4 Bags Of IV Levaquin for pneumonia. Bad Drug

by Rachel

I was given 4 bags of 750 mg Levaquin iv in Nov. 2009 for pneumonia. I was also given a prescription for two Levaquin capsules to take at home.

On Dec.2, 2010 while pulling on the sheets on my bed to straighten them the middle finger of my left hand bent back at the second joint. It has been very sore and painful.

On Dec.17 after unloading groceries my right wrist froze up and I have a lot of pain in my hand. I have been on steroids which help temporarily and I have to go back on them. I have never had this kind of problem before and wish I had never taken Levaquin.


Joshua Answers:

Hi Rachel.

That's great you documented everything. That's really helpful when looking for cause and effect.

I'm curious what would happen if you Ice Dipped for a week as described on the How To Reduce Inflammation page.

Regular Tendonitis is bad enough, Levaquin Tendonitis is even worse.

Another thing to think about, is that if you were sick enough to be in the hospital long enough to get that much IV Levaquin, you were REALLY sick. It's possible your body is suffering the down sides of being that sick, and the health levels necessary to get pneumonia.

I don't know what you're doing now, but I'd BOLSTER myself with a lot of really good nutrition, increase your protein intake, cut down sugar and any stimulants like coffee, and make sure your body is as healthy as it can be.

Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert

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Mar 08, 2010
PART 2 - 4 Bags Of IV Levaquin for pneumonia. Bad Drug
by: Rachel

Thanks, Joshua.

I have been to my general practitioner two times and was given steroids and lortab he did no test and did not recommend any.

I went to the local hospital on the weekend due to pain, swelling, and stiffness in my right wrist.

The Dr. there said I need to see an orthopedic Dr. and would need surgery and should never have been given steroids becaude of my diabetes.

I went to a orthopedist (spelling) ? he said I need a general practioner. He did give me a wrist brace, no tests.

I had hoped to do volunteer work and start back taking painting lessons which is hard to do with a stiff wrist. I am embarassed to eat in public.

I have been using ice and the wrist brace seems to help a little but I can only use it while sleeping as it is impossible to get anything done with it on.

Sincerely, Rachel


Joshua Comments:

Yeah, wrist splints can get in the way....

Sounds like a little bit of Doctor Roulette there...


1. Ice Dip as described on the How To Reduce Inflammation page. Do that intensively for a week, and let me know the results of that.

Nov 08, 2017
No surgery for me...achilles tendon rupture
by: Rhonda Y.

April 2016 I was given levaquin for pneumonia and 4 days after woke up and couldn't walk..Both archilles tendons had ruptured...

Drs. will not do surgery because of my age and health issues...how can a drug cause the inability to walk and brought my quality of life so low.

Can't take trips with family, can't shop, cannot walk without pain and very limited distance..my life was taken down by levaquin and they don't have to do anything to help me...I need a wheelchair and a scooter..walker doesn't work still puts weight on feet...mediacare won't help unless you can't get around in your home..

I can get by in my home with things to hang onto but no outdoor walking..I used to walk everyday now can't walk across the street. This is so wrong.

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