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I was treated with iv elevation . Within hrs of

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I was treated with iv elevation for colitis. Within hrs of first treatment I felt crushing pains in my legs. Although I told Dr about it it was not thought of as side effect. I've been home 3 weeks now and my entire body hurts like the worst flu ever. It's beginning to effect my gate and the pain is excruciating. My Dr doesn't have any idea how to help me.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It's supposed to say Levaquin not elevation
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Hi there.
Thank you for your question.
I will be helping you out with your queries.
For how long are you having these symptoms?
Have you had any tests for these pains that you are having like CPK, LDH, Aldolase?
Please let me know.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I got out of hospital 3 weeks ago so I've had these worsening pains for over 4 weeks. Yes I've had ask kinds of lab work which all came back normal
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Have you had your vitamin D levels checked?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Don't know exactly which test they've done but theres been a lot to rule out everything. Have apt in morning and ill ask
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Aches and pains like what you are having could very well be due to a low vitamin D level.
Therefore I would recommend that you have your vitamin D levels done.
This is not done routinely and must be ordered specifically.
I do not think that they must have done this test.
Also, I would like that you should have your calcium, magnesium and phosphate levels checked.
If you can request them to give you all the tests that you have had done that would be nice.
That way you can send all these tests to me as well for me to have a look at them.
So in summary:
1. You need vitamin D levels done and if those are low you need to take vitamin D supplements to raise your levels. Vitamin D supplements are available over-the-counter but if your levels are low you would have to take this vitamin at a much higher dose than the supplemental dose.
2. I would also like that you should have your calcium, phosphate and magnesium l
Let me know if you have more questions.
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Kind regards
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
They checked to rule out and now they say I maybe have fiber myalgia but I didn't have it before the colitis and I've read other people's comments about what this drug did to them and I know it was the levaquin that has caused this. I just need to know how to stop the progression. I'm a widow living in the country and right now I can't do anything. I was very active and worked part time. Now I have insomnia,fainting,joint pain, muscle pain,headaches,dizziness,extreme sweating,my skin is sensitive to air blowing on it. I will ask for the test in the morning. Would low vitamin d cause all this?
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Low vitamin D can cause all that.
Plus a low thyroid level can also cause this to happen.
It can also be a side effect of levaquin. But one thing that goes against this is the very fact that your symptoms should have improved by now because you have been off this drug for quite a while. But again it is still possible to be drug related.
Fibromyalgia is a diagnosis of exclusion i.e. it is only diagnosed when all other conditions are ruled out.
Therefore I would not diagnose fibromyalgia now since you have not been investigated properly.
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Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
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Kind regards