I have been on Levaquin for 17 days to fight a suspected Bartonella co-infection.
I have been on the lookout for tendon pain and blessedly, I have none.
I do have severe muscle soreness every day.
In addition, I noticed a rash developing on my body last night.
It is on my thighs. There are 19 spots. They are smaller than a dime. (I remembered to take photos of them!!)
They are cirular, dark purple/red and look as if I was pinched (I wish!).
They are scattered from my knee to my upper thigh. Some of them seem to in pairs.
One pair in particular look like I scratched myself with a fork. I did a web search and found that one strain of Bartonella is called Cat Scratch Fever, because the rash that develops look like claw marks.
Mine don't look like claw marks but they are still upsetting to see.
Has anyone ever had anything like this? Has anyone heard of Bartonella rashes?
I see my LLMD in two weeks and I will be sure to show her.
I wonder if the rash means that the Bartonella critters are in death throws or at least on the run.
Any comments welcome as this is upsetting for me. I remember Tom Hanks got spots like this in the movie "Philadelphia" and I'm wondering if it could be very serious or just Bartonella.
Thanks and happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there!