How long to take levaquin for pneumonia

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You will be under tremdous physician's pressure to continue to take the blood pressure meds. but limiting heartrate in your case is very dangerous. Get a BP cuff. Keep your progress posted.
Oh Lord ! I can relate to the anxiety/panic attacks. Hard to tell if it's an attack or a symptom of an illness ! Also had pneumonia once. It knocks you on your BU-- & takes a good while to get back to normal. Take it easy & don't overdo but do eat right & exercise gradually. You'll be ok. When you have one of those anxiety feelings...call somebody & talk...or go to a store...or visit someone.
Is the lingering discomfort and reduced aerobic capacity normal? Is it safe to return to strenuous aerobic activity? About how long should I expect for a return to full strength?
Called the pulmonologist in the morning. Gave my flonase and 6 days of steroids to take for my post nasal drip. he said that my post nasal drip was probably irritating my lungs pretty good and that the slight wheezing i had was coming from my vocal chords.as time has gone on i notice my symptoms mostly at night, such as coughing and a slight tightness in chest. Feels like theres a lot of stuff in my throat. Such as this morning.
I am also a stage 3 cervical cancer survivor for a year and a half now. Can it really take this long to clear up? Is there something I am missing here? Is it possible this will never clear up? Please, Please help.
They would send it to me. I'd take it to my doctor and he'd take the tests they ask for. Then, he'd send them to IGeneX....along with the money he'd get from me. Not bad, except I can't come up with that much money and he won't know how to read the tests when they come back to him. Wondering if I misunderstood some of this, after reading what Mojo had to say about Medicare paying for it? Or, maybe there is another way around this, so I can get the tests done sooner....just not sure.
Is there a rule of thumb on how long recovery will take? I am afraid I may have had it for at least 3-4 weeks before it was caught by the CT scan. Because I have it had it so long (to me it seems long), I am concerned about bacteremia (not sure if this is a valid concern now after treatment or not) and I am concerned about regaining my lung capacity and the length of time before I can expect to regain it (or know that it is permanently lost).
I went to an allergy doctor, and was tested for allergies, and nothing. For the last year and a half I've had pneumonia four times, the last two were double pneumonia. I had a CT scan done in October and they found vague cloudy patches on both of my lungs (scary). My pulmonologist doesn't think it's cancer, though they can't rule it our yet. I took Zithromax for three weeks in November when I had the double pneumonia, and the pre-existing cough went away, 100%.
Hi ladies always good to hear from you. Bug, thanks for respomding to my question, is appreciated. :) Buttinski's are helpfull considerate type of people like you very much seem to be. :) Yes, am a profesional BSN, spent years as a team leader overseeing the NICU (liscencd in the state of CT and TX) Haven't worked a day since 2004.
It has progressed to a headache with severe dizziness which was thought to be a form of viral meningitis, fatigue, constant elevated liver enzymes, slight hypothyroid that I have to take synthroid for, and some joint pain. I have have seen a ENT who believed it wasnt somthing with my ears, nose, or throat, also an Endocrinologist who believed my im not truely hypothyroid.
my dr said to take levaquin for two weeks i guess to rule out a pneumonia?i am worried and do read alot want to know if it is in my chest or lung can it be cut out before it grows more or do i wait and get chemo again? i will get blood drawn end of feb. and he was saying get a new scan in 4 months that does seem like a long time and i wonder if i shoiuld get rescanned much sooner, thank you for your helpand advice.
I get crazy itching that wanders all over my body, my knee and ankle joints feel as if they are about to give out, and also apparently bart is guilty for causing the same brainsymptoms as lyme but much worse - when I first got it (age 19) I had a mental regression so bad I forgot how to read, then how to speak adn eventually for almost one year I could not understand just about anything people said to me.
Sounds like the pneumonia had time to really take hold. Even assuming that Levaquin® (levofloxacin) was the appropriate antibiotic, as it often is for mild-moderate community acquired pneumonia, you may require another course of Levaquin® (levofloxacin) or another antibiotic. If you are at all clinically improved and/or there is x-ray evidence of improvement in the chest x-ray, you could safely, "give it a few more days.
How long are they supposed to hold the samples?
I made good (though slow) progress at first but it gradually fizzled out and I have been on a plateau for a long time now. (That's based on how I feel, and also on blood results which confirm borrelia activity levels). The antibiotics suppressed my white blood cell count below the normal minimum, so I have had a low leukocyte count (about 3 or below that, sometimes 2.3) for this whole time.
Hi how long did it take for the rash to subside and for you to feel better.. Please let me know..
Read the complete MedWatch 2008 Safety Summary, including a link to the 'Information for Healthcare Professionals' page, at: http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/safety/2008/safety08.
Crap I just had a long post and lost the whole thing .Levaquin was a life saver for me and really severe kidney and bladder infections . Now I have no clue why they would put you on it unless he thought you had some infection .I will see if I can find any WD uses for it but I don't know of any right off . I would call the doc in the morning and ask what part of wds is it supposed to help with or like pharma said was it a mistake of some kind ?? Let us know what you find out.
How common is it to not see pneumonia on an x-ray but on a ct, is it normal to see pneumonia in the same place on subsequent ct scans, is it common for pneumonia to be misdiagnosed, and if so, what else could it be? Thank you for reading my very long winded description of events.
I have had a read of the info on ICV and it definately sounds plausable, however is there a test available to determine if the valve is working? Also how long did it take you to get cured???
If your doctor is worried that you might have pneumonia, a chest x-ray can look to see if there's an infection, especially for those who have coughed for more than 3 weeks. With a viral bronchitis, you should avoid antibiotics especially zpacks (Zithromax / azithromycin) which are overprescribed for these symptoms , and can lead to side effects and adverse drug reaction such as rash, antibiotic drug resistance and yeast infections.
On day 2 they Rx'ed Levaquin 500 mg. for pneumonia. I took for 2 days had, Dr. said to stop. I didn't sleep for 3 nights and starting having hypnagogic (?) hallucinations--scarey visions/dreams while I was falling asleep. I looked at the www.fqresearch.org site and they said that Levaquin can have serious ADRs-esp with corticosteroids. I've also heard this can happen with steroid withdrawal. I don't have the physical stuff, but the psychological stuff.
Hi. Did you happen to take Levaquin for the pneumonia? Many folks have experienced adverse affects from this medication - much like your complaints. Unfortunately, most docs do not know of their toxicity or what to do about them.
Ive been through multiple Antibiotics and only ever managed a day or two of any one of the, Avalox, Biaxin, Levaquin (seriously thought my time was up on that one). Finally got to see a Doc who refered me to CT scan and ENT..thank god for him. Had to wait an unimaginable amount of time to see ENT. Finally got in and they told me that looking at the CT scan the right sphenoid sinus was completly blocked and would need surgery..the Left was half filled and could possible clear with ..
My heart goes out to you--what a bummer for you to have all this at such a young age. OK--I'm not a doctor, but have had experience with my Mom, who was first diagnosed with hydrocephalus in 1998; shunt placed that year; shunt surgery again in Jan. 2008 and in June 2008. That shunt lasted almost 10 years, when she deveIoped symptoms of hydrocephalus again (some of the same symptoms, some different) and had to have shunt surgery.
It is not useful to test if you've gotten over influenza or for screening for influenza for camp, vacation, school, or work to see if it's safe to go back. You could ask your doctor for a chest x-ray (CXR) if you have a ILI (Influenza-like-illness) with shortness of breath, abnormal vital signs other than fever, or a pulse oximetry of 95 or lower on room air. This is especially so for those with risk factors.
I am being treated for early stage pneumonia with the 5-day Levaquin. CBC came back OK for now, but Doc may have me delay my next injection "for awhile". I do Understand that with my immunity lower the pneumonia is very serious, but what is the consequence of delaying the interferon? If they have me wait a few days, does that have much effect on treatment success? I will wait if told to, but just interested to know more information on not staying on the weekly schedule.
In the hospital, Cardiology did every test known to man, except the stress test with me on the treadmill. I'm takin Amoxicillin for the pneumonia now, and I've 3 more days of it. Then I must go in for the stress test. I just wanted an idea of what's next?! and according to the blogs, it looks like there'll be a heart cath. :( What do you think, Doc? I'd like to return to my unstressful job as a gardener at the local college.
At one point, the doctor thought I had a silent acid reflux and took me off of all of the medicine except for the Prevacid. Nothing helped. I am continuing to take the Augmentin and use the Albuterol inhaler when I start to have a bronchospasm and I'm learning to deal with the cough. Does anyone know if this will ever end? I ran across this website in a search for more information about RAD. Any information you might have about it would be greatly helpful. Thanks!
Now that you're out of the hospital you must treat your pulmonar infection with all drugs they gave to you, including the antibiotic (Levaquin). Pneumonia nead to be well treated, people feel very weak, very sick. Then when pneumonia is cured you must go back to the doctor (internal medicine) and make all the analyses (ask free T3, free T4 and TSH too).
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