Avalox For Sinus Infection Caused Left Achilles Tendonitis
I was prescribed Avelox for a serious sinus issue and within a week I had developed tendonitis in my left ankle.
I am not an athlete and have never suffered from this condition. In fact, I was researching foot anatomy on the web to self-diagnose my pain when I came across a number of references to tendonitis developing as a result of taking a certain family of antibiotics.
Six months later, I am still suffering. Some days are worse than others and I see no improvement. I caution people to be their own advocates and I caution doctors to be more aware. My dentist who prescribes antibiotics regularly had never heard of this.
I am in no doubt that my tendonitis is the result of my course of antibiotics.
Yes, Avelox is a member of the fluoroquinolone family of antibiotics, that includes Levaquin
It's entirely unsurprising that your dentist has never heard of this. And you said, doctors should be more aware. It's a huge problem when it's a problem.
And while doctors regularly dismiss symptoms like yours as having no possible connection to the antibiotics they prescribe, a description like yours, where you had no pain or other Symptoms of Tendonitis
, and then you suddenly did have chronic, long lasting pain that doesn't act like regular Tendonitis
, makes it pretty clear.----------------------
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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expertwww.TendonitisExpert.com