Subject: Re: LEVAQUIN 

             just began researching Levaquin after completing 14 days (out of 30) of my second round of treatment for prostatitis.  Have been experiencing pain in both shoulders/upper arms for about one week and tremendous stiffness, especially in the Achilles, when I get out of bed in the morning.  I never imagined an antibiotic could be causing the muscle/tendon pain.  However, this forum certainly woke me up and I immediately made an appointment with my doctor.  Went to the doc today and he told me to stop taking Levaquin immediately.  He said my symptoms would disappear within 4-5 days. However, based on reading many of the posts in this forum, my symptoms may never disappear.  I'm hoping that this is temporary--can anyone provide any insight???

Last Updated 8/02/04