Does anyone have any experience of antibiotics exacerbating RLS? I have been prescribed Flucloxacillin and immediately my RLS has become much worse.
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Hi, I am particularly interested in your post. I suffer with bronchiectasis and have nebulized the antibiotic colomycin for over a year. When my old consultant retired I was lost in the system and just kept on nebulizing the antibiotic. A few months ago I started getting pins and needles in my legs, hands and feet. My new consultant took me off the colomycin right away as there was a possibility it was causing the neurological sensations.I have to wait three months to see how things transpire. It is now one month short of this time and the neuropathy hasn't improved at all. Of course, it could be because of another health problem so It is a case of wait and see at the moment. I would be interested in your comments about your personal experience with your antibiotic and what your doctor/specialist has to say about it. All for now. Chrys.
Hello Chrys, I'm sorry to learn about your experience. As far as I am aware it is dangerous to take any antibiotic for that length of time. I my twenties, I was frequently prescribed antibiotics as I had chronic bronchitis from working with young children. I am sure that my gut biome has been permanently damaged. I have decided not to take the antibiotics as they should not be used in combination with other tablets I'm prescribed. I hope you are able to find a solution to your condition.
Thanks again for your reply. Interestingly, as a former nursery teacher of young children I used to pick up all sorts of infections from the children. With hindsight it obviously didn't help and possibly contributed to me getting bronchiectasis. Who knows?
It could be affecting youre Gut biome. I know for me, gut health has been a big key in the severtiy of mt RLS symptoms.
Thank you, RLSgirl. I've just discovered that I shouldn't take them with paracetamol and I can't survive without paracetamol for general pain - so I am not going to take them. I am prescribed the paracetamol.
Yes, I am having the same now
Have you spoken to your doctor?
I mentioned my RLS when my gastroenterologist prescribed antibiotics against helicobacter pilori. From her reaction I figured she didn't know anything about RLS. I guess she did all she could though by prescribing probiotics along with it.
At least she took you seriously. Did it help with the heliobacter pilori? I have that too.
I have taken plenty of antibiotics from having a tooth infections, but never had worse RLS from taking them.
My 7 day course of antibiotics made mine even worse than it usually is
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