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Average Rating: 1.7 (1952 Ratings)

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 2  sinus infection terrible yeast infection F 20 10 days
2/12/2005

 2  UTI Severe insomnia. I slept only two hours the first night, and four hours last night. Oddly enough, the pain in my bladder has not gone away after two doses. I only have one dose left. If I can stand the sleeplessness one more night, I hope it works F 33
2/10/2005

 2  UTI severe sleeplessness, strange chills during the night alternating with hot flashes, dry mouth and throat F 33 3 days
2/10/2005

 2  sinus infection i felt very dizzy about 1 hour after taking a 500mg dose of this medicine. i had sleeplessness during the night and was even awoken one night because I felt like I was choking in my sleep (not able to swallow, mouth felt numb. Heartbeat was irregular. My infection is a little better, but not really. With side effects like these, it should clear up an infection immediately but I am not feeling 100% better For a sinus infection, I would not take this. There are better medicine out there that work faster and have no side effects. Z-PAK IS BETTER F 26 3 days
1/5/2005

 2  sinus infection I took it twice (500 mg/day)and on the second day developed intense pain in my back and neck that radiated down into my arm. It did help with the sinus infection but I am in a good deal of pain. M 34 2 days
1/4/2005

 2  Sinus Infection 12th day dizziness, bad calf cramps w/ no reason. Odd panicky feeling. Helped Sinus issue, but other symptoms are disturbing. M 49 12 days
1/4/2005

 2  for sinus infection lightheadedness, heart pounding, nervousness, loss of concemtration This was not worth getting rid of my sinus infection, I have been off of it for two days and the last 6 days has been increasingly worse. My heart won't stop pounding (not fast, just hard), I can't concentrate, I feel a constant nervousness/heaviness in my chest. M 29 19 days
12/8/2004
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 2  sinus infection very confused thinking when falling asleep the first night; some queasiness the first couple days; very sore hip joint starting on Day #3 and continuing even now that I am done with the medicine. I took 750 mg. for two days, & 500 mg. for 5 days. Called dr. after 4 doses because of hip joint pain. He said he didn't feel it was related to the drug and to finish the course of medicine. Three days after the final dose, my hip hurts as much as ever, if not more so. I'm also experiencing some soreness in my jawbone. Although it worked great on getting rid of the sinus infection, I would not take this drug again. I would insist on Zithromax or something from another class of drugs. I am hopeful the joint pain will go away soon, but have no guarantee that it will which is scary. F 50 7 days
11/27/2004

 2  kidney infection-resistant e coli The first time I took Levaquin, it worked well and I had no side effects. The second time, however, joint pain and muscle weakness started on about the tenth day. I took it for a total of 14 days. I have been off of it for six days now, but the pain comes and goes. I have also had edema in my ankles and cramping and weakness in the front of my thighs. The left side is much worse than the right. I took this drug for a resistant e coli infection. If there is anything else that will work, I would not take it again. I think I would take a drug that I am allergic to, and get treated for the allergy than take Levaquin or any other fluoroquinolone again. I do not think it should be removed from the market, since it works where many other antibiotics fail, but I do think it should be prescribed with great caution and only as a last resort. F 59 14 days
11/21/2004
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 2  cellulitis drug induced lupus,serious,painful feminine itching episodes,intense joint pain while taking medication F 46 8 days
11/21/2004

 2  UTI extreme fatigue while on the drug. three weeks after taking the drug i am experiencing severe pain in my wrists and ankles and have gained 12 pounds, although my diet is the same as it always has been. i will not take this again. i'm allergic to sulfa drugs, so i think that is why levaquin was prescribed. but now that i'm not taking it i'm gaining weight for no reason and i am in pain. this is terrible. F 38 3 days
9/27/2004

 2  Infection Tightness in chest, rapid heart rate, sleeplessness & achy joints. Called my doctor and ordered me to stop taking medication immediately. Per the pharmacist I was having an allergic reaction to this medication. F 37 3 days
8/12/2004

 2  Possible ear infection Swollen and achey joints. F 53 4 days
8/11/2004

 2  severe laceration dizziness and nausea. vomited once. taking with food did not help much. felt very out of it. very expensive. F 32 7 days
3/3/2004

 2  ear infection diarrhea F 24 2 weeks
7/25/2003

 3  Severe Bronchitis/RLL Pneumonia After taking Levaquin for 7 days, I experienced bilateral hip pain that awoke me several times during the night. Hip pain continued over the next few days and intensified-would rate it -7/10 on numeric pain scale. Minor side effect began after taking Levaquin for 5 days. I noticed my tongue began to burn and feel extra sensitive. Within 24 hours I noticed a whitish coating on the soft palate and tongue. One of the side effect of Levaquin is thrush! I took acidophilus tablets and ate lots of yogurt to help clear this up! It took almost two weeks for the sx to subside. I am 50 years old, a runner (15-20 mi/week) and workout consistently using P90X3. The unexplained bilateral hip pain concerned me greatly so I did some research on Levaquin. I was unaware of the warnings/risks I taking Levaquin nor were they explained to me by the MD. I took extra strength Tylenol for the pain which helped and the severity of pain decreased over the next 4 days. I decided to stop running and concentrate on gentle hamstring strengthening/stretching. After 2 weeks, I began running again but continue to have tight hamstrings and occasional bilateral hip pain. I have NEVER had any of these sx before and attribute the adverse effects of Levaquin for my unexplained bilateral hip pain and tight hamstrings. Note all side effects/adverse effects/Black Box warnings prior to taking any medication. F 50 10 days
500mg 1X D
7/30/2014

 3  Diverticulitis Joint pain and fatigue. I do have some minor arthritis in my right knee, however, the pain I am feeling currently is more than should be for the issues with my knee. Have been to the point that I can barely walk and bear weight on that knee. Pain is now mildly in left knee and is running up my thigh and down my calf on the right one. Insurance will not pay for an MRI on the knee to see if there are other issues (tear, etc). Will be calling an orthopedic to set up an appointment for evaluation, and also going for a physical therapy evaluation this week. I know I have joint issues, and maybe this is just all coincidence, but highly doubt it. Just want the pain to go away so that I can get back to a normal previously active life that I had. It has now been 4 days since my last dose of Levaquin and the pain is SLIGHTLY reduced, but still not good. Even taking Vicodin did not alleviate any of the pain, nor did a prednisone pack. On to some further evaluations to s 6 days IV Levaquin in the hospital for Diverticulitis......did have a tear in the colon. Sent home with 7 more days along with Flagyl. Another CT scan and 7 more days of Levaquin. AND a 4th CT scan and another 10 days of Levaquin. The inflammation in my colon had shifted from the left side to the right. Left was cleared/tear healed. F 58 30 days
500 mg 1X D
7/29/2014

 3  Cellulitis Although it cleared the infection, I had a headache, earache and extreme swelling all over my body. I was so uncomfortable, I had to stop taking the med. More than 24 hours after stopping, the swelling is lessening but still there. F 54 8 days
500 1X D
4/17/2014
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 3  Sinus 2nd dose whole body felt itchy, no rash my tongue became a bit swollen 3rd dose hot flashes (not menopausing) Severe Insomnia during treatment Felt Foggy a bit dizzy for the first few days Constipation Painful joints 1 week after treatment ended have pain in my bones pelvis area and down side of one leg not sure if related. Appetite was not affected actually felt hungrier Pain in my legs is starting to worry me it gets worse when I sit for long periods of time gets better when I walk Worked well on the SInus which I had for over 3 months but I still have cough in the morning only with phelgm Wouldnt of mind taking this and feeling crappy if all my issues had been taken care of. F 48 14 days
500 1X O
12/28/2013
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 3  Sinus infection, ear infection I stopped taking Levaquin after two dosages because of Hallucinations during the night time while in an in-between awake/asleep phase. Very scary. Taking Levaquin was the only variable in my routine. It was helping my sinus infection and ear infection, but I will not take a medication with such severe and scary side effects. M 40 2 days
500 1X D
6/18/2013

 3  sinus & ear infection started after about a week having leg, knee, calf and ankle pain. hard to walk, really hard to get up or down. it made me feel better when nothing else did, but the side effects are scaring me. M 62 14 days
500 1X D
3/8/2013
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 3  Sinus Infection You know what, I've been on this drug for 9 days, tomorrow making it 10 and I've noticed my Achilles heel was sore. Yesterday and today my ankle seems sort of swollen or if I didn't know any better I'd think it was spranged! Now I'm getting cramping in my left calf that's really pissing me off! I don't think I'm going to take this tomorrow and plus it's barely cleared the infection, like I still feel mucous swimming around in my face. This drug really should have been recalled, seriously why would any doctor put ppl on this?? F 31 10 days
500
1/3/2013
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 3  pneumonia SEVERE AND I MEAN SEVERE FOOT PAIN. THE PAIN IS SO BAD THAT 4 DAYS AFTER STOPPING THE MEDICATION MY MOTHER CANNOT WALK OR GET OUT OF BED. I AM SO SCARED THAT THIS IS GOING TO DO HER IN!!!! SHE WAS WALKING FINE PRIOR TO 7 DAYS ON LEVAQUIN! IF ANYONE KNOWS HOW TO STOP THE FOOT PAIN IN MY MOTHER'S ARCH AND JOINTS IN THE BALLS OF HER FEET PLEASE HELP US. SHE CANNOT WALK AND IS SO DEPRESSED. IT HURTS SO MUCH. SHE IS VERY TOUGH SO IF SHE SAYS IT HURTS, IT REALLY HURTS. SHE BEAT BREAST CANCER, CHEMO, SURGERIES, LOST ALL OF HER HAIR BUT NOT THIS! PLEASE TELL ME WHAT TO TELL HER DOCTOR TO HELP HER FEET HEAL!! F 76 7 days
500 1X D
10/13/2012
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 3  Pneumonia Insanely terrible headaches that I never had until I started taking this drug. M 46 7 days
500
5/23/2012
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 3  Sinusitis I took only two doses and I started to have jaw pain,chest pain and shoulder pain,I stopped the medication. F 48 2 days
500mg
3/18/2012

 3  Pneumonia Insonomia, weakness and fatigue, vaginal dryness and itching, pulled/sore muscle, constipation. This drug is not as bad as it is made out to be, however, the side effects can be very severe. It began to dry up my cough and phlem within 2 doses. F 28 7 days
500 1X D
1/24/2012
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 3  Chronic sinus infection I already have leg and foot cramps due to the steroids I am on...but have been unable to sleep and sharp burning pain in my lower abdomen that wakes me from my sleep... does anyone under or around the age of 43 have any of these symptoms after taking this medication. I am afraid to take the rest of this.... F 43 14 days
750 1X D
12/31/2011
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 3  Diverticulitis Developed muscle twitches in my arm about 1 week after finishing the medication. Not sure it is related, but has been on-going for over 3 weeks. In the past, I have taken Cipro. This was the first time using oral Levaquin. I'm quite sure I had IV Levaquin 5 years ago when I was hospitalized with diverticulitis. No side effects at that time. In the past, I have taken Cipro and Metronidozole several times. I have also experienced dizziness during or after flare up of diverticulitis. Doctors deny any of these side effects being from the medications. M 48 10 days
1X D
12/23/2011
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 3  Septic Arthritis & Osteomyelitis I developed a ruptured quad tendon that my physicians said was a side effect. F 37 6 weeks
12/16/2011
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1X D
10/14/2011
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 3  pneumonia Stomach pain as soon as I took it Headache as soon as I took it and lasted beyond stopping Now I have knee pain when I bend knees that is getting worse It cleared up some of my coughing, but i'm back to coughing again. I got some energy back but am not full speed...still fatigued F 58 10 days
500 mg 1X D
8/15/2011
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 3  VRSA None that I am aware of Also on Flagyl and IV Vancomycin 39 10 days
750 mg 1X D
8/7/2011
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 3  Sinus infection I experienced muscle pain, tendons and ligaments. Just went for a run on my 10th day of taking this medicine and I had to walk back the last mile. Cramped legs. I had other side effects, didn't think anything about it until I read other comments. It appears this drug enhances any other pain you may be experiencing - I have sciatica, the pain has been a bit more present than usual. I think the medicine got rid of my sinus infection - not with out a bit of pain... I hope this helps someone else. Overall experience - OK M 49 10 days
500 1X D
3/17/2011

 3  Sinus Infection I am currently on day 1 of taking Levaquin and have also been prescribed Prendisone 10mg. I am an active runner and am nervous to continue taking this drug because of what I am reading. I took the same combination of drugs earlier this year and did not have any side effects. However, I am experiencing back pain right now. I have tried other antibiotics and they have not cleared up my sinus infection. Does anyone know information on Z-pack? F 31 10 days
750 mg 1X D
12/28/2010
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 3  Sinus, bronchial infection Felt better within 5 hours, but having difficulty sleeping so now feeling bad again. Intense gas pains (took gas pills which helped immediately). After reading all the reviews I will stop taking the pills because see that those with nerve problems shouldn't be using this medication. I have early onset of fibromyalgia so probably shouldn't have been perscribed these meds. F 41 2 days
750 1X D
12/19/2010

 3  pnuemonia Right elbow sore, right middle finger sore I took this drug first for 10 days and felt fine. I started getting sick again so the doctor put me back on for 8 days. On the second day, my elbow started hurting. F 42 8 days
250 1X D
10/29/2010

 3  UTI with kidney complications Severe insomnia the first night and subsequent nights (it is now 2:45 am). Major headache and lower back pain. Will be discussing with physician tomorrow about discontinuing. It seems like the uti is a little better and no pain in the kidneys. F 39 2 days
500mg 1X D
10/27/2010

 3  Cronic Sinus Infection I was given this med after several rounds of other antibiotics did not clear up a cronic sinus infection. First couple of days I didn't have any side effect other than a mild back pain that I thought was just me. Then back and hips started hurting worse. Foggy mind overall feeling tired and weak. Now I have taken it for 16 days and I'm not going to finish it. I am hurting all over even my biceps hurt, hips, back and handstrings are the worst. Can't stand up straight, hard to get up and down. Feel really tired. My sister told me this was serious stuff. She said she and my Father were allergic to it and I should not take it. But they had a rash immediately and I did not. Still no rash. I usually am not allergic to any medications so I went ahead and tried it. I also wont be finishing it because my pain is getting worse and more more of my body is effected now. Cost me $40 co-pay it was expensive stuff. F 56 21 days
500 1X D
10/24/2010
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 3  Chronic Sinusitis I was on it for 10 days for a sinus infection and I had very bad stomach pain, insomnia so bad that I barely got an hour of sleep all night. I had vivid dreams that would wake me up. Also a few days after ending this medication I had neck/shoulder pain so bad I had to see a chiropractor. I have had pain in those areas before but never so badly. I had to use biofreeze with constant ibuprofen for 2 weeks and symptoms have still not full subsided. I also experienced intense chest pain, hot flashes for no reason, mood swings that are awful. I already have anxiety/depression issues and this only made my emotions more unstable. Sometimes I would experience symptoms related to RLS when I tried to go to bed with tingly pins and needles feelings. I was first prescribed this medication at 17 because of my chronic sinus infections. After being on other antibiotics such as Amoxicillin, Sulfa medications, Cipro, pretty much everything else but the doctors decided to prescribe me this because it was the only thing that killed the infections. I was told that it had serious side effects and shouldnt be taken often. I have HAD to take this medication probably about 10 times since that age and I am now 20. I have never experienced any adverse side effects until this current dose. I know this medication is usually prescribed for older patients, which scares me because I am only 20 and have to take this medication.It has just been terrible and even though the 10 day dose did not fully kill the infection I know it does work well. I had to get another prescription for 14 days to try and kill the infection again but I gave up on it after reading all of the bad patient side effects on here and I need to find something else to help me. I would not recommend this medication to anyone who does not HAVE to take it. It should be a last resort. F 20 10 days
500 1X D
10/21/2010

 3  Upper Respitaory Infection pain in my lower back and legs, dizziness, dry mouth, itchy skin and blister Called the doctor after day 5 to describe my symptoms and he said to stop the medicine...so I did. Hopefully the symtoms will stop too. F 53 10 days
500mg 1X D
10/20/2010

 3  Throat Infection End of August 2010: I was perscribed Levaquin (1 per day for 10 days) because of a strange bacterial infection in my throat. I had been misdiagnosed by the first doctor I visited, who gave me amoxicillin for strep throat. First off, Levaquin destroyed the bacteria and after the first day my throat was back to normal. I did feel short of breath and had some random nerve pains throughout the ten days. On only one day I had pain in my heel but that went away. By the end of the 9th day taking Levaquin I was tired of it but the doctor told me to finish the perscription through the 10th day. On the 10th day I started to get diarrhea, cold chills and stomach/intestinal cramps. It is now mid-October and I still have these symtoms. I have been avoiding going back to the doctor again by eating Activia yogurt and taking Align Probiotic, both of which help but obviously aren't fixing the problem. I am going to the doctor this week to make sure Levaquin hasn't given me some form of colitis Levaquin did what it was supposed to do but also gave me side effects that have lasted almost 2 months since taking it. Levaquin is a VERY powerful antibiotic, you can feel it in you moments after taking it. Many people experience strange and uncomfortable side effects that aren't considered by doctors to be unusual. Personally, I will not take Levaquin again if there is another option. From all the stories I've read of people taking Levaquin, I'm not so sure this drug should be available or FDA approved. IF YOUR DOCTOR TELLS YOU TO TAKE LEVAQUIN, ASK FIRST IF THERE IS ANOTHER OPTION. M 26 10 days
500 MG 1X D
10/16/2010

 3  sinus infection Hallucinations, cold sweats,mood swings,vivd nightmares of me trying to kill myself This antibotic should be used with caution. I stopped taking it on day 8. Usually I'm a happy level headed person but after day 2 I was starting to be very irritable and was crying uncontrolably. I was having cold sweats and horrible dreams. I don't know if the vertigo is related or the hearing issues that have developed. Overall the antibotic cured my sinus infection but it made me lose my mind in the process. F 26 10 days
750 1X D
9/2/2010
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 3  sinus infection 2 days after taking this medicine, my neck on the left side started to hurt and then the muscles in my shoulder,everything was inflamed and killing me. I thought at first it was because i had slept on it the wrong way and after 3 days of heat,ben gay and 800 mg of Ibuprofen I am still hurting. has anyone else experienced this type of reaction. F 53 10 days
750 1X D
8/16/2010
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 3  Chronic sinus infection I have felt more tired, not quite up to par. Developed flu-like symptoms and arthritis pain. I want to say I have been hungry all the time too. I got Levaquin for a chronic sinus infection, the doctor says I have had it for at least 10 years. Who knew? I just finished a 10-day round and I can't say I feel different in my sinuses - didn't feel them to begin with. During the 10 days I have felt really tired and my head has been pounding. No headaches, though. The worst side effect is terrible arthritis (?) pain in my feet, my upper arms, my hands and fingers, and my hips/upper thigh area. It's pretty bad. I seem to be retaining water as well, even though I take a "water pill" every morning. I'm glad this is over. I don't think I want to take this medication again, but I say that with every antibiotic they give me. :o/ F 56 10 days
750 MG 1X D
6/13/2010

 3  Sinus infection Hip joint aches when sleeping, lower back pain, mental fog. Seems to be helping the symptoms of the sinus infection - facial pain deep in the upper and lower jaw is mostly gone. Phantom deep root "toothaches" are mostly gone. Interfering with my ability to concentrate on computer work but walking outside in the day is actually pleasant again. Can't wait to have the nasal polyps removed, sinuses drained and get back to normal. M 49 8 days
500MG 1X D
6/13/2010
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 3  pneumonia and pluresy still exhausted- I do not know if this is a drug side-effect or ineffectiveness- since I am also on large doses of pregnisone (40-40-30-30-20-20-10)I would have expected to feel better by now- still hoping this will do it F 59 7 days
500 mg 1X D
6/4/2010
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 3  Flu/Sinus ON DAY 1, I TOOK THE DRUG ABOUT 2PM IN THE AFTERNOON. BY 5:30PM I NOTICED MY LEGS SEEMED TO BE SWOLLEN. I REACHED FOR A BOOK ACROSS MY BED AND AS I DID I FELT LIKE MY LT LEG HAD POPPED OUT OF PLACE. THIS WAS REALLY STRANGE BECAUSE I HAVE A BAD RIGHT HIP. BY NIGHT FALL I WAS BLOWING AND COUGHING UP MESS AND COULD NOT STOP FOR HOURS ON INTO THE NIGHT. MY COLD WAS ALREADY IN IT'S THIRD WEEK. SO I THOUGHT, GOOD THE DRUG IS GETTING THE REST OF THE MESS OUT FAST. I NOTICED DURING THE NIGHT MY STOMACH HURT,BY THE WAY THIS STUFF DRYS YOU OUT FAST, SO I BEGAN TO WONDER IF THIS DRUG WAS CAUSEING ME TO DEVELOP A FEMALE INFECTION? I TEND TO GET THEM WHEN TAKING ANTIBIOTICS. WHEN I WENT TO THE BATHROOM DURING THE NIGHT YOU COULD TELL SOMETHING WAS IN MY SYSTEM, MY URINE WAS VERY YELLOW IN COLOR, AND I DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. SO I JUST SAID GOOD, THE DRUG IS WORKING. TODAY, I TOOK THE PILL AT 11:30AM, I FEEL ASLEEP AND WHILE SLEEPING I HAD THOSE CRAMPS AGAIN. AND I KEPT FEELING LIKE I WAS FALLING BAC I KNEW SOMETHING WAS WRONG BECAUSE I WORKOUT AND WITH ALL THE WORKOUTS I DO I AM NEVER THIS SORE. IT IS A DEEP MUSCLE SORENESS. PROBABLLY THE SWELLING IS CAUSING SOME OF THE SORENESS ALSO. IF I CONTINUE I WILL UP DATE MY THOUGHTS. ONE LADY SAID SHE PRAYED IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST...HE IS WHO I DEPEND ON TO GET ME THROUGH IN THE FIRST PLACE. F 50 7 days
500 1X D
4/28/2010

 3  Pneumonia Nausea,Dizzyness,feeling of panic Doctor prescrbed this to treat pneumonia,so far not working. Side effects are starting to bother me. M 33 3 days
500 1X D
4/8/2010

 3  Walking Pneumonia I am allergic to several antibiotics and was prescribed Levoquin to treat walking pneumonia. I had difficulty sleeping but attributed this to the cough and congestion. On the 5th night, however, I had a major panic attack over being congested and not being able to breath out of my nose. I was incredibly fearful of not getting enough oxegyn and suffocating. With the help of my husband and some yoga breathing, I was finally able to calm myself down enough to fall asleep around 2 am. But the following day, I felt like I was on the verge of another panic attack and was incredibly weepy. These are not conditions I have ever experienced. This is not like me at all and after reading some of the comments from this sight, I am going to discontinue use of my last few pills. I think my illness is on the mend and this medication seems to be hurting more than helping at this point. F 34 10 days
500mg 1X D
4/5/2010

 3  Sinus / Ear Infection About 5 hours after my first dose I experienced muscle tenderness - felt like I had the flu. The muscle tenderness continues, however lessened. Eighteen hours after the first dose I began to experience tendonitis in my hands, writsts, shoulders, knees and elbows - continues today and have not taken medicine for two days. On day three I began to also experience localized chest pain - right upper chest near breast - feels like a torn muscle. I discontinued use of the medication after the third day on the advice of my doctor. It has been two days without the medicine and still experiencing muscle tenderness, tendonitis and localized chest pain. Hope it stops and I get back to normal. I will not take this medication nor any others with similar ingredients ever again. Unfortunately, I am allergic to a majority of the antibiotics so will be difficult to find one that I can take, but will be worth the effort. F 40 3 days
750 1X D
3/16/2010

 3  continued congestion after zpack On day of last dose, I awoke with stiffness and sorness in right knee and both shoulders. Knee is swollen. ?????? F 67 10 days
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3/14/2010

 3  Bronchitis sleeplessness. ominous nightmare that someone was standing over me. thought i was awake, but wasn't. only taken 2 of 7 doses so far. nightmare on 1st night, took 2nd dose earlier in the day, and found i slept a little better (still only slept 3 hours) but am willing to continue if it breaks up the bronchitis that i've had for 3 weeks now. F 40 7 days
750mg 1X D
3/12/2010
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 3  chronic sinus infection Dizzyness, weakness, sleeplessness, leg & muscle pain when arising from chair and walking is difficult, also upper arm pain while at rest. I have been on levaquin almost every month for the past 6 months, usually for 10 days, twice for a 30 day period one of these periods was 750 mg. It did not cure the problem, I now am facing sinus surgery if I can get well beforehand. I hope that the walking problem and weakness will stop once if or if ever I get well. F 73 30 days
500 mg 1X D
3/8/2010

 3  bronchitis and sinus infection This is my first day off LEVAQUIN and i am still experiencing severe green diarrhea that has been going on since the second day of taking this antibiotic. No matter how much water I drink my body still seems to be dehydrated and no matter what kind of foods I eat , i still experience the diarrhea. Also, I have been having very vivid dreams that wake me up at night so sleep has been very limited. Although the side effects were a bit intense on my part LEVAQUIN worked like it was suppose to , I feel great other then the bowel movements and sleeplessness! F 20 5 days
750 1X D
2/24/2010

 3  Prostatitis & lower PSA level Low grade headache, burning eyes, sore muscles, some overall weakness, minor nervousness and tremors, and soreness in right kidney area started on day 14. I had a negative prostate biospy in late Jan 10 after a PSA level of 6.72 in Dec 09. Low grade prostatitis symptoms disappeared in the first three days of using Levaquin and I thought it was a wonder drug; however, the prostatitis symptoms returned on the fourth day and have been significantly worse (uncomfortably so) since then over the last 12 days. I am not sure there is any benefit in taking Levanquin and wonder if it is having any effect on lowering my PSA level. I have 15 more days to complete the treatment and then will go back to my urologist in early Apr 10 for a PSA test. M 53 15 days
250MG 1X D
2/22/2010

 3  Kidney Infection The first day I took this drug it gave me a headache as if someone were driving a nail through my skull and that lasted for over twenty-four hours and I was nauseous beyond the point of no return. After that I just had severe joint and muscle pain and I have an unquenchable thirst. I am a healthy teenager about 5'4 and 124 pounds, I would not recomend this drug to anyone. F 17 5 days
500 MG 1X D
2/18/2010

 3  sinus infection massive migraine after the 2nd day, muscle aches all over my body on day 2, 3 and 4. knocked out my infection cold, but I'm terrified of the side effects having a lasting effect on my tendons as I am a pianist with problems in my tendons/muscles already. The doctor did not warn me of the tendonitis risk. I'm supposed to take it for 7 days, but I'm stopping today after the 4th day because of how much muscle pain i am having. F 26 4 days
500 mg 1X D
2/14/2010
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 3  Severe sinus infection INSOMNIA!!! Can't sleep for more than an hour or two at a time and there is usually 20 or more hours between. Also, tingling in my hands. Both of them. I have carpal tunnel in the right, but the tingling is not the same as I'm accustomed to with CTS. I feel a little foggy, but it's most likely from lack of sleep. I am experiencing a feeling of euphoria which I also attribute to the lack of sleep. No depression or panic attacks as others have reported. Definitely, more joint pain in hands and lower back. Gastric distress, most notably, gas which is quite uncomfortable. Possible yeast infection getting started. I also seem to be clenching my jaw a LOT. I don't think I will take this drug again. I have heart issues and it worries me that my heart rate is faster. I should have had my blood pressure checked to see if it is up. It feels like it. I'm taking acidophilus and eating a yogurt everyday to help with the gas and yeast infection. F 51 4 days
1/18/2010
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 3  sinus extreme insomnia . i am 34 never ever had so much trouble going to bed. its 4 am and i can't fall sleep i had taken levaquin in the past and i ahve been experiencing pain in my knees and joints specially ankle. I am horrified reading the reviews and feel so depressed for allowing to put this medication in me M 34 1 days
12/16/2009

 3  Suspected uti before surgery Was scheduled for a ovarian cyst removal, arrived at hospital for surgery, had a fever of 101.5... blood count to high for surgery so doc sends me home with possible UTI and to take levaquin.. Urine clears up but now i have rectal bleeding! UGH! that whole area 'down there' is itching and slight bleeding, cant sleep,cant sit to long everything is annoying! Also i constantly have to urinate. Not sure if this is what caused it but only drug i have taken and diet hasnt changed. My urine was cloudy and had a strange "not so urine" smell to it but the meds cleared it up but now constantly in the bathroom and it hurts to dispose anything. Hope this helps and wish i knew. Also for six pills once a day $40 bucks???? really and thats with my insurance. F 22 6 days
12/5/2009

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