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I think that I have had a severe drug reaction and do you think the shooting pain is Levaquin related? I took Ibuprofen for the tendon pain for 2 years starting the day after I finished the Levaquin 3 years ago. Did this increase the nerve damage? I have no balance or muscular strength problems.
I was taking 3 600mg tablets of ibuprofen a day to combat the pain and fever. I did this every day for a week. When the fever didn't get better, I went back to the doctor (Sept 27). He ran a bunch of blood tests. (It turned out what I have is a sinus infection which has gotten better with Levaquin). But my doctor calls and says all the tests on September 27 were fine except my liver counts were high for SGOT, SGPT, and Alkaline Phosphatase.
Good scrotal ultrasound - Conditions worsen after 3 weeks Cipro, switch to Doxycycline because pain on both sides of scrotum now - 5 days later, I was wiped out with fever and chills, fullness and warmth in rectum, diagnosed with Prostatis after DRE - given 30 days levaquin and Celebrex. 2 weeks later I have had a mild improvement in symptoms, have avoided irritants and urinary track has improved 1.
I was wondering if I should look into an endocrinologist for a possible answer. Everyone tells me, lose weight, exercise, and eat right. The pain and burning feeling I expreience does effect my life, my sleep, even my appetite. I take Ibuprofen 800 mg 2-3 times a day. I am just feeling so desperate to be able to function without continuous pain and discomfort, and feeling like I have to drag myself around.
I went in to my new doctor the next day (the pain had already started to go away before I saw him) and he called it epididymitis as well. He perscribed Levaquin for a week and I felt fine after that. I ended up traveling to Ecuador and became ill with some sort of food poisoning during the last 2 or 3 days of my antibiotics cycle. The food poisoning passed I thought and I had sex with my girlfriend.
I take medications for high blood pressure and high cholesterol as well as Ibuprofen and Flexeril for chronic tension headaches. But my Dr claims that none of these would cause a reaction like this.
Saw Orthopedic for L5 issue, physical therapy and Ibuprofen prescribed. Back pain getting better with treatment, pelvic pain still increasing (throbbing pain seems like lymph nodes). New gastro issues, repeating pattern of constipated for 2 to 3 days, then 1 day of intense pain and 3 to 4 large qty bowel movements during the day. Given Rifaxin, Align, Fiber therapy, diet change. Seemed to help for a week or two but symptoms returned. Pelvic pain reached stabbing level, went to ER.
Early on Levaquin 500 mg treated it effectively, but anytime I tried to lower the dosage to 250, the pain and ED returned. I've been taking Ibuprofen and Alleve for the inflammation. Since late August though, the problems have come back and the Levaquin no longer seems to be helping. Pain is actually fairly mild, but no erections. My urologist tells me to keep taking them, that this will usually clear up.
(CT scan finally confirmed that). Then still had ear troubles and the Ketek antibiotic didn't help ENT then gave me Levaquin and more steroids(pill & injection) At same time places a vent tube in my left ear. I immediately felt a horrible pressure in my right ear but strangly enough it would sometimes feel like my left ear was full. Then I get right ear tubed. So, for almost 2 years with the tubes and able to fly.
5 days on the Levaquin the penis tip burning went away but testicle pain remained. I finished the levaquin and went back to PCP she examined again and said prostate still inflamed and sent me to a Uro. Visit with URO was routine, said that he had no doubt that I had prostatitis and that the penis tip burning was a sure sign, he did exam said inflamed. Put me on flomax, no acidic foods or drinks for 30 days. I followed 30 days with little improvement.
off kilter, tight forehead, concentration issues, post nasal drip. Antibiotics are just not cutting it. I've tried zithromax, levaquin, augmentum, and now on avalox.
I was on cipro for 10 days and felt ok for a week but the pain came but huge and have been on cipro for 30 days and now switching to Levaquin for another 30 days. I was also told to get in hot water for about 15 to 30 min a day. This increases Blood flow to the infected area of the testis. So I tried this for 2 day and OMG the epididmis swells 3 to 4 times its already swollen size. I cannot seem to get info if this is ok or not.
I have stenosis of the spine and the c's and l's are not what they should be, i guess what i am doing is venting and perhaps other people can recognize some of these symtoms, mother died of brain tumors at 43 father alive but has congestive heart failure, dementia, diabetes, colon cancer, was a nurse aide for 7 years and ruined my back and get so tired, forgetful, weak and frightened and take a variety of medications for high blood pressure and high colestrol and anxiety, nothing for pain, as D
I will not give him Levaquin anymore. He was on pipericillin at the hospital. I have given him 200 mg. of Ibuprofen.
Ibuprofen seems to help the swelling, but the doctors can't seem to figure out what is wrong. I was put on Levaquin (Levofloxacin) 750 mg for three days and 500 mg for another three. On the fourth day, my throat was fine, and on the fifth/sixth it seemed to have moved from the right to the left. My doctor said it could be a staph infection, but they only did a strep culture and blood work for mono.
She said to expect 1 to 6 weeks recovery, 10 full days of Levaquin, ibuprofen as needed and ice and/or heat as some report heat works. She had finally spent the time to answer all my questions at the time but I thought more about it after the call. Now, my research is making me wonder if this diagnosis is correct since hydroceles are not usually accompanied by pain, and I can't find any literature confirming a hydrocele being caused by a vasectomy.
I should also make notice that the very back tooth on my bottom right side is starting to come in, and the gums are swollen back there and the gums are swollen on the back side of my top front teeth. I have been taking ibuprofen, and it helps out a little bit, but I also have some leftover Levaquin (750mg and 500mg) tablets. I look forward to your response.
However, he said it could NOT be causing me so much pain. He checked out my arm and noticed a hard soft tissue knot, and suggested removing it through surgery and it "might" relieve my pain. So, 3 weeks ago I had the said surgery and it was removed (a hard soft tissue mass about the size of a marble). No, this was not the cyst inside my humerus bone. Anyways, I still have the pain, and it is extremely terrible at night (on a scale of 1 to 10, a 20 at night).
In Jun, I was sick with extreme fatigue, headaches, and dizziness. Saw a doctor in Jul and was given OTC headache meds. They did bloodwork that came back normal. Since that time I have had daily head pressure and tinnitus. The tinnitus comes and goes and can be really loud and annoying. Visited another doctor in Sep who thought it might be an allergic reaction and was given zyrtec for a month. No change with the head pressure.
  I have history of chronic sinusitis and had surgery a few years ago for it, was on prednisone, levaquin and avelox in nov/dec and ct scan showed some blockage, but surgeon said he could do surgery but I wasn't sure.  My pcp said that this ent is a good doc, and doesn't just do surgery on everyone which I like, but while i was in with the ent he said the radiologist saw more blockage than he was seeing.  Could this be d/t radiologist is looking at my films and ent is looking at a CD?
I have had a sinus and ear infection for a month and a half now. It's extremely frustrating and can be very painful at times. My doctor had put me on a regimen of Zythromax and now I'm on Levaquin. He has also prescribed Prednisolone for a six day time span to help open things up. I have had problems with my ears and sinus's since I was very little. I currently get allergy injections, take Rhinoquart Aqua and Claritin for my allergies.
i had sex twice and everything was ok, and after the third time the problems began. my partner and i had hard sex and my penis hurt a bit when she was on top of me. i urinated a few minutes after ejaculating and blood came out along with a very big blood clot at the end. i had sexual intercourse about 7 or 8 times before seeing a doctor. the same occurred except for 2 times, in which no blood appeared.
I consulted my doctor, and he said I may have a UTI. He prescribed 500 mg's of Levaquin for 7 days. After taking the meds for 2 days, I felt a lot better. On the sixth day, I had unprotected vaginal sex with my wife and the next day, I started feeling the original symptoms again. My questions are: 1) What are the odds or transmissions rates of actually receiving and STD from unprotected oral sex?
I've been treating it with ice, ibuprofen, levaquin, and loratab for several days. Not really sure if the medicine's working after 3 days. May not be enough time. 38 years old, active, good shape. I've tested negative for all STDs. Ultrasound showed fluid. I went to the Dr. the day it started. I was given dioxycillin and anti-flammation. No improvement for a week. The next Dr. said I was given the wrong medicines. So bascially, I went a week without treatment I guess.
I had cold symptoms for 10 days, then I got sinusitis and persistent cough. Dr. prescribed Levaquin for 5 days; sinusitis resolved. Cough lasted two more weeks. When the cough was ending, I developed a mild pain (like a bruised rib) in my right chest. It seemed to be along the right edge of the sternum and follows the middle ribs to about where my nipple is. The two tender areas that I can palpate are at my sternum, the other a couple of inches to the right (most painful).
For the last two days I have been exremely bloated and the main problem is that it makes my breathing very labored. I look like i am about 7 months pregnant. Help!!!
The skin peeled away and lasted for about 2 weeks. No Blisters etc. Saw a ureologist about the prostatis. Ibuprofen, Alpha blocker and Levaquin 500 MG for 6 weeks. After the thrird day of taking the medication (July 15, 2009) the same red area came back. Now the night before I had been working outside and sweated for hours and didnt get a chance to take a shower. I sweat very bad down there all the time. My skin is loose and it is like not being circumsized.
She was cultured with no sign of infection and given macrobid..didn't work...and then given levaquin and prescribed 800 mg. of ibuprofen every 4 hours. This episode took 9 days and 2 different doctor visits to get better. This last time the doctor told her she's too young to have interstitial cystitis however, again her urine is clear (as it was last time with both the urine test and cultured test). She's feeling severe pressure and frequent urination.
) is very slightly swollen still however I feel no more pain in my groin. My GP started out by prescribing me Levaquin and 500 mg Ibuprofen and referred me to a urologist. I honestly feel like my urologist wasn't extremely familiar with this condition because he only gave me a 7 day prescription of Doxycyline (sp?) and Indomethacin. On my follow up there was still a little bit of swelling and he then prescribed me 7 days of Cyprofloxacin. Which I felt was worthless.
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