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Scots man 'trapped' in top floor flat after antibiotic reaction left him in wheelchair

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A Scots man has been left 'trapped' in his own home after suffering a rare reaction to an antibiotic.Adam Aspinall is now wheelchair-bound, and 'stranded' in the top floor of his tenement flat in Glasgow, after treatment for suspected kidney stones sparked a toxic reaction in his body.The 32-year-old, from Glasgow, was diagnosed with Fluoroquinolone Toxicity, a condition caused by an adverse reaction to antibiotics, that left Adam with "shooting and burning sensations" in his legs two days after he started a course.Over the following days, Adam developed cracking joints, pain in his arms, neck, hands, achilles and back as well as freezing cold legs and feet, muscle spasms, a 'weak feeling' in his lower body and a stabbing sensation across his skin.Adam, who was previously an avid hiker and outdoorsman, described his symptoms as the "feeling you get after doing an intense leg workout".

Fluoroquinolone Toxicity can also cause severe side effects, ranging from tendon rupture and muscle pain to depression and psychosis.Speaking to Glasgow Live, Adam said: "It felt like I'd aged about 50 years in a few days.

I also lost around 7kg in the first few weeks. "There's not a definite reason behind the diagnosis - I saw a specialist in Glasgow who believes it is an immune response; it's rare but it does happen."Adam says the situation has taken a toll on his mental health and his everyday life.He added: "It's only getting worse at the moment, it's difficult to even hold my phone or a bottle of water.

My life has flipped upside down, I feel trapped in my own home - it feels like my life has been destroyed from taking just two pills."Adam faces the impossible challenge of climbing down 60 steps from his front door to the ground floor.

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