Tendinitis (Calcific tendinitis): Inflammation of tendon
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I am on Herceptin and only since then do I have severe tendonitis (confirmed by scans etc) First in wrists and thumbs, then elbows, then shoulders and now in hips.. I have 4 treatments to go (of 17 - I year) and I am making a decision to stop now. This progression has been over 5 months and worse since finished chemo. Based on reading and researching including the study re 9 weeks being successful. I figure 4 treatments short is not the end of the world. but not being able to move is not good and heavens knows what it would be like in another month. - yikes.
Until taking a mega-dose of moxifloxacin in 2007 for septoplasty surgery, My other issues were perfectly controlled and stable and had been for years. Since being dosed with moxifloxacin, I have been plagued with torn rotator cuffs and chronic tendinitis in many of my joints, including hips, knees, hands, and feet. I was again dosed with Levaquin by a less-than-good surgeon just prior to gall bladder surgery in 2011. Since that dose, I have been plagued with peripheral neuropathy - face, hands, and feet, mostly. Just about a year ago, I had my last pelvic exam and all was normal. Last night, I wet myself in my sleep and did not know about it until I awoke at 4:30am having to pee. This afternoon, I got a sudden burning pain near my urethra. I ran to the restroom, washed my hands and then gingerly investigated where the sudden pain was coming from. I was startled to feel a bulging ball of flesh near the opening of my vagina. I knew about bladder prolapse because my mother had it and had to have surgical repair (they used mesh). She also was mega-dosed with Levaquin due to chronic sinus infections. When I read your summary that says, "Bladder prolapse is reported only by a few people who take Levaquin. We study 27,680 people who have side effects while taking Levaquin from FDA and social media. Among them, 3 have Bladder prolapse" I was a little irritated. I have reported my side effects but only the ones I KNEW were associated with fluoroquinolone antibiotics. At first, I only reported tendon issues because that's all I saw of the side effects that I had. Then reports started coming out about peripheral neuropathy so I reported mine. Now, I'm finding that there are MORE THAN THREE people with bladder prolapse who have been dosed with fluoroquinolones.
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