I wasn't feeling well -- I was tired and achy and feeling really lousy. I had all the symptoms of a cold or an allergy. I went to my primary care doctor and he prescribed generic Allegra.
I told him I thought I may also have a urinary tract infection. He did not order a urine test to see if I actually had an infection, he simply asked me, "What antibiotic would you like to take." I'm still angry with myself for not saying anything -- I said Cipro is the antibiotic most used for this problem. So he gave me the prescription for Cipro and I took it.
A few days later I was much sicker. I was coughing up brownish phlegm. My chest hurt, I was wheezing and had a slight fever. I went to my new primary care doctor and she ordered a chest x-ray and prescribed Albuterol INH-P (I used the inhaler twice a day for two days and stopped. I was breathing easier) and Levaquin. So I took Cipro twice a day for three days and Levaquin once a day for five days.
My body does not like Levaquin. I became painfully constipated. I couldn't eat or sleep. A friend recommended that I try prune juice and an apple, which ended the constipation and created the diarrhea.
I now have a rash on both arms from wrist to shoulder, pain that radiates from my arms to my jaw line on the left side of my body. Now I no longer get the normal urge to evacuate -- I get a searing pain in my neck, lightheadedness, and a feeling I have trouble explaining -- it's a feeling of terror, as if something was very wrong and it's too weird.
A bowel movement relieves the pain temporarily until the next time-- and I seem to be constipated (and painfully gassy) in between.
My new primary care doctor sent me a little note in the mail to tell me there was a problem with the chest x-ray. When I called the office the nurse told me the x-ray came back "abnormal" and the doctor wanted me to get a CAT scan. I'm still awaiting the results.
From what I have read online it seems I have had some kind of reaction to Levaquin. Has anyone else out there experienced the same thing? How do you cope and what's the solution? Please tell me there is a cure?
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