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No running on Cipro? (Read 1543 times)


CUCHSUX

     

    ( I figure there is some, but it is not clear to me how common these tendon problems are)?

    read my log.

    the worst thing you can do for someone drowning in shark infested waters is throw them a life preserver. don't you think?

     

     

     

     


    Prince of Fatness

      read my log.

       

      I don't see anything in there about Cipro.  Got a specific time period that I should be looking at?

      Semi-retired.


      Not dead. Yet.

        Anyhow, I searched around and never really got a definitive answer on the running.  Google just gives you a bunch of "sky is falling" hits.  If I were to cut back on the running but not cut it out completely, what is the risk ( I figure there is some, but it is not clear to me how common these tendon problems are)?

         

        I was on it for 7 days right before/during my first HM.  I saw all of the scary hits on Google so I spoke to my doctor (who runs marathons).  He said not to worry, that the problems they describe are mostly for older people or people that are on it for much longer periods of time.  I felt like maybe I was more sore than normal when I was on it, but it's hard to tell if the extra soreness was real or just placebo.  Ran a pretty hard race and didn't injure myself.  I know I 'm just one person's experience though.. 

        How can we know our limits if we don't test them?


        A Dance with Monkeys

           I was on it for 7 days right before/during my first HM.  I saw all of the scary hits on Google so I spoke to my doctor (who runs marathons).  He said not to worry, that the problems they describe are mostly for older people or people that are on it for much longer periods of time.  I felt like maybe I was more sore than normal when I was on it, but it's hard to tell if the extra soreness was real or just placebo.  Ran a pretty hard race and didn't injure myself.  I know I 'm just one person's experience though.. 

           

          I'm a doctor. I run marathons. Don't run while on cipro or levaquin. Even if you are not old. Ask for a different med.


          Prince of Fatness

            I'm a doctor. I run marathons. Don't run while on cipro or levaquin. Even if you are not old. Ask for a different med.

             

            I don't have a problem with not running for a week or so.  This is the second antibiotic that I am on for this (don't have the other in front of me, it is home).  I will call the doctor later today to see if there are any alternatives.

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            FlippyNoodle


            Not a dude

              I was faced with this same issue when I had  pneumonia last summer and I did a lot of research - not just Googling either. I actually pulled the scientific literature from my university library's databases. Some of the research suggests that while the risk  of tendonitis and tendon rupture is greatest while taking the medication and for the first week or two after treatment, an increased risk remains for as long as 6 months. The risk is pretty small in any case, but man it would suck to be on the short end of the statistic. Sad


              just a simple cat

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                A Saucy Wench

                  good timing as I am heading in today to get my ears and lungs looked at.  Shall we place bets on the prescription today?

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                  "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7

                    when I had Cipro my dr said no more Prostitutes.

                      when I had Cipro my dr said no more Prostitutes.

                       

                      Yeah, you might pull something.

                      Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

                      Chantilly75


                      It's always something..

                        I had achilles problems after using cipro about 10 years ago. Did not know about the precaution, so I had been doing the usual "heel dips" on the stairs, and could hardly walk for a week.  It took months before I felt my achilles were back to normal.

                         

                         

                         

                         

                           

                          I'm a doctor. I run marathons. Don't run while on cipro or levaquin. Even if you are not old. Ask for a different med.

                           

                          Uh-oh. I was prescribed cipro yesterday evening. I've taken two 500 mg tablets already. I'll call my doctor's office as soon as they open to ask for a different med--should I be concerned about the small amount I've taken?

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                          A Dance with Monkeys

                            Should be okay, but get a med change...


                            just a simple cat

                              Should be okay, but get a med change...

                               

                              TRENT is ALIVE!!!!!

                               

                              I  guess as you get more bodacious, you begin to lose more brain cells, because there is a limit to how much magnificence your body can house

                              HCH


                                What is the half life on Cipro and how long do the risks persist after you stop taking it?

                                 

                                Two weeks ago, I went to urgent care after developing a nasty infection in my foot after post-marathon. They drained an infected toe, and the doc gave me an Rx for Cipro (since I'm allergic to amoxocillin.) She called me back a couple days later to tell me that the culture was positive for a bacteria covered by Cipro and to implore me to take the whole course of it, which I of course did. It healed, and now I've been off the Cipro for nearly a week. Is it safe to run? Is it safe to do resistance training?

                                 

                                In all honesty, if I had known how dangerous Cipro was, I would have asked for amox and washed it down Benadryl. I'd rather itch than rupture a tendon. The doctor was very glib about the risks since she knew there was no way I could run with a hot foot.

                                - Holly

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