About Cipro cause tendonitis
My husband,over a 4 yr. period has been given over 120,000 mgs. of Cipro. for a recurring prostate infection in which he was urinating blood and clots. He took 1000 mg. per day for a month each time they put him on it. Several months ago he started having a lot of pain in both shoulders and they decided to x-ray him and found that he had tendonitis in both shoulders, so he was given a cortisone shot in each shoulder and he felt like a young man..then he got another prostate infection again back in March and was put on his 4th month of taking Cipro.. then the pain came back big time especially in the right shoulder, and less in the left. He had an MRI last week and they decided he has still has the tendonitis and though the right hurts way more then the left, they say now the left also has a medium size tare in the rotator cuff. He has done nothing to injure himself as far as heavy lifting or falling or anything..he is 74, weighs 170, 5'10" tall, eats no processed foods, not afraid of good fats but active, bowls, golfs and takes lots of vitamin supplements. We actually have been eating the Atkins way for about 6 years, Meat, cream, cheese, eggs, butter, nuts, fruit, vegetables and low carb bread etc. no sugar or white flower. Anyway, our question to
you is "why do you only mention the Achilles tendon?" Aren't any other tendons just as subject to damage from Quinalones?
I am confused, because you don't mention anything about shoulder tendons and Josh doesn't either, in fact, he only shows massage on the leg area...Now they want to operate on his left shoulder, even though it doesn't hurt near as much as the right shoulder does..he had the cortizone shot only in the right shoulder so it will be even better shortly, but we really don't want him to have surgery on the left shoulder. I mentioned the Cipro to the orthopedist and he pooh, poohed it, like I was nuts.
He said he had never seen it be the cause of all the patients he's had with tendonitis and needed surgery and he tends not to believe what you learn on the internet about the anti biotic drugs. We have always taken a ton of vitamins, including every one you mentioned, including the CoQ10. Does the Cipro also cause tendonitis in other areas besides the Achilles Tendon???
Should he try what you have suggested before he lets them cut him open? It really doesn't hurt, compared to the right shoulder at all.
Thanks for your answer and suggestions. One more question, what does he do when he gets another prostate infection, is there any other anti biotic that is safe?? I am Karen, and Dale is the patient.