Cipro Causing Extreme Hip Pain
(West Granby, CT)
I have been off Cipro for 2 weeks. I was on it 3x/day for 14 days, to treat a bad kidney infection. My legs felt sore and week, and my stomach was a wreck while on this medicine. I was seriously constipated. Now I am taking probiotics and reflux medicine to try to get my stomach to feel normal again. Yesterday at work, I was doing my usual running around (in a busy ER) and all of a sudden, my hip became very painful, with shooting pain down to my knee. I couldn't bear weight, walk on it or even sit. I went immediately to see an ortho doc, in the hospital, and as soon as he heard I was on Cipro, he knew the problem. He said if ortho docs had their way, they would ban this medicine. It does have a black box warning, but I was never told that by my doctor. I know there are other, more safe drugs, to treat a kidney infection. I will never take Cipro again. The ortho doc gave me a cortisone injection (because I am leaving for Mexico in 2 days!) and an anti inflammatory to take, if motrin wasn't enough. Thankfully, today is much better and I can walk without pain, but my hip is just sore and "weak" feeling. I don't know if I am getting paranoid, but my right shoulder and elbow have been feeling like I am getting tendonitis too.... how long after you have been off this drug are you at risk??