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Old Yesterday, 07:29 PM
 
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Its amazing how many "members" start chicken little threads over and over about the "evils" of conventional medicine with little to no understanding of what they are actually talking about...

Meanwhile these same "members" put misplaced trust and faith in alternative practices that have been overwhelmingly shown to be useless if not downright harmful...

Because someone is "convinced" that their damaged feet are the result of fluoroquinolones does not make it so.....

I also love how someone who already had knee arthritis, developed an infection from letting someone inject God knows what into their knee now blames the "TREATMENT" of the infection for their knee problem....

Yeah....the timeline may be just a little bit off there me thinks....
Thisssssssssssssss. It's truly amazing.

 
Old Yesterday, 07:33 PM
 
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Originally Posted by bluedevilz View Post
Its amazing how many "members" start chicken little threads over and over about the "evils" of conventional medicine with little to no understanding of what they are actually talking about...

Meanwhile these same "members" put misplaced trust and faith in alternative practices that have been overwhelmingly shown to be useless if not downright harmful...

Because someone is "convinced" that their damaged feet are the result of fluoroquinolones does not make it so.....

I also love how someone who already had knee arthritis, developed an infection from letting someone inject God knows what into their knee now blames the "TREATMENT" of the infection for their knee problem....

Yeah....the timeline may be just a little bit off there me thinks....

Still too early to rep you again


Yes, tendon issues are possible, but two would be like winning the Megamillions


If I have an infection that requires these meds, I'll take my chances any day.



BTW, Mercola.com is a great medical site SMH:smac k:
 
Old Yesterday, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Still too early to rep you again


Yes, tendon issues are possible, but two would be like winning the Megamillions


If I have an infection that requires these meds, I'll take my chances any day.



BTW, Mercola.com is a great medical site SMH:smac k:
Mike maybe you missed the comment on who brought the Cipro to my daughter's attention...a homeopathic pharmacist, one who compounds etc.
 
Old Yesterday, 07:54 PM
 
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Mike maybe you missed the comment on who brought the Cipro to my daughter's attention...a homeopathic pharmacist, one who compounds etc.

And, your point is???


I'm very aware of possible adverse effects and weigh the positive against the negative then make an informed decision
 
Old Yesterday, 09:33 PM
 
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Well, Mike, you might want to check a few other threads before taking your chances with black box meds. After the ankles come the wrist tendons and having had the combination of cipro and flagyl myself, I believe 100% that it could also cause ulcerative colitis.
 
Old Yesterday, 09:59 PM
 
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Well, Mike, you might want to check a few other threads before taking your chances with black box meds. After the ankles come the wrist tendons and having had the combination of cipro and flagyl myself, I believe 100% that it could also cause ulcerative colitis.

I am very familiar with Black Box warnings. I know exactly what I am taking and I know what I am taking it for. If an infection is bad enough to require Cipro or another floroquinolone then I know that the infection is bad enough for me to take the med


The odds of having a tendon rupture are about the same as a lottery win
 
Old Yesterday, 11:15 PM
 
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I am very familiar with Black Box warnings. I know exactly what I am taking and I know what I am taking it for. If an infection is bad enough to require Cipro or another floroquinolone then I know that the infection is bad enough for me to take the med


The odds of having a tendon rupture are about the same as a lottery win
I think the problem comes in when the meds are prescribed without being that necessary. I had no infection AT ALL when they prescribed the combination for me.
 
Old Today, 07:52 AM
 
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I flat out told my PCP not to ever give me Cipro and I am allergic to Keflex. Last time I had a UTI I was given Macrobid with no side effects. Doctors just don't listen to you. I told one that I had a history of ulcers and yet he prescribed something for my fibromyalgia that said don't take if you have a history of stomach issues. I had told him and his nurse but I had to find out after I get the meds from the leaflet.

I called the doctor and reminded him of my stomach issues and he tells me "oh no you shouldn't take this med". WTF! I told him when he had his prescription pad out.
 
Old Today, 10:20 AM
 
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I think the problem comes in when the meds are prescribed without being that necessary. I had no infection AT ALL when they prescribed the combination for me.

With "no infection AT ALL" there should NEVER have been any antibiotics prescribed


Either your Doc was a quack or yoy had some kind of infection
 
Old Today, 10:34 AM
 
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Well, Mike, you might want to check a few other threads before taking your chances with black box meds. After the ankles come the wrist tendons and having had the combination of cipro and flagyl myself, I believe 100% that it could also cause ulcerative colitis.
I agree. There are usually alternatives to these antibiotics. Taking them would be my absolute last resort.

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With "no infection AT ALL" there should NEVER have been any antibiotics prescribed


Either your Doc was a quack or yoy had some kind of infection
It happens. I had a doctor prescribe antibiotics because he thought I had an infection, bloodwork showed otherwise. He never let me know the results of said bloodwork and if I hadn’t asked would have taken antibiotics for no reason at all.
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