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Member Since 09 Apr 2013
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In Topic: Probiotics Causing Issues?

05 May 2015 - 05:45 PM

Anjani, for me it turned out to be the trigger for mast cell issues. You can read up more on that on this forum. Search mast cell activation syndrome.

In Topic: Is Celiac Disease The Culprit Of My Many Tendon Issues?

24 March 2015 - 07:45 PM

I wonder if this could be the cause of my tendon issues. I know it is off topic but do you know if those issues could remain for years and then flare up with heavy use of the affected limbs? I had a horrible reaction to Levaquin. It made me hallucinate and basically shut down my pancreas (as near as I could tell). It took a couple months of pancreatic enzymes before that got back to normal but the tendons in my hands and lower legs just keep getting worse. I have a physical job and getting tired of having to ace wrap my leg and open fingers using the other hand. If anyone knows anything that might help that would be great.

I should note that I did report the reaction to the FDA and would advise anyone having an adverse reaction to a drug to also report. Reporting helps get black box warning and can help in a decision to withdraw the drug from the market.

It can definitely be a cause. I am sorry this happened to you. Please google "floxing" and you will read many stories of people injured by this drug. I have read supplementing with magnesium, especially Epsom salt baths and magnesium sprays, help people with tendon issues. I would strongly recommend reading up more on what to do to heal the damage caused to the tendons.

Edited to add: yes, there are people with issues lingering year after taking this drug. Sometimes issues surface months after and doctors fail to connect the dots. Connective tissue is damaged to a point that normal usage creates pain similar to an over usage injury. Speaking from experience here as I have been suffering from over six months!

In Topic: Is Celiac Disease The Culprit Of My Many Tendon Issues?

23 March 2015 - 09:31 PM

In addition to autoimmune issues, another thing that can cause this is "floxing". Have you taken any antibiotics in the cipro / Levaquin family before the issues started?

In Topic: Curry Powder

07 February 2015 - 11:21 AM

Thank you! Used the McCormick one and was fine.

In Topic: Please Help...feeling So Discouraged!

20 January 2015 - 04:46 PM

Has your husband been tested for SIBO?