Hi everyone, I had a massive adverse reaction to Levaquin, a fluoroquinoline antibiotic, 2 years ago. Literally overnight, my health fell apart. I had raging tendinitis and peripheral neuropathy, both known side effects of the medication, like overnight. I saw a neurologist who told me that FQ drugs are the only antibiotic that can cross the blood brain barrier and that they likely did so, damaging the part of my brain that controls my nervous system. The next 1.5 years would be surreal- new issue after new issue. Mostly short lived but unbelievably strong, out of nowhere and scary. Trigeminal neuralgia, unexplained internal growths (3 on organs- all turned out to be benign but the process was incredibly terrifying as we had to 'wait and see' for three months), early menopause (I was 38), peripheral neuropathy, unexplained internal bleeding (source never found), gallbladder dysfunction and pain, suspected CSF leaks from the spine, temporary unexplained deafness in one ear, tinnitius rashes, neck locks that lasted 4 weeks... and the list could go on and on. The most long lasting has been debilitating tendonitis because it prevents me from doing things I love- playing tennis with my family (they all play competitively and regularly) and with my friends (like I used to do). It prevents me from doing yoga or gardening, or even cooking because stirring starts to hurt after a while. Its hard to know why the pain continues. Fluoroquionoline Toxicity (FQT) is most absolutely why it started but does it continue because of some unseen cellular problem or is it TMS? Are FQs kind of like CTE in football players- scans all come back clear but something is broken at a cellular level? I just don't know and the countless doctors I have seen have been sympathetic but can't seem to help me. In the beginning, my legs were the most badly damaged but they have mostly recovered. I walk daily and keep trying to push to use my arms again - to play tennis, to do yoga, garden... whatever. Throughout all of this, I have tried to keep life normal. I walk my dogs for 45 minutes daily, do kids carpool, try to live my life happily... In December, a PT convinced me to do an MRI on my arm to see if something permanent was wrong (I really did not think there was but with no other explanation, accepted there might be). The MRI revealed no structural issues with my right arm- just chronic muscle strain in my biceps and tendonitis (tennis elbow). No tendinopathy (which FQs cause) and no big tears. WHEW. Two years later I am so ready to push past this. I believe 110% that TMS is involved but have no clue if this is the whole story or not. The FDA cites that of those people who do recover from an adverse reaction, the timeline is 2-9 years on average. I will have my two year anniversary next month. Some never recover- and no ones knows why. I have to ask myself- if my legs can recover (mostly), how can this be cellular? I can't figure it out. I am so over it. I just want to live my life normally again. Any advice is welcome.