I suspect that I am a Class 1 ADR sufferer. I took 20 days of Levaquin and 5 days of Trovan in March/April of this year. My symptoms started during the second ten day round of Levaquin.
Virtually all of the joint stiffness and fatigue is gone. I still have more (than before) muscle twitches in bizarre places. I am still taking a slightly higher dose of Synthroid than before and suspect my ANA titer would still be positive.
One interesting point: during the time I was being floxed, I was enrolled in a study for head injury patients. The study involved taking 6 weeks of a placebo and 6 weeks of an Alzheimer's medication called Aricept. Aricept is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor which is improves memory. It certainly improved my memory--there is no way Icould have survived the semester (organic chemistry) and floxing had it not been for the Aricept (5 mg). Now I wonder if the Aricept could have had anything to do with the reducing the severity of the ADR.
Last Updated 7/09/04