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The antibiotics made me throw up 24 hours after a 2900 graft FUE. I stayed standing and tried to keep as much pressure off my scalp as possible. I didn't have any bleeding or pain, don't think any grafts were dislodged (maybe 1? I had 1 hair in the mid scalp sticking out further than the rest but not sure if it was already like that), but there was definitely so stress put on the grafts I imagine.

Having trouble finding any information on this online and my doctor never mentioned it. Pill bottle said take on empty stomach but I should have known better. 

Attached are pictures of pre, 48 hours after, and 16 days after. 

Seems like some of the transplanted hair has continued to grow so would that indicate those grafts likely took?

Trying to figure out how potentially damaging this is. 







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Logic to me (based purely on a non medical background) would suggest no issues at all.

The main concern is the blood pressure increase in the act of vomiting.  This might cause some grafts to pop out slightly.  If that didnt happen then you're in the clear.  It doesn't look like it did from the photos.

Ironically the blood rush to the scalp might have actually improved graft survival.

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No worries at all. It all looks fine and there was nothing in the line of events that is concerning. Happy journey. 

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On 8/15/2021 at 2:57 PM, 1978matt said:

Ironically the blood rush to the scalp might have actually improved graft survival.

Hmmm, gonna make myself throw up after my next procedure just to check.

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Antibiotics should never be taken on an empty stomach and undoubtedly why the vomiting occurred.

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I vomited for 12 hours when I was botched on my 1st horrific experience at Arenamed clinic in Turkey due to medical malpractice practice of anesthesia overdose andan ambulancecame to rescue ne, on my 2nd procedure\repair HT at HDC clinic all went smooth, but my case on Arenamed was very extreme, I don't compare it to your case, just want to warn ppl from being botched in cheap black market clinics.

I know some ppl that vomited after HT, it may be some allergic reaction to the anesthesia or empty stomach as the other members mentioned, I am not allergic to local anesthesia.

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