Last reply 2 weeks ago
Phenoxymethylpenicillin

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.

Thoughts?

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nicu_macsim
2 weeks ago

ask for another opinion. but when you go to another doctor for a 2-nd opinion, dont tell about you MS, and then see what answer you get


keepsmyelin99
2 weeks ago

Thanks @nicu_macism – I did sort of already get a 2nd opinion but both neurologists ended up being quite close colleagues. So I’ll pursue another medical opinion 😊


nicu_macsim
2 weeks ago

exactly. go to someone who didnt knew the 2 ones

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