Knee and Leg Pain After Taking Cipro for a Urinary Infection
Last week (friday) went to the doctor with severe cystitis symptoms plus pain in my left kidney. without running any tests she prescribed cipro 500mg once a day for three days. after the first pill my muscles were affected and i felt like i could hardly move. after taking the second, i had rapid heart rate that continued until this wednesday (oct.24) and tremors, especially in the evening or when lying down.
I went to the er sunday pm and they sent me home saying not to take cipro anymore and to confer with my doctor. By doing some research on the medication i concluded that i was probably lacking in magnesium and started taking it on monday. the muscles started doing better and my heart rate since wed. afternoon has been normal.
Besides continual abdominal pain which might also be connected to the kidney problem (i'm getting an abdominal sonogram soon), the most trouble some pain now is in my knee. every day it has been getting increasingly painful and harder to walk on. sometimes my legs hurt from the feet to the knees. doctor just says take pain medication. I would like to know if there is something helpful i can do to prevent it from getting worse and possibly get better. would also like to know what kind of things change in the body after taking medication like this and if there is anything i can do to help my body regain its original strength.
I love running, physical activity in general, and am also a teacher and singer so have always paid great attention to health and good eating. I usually take only natural products and medication only when absolutely necessary.