I had walking pneumonia at Thanksgiving and was prescribed levaquin. The next day I noticed soreness in calves. The soreness, in three days, developed into tendonitis in ankles and in shoulders. I had no idea that levaquin was causing this and took levaquin for the ten days prescribed. This has now caused me considerable pain and limited my mobility and activities for five months. It seems to be permanent and I am very angry.
This question has also been asked and answered here: How long does tendonitis last from taking Levaquin?
There should had been something said to you when counceled by you pharmacist. With that said, there are many lawsuits out there on this item. So there must be some research on this problem. I would go to google.com and type in google scholar and I think you might find something there to help you.
I have the same tendonitis after taking Cipro, is this the same type of drug? I was not warned either. What can we do about this? I'm 70 with chronic persistent pback pain and don't need this too. I called my doctor and he said that Cipro could not have caused this. Why don't they tell us about this? What do we do?
Took Levafloxian 500mj for 10 days. Couldn't move arms laying flat on bed up to my chin for 2 days. Had to take thearpy for pain in muscle of legs. Had to get shot in shoulder rotary because of so much pain. Has been over 4 months and having pain in calf of leg, rotairy on both arm hurt most all time. Nobody seems to be able to help..Have seen ever Medical profession in this 4 months and still no help.
I took this for spot on lung April 28, 2016 and still have spot on lung enlarged a little and now going to cancer center for more professional help tomorrow 08-10-2016
I'm so sorry. My husband is still suffering from the drug and it's been a year. It makes me so angry to see what he has become. I say we start a class action suit, if they are going to keep prescribing this drug. I heard one doctor say... it's my bread and butter... so sad. I have found nothing that I can do, but get angry and tell others to never take that drug because they may be that percent of people whose lives were destroyed. I hear more and more stories every day and one of these days there will be a class action suit to get this drug off the market. I can only hope and pray.
I took it for 4 days & stopped, this was 3 weeks ago. I can barely stand or walk. I have fibromyalgia and problems with tight tense muscles everywhere anyway; it feels as if all of those issues have been multiplied exponentially. Also, all of these tendons in my legs have become so tight & tense & im having panic attacks & deep, dark depression. I'm already on a ton of medication & nothing is helping, not muscle relaxants, massage, anything. I don't know where to go. I cannot stand up or drive. I doubt a Dr is going to even acknowledge this issue. I'm alone & hopeless right now. if anyone out there has actually found help PLEASE answer this post.
I wish I had seen the posts about this medication before I took it myself about two weeks ago. (Nov. 2016) I am suffering tendonitis in most areas but am very crippled in my left knee, and left shoulder. I'm praying these effects go away. I did read somewhere in searching the net about this that some people are advised to take Glutathion and large amts of Vitamin C ... which I have started doing. I've taken Cipro in the past with no ill effects, but my doctor tells me that it is in the same family and therefore it is now on my chart not to prescribe. I'm a very active athletic senior citizen and this is slowing me down more than anything ever has short of severe injuries in accidents. It is depressing.
- Levaquin Information for Consumers
- Levaquin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Levaquin (detailed)
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