|1 month prior to Levaquin|
I am a wife and a stay-at-home mom of 2 kids, 3 dogs, and a cat. I have a degree in Occupational Therapy, and was a therapist that concentrated in neurological disorders. I had a severe adverse reaction to the medication Levaquin, which has affected my Peripheral and Central Nervous Systems.
Prior to Levaquin, I enjoyed singing in my church choir, walking my dogs (o.k. I was getting slack on that one), traveling with my family, gardening, camping, hiking, and the very occasional white water rafting. Levaquin has totally changed my life, and right now I spend most of my days at home, able to do very little.
Anyone who knows me, know that I am very forthright about things that occur in our lives. This is not my first attempt at blogging. I also documented our journey through the diagnosis and treatment of our daughter with Epilepsy. I wanted this one to be different though. I thought about starting a caringbridge page for myself, but that is associated so much with sickness. (I know crazy logic). I wanted this blog to be both educational about the dangers of Fluoroquinolone antibiotics, and also document what it is like to suddenly be afflicted with a chronic illness. It is not my intention for this to be a “whiny”, “woe is me” type of blog. Although, by the very nature of this diary of sorts, it may at times appear that way. I will try hard to be very honest with what is going on, while at the same time try to be educational, without just stating facts. I am not a writer by trade, so forgive me of any grammatical errors. (They drive me crazy). I will do my best to keep it entertaining to read as well.
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog, and I hope in some small way, I will help others that are also going through this because of Fluoroquinolone antibiotics.