State or Country of residence: Va
Quinolone taken: Levaquin
Reason for the Quinolone: URI, Ear Infections
Was a safer antibiotic tried first? : No
How long did you take the Quinolone for? : 500 mg. for 10 Days
How long ago did you take the Quinolone?: 5+ Years
How much have you recovered as of now?: Less than 10%
Does your doctor agree the Quinolone is the cause of your problems?: No
Do you have a history of neurological problems?: Yes
Please list anything your doctor did that helped in your recovery: Nothing
What has helped you in your recovery?: Acupuncture for
|I took Levaquin 500 mg. for 10 days. From the
first day there was a strange sensation in my head along with many other
symptoms. In short the EEG was abnormal and I was finally placed on
Klonopin to stop the quivering in my brain.
The following yr I was diagnosed with cataracts, another couple yrs with macular degeneration. I've had many problems including developing multiple allergies, digestion problems, muscular weakness, to name a few. I've not been able to work since then and the disabilities lawyers report that it's too difficult to prove neurological problems.
It has been five and some yrs.
Last Updated 6/10/04