I have been mostly on antibiotics since the middle of March. I had a sinus infection/Double ear infection to start with as well as a UTI. I took two weeks of Ceftin.
After that the UTI came back and I went on a week of Macrobid. A couple days after that the UTI was back and my doctor put me on Bactrim.
The Bactrim caused me to feel awful! I felt like my muscles hurt, sulfur taste in mouth, dry mouth, bad headache, and dizziness. I immediately stopped the Bactrim and got better, but the UTI came back of course.
So, my doctor put me on another round of the Macrobid and I started to take Diflucan for a yeast infection.
As soon as both of these were in my system I started to feel the same way as I did on the Bactrim.
I told my doctor and she had me stop the Macrobid and since the Diflucan was already in my system and would be for about 5 days there was nothing I could do about that.
She wants me to flush my system out with cranberry juice, water, and see how I feel. Well, it has been 6 days since all meds have been stopped and I feel horrible!
I still have the same symptoms that I had while on the Bactrim and getting worse. My muscles ache, dizziness, nausea, dry mouth, headache, anxiety, shakiness. The last day for the Diflucan to have been in my system was yesterday.
I am worse today than I have been since all of this started. My husband thinks I am suffering withdrawl, but I have never heard of antibiotics causing withdrawl. I have been on them for 6 weeks now.
Thankfully my UTI seems to be gone as I haven't had any pain there and I've drank lots of cranberry juice.
So, is what I'm feeling withdrawl from all the meds or what? This isn't normal.
At this point I don't think I'm going to call my doctor. Unless I get to the point I feel like I need to go to the hospital I can handle this. But this is weird!