Originally Posted by 3love
Hi. Since starting antibiotic (cefuroxime..generic for ceftin) I started to have crushing bone pain, which I never had before.....I called my LLMD and asked if this was a side effect of the drug....turns out it's not. I was told to stop taking cefuroxime for a week and see what happens.....
Did you have any bone crushing pain when starting treatment? It's mainly in the long bones, like the arm and leg but I also do get the joint pains in my fingers. I really don't want to stop taking the drug if it is "helping" me.
Sorry you are hurting!! I have terrible bone pain/nerve pain/ just plain PAIN!! in my left arm. this morning I told my son it felt like it was broken, it hurts so bad. I also have really bad hip pain, both sides. the arm pain I have had since before I started ABX's, but my LLMD said that it should get worse when I started ABX's and that was a good sign that the ABX's were working, when It didn't get worse he added minocycline to my Biaxin & plaquenil, and told me to let him know if the pain got worse. This was a sign that he was looking for to show him that the ABX's were working. right now, that I started the Malarone for Babesia my arm has been hurting so much more, without me doing anything more strenuous. I haven't even went grocery shopping, which usually makes it hurt worse. I hope that this will help you some. things are suppose to get worse, that's how we know it's working. Maybe he should switch you to Doxy or Zithro. In my non-professional opinion these are better ABX's for Lyme anyway. Sarah