Right… I think there’s a link here. A link that might mean I don’t actually have MS and have something else instead.
Back in April I had a small infection on my finger. I went to my GP who prescribed a course of phenoxymethylpenicillin antibiotic. The infection cleared up fine and I was good for a few weeks. Then I started experiencing my first MS symptoms.
At the time I hadn’t put two and two together so clearly like I have now, and thought I maybe had a trapped nerve or had MS. Now, I’m thinking that phenoxymethylpenicillin was what sparked my symptoms. It’s listed in the side effects as rarer than rare – instance not known – “neurotoxicity”. After some further research it would seem that the symptoms I experienced and the lesions that appeared in my MRI could very well be from neurotoxicity instead of MS.
Has anybody else had similar thoughts/experience/just think this warrants further investigation? I’m definitely going to mention it to my neuro and nurse. I was in near perfect health before and hardly ever take medication unless I absolutely need it. It just isn’t sitting right with me that this course of medication and my first symptoms were so close.