Susan's Story


I took Cipro in the Spring of 99. I had lower back pain due to kidney stones, I now believe as the culprit. The doctor prescribed several Antibiotics and finally Cipro. I worked everyday and was a functional healthy individual aside from the lower back pain, which is now completely gone. Since taking Cipro constant pain has been with me in my upper and middle back and arms (muscles that pop when stretched). At first it began as a muscle spasm that would not go away then a heal spur developed and finally constant pain in my shoulders arms neck and middle back. Not to mention not being able to lift any object more than 5 lbs as well as, aching lower legs and ankles, at night mostly. Doctors must be aware of these side effects. I now know to read and be aware of all drugs if any I put in my body. It has changed my life. I pray eventually I will recover, but it will be a long time before I am 100% back to my old self. My family misses their usually active mom.

Last Updated 4/15/04