State or Country of residence: Oregon
Quinolone taken: Floxin
Reason for the Quinolone: Bladder infection
Was a safer antibiotic tried first? : No
How long did you take the Quinolone for? : One week
How long ago did you take the Quinolone?: Five Years
How much have you recovered as of now?: 60%
How often do you relapse or cycle?: Couple times a month
Does your doctor agree the Quinolone is the cause of your problems?: No
Do you have a history of seizures or neurological problems?: No
Please list anything your doctor did that helped in your recovery: Advised to take Aleve or other anti-inflamatories
What has helped you in your recovery?: Saw a arthritis
specialist, was not arthritis. I've tried painkillers, stretching, yoga and
meditation. I've moved from Michigan to Oregon to get away from the cold which
makes it worse
|I took Floxin as prescribed by my doctor when I
After only a week I had lost pretty much all use of my hands. I knew it had to be a reaction, so my doctor prescribed another antibiotic but did nothing about my reaction.
My feet were cramped up, bad pain in my knees, my legs felt like they were going to fall out of my hips. My shoulders and neck were extremely tender, and my hands were like claws. I could not pick up my legs to climb stairs, I scooted up and down. I did not know that it would continue so long.
I saw specialists and they told me there was nothing wrong. It was at that time that Fibromyalgia was gaining popularity, they suggested that could be it. I listened to them.
Last Updated 6/25/04