Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: black stools, bone pain (fracture), “coffee-ground” vomit, easy bruising/bleeding, heartburn, increased thirst and urination, irregular/fast/pounding/heartbeat, menstrual period changes, mental/mood changes, muscle weakness/pain, persistent weight gain, puffy face, seizures, signs of infection(e.g. fever, persistent sore throat), slow healing wounds, stomach/abdominal pain, swelling of feet/ankles, thinning skin, trouble breathing, unusual hair growth, unusual skin growth, vision changes.
A small excerpt of the side effects listed for the meds that my doc gave me yesterday to reduce the inflammation brought on by this bronchial bout. Antibiotics aren’t an option, because I’m already allergic to two strains. Meaning there’s one major strain left to try in the event of a life-threatening emergency. Translation: I should probably move to warmer climes if I want to live past 40. And all that traveling in Central America? Probably okay, so long as I don’t eat any fresh fruits or vegetables in those countries ever again.