I finished my Valium taper about a week ago and felt as expected. I actually felt better than my previous drops and although I felt my usual flu-ish symptoms I had a lot more energy than normal. On Friday I went to the podiatrist as my toe was swollen with lots of nerve pain and signs of infection. I had a toe nail partially removed last year and it was growing back into a nerve. I dismissed the pain the last few weeks as rebound pain and developed quite an infection. I remember reading about antibiotics here and I printed out the list of the ones to avoid.
So I had to have part of my nail permanently removed and the root killed. I was given CEPHALEXIN antibiotic to take 3 x a day for 10 days. I started it Friday night. Today I am really, really sick-- my head hurts, my glands are swollen, I am dizzy; I feel dreadful.
Now I do not know if this would have been how I felt regardless and I am also very worried that I am messing things up by taking an antibiotic. At the same time I do have an infection and had a surgical removal of my nail so I know it is necessary to take.
Exactly what is the issue with antibiotics and withdrawal? I know I did not take one on the list. I really feel very, very, VERY sick. Any advice?
I appreciate your thoughts.