Levaquin poisoning

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Is there any possibility that you are being accidentally poisoned by something in your environment; either ingested or inhaled (chronic carbon monoxide poisoning)?
My husband was on a long-term course of cipro for prostatitis. After three weeks, he developed stomach aches and pains and the doctor told him to stop. Unfortunately he also developed the types of pains and muscle weakness you are describing. This was in January and it has been a year without it going away. Cipro is a VERY powerful antibiotic and there are boards on the internet that have many people complaining about their "Cipro poisoning".
My 25 yr,old college student son, fell terribly ill from food poisoning back in july 09'. was treated with iv's, antibiotics, antinauseants,and ended up with esophageal burning and occasional nausea. Saw a general physician who felt he had an infection, but all tests were negative, ie; parasite blood and stool, cbc,and chemistry. She treated him with flagyl and levaquin, prilosec, prevacid, and phenergan.
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.
No reason for this was found although testing occurred during my 4 day stay. IV of Levaquin and Flagyl given. A few weeks later noticed, on occasion, a few words coming out mispronounced. My speech is fine before and after mispronouncing a word or two. This occasional mispronunciation occurred 3-4 times per month, so decided to go to GP who had MRI done and sent me to neuro. MRI clear. After office visit with neuro, he conducted nerve conduction test and EMG.
I went to a urologist the following day who said it looked to him like a non-infectious epididmytis but he prescribed me Levaquin 500 mg PO QD x 7 days just incase to cover possible enteric organisms. The next day I went to a STD clinic to do a HIV rapid test via finger prick, the doctor told me it was a unigold rapid test which is 3rd generation to my understanding? Result was negative. But I know there is a window period of 3 months.
I am not doubting what you state, but I am always interested in learning as much as I can about strokes. I cannot see any connection between salmonella poisoning and a stroke. I am not saying there isn't any. Did your physician explain the connection?
An infectious condition -bacterial or viral -most common cause is campylobacter bacterium ( G/I issues or food poisoning -specially from chicken may indicate this) or HHV-5 (second most common cause and present -but usually latent- in 58.9% of all individuals over 6 yrs of age ) 2. After a month on Ciproflaxin, this presents two possible scenarios: a.
It graduated to liquid stool. I saw my GI doctor and he prescribed Levaquin and ordered blood test and stool sample to test for bacteria. All came back normal. During the period on the antibiotic I did SEEM to get better, stool firmed up. During the time I also was dehydrated. near the end of the antibiotic though my stool was still basically soft. It starts out hard at the beginning of a bowel movement then gets loose, finally near the end dispersing in a cloud in the bowl.
My Neurologist has no idea where to send me. The drugs I was on were Cipro followed by Levaquin along with a vancenase nasal spray and claritin. Apparently my reporting breathing problems while on Cipro for a respiratory infection did not register with the doctor as perhaps possible allergic reaction. He then prescribed Levaquin. A week later after the Levaquin my problems began with aitch rash and tinglig and burning (this was four months ago!
You may want to check with the CDC to determine if there are any spikes of unusual cases in your area (Lyme disease, lead poisoning, etc.) Have your symptoms been mostly sensory-related (i.e. your doctors can't physically "see" or objectify your symptoms)? Perhaps your issues are also related to what the neuro described in my post: the phenomenon known as "Central sensitization.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) which is a rare cause . Organophosphate poisoning . Magnesium deficiency (which can be caused by stress, inadequate dietry intake or magnesium loss due to severe diarrhea) . Medications: this includes anticholinergic drugs over long periods, in particular ethanolamines such as Benadryl, used as an antihistamine and sleep aid, and Dramamine for nausea and motion sickness. Stimulants can cause fasciculations directly.
Apparently my reporting breathing problems while on Cipro for a respiratory infection did not register with the doctor as perhaps possible allergic reaction. He then prescribed Levaquin. A week later after the Levaquin my problems began with aitch rash and tinglig and burning (this was four months ago!) The allergic reaction was treated with 4 rounds of Medrol, Allegra and Pramosome.
It was either that or let the infection get into the bloodstream and no one wants blood poisoning, especially in the head. That goes for sinuses too. Get a simple a-b and take it on schedule so it will be effective. I feel better since I got the shot and the a-b's.
have you, in the past year, been treated with a fluoroquinolone-based antibiotic (levaquin, tequin, cipro, floxin, etc)? If so, you are likely suffering from a severe adverse reaction to that drug. These reactions can come on long after you are treated, and cause long-lasting pain and other symptoms. Very often those hurt think they have MS, or ALS, or fibromyalgia, or a host of other maladies. They spend thousands of dollars getting MRI, blood and other tests done.
Just to paint a full picture, at that same time I was going through an episode of food poisoning (e coli) and was being treated with Levaquin. Because of the sickness/medication I also had prostatitus and possibly colitus. 9-10 months ago, my doctor gave me a CT scan and MRI but nothing showed up. I had blood and urine tests done at the same time but that looked good. The constant pain feels like somebody has their fist pushed into the side of my back.
Two days later this Pulmonary Doctor I saw put me on the Levaquin. A week after finishing the levaquin I developed the rash from hell. Began on the face and neck then worked it's way down my body (back, chest, arms, etc). My Dermatologist said it was an allergic reaction to the antibiotrics and started me on steroids. Once on the steroids I developed a new rash almost like a fine red dot pen point looking rash and the more intense systemic burning began.
It all started 2-1/2 years ago when I apparently got food poisoning and was very sick for 2 days, then I got better, but a new symptom, the basketball up my butt feeling, went and doctor has prostatitis now. Treated for 5 months on Septra, still not working. Then new medicine named levaquin. Within a couple days my lower back was very stiff and painful. Dr. took me off immediately and changed to Cipro. Finally in a couple of months prostatits had gone, but back pain was still there.
I have a problem that is similar and I'm wondering if anyone here can give me some advice? I have shaking in my fingers which comes and goes but definately gets worse if I press against the fingers or thumb. This seems to set off a twitch in the muscles. I also notice a feeling of "tiredness" in my arms and legs and occasionally in the center of my chest. It's not a weakness because I still have my strength, it feels almost like my arms and legs are turning cold and rubbery.
You should know that headaches and visual disturbances are among the most frequent symptoms of aspartame poisoning. The product contains three known neurotoxins/excitotoxins, the most dangerous of which is probably the methyl ester, which means you are consuming methanol, precursor to formaldehyde and formic acid.
I am not on any medications but have taken Reglan, Lipitor, Nexium, Levaquin, Hydrocodone (dorvacet), and even Docycline. However I don't recall taking this and then feeling something afterwards unless these drugs could have caused long term effects. All meds were prescribed for my different problems with stomach, cholesterol, car accident, and prostatitis;other probs.
Over 1 month of levaquin and a couple of weeks of cipro. Since my last post there, I am still experiencing the slight discharge a couple of times throughout the day. I sometimes have frequent urination...though I drink a lot of water because if I don't urinate for a couple of hours the discharge is there. I also get the odd twinges, discomfort and feeling that something just isn't right. My urologist won't see me anymore..."there is nothing wrong with you urologically".
It still did not work, I went to my regular doc and had a chest x-ray and they told me I had Pneumonia and he gave me Levaquin. In the meantime I took some Asthma tests (per my doctor's suggestion) and found out I have Asthma. I was given Pulmicort and MaxAir. My cough still wasn't going away and my tongue was extremely swollen. I went to the walk-in once again, they gave me a Nebulizer Treatment,Prednisone, and Nystatin for oral thrush.
Well known drugs that cause long lasting or permanent neuropathies are antimalarials like LARIAM, antibiotics like CIPRO, LEVAQUIN, AVELOX, and many drugs for treating more unusual illnesses.
I found some very interesting information online with regard to Mercury poisoning. It was the very first time I have seen all of my symptoms described together. It is like I wrote it myself: "...The primary symptoms of mercury-poisoning are vague psychic ones. Short-time memory deteriorates. You will find it difficult to concentrate on tasks which require attention and thinking. It is easier to execute tasks that are well known rather than to learn something new.
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