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Old 02-07-2005, 05:21 AM   #1
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Should I be concerned?

Hi - I'm on day 7 of Levaquin and Prednisone for my asthma attack/lung infection and for the last 3-4 days I have been experiencing uncontrollable yawning. Sometimes I can't even complete the yawn (does this sound even vaguely familiar to anyone?).

I did do 30 minutes on the exercise bike the afternoon before the yawning started, so I'm also wondering if my lungs just weren't ready yet. Anyway, I was wondering if this could just be a side effect of the meds or should I call my doctor about it.

 
Old 02-07-2005, 02:07 PM   #2
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Re: Should I be concerned?

Well, it's not exactly the same medicine but my daughter is taking Ciprofloxin which is supposed to be in the same family as the Levaquin and the pharmacist said not to be surprised if it made her more sleepy than normal and it has. You might call the pharmacist. They should know if that is a side effect for Levaquin. Hope this helps.

 
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Old 02-07-2005, 02:19 PM   #3
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Re: Should I be concerned?

Thanks for your response! I actually am waiting for a call back from my doctor's office. I called the manufacturer and they said that it can cause "involuntary muscle movements" but she wasn't sure if they would group yawning into that category.

It's not just sleepy yawns though. And it started 4 days into the treatment. What I'm starting to suspect is that it might be anxiety. I've noticed I've been very paranoid this past week. Be it from the meds or everything that happened. But the yawning did start the day that there was some confusion as to whether or not I needed a nebulizer at home. The discharge doc said no, then I got a call from the service - instant paranoia. I don't know why either, because logically I know that if something changed, they would have called me. So it turned out to be a mix up, but the yawning started that day.

Ugh! I wonder if you can drink wine with Levaquin and Prednisone.

 
Old 02-08-2005, 11:10 AM   #4
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Hi,

Just wanted to check and see if you have taken prednisone before. It can have a huge variety of side effects. It can definitely cause nervousness/anxiety and many more symptoms.

 
Old 02-08-2005, 11:54 AM   #5
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Re: Should I be concerned?

Any better?

 
Old 02-08-2005, 02:51 PM   #6
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Re: Should I be concerned?

Yes, this was my first time on prednisone, and I do believe now that it was the cause of the yawning.

And yes - thank you - I am feeling much better. Strangely enough, I seemed to stop "yawning" after my docs office called back today and told me my chest x-rays from last week were normal. Hmmm.....

 
Old 02-08-2005, 04:09 PM   #7
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I'm glad you're doing better.
I'm on a 30 day burst of Prednisone,,,,eeeeeeerrrrrrr.
Glad you're doing good!
~~Lorrie

 
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