State or Country of residence: Florida, USA
Quinolone taken: Floxin
Reason for the Quinolone: UTI
Was a safer antibiotic tried first? : No
How long did you take the Quinolone for? : One half of one pill - One time
How long ago did you take the Quinolone?: December, 2003
How much have you recovered as of now?: 30%
How often do you relapse or cycle?: I have the problem on going
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: Nothing
What has helped you in your recovery?: Magnesium and
|In December 2003 I was told that I had a UTI.
I was given the drug Floxin which I only took 1/2 of the pill since I do not take drugs and I am a small framed woman and decided to take a small amount the first time just in case I had a reaction it might not be as bad.
Boy... was I wrong... About 4 hours after I took the drug I started to shake all over.. My right leg went numb and started to tingle.. Looking back on that day I was in shock and didn't know what to do. I noticed that my neck was retaining water and I had this pressure behind the left side of my neck.... It was then like a snow ball effect.. I started to develop so many strange side effects muscle twitches, burning throughout my whole body, sweats ,numbness, eye pressure, tingling all over my body, joint pain, my spine hurt so bad it felt like someone hit me with an iron rod, my stomach started to bulge out, the tendons inside of my body started to stick out all over. I looked 6 months pregnant.
My calf muscles began to twitch and move to the front of my leg. The tendons in my feet hurt so bad that I could not walk on my feet. I could not sleep, I cried all day, I had awful nightmares that even when I woke up I could still see and hear the sounds of my dream. I see spots, black, white and blue. I walk like I have been drinking, I have pressure in my head and ears most all the time. Foggy brain... At times I feel as though my thoughts are delayed. Its almost like an out of body experience... My body jumps, jerks twitches so bad it is hard to sleep. It was 9 months before I had my first sound sleep. I paced and paced for months.( Walking on the heels of my feet) I could place my foot flat on the ground for months.
Its been 13 months now for me.... Date today.... Jan 2005
Last Updated 1/29/05