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Good morning all,
Recently I was prescribed Ciprofloxacin for a kidney infection whilst I was in the UK. I'm now in Thailand and after stopping the tablets on Saturday morning (7 days, 500mg x 2 doses a day) i experienced my first real side effects on Sunday night. I had intense back pain, which I first assumed was a reinfection, then I had joint pain and a burning at the base of my spine. Since then, the symptoms have changed and, mostly, improved. I've gone through shoulder pain, knee pain, wrist pain, even pain in my toes! I've also had 2 or 3 instances of small patches of skin feeling hot or itching. Throughout all of this, I've not had a temperature or any measurable symptom of illness.
What I'd like to know is if the pain decreasing should be taken as a positive? Or is this irrelevant in FQ toxicity? I'm becoming wildly frustrated as I'm quite an active person, doing yoga daily and several other sports throughout the week. Since the symptoms, I've stopped any exercise/ excessive movement apart from what is required of me at work.
I have visited a Doctor here and he was unable to do anything other than google the side effects and tell me to wait 2 weeks. I look forward to hearing from anyone who can shed a little light on this for me.
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