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Mar 03, 2015

Levofloxacin For Anosmia From Sinus Infection

Levofloxacin History On 12/18/2014, I was prescribed Levofloxacin 500mg BID for anosmia, caused by a sinus infection. The physician did not tell me

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Mar 03, 2015

chronic jaw tension, dizziness, and possible sinus infection

I've been suffering from extreme jaw tightness and dizziness for 5 months now. I am at the point where I feel completely hopeless. So many of the doctors

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Feb 19, 2015

23 year old Production Artist with Tendonitis in the wrist and forearm

I have been dealing with tendonitis for 8-9 months now. I am a production artist and have to redraw logos/set art, etc. I am 23 years old. When it started,

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Feb 19, 2015

Ongoing De Quervian's Tenosynovitis, Doctors Want Me To Have Surgery

After 2 years of pain in my right wrist ( i am right handed, therefore complete non-use of my hand and wrist for work is not possible) upon overuse - In

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Feb 17, 2015

Posterior Tibialis Tendonitis, can I run if it hurts?

Hi. I have been getting in shape for a half marathon, and I believe I have a posterior tibialis tendonitis. The pain I get when I run is in the lower

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Feb 16, 2015

Chronic Tibialis Posterior pain that has stopped a runner from running

I have been a runner most of my life. I am 40. About two years ago my tibialis posterior started hurting and I have not been able to run since. My

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Feb 16, 2015

PLANTAR FASCIITIS SURGERY WAS THE WORST THING I COULD EVER HAVE DONE!!!!

I didn't think there was anyone out there like me that was in so much pain. I want to cry after that STUPID surgery back in June. I am in my 20's and I

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Feb 16, 2015

24 year old with Wrist Pain that reappears every few months or so

Hi, I'm a 24 year old female and for about the last year or two I've been having issues with my right wrist. The pain will suddenly begin out of nowhere,

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Feb 10, 2015

Pain 1 year 4 months. Guitar RSI? Help. I feel frustrated.

I did this to myself. I'll admit it. Music became my favorite hobby when I was 15. I loved playing the guitar. (I say loved, because I don't play it anymore)

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Jan 31, 2015

Tenosynovitis and Tendonitis in multiple joints, what can cause this?

In the last few years I have been diagnosed with tendonitis, tenosynovitis, and tendonopathy in my feet, wrists, thumbs, shoulders, and also as having

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Jan 30, 2015

trapeziectomy left hand (left hand for fretting)

It's been about 8 years now...... Began with technique falling apart and pain in left hand. Damage to basal joint eventually confirmed. Left had at the

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Jan 30, 2015

Levofloxacin for sinus infection lead to weird side effects

My doctor prescribed levofloxacin for a sinus infection prior to leaving for my honeymoon. I took the first dose the first night and experienced terrible

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Jan 27, 2015

Shin Splints to Plantar Fasciitis, why, from avid Ultimate Frisbee player

Joshua, I love your site and am icing as I write to you in a big trashcan of ice water! I have many questions but will not ask them all at once. Q1:

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Jan 27, 2015

Hand and Wrist Pain from Weight Lifting, Playing Guitar, and Computer Use

Hi, My pain started roughly 9 months ago, beginning with a sharp pain in my inner elbow. (I was weight lifting at the time and stopped after some time

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Jan 27, 2015

Levaquin 750 mg for skin on chest infection- Jan 2010

Male, age 82, excellent health (mother lived to 104 and physician father to 91). Local Urgent Care prescribed 5 Levaquin 750 mg pills - and gave me

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Jan 19, 2015

Tendonitis of the butt????

I have pain in my buttocks. The pain is in two places. Across the widest part of the buttocks down the middle, and then in the lower part, about where

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Jan 16, 2015

Chronic wrist tendonitis, corticosteroid shots and surgery in both wrists, didn't help

Hi Joshua, I have been dealing with wrist tendonitis since February 2009. I am 26 and have been an auditor for 4 years, so i'm constantly typing, carrying

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Jan 10, 2015

Injured woodwinds musician who needs help with shooting wrist and arm pain!

I am a professional woodwinds player looking for a proper diagnosis for the shooting arm pain and symptoms I am experiencing. I typically play saxophone

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Jan 10, 2015

Playing clarinet with wrist tendonitis or thumb tendonitis

I am a senior in highschool and play clarinet in the band. I've been playing it for, well... a really long time. I believe I have wrist tendonitis

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Jan 06, 2015

Orbital Tendonitis or Trochleitis?

Can you get tendonitis in the muscles around the eyes? I read there is a trochlea tendon above the eye. I have read of conditions called Trochleitis

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Jan 04, 2015

Took Levaquin Twice and Got Plantar Fasciitis Each Time

I got painful plantar fasciitis over a year ago after taking Levaquin for a sinus infection. I went to a Podiatrist, who gave me inserts for my shoes

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Jan 04, 2015

Levaquin Nightmare From A Single 750mg Dosage

I will never forgot my experience with this poison. I never had a bad reaction or was allergic to any medications, but had only taken the occasional

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Jan 04, 2015

swelling in finger joints & wrist, carpal tunnel surgeries, constant chronic pain

i have swelling in my finger joints & wrist, both hands. for 7 yrs now. have had 2 carpal tunel surgery on rt hand 1 on left. still the same, sometimes

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Jan 01, 2015

Where to start with all over tendonitis wrists, elbows, shoulder

Hi, I am a 32 year old female and I have had wrist tendinitis on and off for over a decade, I usually put my wrist in a brace and it goes away. Over

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Dec 30, 2014

Senior Baseball Pitcher With Wrist Pain On The Pinky Side Of the Wrist

I have a nagging wrist pain that developed over the summer. The pain is on the pinky side of the wrist. There seems to be a bone that sticks up slightly

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Dec 30, 2014

Acute Episodes of Tenosynovitis Involving Multiple Joint Pain

I am a 48 year old female who has been experiencing the following symptoms for about 6 years now. The onset is usually quite sudden, the time between

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Dec 27, 2014

Can I get rid of this Hand and Wrist Tendonitis pain forever for the sake of my future career?

Hey Joshua! First of all, thank you for this wonderful site, the doctors in my country are horrible and can never diagnose their patients properly! Here's

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Dec 27, 2014

23 year old male have had bad right wrist now for 3 years

Hi there, I am 23 year old male and I have had a bad right wrist now for just over 3 years (on/off). I cant remember how I even injured it in the first

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Dec 27, 2014

Sudden wrist pain from playing guitar and lifting weights, I'm 26 and worried

My right wrist hurts dead center in the middle, the left wrist hurts on the left side where it meets my hand under the pinky. The tendons on my left

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Dec 27, 2014

Pain in left arm and shoulder 1 month after receiving the H1N1 flu shot

When i received the H1N1 flue shot instantly my neck and arm hurt very much, they said it would go away and its normal, which it did after 2 weeks, i

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Dec 27, 2014

Severe Arm Muscle Pain from 2010 Flu Shot

My question is similar to: Rebecca, Chattanooga, TN titled Chemical Tendotitis from The H1N1 Flu Shot. My 2010 Flu Shot was injected high in my shoulder.

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Dec 23, 2014

10 years of Plantar Fasciitis hell

Started back at the gym 10 years ago.. woke up to what i thought was an injury, only it went on for months and months, finally spoke to my doctor and referred

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Dec 23, 2014

Suffering for over 10 Years with Plantar Fasciitis

I have not had surgery for my Plantar Fasciitis but I know all too well about the pain endured on a daily basis. I can hardly walk I stumble all the

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Dec 23, 2014

Surgery for Plantar Fasciitis on both feet at once for extreme high arches

I have mega arches...Like seriously! I always have and everyone freaks out when they see my feet... Well, I have had plantar fasciitis in both feet for

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Dec 23, 2014

Pain after Topaz procedure, then 6 weeks later release of the plantar fascia

My foot pain started over a year ago. I saw my podiatrist and started anti-inflamatories, and went through 4 rounds of injections. Finally, I couldn't

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Dec 20, 2014

H1N1 Shot Immediately Followed By Pain And Muscle Weakness

Hi there, I have been researching a lot and came across Rebecca's post to you. I also got the H1N1 shot too high in my shoulder and have rotator cuff

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Dec 20, 2014

Sharp Electric Pain When I Bend My Wrist Back

I have a two inch long swelling on the under side (palm side) of my right forearm, starting at the base of my wrist and running down my forearm toward

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Dec 19, 2014

Had a hip replacement now can't walk anymore

I had a hip replacement and did the ususal post op therapy. I was ok for a while, but as time passed I have had difficulty walking for periods of time.

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Dec 13, 2014

Questions About Recovering From Achilles Tendonitis Surgery

Hi I am 5 days post op. from Achilles Tendonitis surgery. 1. How long do I have to keep my foot elavated. 2. Can I sit and let my feet dangle?? 3.

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Dec 13, 2014

Achilles Tendonosis Surgery and Bone Spur Debridement, happy and ready to do it again

I suffered pain for years from achilles tendonosis and haglund's deformity. (reactive bone growth in my heal from all the inflammation in my tendon) Plus

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Dec 13, 2014

10 year old gymnast with worsening foot pain over 3 months

Hello I have a ten year old daughter who started having pain in the base of her foot 3 months ago, She is a gymnast and trains about 13 hours a week.

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Dec 13, 2014

How do I heal my 12 year old gymnast daughter's tendonitis FOREVER!?

My 12-year-old daughter is a gymnast and injured her wrist doing a skill on balance beam. That was 3 months ago and her condition has not improved at

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Dec 13, 2014

FHL Tendonitis Pain for 1.5 Years???

Three years ago I was running and I felt like I pulled something on the outside of my right foot. It ended up healing 95% within two months. The pain

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Dec 13, 2014

Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendonitis in both feet pain won't go away after some time

Hello. My name is Jess and I was first misdiagnosed by 2 doctors saying I had achilles tendonitis and calf strain, for 2 weeks I did the RICE protocol

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Dec 13, 2014

Does Physiotherapy Help Biceps Tendonitis? It's not helping mine.

Can physiotherapy for tendonitis actually prolong or inflame it? I have been seeing someone for about two weeks for bicep tendonitis and possibly a

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Nov 30, 2014

Can A Car Wreck Cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

I was in a car wreck and started experiencing a lot of pain in wrist fingers and up the arm. I had a sprained arm but had numbness so my doctor referred

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Nov 30, 2014

Once was enough with the nerve conduction test

It's been about 7 years since I had a nerve conduction test so I don't remember all the details. I went to the doctor complaining about a patch of numbness

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Nov 30, 2014

Thank God If You've Never Had a Nerve Conduction Test

I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2009. One thing the rheumatologist wanted was a nerve conduction test. I was still working and had great insurance

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Nov 30, 2014

HAD ENOUGH PLANTAR FASCITIS PAIN

My name is nicole and i have had Plantar Fasciitis for about 20 months now. I feel like im going insane i am just bashing my head up against a wall it

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