|To say that I am devastated is an
I deal with daily depression from this and struggle
everyday to hold my head up. I am 36 and I used to go the gym and lift
weights and go to classes at the gym worked on my Master's degree and am a
full time mother and nurse without so much as a headache.
I got a UTI, my first one, and was put on Cipro 1000mg. x 3 days. I
questioned the doctor about it, cause I had never taken that class of drugs
before, but I trusted him, he has been my PCP for 10 years.
I was getting ready for a trip to California and I didn't want to deal
with this UTI. I didn't recognize the symptoms right away as a reaction
cause I only took 3 days worth, but I felt really anxious and abandoned and
had upper right sided quad pain.
I called the doctor and he said it was just kidney pain from the
infection. That weekend I was excessively tired, but again I was off the
medication and I didn't think they were related, then the horror began with
horrible vertigo, and shooting burning pains down both my legs.
The next day after the vertigo, my ears were ringing and my legs felt
like I had run a marathon. I went to the doctor and I was told it was a
virus and that I would get better with time. I got a little better and went
back to work, then the vertigo attacked me again, this time with vomiting.
After that I could barely get out of bed, with debilitating fatigue, nausea,
parasethesia's in bilateral legs, heaviness in both of my arms, I could
barely type on the computer, headache, crawling sensation all over my body,
electrical sensations, I could hardly walk for fear of losing my balance,
jaw pain, bleeding gums, teeth problems, a sensation of not getting enough
circulation to my lower extremities, numbness to my lower extremities. My
arms fall asleep at night when I am sleeping and take a long time to wake up
in the morning. I also had severe muscle twitching, all over my body, it
really likes my right eye. My hearing has been affected and I still having
problems with stamina.