Diverticulitis and Cipro side efects

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I was given Cipro and Flagel, doc mentioned side effects but I was so sick I didn't pay attention. Turns out one of the side effects of Cipro can be a ruptured achellis tendon, I did not have a rupture but after 10 days of Cipro the very next day my heel started hurting, I would be walking fine and then out of nowhere a pain would shoot up the back of my heel and it became frequent. Very painful! Went to the foot doctor and he confirmed that the Cipro can weaken the tendon and cause small tear and tendonitis, I am now walking in a gel brace for a couple of weeks. Just wanted to alert everyone to make the connection. Now Cipro has been added to the lsit of antibiotics that I cannot take. I was told if I took it again the side effect could be worse each time.

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    I had never heard of Cipro or Flagel until I came on this group What is it used for? My dr gave me amoxicillin with penicillin in it for my flare ups x
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    Yes, I once had a similar reaction to Cipro with one of my heels and did not connect it to the drug until I read about the possible side effect much later. I have taken it since then and it has not happened again. It is a worry though.
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    thank you Linda for this info. I took cipro for the first time ladt month with flagyll... i have never been as ill in my life as I was those nine days... i was short of breath, had trouble swallowing, shaking uncontrollably at times... Looking back I am wondeting if this might have been an allergic reaction... would love some opinions on this
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      Cipro and flagel are nasty. You do feel terrible while on them but I haven't had the symptoms you had. Read up on the side effects and see if those are included. You can also go to your pharmacy and ask them. The pharmacist usually can be very helpful.

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