Levaquin and nsaids

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I am on levaquin and the rash is spreading up my legs. I would like to stop the medicine and go on benadryl. Don't know what to do. My doctor thinks I took this medicine and its not the levaquin . I thing it is. Please help! This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/200539'>fluoroquinolones and nsaids</a>.
I was not informed about the drug interaction between nsaids and levaquin. I had insomnia, still have depression, tinnitus, tendon pain, taste distortion, some hearing loss and this feeling of depersonization. Some thing s are better. The pharmacy didn't warn me about the drug interaction and now they said to get a lawyer because the interaction would have only given me problems during the first day or 2 of being on the medicine.
I was on it for roughly 8 weeks(surgical infection) and the only side effect i had was pityriasis rosacea(sp)it's a rash from extended antibiotic use.
I have lost hearing in one ear and have tinnitus 24/7. I mixed the levaquin with nsaids because I didn't know there was a drug interaction listed. No one warned me. My question is what exactly happens when you mix aspirin, advil with a quinolone? I know that it states mixing the two can cause cns stimulation and excitation. What does all that mean and can I get my hearing back and get rid of the horrible sound in my head?
But, for the bone pain you should get a complete blood count, chemistry profile and a bone scan. You can take NSAIDs and see if that helps or Tylenol. Since you are having other symptoms maybe you should get an EKG, 24 hour monitor and an echocardiogram to check your heart. You may have an arrhymia too. If you do usually they are benign but get off all caffeine, and supplements such as CoQ10 and see if you feel better. Also the wet burbs may be a ulcer and/or GERD. Probably need a upper GI.
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.
Over the next few weeks, I made several trips to the doctor and it was always diagnosed as a strain and I was prescribed some NSAIDs. The ache seemed to go back and forth between each underarm and did not seem to go away (although, I became quite obsessed with it). April 2000 - Aching was still there. While listening to my chest, my GP thought she heard some rattling in my right lung. She decided to do a chest X-ray to see if she could see anything.
I'm a 28 year old male, and recently took Cipro (4 weeks) and then Levaquin (4 weeks) for a prostate infection. I was fine on the Cipro, but started to experience muscle twicting a couple of days after switching to Levaquin. Since I've stopped taking the Levaquin (7 weeks ago), I've continued to have muscle twitching and burning muscle pain. The muscle twitching involves just a small part of the muscle and is sporadic.
My seizures were diagnosed as a complication of taking luvox and levaquin at the same time. I went off both and am currently only taking allegra. Lo and behold, I just had another myoclonic episode five months later and am suffering an array of bizzarre neurological symptoms. I am feeling numbness in my left arm and hand, numbness from my knees down, vertigo, a whooshing sound in my ears and a tic on my right eye, increased temperature (ususally between 99.2-99.
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!!!
He confirmed that I had biceps tendinitis and stated that it was likely due to a combination of the Levaquin and my high activity level, and that I should take if very easy for a few months and it should improve. For the next few months, I did very little rock climbing, and concentrated my weight lifting on lower body exercises. I could still do upper body pushing (presses, etc...) exercises, but any sort of pulling movement (pullups, rows, etc...) aggravated my biceps and forearms.
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).
my rheumatoligist thinks Reactive Arthritis. This is supported by the fact that I had some improvement on NSAIDs and that the tendon pains are mainly enthesopathies. However, I am 6 weeks into a 2 month trial of Humira, with no improvement. I am negative for HLA-B27, all my rheumatolgical markers were normal on blood work, and a bone scan was normal. Also, a Physiatrist I saw thinks that the tendonopathies are too diffuse to be reactive arthritis, but he has no other ideas.
Most recently i have tendonitis in both wrists and it is progressing despite steroid injections, volaren cream (have to be careful of oral nsaids d/t asthma), splinting and physical therapy. I have had raynauds type symptoms in hands over past 3 years and stiffness in elbows. I don't understand why i have tendonitis in both wrists affecting hands, can't wear jewelery and its getting worse. I see ortho again in 2 weeks, currently on prednisone 50 mg every day for 5 days.
oh my! and you have chiari on top of all this! well, you certainly do fit right in here, then don't you! lol! i'm sorry you're having such a rough go of it. sinus infections can be a bear! i used to get allergy shots and they helped me soooo much! 1 in each arm every week, then every 2 wks, then 1 x per month for main. i never had another sinus infection! you might want to consider going to see and allergy specialist....it was a life saver for me!!
It does not seem to be related to exercise since I can go for a run and feel nothing... but then I can be sitting and all of a sudden my calves (always both at the same time) start to ache and feel tight. Sometimes they feel so sore that I can almost not walk. Water seems to help on occasions. I can't understand why all of a sudden I may be becoming dehydrated so that doesn't seem logical... The aches come and go without warning and sometimes it's much worse than other times.
I had been previously diagnosed with pleurisy for approximately 2 years and given numerous rounds of Levaquin and Decadron. I would go to ER and they would see a high WBC, fever and state I had a bacterial infection. Over 2 years my bouts became closer together. The decadron would relieve symptoms in hours but would recur in 2 months and towards the end my relief lasted for a few days. I went to TN to the ER. I was experiencing a pericardial tampanode.
However, after reading about the many dangerous side effects of Cipro (which is a fluoroquinolone) I will say to everyone here (especially those over 60 and/or those on NSAIDs): Please, have your doctor consider a different antibiotic before using any that are in the fluoroquinolone category!!! Though frequently prescribed, fluoroquinolones (such as Cipro or Levaquin) are extremely dangerous with longlasting disabilities that may result from them.
I have been to about 30 doctors- including ENT's allergists, neurologists, chiropracters, opthamologists. psychologists, dentists and everything else u can think of. All CT scans, MRI of brain and blood work keep coming back clean and ok. Nothing I try seems to work. There was a period of time about 3 and a half years ago that the symptoms lifted for about 4 months and then it returned full force.
I thought the penis pain was due to the hand manipulation since it stopped. They did not find any visable reason for my pain and prescribe NSAIDS since I had also been running very hard and they thought it appeared muscular. When I went to my primary care doctor. I only had inner thigh pain on both sides very intense that seemed to be a non issue in the morning and very painful by 12 noon.
Do not stretch or overly exert the affected foot. Take NSAIDs intermittently and apply ice packs regularly. With rest and some lifestyle changes the inflammation should decrease or follow up with an orthopedician for a proper examination and diagnosis. Take care!
Day later and i noticed my scrotum hung quite lower than ever, and pain gradually settled in on the right testicle. I've had a genital ultrasound, CT scan, and was put on NSAIDS with the antibiotic levaquin for 2 weeks, with no change in the chronic symptoms which I will list below.
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So I would do the ENG studies, and then within the report, list and site each and every ototoxic drug they were on. Many times they were on, a drug used to treat anxiety, (which was otoxic & caused sleeplessnes ) then another drug to allow the patient to go to sleep (which was ototoxic & allowed the person to sleep, but also caused anxiety) It was a crazy circle. (This is just a sample scenerio) Any how time to go back to bed & hopefully sleep.
cannot function without NSAIDs - Other symptoms include pain, tingling and numbness in my arms, legs, fingers and toes (transient) and severe fatigue; diarrhea which started a month or so before the bursitis and never resolved (ruled out Crohn's and parasitic/bacterial GI infections, ruled out C.
my rheumatoligist thinks Reactive Arthritis. This is supported by the fact that I had some improvement on NSAIDs and that the tendon pains are mainly enthesopathies. However, I am 6 weeks into a 2 month trial of Humira, with no improvement. I am negative for HLA-B27, all my rheumatolgical markers were normal on blood work, and a bone scan was normal. Also, a Physiatrist I saw thinks that the tendonopathies are too diffuse to be reactive arthritis, but he has no other ideas.
I was under the care of an ID specialist and blew through several of the most powerful drugs with no positive results- rather my body began to reject the drugs one after another (Fortaz, Gentimycin, Clindamycin, Levaquin, Cipro, and so on). All of them produced some type of negative reaction- allergy or side affect- we don't know, but doctors are hesitant to treat me with antibiotics. I irrigate 3-5 times daily just to keep my throat myself cleaned out.
What helps a little but only temporary- trigger point pressure on the muscles, various herbal natural gels (arnica, msm, ect). Natural and Rx anti-inflamitories, Nsaids ect do not help much.. I am on ABX again, I dont know if more detoxing is needed, Im on liver detox but thats it. LLMD didnt really address this besides wait and see on ABX. Someone out there has been strugling with this symptom - I need that person to read this.
Anti-microbial drugs (antibiotics) that contain fluoroquinolones, such as Avelox, Cipro and Levaquin, have warnings because they can increase the risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture, especially in patients over 60 years old. Beta blockers like Atenolol, Metoprolol, Nadolol and Propronolol have a black box warning for patients to be supervised by a physician while discontinuing use of these drugs. Withdrawal can cause severe exacerbation of angina and myocardial infarction.
Walking on the cold tile floors are amazing when the feet are hot and burning. I was given Levaquin as part of my Lyme treatment and that did wonders for the erythromelalgia. I found out Levaquin is also used with some heart conditions so perhaps it helps circulation and that is one of the reasons it helped, not sure. The heat is unbearable when you are suffering with erythro. Anything over 71 degrees at nighttime when sleeping will almost always cause burning.
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