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I had foot surgery 18 months ago, wound will not heal and is

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I had foot surgery 18 months ago, wound will not heal and is now chronic.
This nightmare has left me virtually crippled and in constant pain. Re occurring infections and on so much medication. Pain relief Gabapentin 900mg x 4 times daily, Diclofenac 50 mg X 3 times daily, Paracetamol x 2 x 4 times daily. Antibiotics Linezolid 600mg x 4 times daily and Ciprofloxacin 500mg x 4 times daily (now stopped) due to blood count concerns. Now on Flucloxacillin 500mg X 4 times daily. Get regular blood tests last one was a big worry liver function GGT was 360. I do drink a bit more now that I cant work but nothing excessive. What should I do. I feel well and look well but am really worried. Pls reply
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Thanks for this question

I'm very sorry you are having such trouble

How long do they suppose you will need antibiotics?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

This course of antibiotics have now finished. So am not on antibiotics at the moment. Still on all pain relief. Next infection will no doubt require more antibiotics.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
I'm very sorry about this.

How can I help you?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
What info do you seek Auds?