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It is difficult to explain but i have had increasing

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It is difficult to explain but i have had increasing weakness in my abdomen, lower spine, hips, and legs with minimal walking or standing. I often have a 'flushing' warm sensation run through my abdomen and my legs. i am concerned this may be due to an abdominal aneurysm since i was given Levaquin 2 months ago and became toxic on it. An additional reason for concern is that I was and am taking Actemera IV for my rheumatoid arthritis...the combo of the two increase likelihood of an aortic aneurysm.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.


These are not symptoms of an anuerysm, which has no symptoms until it breaks and puts you in the hospital.

These symptoms sound like a muscle disease, polymyositis for example, or other problem, say with the spine.

An ultrasound of the abdomen can easily rule out aneurysm.

I suggest you go to your internist or rheumatologist immediately with these symptoms.

Actemra can also have these symptoms as side effects.

Talk to your doctors about this.

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