Could this Eternal Tendonitis be from Cipro

by Noel

I am an avid runner and health fanatic. However, in my late 20's (I'm now 40), I contracted salmonella poisoning (twice) and was given Cipro for an antibiotic treatment and have never been the same since. I am seriously allergic to most antibiotics out there--penicillin, sulfa drugs, tetracycline to name a few--so I was skeptical when I was given cipro, a new antibiotic for me, at least.

The first time I took it, I didn't notice any adverse effects, at least immediately. However, the second time I took it (maybe a year or so later, not exactly sure), I developed a rash toward the end of the cycle--so I know I am sensitive at least to the drug. Some months later I developed terrible tendonitis in both achilles tendons--never had it before. I would take a few weeks off from running, ice, stretch, etc., but it wouldn't go away. I even spent a whole summer and nearly $2,000 on physical therapy--still didn't go away.

I have taken different periods of time off from running (to have more children), and when I would resume running after the pregnancy, the tendonitis was surely still there.

In 2006 I ruptured my left achilles tendon. The surgery went well, but my right achilles tendonitis is still there! In fact, the older I get (and I really don't consider myself "old"), I have developed tendon problems in my left knee and right shoulder as well. In fact, any part of my body that gets exerted a little too much seems to develop some sort of tendon/ligament ailment. I also have jaw problems, which I suspect are related. My tendons still hurt every morning when I get out of bed, even on days I don't go running--which isn't so often anymore...

I didn't come across a warning on the cipro label until years after I had taken the drug and developed symptoms. I am shocked that I wasn't told about any potentially life-altering side effects--especially with my history of allergy and sensitivity to antibiotics in general

Are leg/muscle cramps a part of this? I get a lot of those too. I've been upping my calcium intake for the muscle cramps, but feel there must be more that I am lacking.

I sure would like some more info. I've been waiting patiently for more than 12 years now...

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Eternal Tendonitis from Cipro
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Noel,

SOOOO sorry to hear about your story. The fact is that it's quite likely that your issues do stem from the cipro you took all those years ago. Ciprofloxacin Side Effects are just horrible.

Unfortunately, it's unlikely that they knew about the tendonitis and tendon rupture back when you got it so that you could be informed. More unfortunately, even if you had taken it when they DID know, it's unlikely that you would have been informed anyway since doctors consider it so unlikely that you'll be affected that they few tell their patients anyway.

By the way, you are probably making your muscle cramps and your condition WORSE by taking calcium. I don't recommend that anyone who has been affected by Quinolone damage take calcium as your problem needs to be relieved by ANTAGONIZING calcium, not taking it.

I go into detail about what to do and what NOT to do and how best to improve your condition in my book The Levaquin Tendonitis Solution. I hope that it helps you as much as it's helped many others.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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