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I have experienced a suspected reaction to Ciprofloxacin,

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I have experienced a suspected reaction to Ciprofloxacin, generalized muscland joint pains which are not resolving. I was referred to a rheumatoligist and all tests he performed were negative. Is there anyone out there who deals with this type of issue
JA: The Doctor can help. Just a couple quick questions before I transfer you. How long have you been using Ciprofloxacin? Has it helped at all?
Customer: i was advised to take if for 6 weeks. I was advised to be aware of swelling and bruising to my Achilles tendon but the problem started with hip pain which my GP said was not related to the ciprofloxacin so i continued to take it. I stopped mid Jjly after finishing the course but the symptoms became systemic.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about the hip pain?
Customer: yes, xray negative referrered to rheumatologist.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: reflux, hypertension,

Hello! My name is Dr.Ehtisham. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply momentarily.

So what are the symptoms you are currently suffering?


Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Joint and muscle pains, hips, legs and shoulders. Disturbed sleep

When it occurred?


Customer: replied 6 days ago.
problems statrted with hip pain three days after commencement of medicatio. saw GP who susopected OA. did not associate symptoms with cipro, xray clear. referred to rheumatologist, all tests clear. still having debilitating symptoms.

What is the total duration of these symptoms ?


Customer: replied 6 days ago.
on going from 6/6/2019

And when you get the tests done?

And which tests were done?


Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Cant remember them all bvut here are some. I am not at home. Reurmatology screening, bone profile, breakdown of muscle, cant remember exact name. xray hipd hands and feet.liver function test, TFT
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
had depomedrone120mg im, 3 weeks respite, but pain back
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
tests 3 weks ago
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
basically what to know who to tyrn to. Own GP doing his best but scratching his heaq

Thanks for the details

If the joint pain and swelling is still present and the tests are all negative then there are two possibilities

Either it is a seronegative arthritis in which all the above tests can be normal

Other possibility could be a functional disorder like Fibromyalgia

You must have a repeat test specially ESR and CRP

If that are normal then you can have a trial of treatment with Duloxetine for fibromyalgia

Please do let me know if you have any other question


Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Not at all helpful, sorry.
Hi...Welcome to Just Answer. I am Dr. Sumanth Amperayani and I am here to help you today. I have 14 years of experience in the field of Medicine at a tertiary care referral hospital. I will do my level best to alleviate your health concern. I am currently reviewing your question. I will be back in a moment to guide you further.
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I understand your concern.

I am sorry to say this, but this seems to be fluoroquinolone induced tendinopathy of the gluteal tendons.

I am sending you a link ofva case report which fits in to your exact case please.

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