Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
State or Country of residence: Texas
Quinolone taken: Levaquin, Levofloxacin
Reason for the Quinolone: For the possibility of an UTI
Was a safer antibiotic tried first? : Yes
How long did you take the Quinolone for? : 10 Days
How long ago did you take the Quinolone?: 6 Weeks
How much have you recovered as of now?: Less than 10%
Does your doctor agree the Quinolone is the cause of your problems?: Yes
Do you have a history of seizures or neurological problems?: No
Please list anything your doctor did that helped in your recovery: Prescribed me 800 mg of ibuprofen, twice a day. Acted like it would only last 6 wks. I am at one month now.
What has helped you in your recovery?: The ibuprofen does
not help. I am afraid to take anything with it. I am going to try this for the 6
wk period and then look for another doctor. I am on fixed income and finances
are a consideration. No insurance!
This is just starting to affect my life and I am really worried. I was prescribed this after having one UTI and getting treatment with Keflex and it came back within two wks. I became severely dehydrated and had to be hospitalized for 4 days. Upon being released I filled the prescription for 5 days of Levaquin.
I took that and no side
effects at that time. Another week goes by and the infection is back. My
family doctor prescribes Levofloxacin 500MG,1 a day. Probably the first week
I started hurting but thought it was temporary and thought I had made myself
sore working in the yard. By day 10 I was hurting so bad I decided to look
on the internet to confirm this was not in my head. (if you have a
depression diagnosis Drs tend to dismiss your symptoms). I have the blurry
vision, joint pain, muscle ache/pain, swelling. It is as if I woke up and
became a 90 yr old person. Both elbows are sore to touch, my hands joints
ache,& are swollen. Both hip joints are sore, joints going down my neck and
shoulder feel as if they are bruised .It hurt to walk. Feels like the joints
in my feet are sore and swollen. This all started in early April 04 and will
soon be 6 weeks. I wished things looked encouraging. I see no relief in my
symptoms, if anything I think some days I am worse.
Last Updated 5/12/04