Avelox Gave Me Nerve Damage, Can't Walk !
I took 2 rounds of Avelox because the Dr. thought I had pneumonia and I instantly collapsed, got blisters, weakness, and severe leg crawling sensations under my skin. But I had never been alegeric to anything before, so I just obeyed my dr and took the ... more »
I took 2 rounds of Avelox because the Dr. thought I had pneumonia and I instantly collapsed, got blisters, weakness, and severe leg crawling sensations under my skin. But I had never been alegeric to anything before, so I just obeyed my dr and took the meds, since I thought I has a bad case of pneumonia, which I had never had before, so I assumed it was the bug, not the drug! I could not even stand at the sink to brush my teeth or walk to the bathroom without help. The pins and needles and electric surging feelings was so scary and bizarre!! I was so weak and exhausted all the time. I had more symptoms, but these were the most severe!
After trips to the ER and every doctor for months and every test done on my for Lupus, lepto, MS, Guillan Barrrier, you name it, they thought I had it. But every test came back negative, except the Nerve Conductivity test that proved I now had nerve damage .... that the neurologist doctor concluded could be from the Avelox, but the only way to prove it, is to take more... however, he next said, " I would never touch a Quinilone again, because it could kill you! " Other Doctors concluded I was just depressed !!! What?? me never! I was only depressed with the medical care I was receiving!! I refuse to even go to those doctors again! WHy do they cover for drug companies??
So, it took me a year to be able to walk the beach again and I eventually got back running legs too. I was fit again, hiking, running, biking and back to normal for years. Then BAMMMM , 4 years later, the nerve damage came back. Less intense, but bad enough for me to be stuck at home for 3 weeks now, unable to to work, go to any store or do anything. Dr. says it's the way my body reacts to stress or viruses and I'm just weird. The most crazy part is that it's way worse in the mornings. By around 4 pm, the crawlings sensations reduce and i can walk better. Anyone out there have a simliar situation to share.??? I feel so alone and no one understands what I am going through. It's not like I have a broken leg, it's worse. Cuz I don't feel right. I've lost my drive to go, like I normally have 24/ 7.... DO NOT take Avelox ever!!! Help, i'd like to hear if anyone else can relate please??