4 days of levaquin 500mg

by Kevin C
(New York)

I took levaquin 2x for respiratory infections in March-April 2002.

In July 2002, I had long returned to working out and running. One day I ran miles and later that night I went to run across the street and pop went my achilles tendon.

MD asked many questions about signs and symptoms of tendonitis and was puzzled that I had none.

Had surgery and 1 year rehab. I also had rotator and tendon tears in both shoulders that after much physical therapy, need surgical repair.

Had shoulder reconstruction with tendon graft in 9/09, from injury and took 1 yr to feel right.

Severe respiratory infection in 1/11, took levaquin 500mg for 4 days and repaired achilles was throbbing, next day repaired shoulder was aching. I stopped taking levaquin that day but too little too late.

Shoulder has only gotten worse and I have done nothing more than push ups and therabands to strengthen it. Very not happy at this time as I am experiencing significant pain and discomfort and numbing down to fingers of affected shoulder.

Would they please pulled this off the market.

Company is willing to pay out to lawsuits because it is still making plenty of money of it and the FDA is not forcing it.

So for all the sufferers out there the company is more concerned about profit margin than ethics.

Remember that next time they tell you they care about you, the patient.


Joshua Answers:

Hello Kevin.

I certainly can't argue against anything you said re: the pharmaceutical companies....

And I'm sure you made this connection, but don't ever again take any fluoroquinolone antibiotic like Cipro or Levaquin.

Some people are more predisposed to the cytotoxic side effects of Levaquin.
They should stay AWAY from it. Far away.

It's actually great news that you felt better after a year or so. That points to your body being able to overcome the pain/damage. Some people don't get even a little bit better, and only get worse as their body continues to degrade.

Still, you can help your body heal. The Levaquin robbed your body of certain nutrients, and among other things, that caused your connective tissue to, literally, fall apart.

And there's nothing else out there, short of a couple doctors in private practice here and there.

That's why Kerri and I did the research and put together The Levaquin Tendonitis Solution ebook.

Chronic pain is no fun. Especially when it's a mystery. The good news is, the workings of Levaquin don't have to be a mystery (except to most doctors, who seem to prefer being in the dark).

Please reply using the comment link below. Do not submit a new submission to answer/reply, it's too hard for me to find where it's supposed to go.

And, comments have a 3,000 character limit so you may have to comment twice.

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

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