Neurotoxicity from Neomycin. Help please?
I was on a daily dose of 6000mg Neomycin and 1500mg Flagy for GI issues by a local doctor. I ended up in the ER following 10 days of treatment. I was referred to maybe 6 specialists including Neurology. The side effects started around the 6th day with a small rash and vomiting which spread over the next couple days. I was given something for the nausea. I called my doctor on the 10th day and stopped the drugs. I experienced extreme fatigue, weakness, numbness, loss of leg coordination, leg cramps, dizziness, visual and hearing issues. I now have hearing loss and severe Tinnitus (ringing in ears) and was diagnosed with Neurtoxicity and Ototoxicity. The noise in my ears has caused me severe anxiety and mental distress. I try to relax and it's ALL I hear. I am not the same person I was prior. I am more irritable and highly depressed. I can't stop the noise. I was NOT educated on the risks of this drug OR that it came with a Black Box Warning. The fact sheet from the pharmacy did not include a Black Box Warning. The doctors I had to see were all shocked at the dosage of Neomycin. They were also unfamiliar with it as it's not used often .No one can help that from what I've been told. I called my Mayo GI Doctor and he said they don't even use Neomycin. The other doctors I saw referred me to Mayo for help but Mayo has told me they can't help further and I have to "live" with it. I'm desperate for anyone who can help! Thank you.