State or Country of residence: Colorado
Quinolone taken: Avelox
Reason for the Quinolone: Diagnosed with Colitis
Was a safer antibiotic tried first? : No
How long did you take the Quinolone for? : 1 Pill for Two Days
How long ago did you take the Quinolone?: Two weeks
How much have you recovered as of now?: Less than 10%
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: Splint, prednisone, blood work, MRI
What has helped you in your recovery?: Icing ankle
|I had developed Colitis from taking Augmentin
over a weeks period. When I returned to my doctor to ask about it, he
prescribed Avelox for 5 days.
After the first pill, I felt a bit dizzy and woke up the next morning feeling as though I had rolled my ankle. I was able to work through the pain and go through my usual routine. The second night, I took the medicine again. When I woke the next morning I couldn't walk on my ankle and it has been that way for two weeks since.
I've been to an orthopedic specialist who did blood work with several counts that were high - including white cell counts. My orthopedic told me to get it out of my mind that it's a drug reaction, but I'm not ready to do that. I went from perfectly healthy to confined to my bed in two days with no better explanation.
Last Updated 2/07/05