State or Country of residence: Florida
Quinolone taken: Levaquin 500mg
Reason for the Quinolone: Sinus infection
Was a safer antibiotic tried first? : No
How long did you take the Quinolone for? : Five days
How long ago did you take the Quinolone?: April 22, 2004
How much have you recovered as of now?: 50%
How often do you relapse or cycle?: Unsure
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: Not much, given muscle relaxors not much help, just started Neurontin
What has helped you in your recovery?: Prayer, lots of
water, magnesium and the support group
|On April 22, I was prescribed a course of
Levaquin, 500 mg. for 10 days for a sinus infection.
The results were devastating.
For the first few days the fatigue was so bad that I could not get out of bed. What followed was terrifying. I had muscle spasm all over my body. Muscle cramping that started in my calves moved up my back and into my arms. I later developed severe tremors to the point that my thumb was moving all by itself. I am currently suffering in pain/numbness in all of my limbs.
I have treated with a total of 10 doctors and a neurologist from the Cleveland Clinic. The neuro’s exact words were that the Levaquin was “toxic” to my nervous system. To date all of my tests have come back negative. All the regular blood work, CBC’s, ANA’s Mri’s etc. The doctors do believe that the Levaquin is the problem however they do not know exactly what the Levaquin has done to my body.
Last Updated 6/22/04