Levaquin upper respiratory infection

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Avatar m tn I just started taking levaquin for upper respiratory infection. I have taken 2 (175mg) tablets so far after meal. All of a sudden, I started having this excruciating pain in my stomach. It hurts so bad that I cannot go to sleep. I used a stethoscope and heard bowel sounds (hyperactive in all 4 quadrants), but no bowel movement. I have had no luck with having any flatulence either. Will somebody please tell me what can I do to better manage this terrible side effect?
Avatar n tn I took 750 mg of Levaquin for 5 days for a respiratory infection and have been sick ever since. I have pain 24/7. I advise everyone to tell everyone they know to refuse this drug. I have MS and I was making progress prior to taking this medication. I feel as though I have taken 20 steps back since I took this medication. I have read that it can cause brain damage. My MS is concentrated in my brain, long term what should I expect.
Avatar n tn Because this illness seems to be a first for you it sounds more like some kind of a sinus infection or other respiratory infection. Possibly viral since the antibotics don't seem to want to help. I'm 29 and I've had many similar infections, allergies seem to contribute to my illnesses starting. I've found that one of the best natural antibiotics is vitamin C. You can safely take large quantities, until you feel better.
461838 tn?1255793816 I've taken Levaquin once another antibiotic in the same family and had no problems at all. Severe upper respiratory infections each time. Both drugs were approved by Hep doc and worked well. You might just have a good old fashion flu or cold. I ran a high fever both times which indicates infection. No problems sleeping and no side effects.
Avatar m tn She said I had a lot of congestion, and suspected I also had a sinus infection. I went on 10 days of a very strong antibiotic (Levaquin) in hopes of knocking out both suspected infections. Testicle and groin pain subsided while I was on Levaquin, but came back a day or two after I finished. The sinus infection has not come back, at least that I know of. I went back to the doctor 6 weeks after my potential exposure date, and had a full STD panel done.
Avatar n tn   From that point on fatigue never left me.  Several months later, in February, I came down with a horrible upper respiratory infection at the same time I was exposed to a huge dose of animal protein and a very unsanitary condition filled with unimaginable filth.  I've never lost my voice before, but this time, I could hardly squeak out a word. A few weeks later, my sense to taste altered.  I had what is neurological damage to the area in my nose that sense taste.  No doctor seemed to care.
Avatar n tn Oh my goodness, I am so glad I looked at this forum. I have had 6 infections in the past 8 mos. Under left arm, was very painful & abscessed, outer ear infection I'm told outer is unusual) upper respiratory brought on by flowering plants, while on vacation) Asthma under control for years, ended up with pneumonia,A tooth with 3 previous root canals which ended up being retreated. I felt the tooth was bothering me again when I developed the next infection. My latest was in my nose.
Avatar n tn I was on 875 mg of amoxicillin for respritory infection then the day i finished that I was given levaquin for a sinus infection I got while I was on the amoxicillin and now I have an ear infection with discharge and bleeding and the sinus infection is not gone? Is it possible to get all these infections one right after the other while on these anibiotics?
Avatar m tn She presented with mild fever, virus-like symptoms (sore throat, diffuse upper respiratory congestion) but that severe headache seems to be the "tell". Why do we all have to suffer so much before learning how common Mycoplasma infection is? Our kids' symptoms are all similar!
Avatar f tn Dear Doctor, Thank you for your insight on my symptoms. I have an appointment to see an ENT doctor next Tuesday (I hope I can wait until then). Now, the "infection" has spread into the upper respiratory area and I am coughing up mucous as well as it coming from my nose. I did mean to say resistant to antibiotics - thank you for pointing this out.
Avatar n tn I had just switched allergy medications, from Nasonex to generic Flonase, right at the time my symptoms returned. Could allergies have led to a sinus infection? Can the sinus infection cause dizziness and fatigue? Due to the holiday weekend I haven't been able to call my doctor, but after 3 prior visits he's never suggested sinuses to be a cause.
Avatar n tn What I also did though was to rub the cream all over the lower (infected) part of the outside of my nose, on the opening of each nostril and on the upper lip area. My theory was that while I was able to clear up the original infection I was continually re-infecting it from the outside. Anyway, seems to have worked. I've now been infection clear for the last week. I will continue treatment for at least another week, although now just three times a day.
Avatar n tn The pain began 2 years ago at which time I had an ultrasound and an upper GI done. Both of which returned little if no information as the upper GI showed mild gastritis and a small amount of fat in the pancreas which the doctor was not concerned about. I took some Prevacid for a while and it went away but has recently returned over the past 4 months.
Avatar f tn Now I have had Pseudonomas since April and again am on oral Levaquin. The infection is isolated in the Ethmoid sinuses. When taken off antibiotics, infection resumes in 5 to 10 days. Another symptom, which appeared FIRST and NEVER GOES AWAY, EVEN WHEN ON ANTIBIOTICS, is inflammation of my eyelids which, at first, responded to Oral steroids....Now they do NOT respond to any type of oral or INJECTED steroids (right into the sinus).
242516 tn?1368227505 The flu has passed epidemic rates in much of the country, and if you don't have a cold, I'm sure you have a friend who has the sniffles, fever, chills, aches and pains of a viral upper respiratory infection. This is different from a bacterial infection such as sinusitis, bronchitis, or pneumonia. A viral infection doesn't improve with antibiotics as these infections do. A virus hijacks your own body's healthy cells and uses it to reproduce and spread.
Avatar n tn I've had a recurring upper-respiratory infection that was not going away despite two rounds of Zithromax and 14 days of Levaquin. Well, it is mostly in my nose and it began getting worse and worse and painful, swollen and I had constant bloody drainage etc. So when I saw my ENT, they prescribed a nasal wash consisting of "Mupirocin 2% OI/Sodium Chloride. I see my ENT in one month. until then, I have two questions. 1.
Avatar f tn a medrol pak. I didn't use the medrol pak until later. My upper respiratory went into bronchitis when I came across a smoker in Sept.. I then got a sinus infection and was given 5 more pills of levaquin after the other medication was finished. I went to the ER when I was not able to breathe well. I was diagnosed with bronchitis. I was given a medrol pak. I finished the levaquin I had and 1 medrol pak.
Avatar n tn He very well may have wanted to make sure you did not have some type of upper respiratory infection which many get durning or right after WD .Now levaquin is used for upper respiratory infections so that would make alot more since . Like I said I have been on levaquin many many times and never had any adverse effects at all it was one of the more effective antibiotics out there .
Avatar f tn a medrol pak. I didn't use the medrol pak until later. My upper respiratory went into bronchitis when I came across a smoker in Sept.. I then got an sinus infection and was given 5 more pills of levaquin after the other medication was finsihed. I went to the ER when I was not able to breath well. I was diagnosed with bronchitis. I was given a medrol pak. I finished the levaquin I had and 1 medrol pak.
Avatar f tn You must however take caution because any repeat upper respiratory tract infection can infect the ear and the mastoid again, warranting mastoidectomy ok. Take care.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn On 2/18/10, my doctor diagnosed me with an upper respiratory viral infection after reviewing an x-ray and listening to my lungs, checking my temp, etc in his office. He prescribed 20 mg Prednisone (2 puffs am & pm), Albuterol 90 mcg per actuation (2 puffs 3x day) and Symbicort 80 mcg per actuation inhalers (2 puffs am and pm) and changed my blood pressure meds to Diovan 160 mg/25 mg per tablet (1x day); I was previously on Toprol.
Avatar n tn Head pains relieved. Nov. 27 upper respiratory infection was not better so I was prescribed Levaquin. Felt out-of- sorts first night. Started menstral period one week before due time with no warning signs. Very heavy. (Had had no previous menopausal signs) Took levaquin next day. Had panic feelings, anxiety, crying jags. Spoke to doctor. Didn't take anymore levaquin, but panic attacks,anxiety, crying, loss of appetite, insomnia continued. Dec. 1- Went back to doctor. Xanax prescribed.
242516 tn?1368227505 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.
Avatar n tn I had sex with a sex worker about 10 days ago. It was protected (condom) vaginal sex. I performed oral on her briefly. I received unproteced oral for about 15 seconds. About 5 days after this, I got a cold sore on my lip. I have had cold sores in the past and have tested positive for HPV in the past (never did they type test so I am not sure if I ever had HPV II; I know I have HPVI because of the history of cold sores). The cold sore was a bit unusual.
Avatar n tn It can cause simultaneous upper respiratory and urethral infection. But you don't describe sore throat, eye irritation, or other adenovirus symptoms, so it's a long shot.) If I am right about herpes, I doubt aspirin or tylenol will help much, but it can't hurt--give it a try. Yes, more dilute urine might be less painful when you pass it, despite the need to go more frequently. Return to your health care provider and get reevaluated; take this information with you.
Avatar m tn It began with a respiratory infection that was treated with Levaquin. The respiratory infection eventually cleared, however, in the process I began to develop more concerning symptoms. Primarily, my symptoms have been severe loss of appetite, occasional night sweats, ache in upper right abdomen and a lightheaded foggy feeling. I've had extensive testing done by my primary physician, and most recently at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
Avatar m tn I have a sinus infection as a result of a bad cold before this past Christmas...my armpits ache and previously went to the doctor for this and he said they looked fine and didnt feel anything abnormal...am I to attribute this to the sinus infection...still feeling maliase and run down but the headaches and running nose are gone but still spit up yellow pghlem.I am very anxious and have some hypochondria.I have had ecurring sinus infections since this past Sept.