Nearly died because of Levaquin
(Newfield, Nj, Us)
I was prescribed Levaquin for an acute reoccuring sinus infection, which now I was told, I should have never been prescribed this drug.
It is to my knowledge after the fact that Levaquin is a last effort resort in antibiotics, that means if you are dying from MRSA, you would want to take these sort of antibiotics or as some have said an attack of anthrax.
Physicians should not prescribing these anti biotics for a simple infection. They are too toxic. I would rate fluroquinolones as the Chemotherapy of antibiotics.
I had a severe allergic reaction to Levaquin, tongue, throat, eyes, mouth swelled up, hives, joint pain unbelievable, worse than any flu. That was in June of 2010,
I have had long term problems with tendonitis of the shoulders, knees,feet, hands, the most painful is the feet with Plantar faciitis,and the Achilles tendon is getting weak in both legs. I had a bout with shoulder pain a month ago around the rotator cuff, had a cortisone injection, it relieved some of it, but it coming back again and now affecting the other shoulder and my hands.
Most attorneys do not help those with tendonitis of the joints, they want the serious injuries, like torn tendons etc, and the remainder of us who were healthy before taking this poison are now disabled because of it, and no one is covering us.
As I read the horror stories of how this and other quinolones have physically injured people, I wonder if the risks do out way
the benefits of these drugs, as I stated before, they should be only given to patients, as a last effort to save their life, not for simple infections.
Thanks for writing in and sharing your experience.
Yes, Levaquin is a powerful, broad-spectrum, shotgun approach antibiotic.
And it's being prescribed for acne! Crazy.
It's a good question, do the risks outweigh the benefits. For life threatening situations, probably. For non-life threatening situations where there are plenty of other options....no so much.
Not when up to 30% of patients who have taken Levaquin get Levaquin Tendonitis
or worse. Officially it's a 1%-3% incidence of side effects, but some researchers point to a host of systemic and neurologic problems as coming from fluoroquinolone antibiotic use (this makes up for the up to 30% statistic).
The best I have to offer you is the information on my Levaquin Tendonitis Treatment
page, and the The Levaquin Tendonitis Solution
ebook Kerri spent months scouring current research and medical literature for.
Unfortunately, as you alluded to with your lawyer statement, the medical industry isn't that worried about your problems, and the pharmaceutical industry certainly isn't. Not when millions of prescriptions for Levaquin are regularly, ongoingly handed out/sold.----------------------
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