Pain and Tendinitis from Avelox
I started taking 400 mg of Avelox once a day for ten days to treat pan-sinusitis. The ten day antibiotic was not enough so I was prescribed an additional fourteen days. I am also on 60 mg of prednisone, singulair, Allegra, and two nasal sprays.
Ever since I started taking the Avelox, I've felt extreme fatigue, hot flashes, heart palpitations, nervousness, anxiousness, insomnia, muscle and joint pain, and a constant headache. My doctor said this was probably due to the infection not the Avelox.
When getting the second prescription of Avelox filled, they put the drug information sheet as well as the FDA black box warning in the bag, however it was not included with the first prescription. I would never have taken the drug had I know about the side effects. I went to the er today because the pain was so severe. I was told that I am experiencing rare side effects from Avelox.
I now have tendinitis. I can hardly walk and it hurts any way I lay. I'm only 31 years old and feel like I'm bed ridden. This is so depressing. I was given another steroid injection and a Toradol injection. Neither has helped. They also prescribed 800 mg ibuprofen to take three times a day. Nothing is helping this pain!