I have been taking Minocycline 50 mg every other day for 3 weeks. I am slowly increasing it as I go. Anyways, for the last week or so I have had something like bone pain in my arm and then again in my right leg.
It was a good thing I was sitting down because when this spongy bone pain struck my right arm, I would have fallen. It was quick though. The leg pain is lingering longer and is not as intense.
Could this be some kind of a little herx?
kc, Just as a side note, I have been on zithro, mino [and now doxy instead] for over two wks, and today I got this sudden shooting kind of pain that you speak of. It happened in one leg[at home, luckily], and I actually dropped
down to the floor, somehow only onto one knee. It was quick, and I was able to get myself right back up from the floor fairly easily.
Trying to break the feeling into understandable segments, I think what happens is 2 things:
1). The episode of sudden fleeting/ bone pain[or muscle?]
is quickly followed by
2). A brisk reaction of a clonus-like reflex, while I am standing, resulting in my fall.
I did not hurt myself, in fact I kind of chuckled about the fact the my 4 cats had all scattered across the room, frightened--one with her sharp little claws still dug deeply into the sofa cushion LOL!
It is so helpful to be able to compare treatment results with others on this board.