Long term use of cipro
by Patrick Dalton
(Cape May, NJ)
I'm a 40yr old man that 4 years ago was in good health. In July of 2008 I developed prostatitis and was given Cipro a few months later it came back again Cipro was given. Soon after I developed severe Achilles tendinitis and couldn't walk. Was sent to a rheumatologist and told I had an auto immune disease and was given all kinds of immune suppressants and corticosteroids which helped with the tendinitis but made me sick.
I told the doc about the Cipro use and was told it wasn't cause. Year three still with prostate problems was put back on Cipro by urologist then developed twitching in abdominal area and triceps- uncontrollable but not painful. Finally within last year I was told to stop taking the Cipro because it most certainly was the cause of my problems.
Now I'm left with stiffness in both my knees, pain my quads, twitching and permanent damage to my Achilles tendons. I'm an athlete and I can't run anymore or barely play hockey I have to use icy hot for my knees and even the tendinitis in my bicep which I forgot to mention.
I've been athletic my whole life never a severe injury to a muscle or joint no xray showed very little arthritis however ct showed Achillies tendinitis. I'm depressed because I can still compete put my body has been destroyed. I'd rather die from prostate cancer than be barely 40 and not be active.