Severe Damage from Levaquin for a Sinus Infection
I took Levaquin about a month ago for a severe sinus infection. It has brought me to a standstill! About five days into the course of treatment I began to have severe joint swelling and pain. I couldn't sleep. I couldn't walk down the stairs without grasping the railing and going very slowly. I then began to have abdominal pain, lack of appetite, lethargy, and dizziness. My doctor ran blood work and all it revealed was inflammation. The pain became so severe at one point that I wound up in the ER with rapid pulse and irregular heartbeats. It is a month later and all of the symptoms remain. My life has come to a halt and my days are spent in one doctor's appointment after another. I've begun a course of vitamin supplements and been sent to pain management. This drug is pure poison and in my research I've found it should be a last resort antibiotic that is far too readily prescribed. If one person reads this and asks their doctor for a different course of antibiotics at least one good thing may come from this.
Praying this nightmare will end!