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can medicine cause long term neurological problems

I was on long term floraquiniolones and predinisone plus other meds for respiratory failure in the icu last year.It is one year later and it was suggested to me that the reason I have problems now is due to the medications they had to use to save me.I have left sided muscle twitching,tinnitus,hearing loss,all over fatigue,especially after rest.numbness in left toe and foot.frequent sore throats and brain fog.Does anyone think this could be true.
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1373852 tn?1307843048
that helped alot.My neurologist said I didn't has ms due to the clear brain mri.My rheumatologist suggested I had fibromyalgia.I was just wondering if too many floroquilones and corticosteroids could cause any of this too.
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Hi there. Your multiple neurological symptoms are suggestive of multiple sclerosis or fibromyalgia. MS is a chronic demyelinating disorder where the disease phase is characterized by active phase and remissions. It has multiple symptoms and signs and is a diagnosis of exclusion. The symptoms of multiple sclerosis are loss of balance, muscle spasms, numbness in any area, problems with walking and coordination, tremors in one or more arms and legs. Bowel and bladder symptoms include frequency of micturition, urine leakage, eye symptoms like double vision uncontrollable rapid eye movements, facial pain, painful muscle spasms, tingling, burning in arms or legs, depression, dizziness, hearing loss, fatigue etc. The treatment is essentially limited to symptomatic therapy so the course of action would not change much whether MS has been diagnosed or not. Apart from clinical neurological examination, MRI shows MS as paler areas of demyelination, two different episodes of demyelination separated by one month in at least two different brain locations. Spinal tap is done and CSF electrophoresis reveals oligoclonal bands suggestive of immune activity, which is suggestive but not diagnostic of MS. Demyelinating neurons, transmit nerve signals slower than non-demyelinated ones and can be detected with EP tests. These are visual evoked potentials, brain stem auditory evoked response, and somatosensory evoked potential. Slower nerve responses in any one of these is not confirmatory of MS but can be used to complement diagnosis along with a neurological examination, medical history and an MRI in addition, a spinal tap. Therefore, it would be prudent to consult your neurologist with these concerns. The drugs mentioned are unlikely to cause all of these symptoms.Hope this helps. Take care.

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