Levaquin kidney damage

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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.
Let me begin by saying that I have a kidney condition known as FSGS. My kidney function has basically normal (stage 1-kidney disease). I check my urine at home with Chem Strips to check for protein. About a month ago I noticed nitrates were testing positive on the strips (Only +first morning urine), I had no symptoms of a UTI and I did nothing.
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.
I assume testing for kidney function, electrolytes and a urinalysis) - that is pretty good to exclude kidney damage. Without examining you, it is impossible to say where the pain is coming from. If you had an episode of colitis, you may want to consider an endoscopy to see if the discomfort is coming from a GI source. Another suggestion would be to see a physiatrist (a rehabilitation specialist) to see if there is any musculoskeletal cause that may be contributing to your symptoms.
I am seeing a urologist and he examined my urine and said it appeared normal (same day) he has ordered an ultrasound of my kidneys to eliminate the poss of kidney stones. (I do that tomorrow) I have taken Levaquin in the past and had never had any issues with it.. Could the mixture of medications have caused problems with my kidneys? If so, will it go away eventually now that I have stopped taken all the medication? Could the medication of caused permanent damage to my kidneys?
Five months ago I had taken Levaquin. The doctor gave it to me for bronchitis. After a couple of days I started feeling pain in my upper chest, shoulder, down my right arm and right underarm. The pain feels like a needle is jabbing me. Sometimes the pain will go away and somtimes it is very bad and lasts for weeks at a time. I also have some musle pain in these areas. Can you please help me figure out what to do about this.
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.
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. The twitching usually occurs in the calves, but I also notice it in the arms, back, butt, and feet. Sometimes it is just a single twitch, and other times it is a couple in a row.
The FDA states that the damage may occur very soon into the administration of the drugs and the damage may be permanent. If you are wondering what peripheral neuropathy is, this is the description from the FDA: Peripheral neuropathy is a nerve disorder occurring in the arms or legs. Symptoms include pain, burning, tingling, numbness, weakness, or a change in sensation to light touch, pain or temperature, or the sense of body position.
I have a mild urinary tract infection, and I thinking about telling my doctor. Will antibiotics like Bactrim or Levaquin do anything to my VL? I was undetected at 12 weeks, and undected 1 week post therapy. I want to take every precaution about not taking meds I don't need within the next 6 months. Just bare minimum. Thoughts?
well i finally kicked the habit last month and went cold turkey. ne ways i have terrible kidney and bladder problems well on jan 2nd i took 1 soma and 1 lortab 10 becasue of terrible pain i wa a little shaky the next day n had to remind myself im fine n was just taking it for the pain once. I never took it again well today i am having bad kidney pains my question is if i was to take a hydrocodone 5mg would i be starting all over again with withdraws or do yall think it would be ok?
I agree with the cystoscopy to evaluate for any strictures or trauma to the lower GU tract. If kidney damage or disease is suspected, imaging the kidneys can be done with an ultrasound or CT scan. These options can be discussed with your personal urologist. Another opinion can be obtained, preferably at a major medical center. Followup with your personal physician is essential.
My daughter went to an Urgent Care Clinic two weeks ago in extreme pain and was diagnosed with a kidney infection. She took Cipro and Lortab. Improved for a few days, then began to experience extreme pain again, although in a different area (right side to front under edge of bottom rib), culminating in a rush back to the Urgent Care Center. She couldn't straighten up. It hurt to breathe, walk or lay down.
types of antibiotics for a bad urinary tract infection (Levaquin for 10 days and then Bactrim for 10 days) and now I am cured of the UTI and left with this so probably the virus/infection did a # on the stomach, too, and there is inflammation I bet. Stella, I was taking the Acidophillus during the 3 weeks of antibiotic therapy and stopped so I will begin it again and have plenty in the house! And try the Zantac regime for certain and if all else fails then touch base with my Dr.
It took 4 1/2 years for dr's to finally figure out what was wrong with her and nonstop persistance from me. Her left kidney also has damage now but the right is totally fine. She had surgery over a year ago and is doing well now. Recovery wasn't that bad but I do think kids have an amazing tendency to bounce back quickly. You know your body better than anyone so get a second opinion if your current doctor is not sure what's going on.
Ciprofloxacin, Avelox, Levaquin, norefloxacin, etc) cause, instead of choosing to diagnose each symptom individually?
Also an ultrasound would detect whether there is any damage or infection in the kidney that could be causing the WBCS and blood in urine even though the infection in the bladder could be the cause of these findings in urinalysis. Antibiotic resistance or partial sensitivity can be factor in prolonged infections and this can be ascertained on culture sensitivity. Do post the type of organism detected.
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Hi, It depends on the type and extent of nerve damage. Bruising and mild damage will be rectified with treatment over sometime, as nerve cells regenerate very very slowly. If blood supply to a region is impaired, it will need to be corrected to fix the problem and this should be done at the earliest. Improving your diet to include vitamin C, A, B-complex, and E has been known to improve healing. Some essential amino acids are also crucial in healing.
9% certain it is GB. Although kidney stones can mimic things, too but you get pings/pangs in the kidney first ::: hee hee heee::: Love your tater comments ... tater chips ....
You can check whether the bleeding will subside on its own, but it is apparent that with the extent of damage implied by your symptoms, you may be required to seek direct medical attention and will definitely need a course of antibiotics. Blood at the beginning of urination indicates that the source of bleeding is in the urethra or at the bladder outlet.
I tried a couple different antibiotics (one of which being Levaquin). While taking Levaquin, I developed debilitating shoulder pain and immediately stopped taking it. After seeing this urologist for several weeks and pretty much getting no where, I decided to go a different way and see if it was my hips or back causing the problem. The first doctor I saw examined me for a few minutes and diagnosed it as a possible acetabular labrum tear.
confuison, difficulty getting words and thoughts to come out correctly...skin sensitivity...kidney pain and UTi although they can find no reason for the UTI and can not get rid of it....hot flashes....getting your body parts stuck...its like you go to move and it wont move and you have to massage it to get it to get unstuck....i would love to know if you have any of these as well as the tremors and spasams and eye problems and things that u mentioned...
Prostatitis routinely requires longer treatment course than bladder infections or kidney infections. The recommended course of treatment for chronic bacterial prostatitis is 4 weeks of Cipro 500 mg twice per day. Prostate infections take longer to cure due to the way in which antibiotics are absorbed into the prostate. Good success with the drug you are taking (Cipro) has been documented.
I changed doctors, who seems now to think its my prostate and since has put me on levaquin (here we go again). I have been on almost every antibiotic, it seems to help at first, but the pain has now started to come back. I don't think the antibiotics help at all. I think they make you baby yourself, but the injury returns the second you start to become normally active again. At least that is what happens in my case. Its either a sports hernia or the real deal.
Don't take more than the bottle says, tho, because it will give you diarrhea as the intermediate stop before kidney damage or something. I have been taking it for several years and the effect is good, and tho I'm very sensitive to EVERY thing, I've never had a problem with the Mg. Or, put epsom salts (=Mg in a non-edible form) in a hot/warm bath ... the Mg is absorbed through the skin and no chance of taking too much that way. But anyway, Mg works. Good stuff.
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I read later that the contrast agent can cause kidney issue in a very small percentage of people; although no one told me that beforehand. However I haven't had any issues come up, so I am good I guess. The MRI with contrast is supposedly the better one to do than "without contrast" to detect lesions. One thing I did read though, was that just because they don't see any lesions doesn't 100% rule out MS, especially if you or I are just developing it.
As far as the fluconazole, know that long term use can cause liver damage. Even short term use can be hard on the liver. If you have elevated enzymes, you really can't take it. Supplements are much easier on the body. I tried several and Yeast Cleanse worked the best for me. But I take the max dose every day. If I drop the dose or stop, I notice an increase in yeast within 2-3 days.
I have an enlarged right kidney but am told it's normal because I have a dual system kidney on that side. After the laparoscopy I got a kidney infection and the diagnosis of Endometriosis after that terrible experience with a very powerful drug caused more problems. I am seeing a gastroenterologist, a neuromuscular doctor and a hemotologist to differentiate my slow rising alkaline phosphatase level.
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