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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.
The week before my swelling arose, I was very constipated for about 6 days and was hardly able to pass any stools. I have several questions about my condition, recovery time, and swelling. My Epididymis is still slightly swollen and hardened almost, it is not very painful however I sometimes have a very acute pain. My Vas Deferans (sp?) is very slightly swollen still however I feel no more pain in my groin.
After a month of different type of antibiotics for pnuemonia, I finally got the right one (Levaquin) which cleared my lungs and got permission to begin exercising (slowly) last Monday. Has anyone experienced recovery from pneumonia and what I can expect during the recovery period? I have an anxiety problem and I can't tell if my current symptoms of fatigue, dizziness, weakness are normal recovery symptoms or are they a product of my anxiety?
On 2/23/10, my doctor called to say the radiologist had reviewed my xrays and saw something; he felt I should be put on a high potency antiobiotic; Levaquin 750 mg 1x day w/meals. On 3/3/10, I became so light-headed and dizzy I could bearly walk w/o holding onto something. I returned to the doctor on 3/4/10, my second visit, at which time he told me I had pneumonia and was very sick when I came into his office on the initial visit.
You may be dealing with actual symptoms from the surgery for the first month, but then you have to slowly regain your strength and fitness. I took 3 - 4 weeks off work, then spent the rest of recovery time to just doings at my own pace. I was very dizzy and very naeucious for a long time after my surgery which made things really difficult. But everything got better after around 6 weeks. I didnt drive for about a month either. It sounds like you are doing great.
I was diagnosed with pneumonia in the left lung about 3 weeks ago and after 15 days of Levaquin and a clean chest x-ray was deemed healthy. However I still have some pain, occasional crackling when I breathe, and do not feel that I am near full capacity in terms of breathing capacity. For the pain I was put on vioxx and also was given the go ahead to resume my cardiovascular activities (~10 to 12 hrs/week of running & cycling).
I was also a little concerned that my cough was largely unproductive--I had only one episode where my cough produced about a quarter-sized amount of deep yellow colored sputum. This time, I saw one of the MD's who ordered a chest x-ray and put me on Levaquin for 5 days. I had the chest X-Ray done that day and the doctor left me a message on the 17th stating that the x-ray results indicated normal and the pneumonia cleared up. I completed the Levaquin treatment.
he has been on levaquin and vicodin. He got off the oxygen on 10/25. We have read online that recovery takes at least a few months but his doctor wrote on his short term disability papers that he could go back on 10/30. He can walk but if he tries to do anything he starts coughing and can't breathe. He tried to put some clothes in the dresser drawer and felt like he was going to pass out. How long does recovery take? How do tehy expect him to go back to work so soon??
What is the typical recovery time for epididymitis? I was hospitalized on June 18th with pain in my left testicle and a red rash in my groin area. After a battery of tests, including physical examination, urinalysis, and testicular ultrasound, the doctor diagnosed me with epididymitis and jock itch, and gave me a prescription for five days of once-a-day Levaquin for the epididymitis and Lotrimin for the jock itch.
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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.
I was on levofloxacin (Levaquin) for my Bart, and I had to stop after six weeks when I developed pain in my left achilles heel. I was disappointed as my anxiety pretty much disappeared on it. Levaquin is known to cause tendon rupture, especially in the achilles tendons, even weeks or months after a person stops taking the drug. You should call your doctor's office right away and describe what you're feeling and ask if you need to switch to a different drug or if they think it is just a symptom.
Since that time we have had sex (once). It appears now that I may have an STD or a UTI. We have both started Levaquin (2 days in) perscribed by my Dr. Test results wont be back till Monday. Question is: Is it ok to still have sex with each other as long as a condom is used during our recovery?
My advice is to maybe see another doctor in your regular doctor's practice so that you can get some medical guidance before the 24th. Call your doctor's practice and ask if your doctor has a backup physician taking his place while he or she is on vacation. The backup physician maybe able to see you right away. I hope you feel better!
It's really cold in the hallway to locker room. So I've been taking Levaquin all wk, and it's finally breaking up this morning, hope everyone is doing well and take care.
I also got tendinitis from levaquin so they changed me to minocycline. If cipro is in the same family as levaquin then it should start to help the Bart's, if that is what you have. Best wishes....
He gave me the option of surgery, but did not highly recommend it since the chalazion was small and the recovery would make my eyelid swell horribly. I didn't return since my insurance turned out to not cover the visits. I went to my primary family doctor (since insurance covers), and he told me that since the redness (inflammation) was still there, I would now take levaquin since it was a stronger antibiotic.
Anything else I can do other than rest, drink plenty of fluids, eat healthily, avoid smoking (all of which I am doing already), that can speed up my recovery? I am getting pretty fed up with feeling like this, and in all honesty, I am starting to worry there's something seriously wrong! (although I'm sure if it was pneumonia, I would feel a heck of a lot worse than I do!) Thanks for your help in advance.
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.
The doctor's office was terribly non-responsive and I had called on Monday following the procedure to report and had to call several times through the day to finally get a response, which was to prescribe Levaquin sight unseen. They didn't say why but it was too late Monday to get the drugs so I started them this week on Tuesday at lunch. Recap: pain, swelling starts Fri, Tues start Levaquin, Now Fri and things inside seem more solid but still moderately painful and still very swollen.
I am now looking at a long recovery and do not have insurance to help with it. The medical community needs to be held accountable along with the drug company!!!
Dear Lcr12: I hope you are on the path of recovery after your recent hospitalization. It is rather unusual for healthy young men to have heart attacks in their early 20's. However, there is a difference between heart attacks and myocarditis. Myocarditis is the inflammation of the heart muscle and can be caused by viral, bacterial, or fungal infection. Heart attacks occurs when oxygenated blood cannot get to a section of the heart due to blockage of blood vessel(s).
I have had pain in the right testicle, pain upon urination and pain deep between the scrotum and anus for 36 months, moderate to severe. I've tried levaquin, high dose advil and 2 months on Lyrica 75mg BID. I did have 3 nerve blocks which worked for a while. I have been fightng depression and am on lexapro 10mg and wellbutrin 150mg.
After 3 years, it still clears most of her lung infections nicely, and you only have to take 2 pills the first day and then 1 a day thereafter. Levaquin works extremely well also, though the side-effects can be nasty in some people. I've never heard of anyone being allergic to clindamycin...out of curiosity, what were your symptoms of allergy? Wishing you a speedy recovery and improved lung function now that you have quite smoking!
I am a 39 y/o male with mild tmj and sleep apnea, In July I had deviated septum surgery and two weeks into recovery i developed Bronchoitis. Dr Prescribed z Pack first then switched over two levaquin. About 7 days into the medicine I developed a twitch/ spasm in my upper lip right in the center. I have been off the medicine for three weeks and it is still there. I have been to My family phy who did blood work normal except cholestrol 250.
HE THEn gives me a cream for the jock itch............He prescribed me Levaquin and Flomax but i had a bad reaction to Levaquin after just 5-7 days on it (Rash on one shoulder and weak knees).....After coming off the Levaquin my Prostate seemed to be more sensative and i was more Gassy.and more inflamed. I experienced pain in my underarm Lympnodes and an increase in stomach gas... i return to the urologist and he tells me...i have Chronic Prostatitis TYPE II and III.....
After many months of recovery I can do most things but have 2 ongoing issues that the drs. here in ky can't seem to help me with. The stroke led to me developing Expressive Asphsia now my speech is very distorted however the drs. repeatedly tell me there's no damage to my vocal cords they don't know why I can't talk.
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