A lot of Pain in the Butt!
My husband has been suffering from the fallout from Levofloxacin for the last 4 weeks. Weirdly, it started with pain in both buttocks - the pain was right on the sit bones. Unfortunately, we didn't make the connection with the antibiotic so kept taking the pills. The pain then started down his hamstrings, making it painful to sit or drive. This was day 12 of the poison and realised this wasn't right and stopped them immediately. Now the pain is still in the butt (but only when seated) down the hamstring to the calf on the right leg. Sometimes both legs but not achilles. Have you come across this before?
I would also like to ask you about pain levels. He is hurting a great deal and I would normally say he has a high pain threshold. It's not sharp or burning - but deep, dull and unrelenting! The doctor has given him weekly Bu-Trans patches and been told to rest. He still needs to top-up at night with Ibrupofen or doesn't sleep. (Nearly had to go to A&E ). He is obviously stuck in a downward spiral and we don't know how to break it! We've been following your protocol of specific massage and ice massage plus supplements for two weeks now - is there anything else you can suggest to break the cycle?
I've been slowly increasing his magnesium - now up to 700mg daily, over 4 doses, plus applying mag oil topically and Epsom Salts baths twice a day. Also taking vit d3, multi, vit c, omega 3, and probiotic. (Getting vit d3 tested this week)
What do you feel about sports massage and or Physio in this instance?- we do know a couple of great therapists.
Thanks for the emails by the way - found yesterdays one (Rest and Relaxation) very interesting.