Anum P’s Story

Female 1I went for a backache and got misdiagnosed for a UTI! My urine didn’t even show a UTI, only a *slightly elevated* white blood cell count. Anyways, the nurse warned me if I didn’t take the antibiotic, my condition would turn into a serious kidney problem. Trusting this, I took it. I took it for 3 days. First day, ankle starts swelling up, I get knee pain, and feel completely out of it. Second day, same thing. I thought to… See full story

Jane P’s Story

Female 2Little did I know 8 years ago that my life would change so much and permanently at that. The simple trusting action of taking 5 day’s worth of 750 mg. Leviquin as my Doctor suggested it for an infection did it. Day One, I started having symptoms different than anything else that I had felt. I itched all over the place. Day Two, itching plus more itching, followed on Day Three by a drumming sound that went on 24/7 in… See full story

Joseph R’s Story

Male 2My name is Joseph and my life was changed last year in July 2014. I have been a very strong and active person my entire life. I loved to run and workout 5 out of 7 days a week. I enjoyed playing outside with my boys with football, baseball and basketball. I wasn’t feeling well and went into a clinic where I found out I had a UTI. The doctor prescribed me Levaquin as an antibiotic to combat the infection.… See full story

Andrew H’s Story

male_1My name is Andrew Hunter. I’m a 34 year old father of 4. I’ve been a very active, healthy person all my life. I go to the gym 3 times a week. I’m a mechanic by trade. I’m very active with my family and I help anyone when I can. All of this was a true statement up until last month…. After a 2 week course of the fluoroquinolone Levofloxacin, I could barely stand…. I went from bench pressing 350… See full story

Stacy H’s Story

female_1My story of how i was given Levaquin I went to my primary Dr. complaining of Uti. and itching , my dr gave me Levaquin. I was never prescribed any type of this antibiotic before this day in August 2009.  As soon as i took the pill i began to have twitching in my arm to where i could visibly see it jerking in my muscles i also had burning in my sternum area where the esophagus meets the stomach.… See full story

Linda L’s Story

Female 1December 30, 2011 I was told I had a kidney stone and was scheduled to have a procedure done to see if there were any other problems. I was given a handful of Levaquin samples to take for 7 days. I changed doctors and had several tests done during the whole year of 2012 ,while the kidney stone continued to get bigger. December 28,2012 I had a procedure to surgically remove the stone and had a stent for 7 days.… See full story

Kim L’s Story

Female 2I took levaquin 3 times for bladder infection in 2008, 2010, & 2011. I thought I tolerated it well. Then my hair started falling out and I had swollen glands in my neck. In Nov. 2012, my left ear swelled and turned bright red and hot. It was very painful. The ENT doctor put me on levaquin and prednisone. Within 3 weeks, I was in urgent care unable to move my left shoulder. I was diagnosed with bursitis. In March… See full story

Mrs. A’s Story

female_1In November 2011, I was given levofloxacin (generic Levaquin) 750 mg for a common condition — which wound up being a misdiagnosis. I only took five pills before I couldn’t walk without a cane. The excruciating tendon pain in my Achilles tendon, knee tendons (front and back sides of knees), shoulder and even forearm tendons, plus pain in what felt like connective tissue between my heart and left lung, heart arrhythmia, and major joints clicking and popping were frightening to… See full story

Donna V’s Story

Female 1I was given Ciprofloxacin on April 4, 2012 for a UTI at the ER. I started having the feeling of mania and psychosis by the next day yet dismissed it thinking it was caused by starting a taper that week from Clonazepam. By the 7th pill it got so intense I thought I was going mad so I stopped taking it. I reinstated back to original dose of Clonazepam, got on computer and started researching, horrified in reading that taking… See full story

Tami S’s Story

Female 2In Oct, 2014 I was recovering from the flu. It went into my chest and I knew I had pneumonia. I called my PCP and told her. She was on-call and not in her office so she asked if I had taken Levaquin before, I told her I did not know. She said, “that was best for fighting pneumonia” yet never said a word about the (Black Box Warning) She called it into my local pharmacy. 10 pills at 750… See full story