State or Country of residence: KY
Quinolone taken: Levaquin
Reason for the Quinolone: MRSA in an infected cyst on my leg
Was a safer antibiotic tried first? : No
How long did you take the Quinolone for? : Started Jan.3rd thru Jan. 13
How long ago did you take the Quinolone?: Started Jan.3rd thru Jan. 13
How much have you recovered as of now?: 10%
How often do you relapse or cycle?: Less than 10%
Does your doctor agree the Quinolone is the cause of your problems?: No
Do you have a history of seizures or neurological problems?: No
Please list anything your doctor did that helped in your recovery: Gave me anti-inflammatory drugs and non-habit forming muscle relaxers both of which don't work
What has helped you in your recovery?: Move around and
take pain killers
|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