Wondering About Rifampin
I've been looking on the site for reactions to rifampin, but so far haven't found much other than the places that the word "Rifampin" have been used.
I did note that Rico mentioned some of his Rifampin experiences in detail and seemed to get dizziness, where he would turn his head and the room would follow. I had this symptom a LOT last fall and winter, even with my eyes closed. I could not steady my vision from the side to side nystagmus. It coincided with me beginning Minocin for m.pneumoniae. I read that dizziness could be a symptom of M.S. which scared me, because I didn't feel I had the time or energy to deal with it if that really were the case, since I was dealing with so many in my family who needed me for serious stuff and was no good to any of them down with my own illness. Finally, I stopped the Minocin and it went away. I am wodering if ANY of the meds could potentially cause the dizzies?
I also read in Arthur Scammell's Book about Arthritis that oft times, mino or doxy can cause vertigo when using it to treat myco infections.. One of my sons gets this from doxy. The doxy had been rather hard on my digestive tract and had also produced dizziness but not to the same degree as Minocin...but anyway this is why I initially figured I would try the Minocin..(in the past, I took one Minocin daily for one year and had no problems with it)...Anyway - everything stalled when I was called to action to help people in my family with their rather serious issues and I decided that I had better got off any meds that were giving me symptoms.
But I digress....since I never took Rifampin before (I only took INH - isoniazid) and may well be taking it in the coming months, I would like to know what symptoms any of you have experienced while taking it. I understand about the liver function tests we will have to take beginning at 6 weeks, 3 months, etc. similar to when I began INH.