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   Posted 5/21/2009 3:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi guys.  I need some help.  Three weeks ago I had a urinary tract infection.  The doctor gave me levaquin.  Had a bad reaction hives, dizziness, stomach problems sent me to the hospital.  The infection was still there and the doctor gave me macrobid.  I never took it and my infection is getting worse.  I am so afraid that I will have a reaction to it.  Since I had fibro I get so many side effects from meds.  Even my claritan bothers me.  I know I have to take it.  My doctor said it is mild.  Anyone else with reactions to meds?

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   Posted 5/21/2009 4:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Quite a few people have had bad reactions to Levaquin.  My neice did and she is young and totally healthy but it made her bed-ridden for about six weeks.  The other med will probably be fine.

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   Posted 5/21/2009 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I think that you should try the other medication, you need to get rid of the infection. I hope that you don't have bad side effects from this one.

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   Posted 5/21/2009 4:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Anne. I have had fibro for a long time and it has only been this last year that I started having hyper-reactions to meds, however I have never had a reaction to an antibiotic so I cannot comment on that. I have had reactions to just about everything else, including feeling the Claritin also. Even meds that I have taken in the past cause me reactions that I never had before. My doc says it is just part of FM? Good luck with your infection. I hope this med works well for you.

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   Posted 5/21/2009 4:47 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi...I have a hypersenstivity to so many meds...the only anti biotic I can take is one of the myicin's.(sp)  My son had a horrible reaction to Levaquin's used for the plague and anthrax infections so it must be pretty powerful.  I thnk that we have gotton so immune to anti biotics that it takes like a fifth tier strength to even touch a sore throat now.  They are in our water, food...given to animals then we ingest them, plus there are still doctors that give them out for viruses that don't even respond to anti biotics, just so you have walked out the door with 'something'.

I took one quarter of a Dramamine tablet when flying and they had to take me off the plane in a wheel chair.  So yes...I am super duper sensitive and it takes me forever to 'try' something.  I swear, when the doc gave me valium for restless Leg, I licked the tablet the first night..that's the best I could do!



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   Posted 5/22/2009 12:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I think the older we get the more medication complications we get. I'm getting more and more seems like every time I turn around. The lastest one is Prednisone. That blew up my blood sugar so high I had to take two Metformin for the three days I was on it.
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