Lots of Weird Symptoms from Taking Avelox
I'm not sure how much, or if it has anything to to with taking Avalox, as I had some kind of nasty infection that was causing some fairly strange symptoms on it's own. I had picked up some kind of flu/respiratory infection a couple of months before that wasn't going away, and it eventually developed into a bad case of pneumonia, so my doctor prescribed a 6 day dose of 400 mg Avalox.
As I mentioned before, I had some weird but explainable symptoms already such as sporadic heart palpitations, ugly green/bloody nose guck and phlegm, and variable energy levels, but when I started taking the Avalox, some incredibly bizarre things started to happen, and believe it or not, some of the effects are still basically there a year later. The day I started taking it, i was already kind of "hyper" and had some mild palpitations, but later on that day, a strange tingling or "electric" sensation started in my toes on both feet, and rapidly went up though my body and out my finger tips.
It's hard to explain, but it kind of felt like I was plugged into a wall socket and was being electrocuted. This backed off a bit a day or two later, but my legs still felt "rubbery" and I would walk kind of funny. At the same time, I had developed a "hyper" feeling that became so strong, I though I was going to come out of my own skin, and my heart was doing even wilder palpitations than I had the week before. After about three days of this, it got to
the point that I was feeling like I had "left my brain and body", so I went to emergency.
They checked me out,and were telling me there was nothing wrong with me while I was sitting there with my "electric legs". A day or two after that,(day 4 of the Avalox) the hyper thing and electric legs backed off a fair amount, but I then started to get chill sensations like I've never had before, where I felt like I was going to freeze to death, even when I was inside and fully clothed. Throughout all of this ordeal, my actual temperature reading has been abnormally low, but the perceived "super chill" sensation didn't appear until the week that I took the Avalox.(may or may not be a co-incidence)
The original pneumonia went away quite quickly, but a year later, my temperature is still low in actual reading, and I feel "frozen" the majority of the time. I still have "rubbery" legs below the knees, and still get a mild tingling, or pain sensation on my fingers. On the other hand, my nose is still stuffy and/or or runny as well, and i still have a couple of other flu like symptoms, so it may or may not have anything to do with the Avalox. It sure is bizarre though, and no doctor has been able to provide even the slightest explaination to the "electric" feet and fingers, (or severe chills for that matter).
Thankfully, I'm now fairly used to the electric finger bit, so it's not driving me completely insane. (it bugs me when I type on a keyboard though)