i actually had strep. man, that sucks and thanks for the well wishes. i talked to someone at work that basically just surfs all day and was pointed to a site (http://www.abc.net.au/dimensions/dimensions_health/Transcripts/s776185.htm
that contains this info:
GEORGE NEGUS: Dr Nick Carr set out to do some medical myth-busting.
DR NICK CARR: When I was a young doctor, I found that whenever I prescribed antibiotics for someone, they always said to me, "Doctor, I can't have a drink "while I'm on these, can I?" It wasn't something they'd taught me in medical school. I had a good look in the books - couldn't find anything about it there. So I wondered, "Where does this story come from?" Well, the myth began at what used to be called the VD clinics - what are now known as the sexual health centres. The first true antibiotic was penicillin. It proved remarkably effective in curing some very nasty ailments. The problem was it didn't stop people having a few drinks and having more fun.
DR NORMAN ROTH, SEXUAL HEALTH PHYSICIAN: If they took alcohol while on penicillin, they might get frisky and pass on the disease before the penicillin could clear it up.
DR NICK CARR: So it's nothing to do with a real interaction between penicillin and alcohol?
DR NORMAN ROTH: Nothing to do with the pharmacology, no. It was a moral agenda to keep people under control.
PENICILLIN CAN BE TAKEN WITH ALCOHOL.
DR NICK CARR: So dismiss the myth. There are plenty of reasons for being cautious about alcohol, but taking penicillin isn't one of them. In fact, it's OK to drink alcohol with nearly all antibiotics, though just a few might make you nauseous. So read the label carefully.
So, maybe it's alright to mix penicillin and alcohol? I bet the cool kids do it, so if I want to be cool...
Thanks for the input from you guys. I just had some wine that needed to be checked out. Fortunately the wine and the antibiotics didn't kill me.