... I've had increased anxiety, a stiff neck (almost feels like a pinched nerve), and unbalanced feeling in my hearing/ears. I don't know if the Levaquin caused these, or I'm just worrying over nothing. If it did cause them about how long will they last and should I call for a different antibiotic or just see it through to the end?
Not sure if it was coincidence or correlation, but my latest anxiety flareup started after taking a second pill of cipro (a cousin of levaquin) and 2 cups of tea. I felt waves of adrenalin in my midsection, this progressed to GAD and depression and one panic attack as I went back on lexapro and klonopin to try and bring it under control. Have added a tiny dose of olanzapine as well, I am better but not back to where I was before yet. I have taken cipro in the past without incident, so I can't swear it caused the nervous effect, but it seems others have had this happen with this class of antibiotics.
Rae_19, Hey there. That does sound strange. I have what my dr. calles Reocurring Sinusitus. He is the second Dr. that's told me I need a little surgey done up there, due to the amount of sinus infections I get. I have taken a lot of antibiotics for sinus infections. Including Cipro, and Levaquin, which is supposed to be great, but it is strong. I recently got Strep Throat and took, Omnicef, which I was told was very strong too. I've noticed little minor effects, but nothing that worried me. I would put in a quick call to te doc. or your pharmacist, and see what they have to say about this. I hope these symptoms dissapear, sooner than later. You have to kill that infection, or it will stick with you, and it's no walk in the park my friend. Many Blessings, Ruthie
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