Levaquin joint damage

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I was on levaquin a couple years ago, it made me very sick to my stomach and gave me some joint pain. I didn't realize until after I took it that it can damage tendons and I read it can also cause hernias. I would never take it again. That's just my opinion, I would also ask for something else.
I was on Levaquin for 10 days for a sinus infection. Have severe joint pain in both knees and shoulders. Hurts to walk, and cannot move my arms above my head. Stopped taking Levaquin on Monday and is now Wednesay and pain is still unbelievable. Does anyone know how long the pain will last and is there any way to get the pain to go away sooner? My doctor said I should feel better in a couple of days.
I need help please. My doctors had me on Levaquin for 4 years straight. I believe it's destroyed most of my immune system. Since being off Levaquin for the past few months, I have had chronic bronchitis and pneumonia since. My muscles and body is in agony. I now have to use oxygen all the time, day and night. The recovery times from surgeries are greatly extended now. I'm having another back surgery in a few weeks.
How long should side effects of levaquin last after finishing last dose 2 days ago? Dose was 500mg.
I have recently (today) been prescribed Levaquin..Originally prescribed Keflex, but I had an allergy to amoxicillin 1 year ago--1 hive and some facial swelling--post dental surgery.At that time, I was put on prednisone and amoxicillin post an extraction--per the oral surgeon -"it was routine". I am otherwise healthy. I have an infected hair follicle and Doc ordered Keflex--however 2% risk of cross allergy (amoxicillin) so he just called to say he was switching it to Levaquin.
Many are actually coming out of school not as well educated as in the old days. Also with the Levaquin, many persons who begin to exhibit signs of pain from Levaquin begin first to describe it as simple joint pain, but it progresses from there and becomes specific to your ligaments and tendons, as if you have tendonitis but a little different. Be careful not to over stretch during exercise.
Since taking Levequin in 2005 for a week for a Mastoid infection and having a severe arthritic reaction, I've had increasing bouts of joint pain. It settles in familiar places but can be the worst in my hip and knees. Prior to that I had never had a joint pain. This week, I can't go to work as I can barely walk. I'm on a strict diet of anti-inflammatory foods and expect to spend 10 minutes to get to the top of my stairs. It's been debilitating.
) The symptoms should resolve with the infection although there may be a certain degree of nerve damage which takes longer to recover. Joint pain can also occur. Detection of various types of antibodies can determine if you have been exposed to mycoplasma, but do not give much more information. You may be more genetically prone to immune disease due to your family history - some other autoimmune diseases can cause unequivocal results such as mixed connective tissue disease.
My prior medical history is gastroparesis (of unknown etiology) and was just recently treated for a sinus infection with Levaquin 750 mg for 5 days. I was also very nauseous and dizzy today for several hours. Had a vague pain behind my eyes. Any thoughts?
HI there For the past year and a half I have felt my joint areas degenerating - there is a lot of cracking in all my joints at all time at this stage. All day every day and night. It started in my shoulders and has moved all over my body. I also had testicular cancer, and one treatment of chemo and syphillis last year. Rheuamtology tests have comeup negative and doctors are at a loss for what is going on. Am fully recovered at this time from both.
If your doctor hands you a prescription for a fluoroquinolone antibiotic (this could be not only Cipro or Levaquin but also Avelox or generics ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, and moxifloxacin, or others), be very certain that your condition warrants the risks that come along with taking these drugs. Fluoroquinolones have fluoride as a central part of the drug. Fluoride is a known neurotoxin, and drugs with an attached fluoride can penetrate into very sensitive tissues.
In July of this year I took levaquin for a prostate infection and it resulted in acute neuromuscular and joint problems. This episode has been even more frustrating in that I feel very confident in the connection between the levaquin and the adverse side affects I am still dealing with. The neurologists I have consulted seem to dismiss my concerns. If anyone knows of any physician who has experience with these type of drug reactions please post a comment.
Can any "medication cause sudden onset of join pain?? This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/339839'>severe sudden onset of joint pain in all joints</a>.
the antibiotic you took was something like Levaquin. If it was from the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics, I think it is highly likely to be the cause of your problems. Many people have developed a syndrome similar to yours after having taken such antibiotics, especially if they took Steroids or NSAIDS at the same time. Feel free to e-mail me at ***@**** with any questions. good luck!
I had an adverse reaction to levaquin (floroquinolone)antibiotic. 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?
This new box warning via FDA is something i've been aware of for some time in patients using ciprofloxaxin, levaquin (levofloxacin), Moxifloxacin (Avelox), ofloxacin (floxin), gatifloxacin (tequin), and i'm glad it'll be highlighted on labeling, showing it's increasing incidence: risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture is further increased in those over age 60, in kidney, heart, and lung transplant recipients, and with use of concomitant steroid therapy.
Any info would be greatly appreciated. I have also been battling ADR's from taking Levaquin with Prednisone in February. It has caused arthritis like symtoms. I have already had one knee surgery from the damage the meds did. Could all this be tied in together?
It seems possible to me that the levaquin had done damage to the joints in my legs, which was then aggravated by the 2nd course of predniosnse. The idea that it is a neurological pain condition, seems very unlikely to me. It is my understanding that these are generally characterized by pain which gets worse with inactivity, and tends to dissipate with motion. However, my pain seems much more musculoskeletal, it is aggravated by activity.
very weak abdominal muscles, extreme lower back pain and muscles feel as though they are being ripped off my hips...worse on left..also left hip feels like there is a knife deep inside the hip joint. Slight scoliosis out of nowhere...I think if abdominal muscles are weak, it will pull hip & back muscles, but not sure, sinse scoliosis is a factor as well ( I don't know what the curve degree is). Cannot lean side to side, nor can I stand on left hip, because my right hip will pull me over...
Ciprofloxacin, Avelox, Levaquin, norefloxacin, etc) cause, instead of choosing to diagnose each symptom individually?
They tested the staph to be sensitive to doxycycline and intermediate with levaquin. I was on doxycycline for 30 days. Everything was going well and thought it was gone, but it came back PLUS I had really bad side effects (twitching, nausea, loss of sleep, etc.) During this time, had unprotected sex with girfriend. Now I'm on levaquin for 40 days. I've seen improvement, but I still feel pains in testicles, urethra, prostate swollen. This is a really difficult bug to get rid of.
Doc prescribed 2 types of antibiotic to clear. About a month later started with joint pain - fingers, toes. Doc performed several blood tests which ruled out RA, gout etc. over next three weeks spread first to knees then hips. Don't know what to do for the best - docs seem reluctant to refer me just given me cocodamol and ibruprofen despite 4 visits. Blood tests were done early on - could they prove different after 8 weeks? Is this neurological or rheumatoid? What could be causing this?
He recommends Dr Zhangs HH2 for Bart's, not the levaquin I am on and others following Burascano protocol but that 16th edition was written years ago by Burascano and I guess this new idea is going into print soon. So he is saying everyone who has either Bart's or babs has the other too. Especially since babs doesn't always show up sometimes for years. I called my friend in VA who works for one of the docs in under my skin and she says stay on the levaquin and doxy.
Caffeine intolerence that lasted 6 months, Pounding heart, pulsating sensations in my temples, neck, abdomen. Joint pains. Spider veins etc etc etc etc.... the list goes on and on. Before all of this I was very healthy 23 year old male, with a diet primarily consisting of vegetables, fruits, nuts, lean meats and fish for the last 6 years. I've also been very active in sports all my life and very fit.
Dear CCF: Nine months ago while on the medication Levaquin I experienced Paresthesias that then intensified with acute burning pain to my entire body and bone pain. I wrote to the Federal Drug Administration and on their listing of reported adverse drug reactions the Paresthesia Cases all said ongoing therapy next to them. Can you explain two things. First, is a Paresthesias that is ongoing for 9 months with acute burning pain really small fiber neuropathy?
Have since been to a urologist as symptoms persist. Again visual genital and prostate check normal.Was prescribed levaquin for 10days...mild side effects, joint aches, night sweats 1 day. Penile irritation seems to have subsided, have noticed 1-2 very small pimples (hair follicles?) on scrotum during the 2 month period, which i popped and they seem to clear within a day....I shave my scrotum and itching seems worse as the hair begins to grow back in..Very dry skin.
Traveled out of country, was very sick with sore throat, white blisters, for over a month. Finally got over it with antibiotics. Now I get sinus infections regularly. 2. Joint pain started in legs. I have had this intense pain in my legs (and sometimes arms) for six years now. I never had it before, it just suddenly started. I went to the doctor because it was so severe I thought "a healthy 19 year old does not have this kind of pain regularly". Also, constant fatigue. 3.
She is now on beta blockers which do not seem to be helping. She also has joint pain, numbness in her fingers, fatigue, and is becoming more depressed each day. Her doctors want to just experiment with different medications until we find out what works. The worst symptom is her headache and she does not want to leave the house. We are at our wit's end and want her better. We are considering some alternative treatment such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy and acupuncture.
Yep, I had both a NCV and an EMG. He is a very thorough neurologist (some say overkill, but not me....I say better to be safe then sorry). I don't know if nerves can heal or if the damage is/was "permanent," but he did say there was minimal damage, which, coupled with the other off-the-wall symtpoms I had, began a slew of other tests. Like I said, the only thing he came up with was that it was all from the Hashi's/Graves.
Smoking does deplete your body of vitamins and other healing agents including oxegin(SP?) It does daily damage which in the long run does permanent damage to your body, not just your lungs. Doctor don't like to do surgeries on people that smoke because their healing is not as good as a non-smoker. Again I mention the PIRIFORMIS MUSCLE and see a good physical therapist if you haven't already.
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