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    levaquin and cipro pain

    I am a 56 year old Quad C6 a few months ago I took Cipro for a UTI after a few days I got a burning pain in my shoulder and elbow joints. My muscles are like knots in my arm there is no relieve I tried therapy but it has not helped. Has anyone else have this problem. This pain on top of nuropathic pain is getting a lot to handle.

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    After noticing some problems with the tendons in my joints, I read that cipro, levaquin and that family of quinolone (whatever) drugs can affect tendons and *might* have a side effect of forming cysts on tendons.

    I have one right now on my middle salute finger, of my left hand. It only becomes a problem when I want to hold change or earrings as the finger locks on me. A surgeon wouldn't operate until it's locked and unable to open again.

    Google tendons and levaquin and something should come up (a lot of complaints).
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    They are not very happy to give Cipro here for UTI. It is one of the last choises. And when I got the multiresistent UTI, they said it was because of Cipro, I had take four treatments in maybe five months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnifer View Post
    After noticing some problems with the tendons in my joints, I read that cipro, levaquin and that family of quinolone (whatever) drugs can affect tendons and *might* have a side effect of forming cysts on tendons.

    I have one right now on my middle salute finger, of my left hand. It only becomes a problem when I want to hold change or earrings as the finger locks on me. A surgeon wouldn't operate until it's locked and unable to open again.

    Google tendons and levaquin and something should come up (a lot of complaints).
    Wow I did not know this. The first 10 years of my accident, I was on antibiotics mostly levaquin and cipro every other month.

    Now I have a couple of cysts with one in my wrist that makes my thumb and forefinger lock. I have to have it surgically removed.
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    Cipro is an extremely dangerous fluoroquinolone and it absolutely can attack your tendons and joints plus it CREATES neuropathies!!!!!!!!!! If I were you, I would seriously reconsider ANY FQ drug in the future, your tendon symptoms are a sign that you are toxic to these drugs.

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