MediTest
27 Apr 2018
Author
lee mcghee
Title

LEVAQUIN

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Ive decided to try Levaquin but dont know if I can stack it on my current protocol (wheldons) or do I have to go off a couple antibiotics. any ideas

Comments

Lee              

Not sure why you wanted to add that.  I would probably not have, based on what I've read on it.  It's not an abx to trifle with and one of the more dangerous ones, for a variety of reasons.  So, unless you're monitoring everying closely with your doctor, I probably would not be using Levaquin.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levofloxacin

best, JohnRRMS/EDSS was 4.5, 5, 6, 6.5, 6.9999, 6.5 on Wheldon/Stratton Protocol beginning 04/12/2006nac 4x600 mg/daydoxycycline 2x100mg/dayazithromycin 3x250mg/day MWFmetronidazole 3x400mg/day then 3x500mg/day

John, whoever wrote that article for Wikipedia hated quinolones with all his/her heart.

Dr Burrascano uses 1 to 3-month-courses of Levaquin for his patients with BLO (Bartonella-like organism), sometimes much longer. Some people from the Lymenet used I.V. Levaquin for 6 months with wonderful results and no ill effects. Dr Burrascano does not recommend the use of Levaquin with macrolides, supposedly does not work as well. He goes with tetracyclines to prevent bacterial resistance. I did 5 weeks of Levaquin before I officially stopped the ABX therapy.

I say officially, because I was forced to use the antibiotics four times since last November due to some upper respiratory infections.

http://www.cpnhelp.org/great_tableau_coinfection

Cured of multiple sclerosis, stopped the Wheldon's protocol in Nov,2008. Use only LDN.

Re Levoquin -- I don't think the Wiki article had anything to do with the FDA issuing a black box warning on fluoroquinolone drugs, Image removed.(which include Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox, Noroxin and Floxin.)  And, I know that many people have used it with  no problem..... but I personally was one who suffered knee issues  and my niece tore a tendon in her foot which required surgery.  My doctor wasn't aware of the black box warning (and most don't have time to read and keep up on the information!!)

"Cox said the FDA would not require companies to send letters to doctors alerting them about the connection between tendon problems and the antibiotics. "  ????

 

Just one of many articles...

http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/07/08/antibiotics.risk/index.html

 

JeanneRoz

JeanneRoz ~ DX'd w/ CPN 4/2007; 6/07 -"officially" dx'd w/CFIDS/FM; also: HHV6, EBV, IBS-C, 100 Doxy:BID; 500 mg Biaxin BID; Tindamax Pulses, B12 shots, ERFA Dessicated Thyroid,Cortef, Iodoral 25 mg, Vit D-6,000 uni

Life                      

Well, I don't know.  There is a comprehensive reference list on the topic.

best, JohnRRMS/EDSS was 4.5, 5, 6, 6.5, 6.9999, 6.5 on Wheldon/Stratton Protocol beginning 04/12/2006nac 4x600 mg/daydoxycycline 2x100mg/dayazithromycin 3x250mg/day MWFmetronidazole 3x400mg/day then 3x500mg/day

I know a lot of people are going to grill me on starting Levaquin and I dont blam them becuase its a no no antibiotic with a lot of bad side effects that can cause permanent damage sometimes from what I read and hear. Its a risk but I have to try. I was motivated from that Levaquin + doxy blog to give it a try So what I did was take away the zithromax and add the levaquin in its place. So now im on Levaquin, doxy, (flagyl and INH, 8 days in the pulse). 3 days into this and I feel ok. I havent been off zithromax since I started the protocol a year and a 1/2 ago. So its a shocker. Last night the tendon in my arm had a couple short pains in it and I felt some short temperature changes in certain spots of my body This was right after my doxy and flaygyl pulse and its new. but so far so good. Ill give this levaquin 2-3 months but any suggestions are greatly appreciated
God Bless everyone and may God heal all of you.

Fibro, CFS,  Myco, CPN, Stratton protocol, Zithro 500mg M/W/F/S, Doxy 100mg 2x day, NAC 1200mg 2x day, Flagyl and INH 2 week pulses 400 mg 3x day, Rifampin, 300mg 2x day,  Still cant shake it but improving.

Ive decided to stay with the zithromax. I dont think its wise to to stop a year and a half treatment thats been working for me. Besides I tried levaquin from my shity doctor the first month I was sick for a whole month and it did nothing for me.Also once the zithromax wore off yesterday I felt like I got hit by a frieght train. You guys are right the biggest problems is people swaying from the protocol. This is it all or nothing for me. Im in it for for the full 5 years. Im glad I only bought a months worth.

Fibro, CFS,  Myco, CPN, Stratton protocol, Zithro 500mg M/W/F/S, Doxy 100mg 2x day, NAC 1200mg 2x day, Flagyl and INH 2 week pulses 400 mg 3x day, Rifampin, 300mg 2x day,  Still cant shake it but improving.

Also remember than nothing is black and white. The truth usually lays somewhere in the middle of all opinions.

Levaquin can cause tendon issues but some have hypothised its  thought to be a problem with magnesium caused by some of the chronic conditions in which its used to treat. Apparently the hypothised answer is to supplement with magnesium.

As far as swaying from the protocol, this is somewhat true but, it cant be a 100 % fact that everyone here only has c pneumoniae and nothing else so keep that in mind as well. Some may have other infections that need a tailored approach. So in some cases swaying from the protocol is a huge mistake but in some cases it is necessary. Its really an individual thing.

Some who have been cured may have also taken levaquin at some point or needed to modify the protocol to attend to other possible infections.

My opinion is that as long as you arent getting worse, I'd just keep doing what your doing.

For the record, i took levaquin before, it gave me bad die off and i couldnt stay on it. My tendons were ok. I will probably take it at some point if anything Im doing now stops working but hopefully that wont happen.

Beat of luck to you, and hopefully what ever you shoose to do will be the best option

 

     &nbs

Katman is on a super protocol.  Im going to get some Rifampin and amoxicllin.

Fibro, CFS,  Myco, CPN, Stratton protocol, Zithro 500mg M/W/F/S, Doxy 100mg 2x day, NAC 1200mg 2x day, Flagyl and INH 2 week pulses 400 mg 3x day, Rifampin, 300mg 2x day,  Still cant shake it but improving.