Guys, I am 35 years old, male. I had strep throat for the first time in my life two years ago. I was put on Zithromax and after about 30 hours, I felt much better. After 48 hours, my sore throat was entirely gone.
A week ago I started having minor sore throat, just enough to notice. Saturday morning I woke up with a horrible sore throat (10 out of 10 in pain). I went to the doc at 11:30 AM, with a mild fever of around 99.3 degrees, and received the same treatment. I took the meds around 12:30 PM. By that late night, my fever was gone (after taking some acetaminophen). I took the meds again 24 hours after the first dosage. No symptoms at that time, but a few hours later, I had a slight headache, so I took some ibuprofen (which was the only thing available to me at the time). All was good. The next morning, at about 42 hours after initial treatment, I still had a sore throat (7 or so out of 10), and a mild fever again. I took some acetaminophen. Again, everything seemed to be better. I took my meds again religiously at 48 hours. Now, at 52 hours, I have a mild fever again, with a slight headache.
Umm, are my bugs getting resistant to Zithromax? Should I be asking for Penicillin or Amoxicillian? I certainly do not want scarlet fever or rheumatic fever.