Cipro and tendon problems

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I've taken cipro from 7-14 days and even IV cipro for an infection. can you get a terrible lung infection and worsening of asthma?
I have been to my eye doctors 7 times, and yes, they agree that Cipro can cause floaters and eye problems. It is one of the side effects.
In 2008, the FDA ordered the black box warning for all fluoroquinolones (which include Cipro). I started taking Cipro before I knew how dangerous it was (I'm over 60 and on aspirin). I had to stop it after the 3rd day because of really bad side effects. I was having to jump out of bed a dozen times at night with industrial-strength Charlie-horse cramps affecting my thighs, my calves.
physical activity or exercise kidney failure tendon problems in the past, such as with rheumatoid arthritis" It would also be relevant if you had problems early on that have continued for 10 years, versus nothing happening until 10 years after. Also this: "This risk is further increased in those over age 60, those on concomitant steroid therapy, as well as in kidney, heart, and lung transplant recipients.
I took the antibiotic Cipro (which causes tendon pain and ruptures) and now have a bunch of problems with both ankles. I have achilles tendon pain, and I also have pain and swelling on the inside of my ankle and arch of foot. It hurts to move my toes back, and I can't stand on my toes at all (can't even get off the ground). I also have no balance and sway. If I walk one foot in front of the other (like a drunk driving test), I fall.
AM NOW ON MY 5TH MONTH OF THE REFORMUATED ARMOUR, IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE I HAVE BEEN LOSING MORE HAIR THAN USUAL AND ITCHING ALL OVER MY BODY. ALSO INCREASED MUSCLE AND TENDON PAIN. DIFFICULTY REGULATING BODY TEMP. QUESTIONS: 1.COULD THE ARRYTHMIAS/ BRADYCARDIA BE RELATED TO THE REFORMULATED ARMOUR? 2. WOULD CIPRO OR THE OTHER ANTIBIOTICS HAVE INTERFERED WITH ARMOUR ABSORPTION? 3. ARE THERE ANY OTHER DRUG INTERACTIONS THAT COULD BE A FACTOR IN ALL THIS?
After the 2 weeks I improved alittle but I was still in alot of disconfort. The urologist took me off of cipro and told me to wait and see if I recovered more!? which scared since I knew I was not cured. After 2 days a got worse again and called the doc....He put me on Bactrim for 2 weeks which really did not do anything for me...after bactrim he put me again on cipro and after 2 weeks a i developed prostatitis which is basically an infection in the prostate.
The tendon is sore and aches and it is swollen on the sides - and is warm. All signs of a tendonitis. BTW GOOD to see you! It is most likely related to the MS. I don't think it is "directly" a part of the MS, but it certainly is a result of it. I see two ways in which my A tendons are stressed. The first is that my gait is shot. I lurch and lunge, stop and grab, and limp and favor. None of that is good for our joints nor for the tendons that strengthen them.
This is very unnerving and quite painful when you're not hurting and forget and kneel down and there it is! I have had lower back problems for some time and I'm wondering if there isn't a connection there. I am not one that will rush to the doctor to give such ambiguous symptoms or complaints because I know it will get me nowhere. Am anxiously waiting to see if anyone comes up with a diagnosis!
risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture is further increased in those over age 60, in kidney, heart, and lung transplant recipients, and with use of concomitant steroid therapy. Physicians should advise patients, at the first sign of tendon pain, swelling, or inflammation, to stop taking the fluoroquinolone, to avoid exercise and use of the affected area, and to promptly contact their doctor about changing to a non-fluoroquinolone antimicrobial drug.
At one point, I had gone to a doctor for stomach problems, and he told me I had a borderline Peptic Ulcer, and put me on Prilosec, which really worked well, and helped control the acid reflux. I was doing some research on this Hyoid Bone, and when you have problems with the acid reflux, it can cause a lot of problems in your throat, which I'm sure you are familar with, and the acid reflux can actually cause tumors in the throat, and they can become cancerous.
I have had a good amount of tendon pain mostly in left achilles and in tendons on top and bottom of arch of foot as well as some heel and knee pain. Again, like I said primarily left side. The achilles pain has subsided some, most of the pain and discomfort now is in the foot. I have taken quinolones a few times in the past (Cipro) with either no pain or some pain that subsided quickly at or shortly after end of course (same with left leg/foot, I think).
Cipro can cause tendon problems - some have torn or broken the achilles tendon by stepping down too hard while taking Cipro. You will usually feel that the tendon is hard as a rock - if you feel that, wait to exercise, until you have stopped taking the antibiotic. You may have to switch to a different antibiotic - see your doctor.
Also, there are genetic myopathies, of which there are several, each with its own characteristics and features. Finally, and probably most commonly, metabolic causes such as thyroid problems or low potassium can be the cause of muscle cramping. The latter two can be diagnosed with simple blood tests. EMG in addition to simple blood tests such as a CK level can assess for the presence of myopathy, and can also diagnose/exclude ALS.
I also was diagnosed with MILD orchitis. Furthermore, cipro is blackboxed and a powerful antibiotic and has been known to cause tendon problems. I'm worried this will cause some serious issues in me even though i am 21. What are your opinions? If i call him, he'll obviously just say to take it. So i need other opinions. I can't get an appointment with another specialist because i will have to wait.
I then went to a more progressive ENT in 2005 who did an ethmoidectomy (removed the sinuses from between my eyes)and I really thought my problems were over. My pain and pressure were completely gone and I felt great. Until.....the beginning of the year I started having sinus infection problems with dizzyness and feeling totally lousey. A week and a half ago I was on my 3rd sinus infection when I finally went to a friend who is a Nurse Practitioner and had her culture my sinuses.
I also had tinnitus as a side effect of cipro. It is extremely frequent. Now it comes and go. I know of people that after taking quinolone antibiotics have suffered pretty badly from tinnitus for some years and then got healed.
Cipro and Levaquin both are in the same category. In fact, I've read some instances where Levaquin is even worse. I took both! They might have helped with Bart. but they certainly did more damage than good for me. "The FDA states that the damage may occur very soon into the administration of the drugs and the damage may be permanent." Yep. Permanent for me.
I have had problems in the past from cipro and levaquin.the doctor prescribed them for bronchitis along with predinisone which is a no-no(so i've read)I never knew four years ago that bad things could come from using this medicine.without my knowledge they used these medicines for emergency purposes(I had respiratory failure)in july and now my lungs have recovered but my body is numb,weak and tingly plus I have sore throats.
I have had a good amount of tendon pain mostly in left achilles and in tendons on top and bottom of arch of foot as well as some heel and knee pain. Again, like I said primarily left side. The achilles pain has subsided some, most of the pain and discomfort now is in the foot. I have taken quinolones a few times in the past (Cipro) with either no pain or some pain that subsided quickly at or shortly after end of course (same with left leg/foot, I think).
There have been black box warnings added to the labels of these antibiotics last year regarding tendon ruptures and ligament and joint pain. The tests usually come back negative. The med. community doesn't look for this sort of problem; they just don't acknowledge it. Check out these websites: www.fqresearch.org www.fluoroquinolones.org When they tell you nothing is wrong and that you're crazy, then you'd better start researching it on your own. good luck!
stomach nausea so I wasn't eating nothing but chicken broth, water, wheat crackers, jello. sucked big time. And she put me back on Cipro this time for 10 days and they scheduled me for a sonogram of my stomach, liver spleen, etc. that came back w/ a result of a enlarged spleen & I tested positive for EBV @ this point I never even heard of EBV. So it's been almost 4 weeks been through bouts of extreme tiredness and weakness just pass out @ random.
and the idea that Cipro caused the joint/muscle problems is speculation, of course. Offhand I can't think of a way to test that, unless taking Mg and calcium results in a big improvement.
This was in January and it has been a year without it going away. Cipro is a VERY powerful antibiotic and there are boards on the internet that have many people complaining about their "Cipro poisoning". He had been on Cipro in the past for no more than 7 to 10 days with no side effects. He's had many tests and the doctors just "poo poo" him. Good luck.
When I asked her if any of my breathing, strange chest pains, perpheral eye problems and tendont problems where related to the Cipro, she dismissed it. Here is what the warning for Cipro is: Serious adverse events occur more commonly with fluoroquinolones than with any other antibiotic drug classes. In most, adverse reactions are mild to moderate; however, occasionally serious adverse effects occur.
Yesterday was work-in PT due to extreme right calf and tendon pain as well as left Achilles tendon pain. Took Cipro during one of the hospital rounds.... Today,Tuesday, kidney specialist, who had good news, all labs look good so far. Wednesday- pulmonary doc Thursday- PT again Friday- lunch outing with friends I will probably back out of Friday which I hate to do as this group gets together irregularly. Anybody with a little extra energy????
The doctor thought it was quite clever of me to have the rigid great toe, the weakness, the spasticity, the old post-viral ankle effusion, the purple mottling, the tight Achilles tendon, the ankle sprain and the fracture all in one limb. After the fall I was yelling (screaming like a girl) and my sister found me on the floor in a complete arch of my back. She kept asking, "Is it your back?" And I kept saying that it was my ankle. The spasticity was in full contraction at first.
I also was diagnosed with MILD orchitis. Furthermore, cipro is blackboxed and a powerful antibiotic and has been known to cause tendon problems. I'm worried this will cause some serious issues in me even though i am 21. What are your opinions? If i call him, he'll obviously just say to take it. So i need other opinions. I can't get an appointment with another specialist because i will have to wait.
But after reading about all these fatal short term and long term side effects (tendon injury, joint pain, muscle pain) of Cipro i contacted my doctor and he changed my antibiotic to Duricef ( first generation cephalosporins). I have already taken Cipro for 8 days. How effective is Duricef for Acute Prostatitis treatment?
and pharmacist are debating on drugs now, he wanted to put me back on cipro , but last time is really caused alot of pain going down the stairs in the achilles tendon. I know that could be a permanent side effect of the Cipro, so we want to try something else. This seems to the to Tetracycline, Cephalox , ( or something like that) ... so, after they work it out, I will be on something.
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