severe burning pain in my achilles

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   Posted 7/30/2008 4:40 PM (GMT -6)   
After only two doses of Cipro, I had severe burning pain in my achilles tendons and my ankles swelled to about twice their normal size.
I am scared to death to take anything now. Had I not immediately stopped taking it, who knows what might have happened? Guess what my doctor wanted me to try instead of Cipro? You guessed it- Levaquin. I have seen 4 doctors and none of them have given any credence to my symptoms that I experienced from this drug. I got the 'ol, "It's generally well-tolerated" line.

The blacklist on this drug is 20 years too late. FDA is worthless.

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   Posted 7/30/2008 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Whoops, this was supposed to be in the "I feel vindicated" Cipro blacklist thread. What happened?
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   Posted 7/30/2008 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
You ended up in the old,, whoops,, this has no subject thread instead. Hope you feel better soon and your chubby ankles get back to normal...
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   Posted 7/30/2008 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah duh Doc, cipro and levaquin are kissing cousins. If your Doc doesn't know this -- RUN!!!!

We are all so different! This is the third time in 2 years that I've been on levaquin for an extended period of time (4+ months). No effects at all except mild dizziness at first. BUT just one pen of Humira = full-body hives!!!!!!! Fifth Remicade infusion = massive chest tightening. Fortunately I was in an infusion center and they stopped the reaction instantly.

I hope your symptoms clear up soon!!!
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