State or Country of residence: USA
Quinolone taken: Trovan
Reason for the Quinolone: UTI
Was a safer antibiotic tried first? : No
How long did you take the Quinolone for? : 1 Trovan
How long ago did you take the Quinolone?: 1998
How much have you recovered as of now?: 20%
How often do you relapse or cycle?: N/A
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?: I take Klonopin to
sleep or otherwise I would not be able to sleep, Natural Calm, Vitamins,
Alpha Lipoic Acid
I took one Trovan and I immediately became light sensitive and developed a rash. I felt very weird for about 6 weeks after taking it before all hell broke loose.
I noticed my foot was falling asleep a lot, but worse than what it would normally feel like. I have had so many neurological problems and nerve pain. I no longer sweat. I have pain just about everywhere. I had muscle twitching for 3 years in every spot of my body. I had rectal bleeding, bone pain, headaches, muscle twitching, crawling sensations, some burning, weight gain and puffiness, etc.
When I first started reacting to the antibiotic, I dropped 20 pounds in less than 4 weeks and now I cannot lose a pound. I still have to take something to sleep and I can no longer do any sort of exercise. I used to work out, play tennis, snow ski, swim...I do no physical activity. There is more to share, but that's about it for now. I did have trouble urinating for a while and when I had a bowel movement it was always like diarrhea. Now, that is somewhat back to normal.
Last Updated 6/04/04