Tendon rupture is possible with Cipro but if you had ruptured your tendon, um, man you would KNOW already. You wouldn't be posting on the internet about
how your tendons kind of hurt. You did not "screw up your life". I was on Cipro and prednisone concurrently for two months -- prescribed by my GI with full knowledge of the risks. It is more dangerous when combined with corticosteroids but it isn't so dangerous that no doctor would ever prescribe it. I'm glad you're looking into it but please calm down.
dx'ed UC pancolitis 5/12
past meds: asacol hd, VSL#3, apriso, rowasa, xifaxan, 6mp, cortifoam, pentasa, cimzia, canasa, butyrate, flagyl, cipro, prednisone, remicade, methotrexate, cholestyramine, cortenema
current meds: none!
step one: colectomy, end ileo 1/16/13
step two: j-pouch construction, loop ileo 5/1/13
step three: takedown sometime