Hi guys, a month ago I was due to begin a 3 month holiday from Azithromycin, as discussed with my consultant who was pleased with my progress but concerned about my hearing as I have developed Tinnitus. (We all know about that side effect). Anyway a week before the holiday, I had been for my bone scan, as three years ago my bone scan had flagged up thinning bones due to all the steroids I had needed to keep me alive. Bad news. My bones are thinner than ever, even though I have been taking the calcium and vit D. I discussed the problem with my GP and we came to the conclusion that coming off the Azithromycin was not a good idea because if I caught a bug and it developed into pneumonia I would be taking even more steroids and more thinning of the bones would occur. As I have been so well (18 months now since last infection) she put it to me bluntly, deafness or spiralling out of control again with infections. There was no contest. I am still on the Azithromycin. I hope no-one else has to face this dilemma. Take care and good health to you all. Maximonkey
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