I Think that My Fibromyalgia is From Levaquin Toxicity

by Lillian Miller
(Atlanta, Ga )

In the spring of 2004 I sought medical help from an ENT for a recurring, antibiotic resistant sinus infection. I was given a high dose of Levaquin for 3 months. It did not clear up the infection, so I had surgery to scrape my sinuses, reduce my turbinates, and correct a deviated septum.

Immediately after I had the surgery I became pregnant. It was my first and only pregnancy, and it was not a good one. I had extreme fatigue, muscle pain and just generally felt bad. When I was 8 month pregnant, my mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer. I was extremely stressed out and started having severe pain from continuous contractions. My blood pressure would sky rocket while I was in pain, leading to my doctors deciding to induce me 2 weeks before my due date. I was given 3 days of the highest dosage of potassin, and cervidil, but I never dilated so it was decided that I needed a C-section. The anesthesiologist couldn't get the needle into my spine for a spinal block epidural, and tried 13 times.

I have always assumed that this incident was the cause of my fibromyalgia because it was after the c-section that I started to have extreme back pain. I am now wondering if my fibromyalgia was actually caused by Levaquin toxicity. The time line for me is very suspicious. I live life everyday in pain, not having any energy to work or play with my daughter. I am a 33 year old, healthy (before the fibro) woman.

I eat a healthy, organic, vegetarian diet. I have pretty much tried everything to get relief from my pain, but nothing works. I am losing hope that I will ever feel good again. I am extremely angry that my condition could have been prevented if I had known the risk of using levaquin. It seems to me that the FDA failed at their job of keeping our medicine safe, and the makers of levaquin for not testing the drug more thoroughly. I had my whole life in front of me before all of this, and I can't help but fear the future because my pain worsens every year.

Thank you for caring, and for looking for a link and a cure. It would mean the world to me if I could wake up and feel good, and actually be able to do things that I would like to do without the aid of medication. God Bless you!!

Lillian Miller

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Toxicity from anesthesia and Fibromyalgia
by: Anonymous

Hello, I do agree with you. For sure some drugs cause fibromyalgia. It is my case.

After a very simple surgery I developped right away Chemical Sensitivity, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

My neurologist told me that it was from toxicity with anesthesia. All my symptoms coincide with toxicity with local anesthesia as the Health Drug information Center also told me.

I have visited many doctors and almost all of them told me the same. Even a friend of my sister who is a nurse tod her that anesthesia caused fibromialgya and many doctors and surgeons knew that.

I wonder how many people have been poisoned with anesthesia. A friend of mine started with my same symptoms after epidural and now is in a wheel chair since she has developed multiple sclerosis.


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Chronic Fatigue and anesthesia
by: Anonymous


I also developped chronic fatigue from an operation with the anesthesia. I have exhaustion and constant pain.

Does anyone developped Chronic fatigue from an operation with anesthesia?

Thank you

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Levofloxacin / fibromyalgia
by: Jennifer

Interesting. I had one prescribed pill of Levofloxacin in January 2013 and woke up the next day with the worst headache ever by mid day it had worsened and I had severe chills even though my room was 80 degrees.

I drove my self to the closest hospital. After waiting 3 hours in the emergency room it finally cleared on it's own. The CT showed nothing. I was clear I had an adverse reaction and that was the end of the incident.

In the next coming years fibromyalgia symptoms progressively started. I was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2014. This is interesting.

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