Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Make Your Own Antibiotics?

It should be no surprise to anyone that I really hate going outside and I really hate having to go to the doctor if I don't have to. I can come up with some really interesting ways of making sure I can stay home and not go outside since I have Agoraphobia and would rather stay indoors. 

But a few weeks ago I started getting headaches and knew I was getting a sinus infection but I held out hope *for 3 weeks* that it would go away on its own, which it didn't. So much for wishful thinking. I could tell it was one of 'those' types of sinus infections that will only go away if I get antibiotics. But how do I get antibiotics without going to the doctor?

I make my own...kinda. 

I already had on hand what I needed because I bought the gel capsules a while back and I had a bottle of powder Doxycycline for birds *that I give to my rats when they have an upper respiratory infection* 

So I looked online and found out that Doxycycline will treat a sinus infection and decided I might as well try this and see if it works. 

So I filled 14 gel capsules with Doxycycline powder and took 2 a day for 7 days. Did it work? Did the headache and sinus pain I had for 3 weeks finally go away? Yes! Yes, it did. 

So if I ever need antibiotics again, I know what I'll do if I don't want to or cannot get to the doctor. It's actually easy to get antibiotics for animals online. Most feed stores and even Amazon carry and sell them. 

* I am not a doctor or medical professional so don't take what I've said here to be a better recourse than going to your own doctor for medical attention*


  1. Hey if it works, give it a go indeed. A good thing to keep in mind when doctors tell you to go home as well.

  2. i'd be afraid to do it myself, but i'm glad you were already familiar with the materials and that it worked for you!

  3. wow that is something I wouldn't haven't thought of. I bet its great to not be dependent on a doctor for antibiotics ;)

  4. I'd be worried I'd make myself worse! I'm glad you're doing better.

  5. I don't need them often for myself (thankfully) but I end up doing that a lot for the animals. So handy!


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