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sidekickj
09-27-2009, 03:33 AM
I have had sinus congestion(severe) for about 2 wks now. My doc just put me on Levaquin 750mgs for 21 days, which I've never been on before. I'm on day 8 and not seeing much change, if any. Has anybody had a good outcome on this drug?
24/F/wCF

sidekickj
09-27-2009, 03:33 AM
I have had sinus congestion(severe) for about 2 wks now. My doc just put me on Levaquin 750mgs for 21 days, which I've never been on before. I'm on day 8 and not seeing much change, if any. Has anybody had a good outcome on this drug?
24/F/wCF

sidekickj
09-27-2009, 03:33 AM
I have had sinus congestion(severe) for about 2 wks now. My doc just put me on Levaquin 750mgs for 21 days, which I've never been on before. I'm on day 8 and not seeing much change, if any. Has anybody had a good outcome on this drug?
24/F/wCF

sidekickj
09-27-2009, 03:33 AM
I have had sinus congestion(severe) for about 2 wks now. My doc just put me on Levaquin 750mgs for 21 days, which I've never been on before. I'm on day 8 and not seeing much change, if any. Has anybody had a good outcome on this drug?
24/F/wCF

sidekickj
09-27-2009, 03:33 AM
I have had sinus congestion(severe) for about 2 wks now. My doc just put me on Levaquin 750mgs for 21 days, which I've never been on before. I'm on day 8 and not seeing much change, if any. Has anybody had a good outcome on this drug?
<br />24/F/wCF

Jana
09-27-2009, 11:07 AM
It's the same class of drug as cipro, although it's a bit more broad spectrum. I used levaquin and cipro for PA for a long time, and they helped until I eventually had to quit taking it due to tendon troubles (a listed but unusual side effect, I think).

If you have taken a lot of cipro, that may be your problem. Otherwise, I would definitely think it should have worked by now if it's going to do the trick.

Hope you're feeling better soon!

Jana
09-27-2009, 11:07 AM
It's the same class of drug as cipro, although it's a bit more broad spectrum. I used levaquin and cipro for PA for a long time, and they helped until I eventually had to quit taking it due to tendon troubles (a listed but unusual side effect, I think).

If you have taken a lot of cipro, that may be your problem. Otherwise, I would definitely think it should have worked by now if it's going to do the trick.

Hope you're feeling better soon!

Jana
09-27-2009, 11:07 AM
It's the same class of drug as cipro, although it's a bit more broad spectrum. I used levaquin and cipro for PA for a long time, and they helped until I eventually had to quit taking it due to tendon troubles (a listed but unusual side effect, I think).

If you have taken a lot of cipro, that may be your problem. Otherwise, I would definitely think it should have worked by now if it's going to do the trick.

Hope you're feeling better soon!

Jana
09-27-2009, 11:07 AM
It's the same class of drug as cipro, although it's a bit more broad spectrum. I used levaquin and cipro for PA for a long time, and they helped until I eventually had to quit taking it due to tendon troubles (a listed but unusual side effect, I think).

If you have taken a lot of cipro, that may be your problem. Otherwise, I would definitely think it should have worked by now if it's going to do the trick.

Hope you're feeling better soon!

Jana
09-27-2009, 11:07 AM
It's the same class of drug as cipro, although it's a bit more broad spectrum. I used levaquin and cipro for PA for a long time, and they helped until I eventually had to quit taking it due to tendon troubles (a listed but unusual side effect, I think).
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<br />If you have taken a lot of cipro, that may be your problem. Otherwise, I would definitely think it should have worked by now if it's going to do the trick.
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<br />Hope you're feeling better soon!

MicheleGazelle
09-27-2009, 01:23 PM
Levaquin was a big turning point for me. But that doesn't mean it's what you need currently.

MicheleGazelle
09-27-2009, 01:23 PM
Levaquin was a big turning point for me. But that doesn't mean it's what you need currently.

MicheleGazelle
09-27-2009, 01:23 PM
Levaquin was a big turning point for me. But that doesn't mean it's what you need currently.

MicheleGazelle
09-27-2009, 01:23 PM
Levaquin was a big turning point for me. But that doesn't mean it's what you need currently.

MicheleGazelle
09-27-2009, 01:23 PM
Levaquin was a big turning point for me. But that doesn't mean it's what you need currently.

AnD
09-27-2009, 02:57 PM
Levaquin gives me insomnia, but works okay. Not as well as Cipro though (go figure <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> ). The best med I've ever taken for a sinus infection that wasn't iv was a nasal neb. I think I had cephtaz in it (whichever one smells like cat pee, lol). My ENT did a culture and it came back pa so this is the route he decided on.I'd do it again in a heart beat, despite the smell <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif" border="0"> . Hope you're feeling better soon. Are you doing nasal rinses? They help a ton <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> .

AnD
09-27-2009, 02:57 PM
Levaquin gives me insomnia, but works okay. Not as well as Cipro though (go figure <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> ). The best med I've ever taken for a sinus infection that wasn't iv was a nasal neb. I think I had cephtaz in it (whichever one smells like cat pee, lol). My ENT did a culture and it came back pa so this is the route he decided on.I'd do it again in a heart beat, despite the smell <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif" border="0"> . Hope you're feeling better soon. Are you doing nasal rinses? They help a ton <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> .

AnD
09-27-2009, 02:57 PM
Levaquin gives me insomnia, but works okay. Not as well as Cipro though (go figure <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> ). The best med I've ever taken for a sinus infection that wasn't iv was a nasal neb. I think I had cephtaz in it (whichever one smells like cat pee, lol). My ENT did a culture and it came back pa so this is the route he decided on.I'd do it again in a heart beat, despite the smell <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif" border="0"> . Hope you're feeling better soon. Are you doing nasal rinses? They help a ton <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> .

AnD
09-27-2009, 02:57 PM
Levaquin gives me insomnia, but works okay. Not as well as Cipro though (go figure <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> ). The best med I've ever taken for a sinus infection that wasn't iv was a nasal neb. I think I had cephtaz in it (whichever one smells like cat pee, lol). My ENT did a culture and it came back pa so this is the route he decided on.I'd do it again in a heart beat, despite the smell <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif" border="0"> . Hope you're feeling better soon. Are you doing nasal rinses? They help a ton <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> .

AnD
09-27-2009, 02:57 PM
Levaquin gives me insomnia, but works okay. Not as well as Cipro though (go figure <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> ). The best med I've ever taken for a sinus infection that wasn't iv was a nasal neb. I think I had cephtaz in it (whichever one smells like cat pee, lol). My ENT did a culture and it came back pa so this is the route he decided on.I'd do it again in a heart beat, despite the smell <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif" border="0"> . Hope you're feeling better soon. Are you doing nasal rinses? They help a ton <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> .

Brad
09-27-2009, 05:21 PM
I use 750mg Levaquin when I have Need a Oral abx, normally I am on it
for only 10 day course at a time. But my doc always gives me a Refill
just in case. You may want to try a Nasal Rinse as well.

With a Sinus infection it takes longer for the drugs to work
due to the lack of blood flow in the sinus area.

Cipro and Levaquin are in the same family of Drugs. Levaquin being
the stronger of the two.
I have read about the sometimes issues with tendon problems
with taking Levaquin. I have taken it for a few years with No problems.
I do how ever feel really achy the First Day I take them.But it goes
away after that first day and it only lasts a few hours.

I see it a a Good Drug that Keeps Me out of the Hospital and Keeps
me from having IV meds.

Brad
09-27-2009, 05:21 PM
I use 750mg Levaquin when I have Need a Oral abx, normally I am on it
for only 10 day course at a time. But my doc always gives me a Refill
just in case. You may want to try a Nasal Rinse as well.

With a Sinus infection it takes longer for the drugs to work
due to the lack of blood flow in the sinus area.

Cipro and Levaquin are in the same family of Drugs. Levaquin being
the stronger of the two.
I have read about the sometimes issues with tendon problems
with taking Levaquin. I have taken it for a few years with No problems.
I do how ever feel really achy the First Day I take them.But it goes
away after that first day and it only lasts a few hours.

I see it a a Good Drug that Keeps Me out of the Hospital and Keeps
me from having IV meds.

Brad
09-27-2009, 05:21 PM
I use 750mg Levaquin when I have Need a Oral abx, normally I am on it
for only 10 day course at a time. But my doc always gives me a Refill
just in case. You may want to try a Nasal Rinse as well.

With a Sinus infection it takes longer for the drugs to work
due to the lack of blood flow in the sinus area.

Cipro and Levaquin are in the same family of Drugs. Levaquin being
the stronger of the two.
I have read about the sometimes issues with tendon problems
with taking Levaquin. I have taken it for a few years with No problems.
I do how ever feel really achy the First Day I take them.But it goes
away after that first day and it only lasts a few hours.

I see it a a Good Drug that Keeps Me out of the Hospital and Keeps
me from having IV meds.

Brad
09-27-2009, 05:21 PM
I use 750mg Levaquin when I have Need a Oral abx, normally I am on it
for only 10 day course at a time. But my doc always gives me a Refill
just in case. You may want to try a Nasal Rinse as well.

With a Sinus infection it takes longer for the drugs to work
due to the lack of blood flow in the sinus area.

Cipro and Levaquin are in the same family of Drugs. Levaquin being
the stronger of the two.
I have read about the sometimes issues with tendon problems
with taking Levaquin. I have taken it for a few years with No problems.
I do how ever feel really achy the First Day I take them.But it goes
away after that first day and it only lasts a few hours.

I see it a a Good Drug that Keeps Me out of the Hospital and Keeps
me from having IV meds.

Brad
09-27-2009, 05:21 PM
I use 750mg Levaquin when I have Need a Oral abx, normally I am on it
<br /> for only 10 day course at a time. But my doc always gives me a Refill
<br /> just in case. You may want to try a Nasal Rinse as well.
<br />
<br /> With a Sinus infection it takes longer for the drugs to work
<br /> due to the lack of blood flow in the sinus area.
<br />
<br /> Cipro and Levaquin are in the same family of Drugs. Levaquin being
<br /> the stronger of the two.
<br /> I have read about the sometimes issues with tendon problems
<br /> with taking Levaquin. I have taken it for a few years with No problems.
<br /> I do how ever feel really achy the First Day I take them.But it goes
<br /> away after that first day and it only lasts a few hours.
<br />
<br /> I see it a a Good Drug that Keeps Me out of the Hospital and Keeps
<br /> me from having IV meds.

saveferris2009
09-27-2009, 05:43 PM
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saveferris2009
09-27-2009, 05:43 PM
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saveferris2009
09-27-2009, 05:43 PM
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09-27-2009, 05:43 PM
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saveferris2009
09-27-2009, 05:43 PM
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Melissa75
09-27-2009, 06:04 PM
Cipro is useful against PA (and Anthrax).
I don't know about Levaquin.
Avelox is not for PA but is sometimes used for TB and MAC. They are all quinolones.

2 cents

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Melissa, 34, bronchiectasis (no CF)

Melissa75
09-27-2009, 06:04 PM
Cipro is useful against PA (and Anthrax).
I don't know about Levaquin.
Avelox is not for PA but is sometimes used for TB and MAC. They are all quinolones.

2 cents

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Melissa, 34, bronchiectasis (no CF)

Melissa75
09-27-2009, 06:04 PM
Cipro is useful against PA (and Anthrax).
I don't know about Levaquin.
Avelox is not for PA but is sometimes used for TB and MAC. They are all quinolones.

2 cents

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Melissa, 34, bronchiectasis (no CF)

Melissa75
09-27-2009, 06:04 PM
Cipro is useful against PA (and Anthrax).
I don't know about Levaquin.
Avelox is not for PA but is sometimes used for TB and MAC. They are all quinolones.

2 cents

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Melissa, 34, bronchiectasis (no CF)

Melissa75
09-27-2009, 06:04 PM
Cipro is useful against PA (and Anthrax).
<br />I don't know about Levaquin.
<br />Avelox is not for PA but is sometimes used for TB and MAC. They are all quinolones.
<br />
<br />2 cents
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<br />Melissa, 34, bronchiectasis (no CF)