Cipro tendonitis after only two pills!
I am a twenty five year old, healthy woman. I recently received Ciprofloxacin for a sinus infection. I took two of the pills that I received from the pharmacy over a twenty four hour period. I must mention that the pharmacy placed no labels, whatsoever, regarding side effects or interactions from/with Cipro.
I recalled taking it in the past, about five years ago, and remembered a lot of labels about interactions with the medicine so I looked it up on drugs.com. Fortunately it mentioned achilles' tendonitis as a possible side effect. Yesterday, about an hour after I had been up and walking around in my house, I felt a pull in my right achilles' tendon. I immediately recalled what I had read and within fifteen minutes my calf muscles in my right leg started to go limp and I could not lift my foot.
I also had a lot of pain in the tendon and apparent decreased blood flow because my leg was considerably colder than my other. I called my doctor and was told to seek medical care so I went to the ER. They put a boot on my leg to support my foot and referred me to an orthopedist who I will see in a week.
All of the symptoms are still present and the NSAID pain medicine that I was prescribed is not working. I hope that this will get better for me and for others suffering from this horrible medicine like I am. I also hope that anyone reading this will realize that this medicine is toxic and will not take it!