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Old 05-17-2009, 04:24 PM
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i was just reading over some posts and i read something about the army giving you penicillin shots. it didn't occur to me that this would be a problem, but i have a lot of drug allergies: penicillin, amoxicillin, codeine and vicodin. is this going to be a problem?
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Old 05-17-2009, 05:02 PM
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Drug allergies are not typically a problem, the Army will issue you a special dog tag that will let them know you have drug allergies.
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:44 AM
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It usually isn't, they just want to know what you're allergic to so they can determine alternative medicine for treatment.
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:06 AM
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Is it possible to sidestep the penicillin shot and recieve the alternative drug without an allergy?
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:16 AM
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There are a lot of antibiotics that should work just fine for you if required. Just make sure that it's noted in your medical history.
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:35 AM
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Is it possible to sidestep the penicillin shot and recieve the alternative drug without an allergy?
You're just trying to get out of getting your penicillin shot.
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:37 AM
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You're just trying to get out of getting your penicillin shot.
Yeah, I have no shame..that thing is gonna hurt like a mofo. I'm already terrified of needles. so, the ones in my arm will bad enough...then the mother of all needles in my tush, errrr...not thrilled about it.
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Yeah, I have no shame..that thing is gonna hurt like a mofo. I'm already terrified of needles. so, the ones in my arm will bad enough...then the mother of all needles in my tush, errrr...not thrilled about it.
Aww. Maybe your DS will ice it for you.
LMAO you will be fine man.
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:45 AM
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Okay, physical pain I can cope with. But what about the emotional trauma caused by the expirience. I don't think I'll ever be able to let a doctor stand behind me anymore.
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well, good to know. and i am glad i don't have to get this dreaded @$$ shot
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