At the end of 2016, I began to lose my hearing after a common cold, then in March 2017 I lost my central vision overnight. Throughout the next 5 months, I began having balance issues. In September, I went to see a nurse because I thought I had a UTI. The sample showed a possibility of a UTI, so she prescribed me antibiotics.
I took my first dose just before I went to bed. I woke up the next morning and noticed I was tingling from my fingertips, and it was spreading up my arms. It was a glove-like feeling. I thought I had slept on it funny, so I assumed it would wear off. Throughout the day I was more tired than usual, and each time I woke up from a nap, the tingling had spread further throughout my body. What frightened me the most was when the tingling began in my head. I thought I was having a stroke. I collapsed, and I could not get up off the justify.
After observations at the Accident and Emergency Department (A&E), we were told it was a reaction to the antibiotics and the side effects would ease within a week or so, and then I got sent home. But still, nobody could explain why I could barely walk. A fortnight later, I was still experiencing paresthesia throughout my body. I did go to the doctors, but all they said was that it’s still the same symptoms, they will go soon.