I have an overgrowth of bacteria and have had reoccurring symptoms of pouchitis in the past, for which I take 500 mg of Cipro. I’ve recently had random muscle pain in my leg/calf and my rheumatologist (I had arthritis as well) said she can’t identify what the cause is. She really thinks it could be related to the Cipro.
My gastro says I could swap and take Vacomyacin, which I’ve taken in the past for c-diff, and it was not the best experience. It left me with a horrible taste and made food taste horrible. But, if my calf pain is caused by my cipro, then why not try the vanco again? I guess I’m wondering what others’ experiences are and if they have taken other meds for pouchitis that have been helpful besides these two.
In addition, I’m also reading these horror stories online about cipro of those having muscle issues even after they stop cipro. How do I even know if that’s what’s causing my pain/side effect? The only thing I can think of is to stop it and try something new. Taper off Cipro?