My husband had a major stroke in July of this year. Last month, he started having problems with his recurring prostrate infection and was once again prescribed Levaquin. The pain it caused just about killed him. The doctor told him to take Skelaxin to try to help the cramping in his entire body.

As a recovering stroke victim, he does have spasms and some pain as his nerves regenerate, but taking the Levaquin added a new and different kind of pain. The doctor then switched him to Bactrim, and the first few days on Bactrim were also causing him cramps, but they subsided and he was able to finish the course of Bactrim.

What would have been another option for antibiotic in this situation?

Last Updated 7/31/04