I am currently taking Levaquin, 750mg per day, orally.
I have to admit that I love it. I have severe pain but its muscluar - not tendon. I began taking it about a month and a half ago to see if I had Bartonella and boy do I have it!
I've broken out twice in rashes since then and I have pain like the dickens. My feet and legs mostly. Prior to this I was fighting the Lyme with Doxy only. I feel the Levaquin in helping me tremendously.
My mind is much more clear now than before the Levaquin.
I am always on the lookout for a change in the pain. If it becomes tendon pain - I will stop immediately.
I am so sorry to hear about your bad experience! It stinks bad enough to have to fight this stupid disease without having the complication of a medicine messing your poor body.
Thats too bad you had to find out the hard way that Levaquin is not for you.
Hang in there and I hope it subsides quickly.
I think I heard that Doxy can be effective against Bartonella, not sure. Maybe someone else can chime in on that.
There are other classes of antibiotics out there and a whole bunch of natural stuff to try --- so don't give up hope!
Peace and health to you.