about getting a stool test.

    People around my cubicle are talking about diets right now and I just want them to shut up.

    Wow, I'm pissy today. I didn't eat breakfast because my appetite was missing until I left for work. By the time I considered turning around to eat, it would have been a big hassle to get back through traffic.

    Apparently took a huge dose of fukitol today.
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    Silver lining: Looks what I found at TJ Maxx last night! My mom bought them for me

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