2 days ago I went to the ER with testicular pain and was diagnosed with epididymitis and was prescribed cipro 500mg twice daily.
Since then I have noticed some burning in my feet as well as a general feeling of malaise and heightened anxiety.
I am actually quite afraid to continue taking this med after doing a web search (never a good idea I realize).
I really don't feel good about continuing this med and would like to know what options I have if any to present to my doctor.
Cipro has been associated with causing peripheral neuropathy and patients should report these symptoms (burning in feet) to their doctor immediately. It can also cause the anxiety and general feeling of malaise that you describe. Depending on what organism is the cause of the epididymitis, your physician may be able to change antibiotics, however, your allergy to penicillin may limit the options. Doxycycline may be an alternative, but this is often used in combination with another antibiotic.
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