My recent sinus infection came on suddenly and painfully. After diagnosing it, my physician e-prescribed me an antibiotic.
This is tricky territory for me. I’m sensitive to some antibiotics. Years ago, I took a couple of varieties to treat similar infections, and wound up with oral thrush in one case and C. difficile in another. Both were 100 times worse than the original ailment.
My physician knew this history. He prescribed a two-week supply of doxycyline hyclate, a dependable antibiotic that he felt I could tolerate well, partly because I had handled it well in the past.
So I headed to my pharmacy to pick up the “doxy.”
“It’s one seventeen,’’ said the clerk, in an oddly sheepish way.
I pulled a dollar from my wallet and extracted some change from my pants pocket.
She looked at the money and said, “No. It’s a hundred and seventeen dollars.’’
“Whoa,’’ I said. “$117?” full story