Levaquin and hair loss?
I'm 56 y.o. female and was given Levaquin in the hospital about 3 months ago to treat a leg infection after having been treated with other strong IV antibiotics. I noticed my hair starting to falling out more than usual after this with my brush being full of hair and hair on my pillow.
Now 3 months later it's coming out by the handful. I was wondering if this Levaquin related, or general antibiotic related, or caused by another medical condition in which the timing happens to coincide with the antibiotic, Levaquin episode.
I'm also having my thyroid checked, but if the tests come out negative, I'd be highly suspicious of the Levaquin and curious as to how it can affect the hair follicle or shaft.
Thank you for your response, because the doctors seem clueless about how Levaquin affects the body and I also had the tendon and joint pain in my knees, elbows, and shoulder as well as my Achilles. Thank you for your response.