Rose Terry before Levaquin
Telling my story is very painful. I’ve cried a swimming pool full of tears and I feel so old now disabled at only 59! It’s been 7 long painful years that Levaquin has taken from me!It was March 20, 2007 when I was handed a package of 10 antibiotic pills called Levaquin which I faithfully took for a bronchial condition and possible pneumonia. No tests were taken and I trusted the Doctor as I had always trusted Doctors. But I didn’t get better and …actually felt worse; extremely tired, couldn’t sleep, very dizzy, sore feet, joints & muscles, just all over miserable and frustrated with Doctors as this was the second round of antibiotics, the first being a common one such as Amoxicillin.I was fed up with regular Doctors by this time so decided to go the route of an alternative Dr of Naturapath – but had to wait a while to get an apt… meanwhile the pneumonia got better, but the rest of me didn’t! I still hurt all over! Sleep disturbances like I never had before. And my darn feet hurt!
Wentzville, Missouri (right outside of St. Louis)
The pain, Charlie horses, muscles popping, deep muscle spasms, swollen lymph nodes, headaches, severe gastroenteritis, IBS, sores on my mouth, swollen tongue, insomnia, heart palpations, sore throats, confusion, memory loss, dyslexia, visions problems, hallucinations, thoughts of suicide and murder, vivid haunting dreams, extreme fatigue, my immune system shot. I remember when this all started. It started January 2005 I began to feel sick. My doctor insisted that whatever was wrong was viral. Finally the doctor did blood work and I had a bacterial infection. I remember it so well because it was around my 45th birthday and I was so sick.
March 15, 2005 this was the day I was given Levaquin. Continue reading