How Long to Return to Normal after Levaquin Toxicity
by L Bowen
(Birmingham AL )
I went to ER one morning b/c I passed out in the bathroom before meeting a friend to run (I was training for a marathon). When I got to the hospital I was told that I had a kidney infection (I have my doubts about that too).
I was treated with a bag of levaquin and given a prescription for cipro. I took one of the cipro later that night with dinner and another the next morning with breakfast. All this time I began having severe pain in joints all over my body. Only 5 days before I did a 20 mile training run and felt great afterward. I hurt so bad the day after my visit to the doctor that I couldn't walk - my husband then took me to another doctor who said that the pain was a side effect of the drugs I'd been given previous.
Three weeks later the pain is less but still there. I've given up on running the marathon I was training for but wonder if I'll be able to run another later. How long does it generally take for the body to return to normal?