Any experiences w/ Levaquin?

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tjf
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   Posted 11/27/2007 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey guys. Sorry for all my OT questions lately....anyone taken Levaquin? I am still sick w/ a sinus infection. I did a 3 day z-pack and I feel worse today than I did last week. I am starting to think this could be viral. My primary was out today but I spoke to another doctor who wants me to do a week of the Levquin. I have that whole dizzy thing where my head is so congested I feel like it is going to pop!
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expecting226
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   Posted 11/27/2007 11:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I took Levaquin one time for a urinary tract infection. It was quite a few years ago... 1999 or 2000. I wasn't diagnosed with UC at the time, so I can't speak to any issues there. It did clear up my infection, though.
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starrnr
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   Posted 11/27/2007 2:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Tabitha, may I suggest that you contact Ides and talk to her about this type of medicine. There are specific side effects that you may need to be on the look out for. I remember she had a rather lengthy post about it this summer on the Crohn's board as did I since we both had somewhat harsh reactions to what we were taking (I wasn't on Levaquin, but another fluoroquinolone). Hope you feel better soon, I hate sinus infections.

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tjf
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   Posted 11/27/2007 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I couldn't find the post but now you have me worried!
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NuffinButtTrouble
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   Posted 11/27/2007 2:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I took Levaquin on two separate occasions and it scared me to death because I read on the web what the possible side effects were. You should definately do some reasearch before taking it, I took it for a prostrate infection and it did clear it up but it's not something I that want to take again. If you do take this drug, be sure to take lots of probiotics because it "will" wipe out your good bacteria as well as the bad bacteria in your digestive system.

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starrnr
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   Posted 11/27/2007 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Took awhile, but I found the thread.

My apologies, I wasn't trying to worry you, more to give you a heads up really. Some of the side effects are immediate, some sneak up on you and cause more problems. These are pretty serious drugs (and Cipro is part of this family) and I just wanted you to be aware.

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&m=854615

(sorry, I can't make it a workable link - feel free to do so).

~S.
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RA, AS, intolerance/sensitivity to gluten, wheat and dairy.

Remicade every 6 weeks, Methotrexate weekly, Folic Acid daily


tjf
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   Posted 11/27/2007 3:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for finding it. I looked forever and gave up. Only going on it 7 days but I will definitely be on the lookout. Just stocked up on some yogurt too so I can supplement the probiotics.
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