I went to the doctor with an exacerbation in February and was prescribed 60mg of prednisone a day, and Avelox 400mg for 10 days – I started having major issues within a couple days of starting the Avelox and even called the Pulmo’s office begging to be seen 3 times because I KNEW this was not my normal reaction to prednisone. She didn’t have an opening, after calling my PCP’s office begging my PCP’s office to give me an appointment, they told me to go to the hospital. I have been hospitalized twice since then – and they have run every test that could be run – still have the breathing issues, and have been miserable with multiple symptoms ever since with no explanation.
In the months that have followed, I have been treated by 9 different doctors the only one who knew I had been given the Avelox, let alone the combination, was the original pulmo. I had no idea Avelox had these effects so I had never mentioned it to any of them as we all thought we were only dealing with COPD issues and the complications of COPD.