Dave's Story

I had a "cyst" or "boil" on my leg that tested positive for MRSA and was put on Levaquin for 10 days.

On the 9th day of therapy I got up and went to work only to come home with extreme muscle throbbing and weakness. It hit me very quickly and I had to go back to the doctor.

 He said I had the flu and gave me Tamiflu to take.

I have been off of work since that day and have been to my PCP many times and get a different diagnosis every time that I go. He has never taken blood or performed any tests. I am looking for a different doctor now.

I have muscle weakness and pain in both thighs down to my ankles. My arms ache when I use them like a normal day of work. My biceps ache to my wrists and even my fingers ache. My neck throbs and my hips are starting to get sore. I have tried to do light exercises in an effort to relieve the symptoms but it doesn't help. I have many accumulated "sick" days and have to keep taking off in an effort to find out what is going on. They will run out eventually so I am in a rush to get answers.

Last Updated 1/22/05