Took one Levaquin pill and I'm in pain all over. My life is done . I'm going to be Homeless cause I can't work.
by William Luund
I was told I had prostatitis after quitting Propecia. I was given Bactrim which gave me fever of 103 and a rash.
The doctor gave me steroids to counter act the reaction and gave me Levaquin to start back on the infection. I was nervous due to the side effects I read and the fact that I have a connective tissue disorder. She assured me it was fine.
I didn't know you that you can't mix steroids with Levaquin.
I took one pill and Now I can't move my neck and my legs are weak. Every joint in my body hurt and I can barely walk. I only took one pill and quit right after I noticed the neck pain.
I went to the E.R. last night and they said they never heard of it and it was something else and gave me a relaxer.
I have to go back to the doctor tomorrow and tell them what is happening. I don't think they will think it is the Levaquin. I don't know what to do??????
If I miss much more work I will loose my job/insurance/ and be homeless. I am only 30. I have been healthy up to this point. I just want to hit myself for taking that one pill. Any advice on a plan of treatment??????
What kind of DR. to go to? Can I get disability if this doesn't get better so I can at least live somewhere?
Yikes. That's no good.
So let me get this right...
You have a connective disorder. -And- your doctor gave you steroids AND Levaquin at the same time? -AND- assured you you'd be fine? She thinks the black box warning is a joke?
I'm not a lawyer, but that should be malpractice, negligence at the very least.
Steroids and quinolones should never be given together. Plenty of research on that.
And Levaquin with a connective tissue disorder? Levaquin, which is known to target connective tisue?
Was your prostatitis even bacterial? Did
they test? The majority of chronic prostatitis cases are an auto-immune disorder and -not- bacterial.
Again, if it were me I'd want to put some legal hurt on that doctor and that hospital. Will you get anywhere with that? I hope so, but probably not.
And the Emergency Room had never heard of it....so much for medicine being based in 'science'.
Can you get on disability? Unfortunately I have no idea about that side of things.
Aside from getting The Levaquin Tendonitis Solution ebook, I would suggest the following:
1. Go off all gluten, entirely for at least 2 months. For a variety of reasons including helping your body avoid the auto-immune response of Gluten Intolerance.
2. Unless you have liver issues, get as much Magnesium into and onto your body via oral magnesium, something like this Transdermal Magnesium Gel, and daily hot Epsom Salt baths.
See: Magnesium Dosage
Seriously. Focus on Magnesium, as much in/on you as you can. Levaquin depletes magnesium pretty seriously, and you are describing magnesium deficiency symptoms.
If you're lucky, that's the cause of the bulk of your symptoms.
Start with that for a couple weeks, and then check back in.
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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert