Could Cipro Have Given Me Wrist Tendonitis?

by Christina

I am 36 years old and in December I went to the emergency room with a severe UTI. I was givin Cipro and told to take it for 7 days. I took one pill there, then the next morning I took another and the following night. I decided to go into work and just "deal" with everything.

I took my 4th pill even though I felt sick and lightheaded. Finally by my lunch time my fiance came up to take me to lunch, I was very very ill. I ended up vomiting and got right into my regular physician. When I spoke to her of my symptoms she said I was having an issue with the Cipro and I should probably not take it.

She then put me on another low dose Antibiotic. My fiance and I decided to read the indications of the Cipro then agreed I should not have taken it since I had a bad kidney infection that had spread throughout my body. Now here comes March and I end up with a very sore wrist. I thought nothing of it but was very limited in movement. I had never suffered from tendonitis before and thought I may have sprained it but had done nothing extreme other than putting my hand in my pocket.

Three weeks later I am still in pain, I decided to go to an instacare and that is where they told me tendonitis and to take naproxen and gave me a splint. Now it has been over a month with the pain and nothing is helping. My sleep is being interrupted the past week with severe aches in my left shoulder and my knees. I have not been doing anything strenuous at all. I now have my right ankle hurting like it is sprained. People are looking at me when I speak about my pains like I am crazy.

I don't blame them because I feel like I am going crazy. I have never had any huge problems in my life and now all of a sudden out of nowhere I am in pain and having a hard time. I can't even play ping pong with my kids without hurting. Could this be something to do with the Cipro?

I have looked for causes of tendonitis all over the net and it should be getting better with less usage, ice and meds but I actually feel like I am getting worse. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Christina,

I'm sorry that you are experiencing such bad Ciprofloxacin Side Effects . Yes, I personally feel that the choice of Cipro is CRIMINAL for a urinary tract infection that is not life threatening. There are other antibiotics, and even a natural substance called D-Mannose, that work just as well as antibiotics like Cipro for a urinary tract infection and don't have the risks that Cipro does.

And yes, it's very likely that your tendonitis was caused by the Cipro since they are so closely linked in time. And especially since the 'usual' measures of ice, rest and NSAID drugs are not working for you. In fact, if it's getting worse it might be BECAUSE of the NSAIDS since they have a drug interaction with Cipro.

So, my suggestion is for you to get my book The Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Solution and follow the 'protocol' outlined there that will help you to manage the pain by resolving any underlying nutritional and health problems that you might have that are contributing to your pain and tendonitis.

I hope this helps to know that, yes, your tendonitis could have been caused from the Cipro and that there IS something that you can do about it...

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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by: Tom in Sugar Land,Tx.

Hi Ms.Kerri Knox,,,

I wrote earlier about my wrist and hand problem,and I said it was a year and a half after taking Cepro That my problems surfaced. You Commented at the time that you felt it may be arthritis since it was so long after taking Cipro. Well, I have now the same problem with my right wrist and hand as well as still with my left wrist and hand.

I can now also add my left shoulder is very tender,and when I lower my left arm from a position above shoulder level,sometimes,not always, I hear a CLICK (actually sounds like 'SNIK"') coming from my left shoulder socket. Will you comment on this new info for me.

Thanks, Tom

I didn't say that I thought it was arthritis
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Mark,

I didn't actually say that I thought that it was arthritis. I said that it had been a VERY long time since you took Quinolones and so it was hard to say. I also said that IF it was something else, like 'arthritis' which is a fancy way of saying that someone has joint pain and no one can figure out why, then I would still make the same recommendations for you that are in my book.

Unfortunately, there are ZERO tests for Ciprofloxacin Side Effects and there is absolutely no way that you will ever know 'for certain' what the cause of these problems are.

While the majority of people with Levaquin Tendonitis feel the effects within a short period of time, this may only be because those people were able to 'put it all together'. In other words, they took Quinolones, then felt pain, read about Quinolones and feel that's their problem because of the closeness in time.

However, I greatly suspect that one of the reasons for the epidemic of Fibromyalgia in western countries is that Quinolones is one of the Fibromyalgia Causes. It's certainly possible that Fibromyalgia and other tendonitis symptoms come on after a longer onset in some people to the point where they don't relate their use of these antibiotics to their problems.

However, it's nearly a universal finding in those with Fibromyalgia that in the months preceding their initial symptoms of Fibromyalgia they had some sort of debilitating infection. While most people relate that they had viral infections, I suspect that if these same people were asked about antibiotic usage, we'd find that an inordinate amount of them took Quinolones. But no one wants to do a study on this because they don't want to know, so in the end my theory is sheer speculation.

Maybe someday, I'll do a study on the % of Fibromyalgia patients who took Quinolones prior to their diagnosis. In any case, in order to get better from tendonitis, Levaquin Tendonitis, Fibromyalgia, etc. I make NEARLY the same recommendations because they are all extremely similar. If you want to wait to get a definitive diagnosis, you certainly can, but like most people out there, you'll continue to not get better and you'll be one of the millions of people out there with 'incurable' chronic pain that doctors just can't help...

watch out for shrimp!
by: Anonymous

I was poisoned by three Avelox pills three years ago. I was slowly returing to normal when four weeks ago I ate some shrimp at a restaurant (thinkig it was safer than the conventional chicken and beef on the menu). Within a week I was completely disabled again. After some reseach I was shocked to find that shrimp is HEAVILY dosed with quinolones in shrimp farms. It was like I took more pills. The FDA doesn't inspect and doesn't care. Do some research and you will see. If you have quinolone toxicity, stay away from shrimp!

Yes, it could and most likely did/has
by: Juan (Jo)

Your story sounds like mine. I am 82 years old with heart failure, Chronic kidney disease, CHF, osteoarthritis and other health issues. I was treated for an abscess and ended up with hand/wrist/ankle/abdominal/neurological effects. This began on Sept. 29, 2014. Now it is October and I am still suffering. It is getting better. I am an RN and I thought I researched everything but the doctors kept saying all other types of problems.

Today I called the FDA. They will send forms for me to file and send to them. Nothing anyone did has stopped the pain [She obviously did not try The Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Solution] but my abdomen is much less painful. I am finally beginning to feel I want to live.

The doctors should have listened more discretely.

God be with you, He is the one who is healing me.

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