For the record, I'll add my story: I was prescribed 1000mg of Cipro per day for seven days, for a UTI a year ago. I was a healthy 24-year-old (nothing about me was a risk factor for the tendinopathy adverse reaction). After the first 2000mg, all of my tendons over my body felt like they were on fire. Felt like they could suddenly snap at any moment. I searched the web and found out that tendon damage was a side effect of Cipro. I was livid as I wasn't warned about this from the doctor or the pharmacist. Went back to the clinic to change my antibiotics to Amoxicillin, and the idiot doctor insisted I keep taking the Cipro as stopping the course was "dangerous" -- this, when I told her I was getting tendonitis from the Cipro.
Over one year later, I'm still suffering daily from tendon and joint pain all over my body, with new pains appearing all the time. I'm convinced the damage is permanent, and am thinking about suing.
The Story: In February 2005 Canseco released his autobiography and steroid tell-all, Juiced , Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big. In it he described himself as 'the chemist' having experimented on himself for years. He claimed to have educated and personally injected many players including Mark McGwire, Rafael Palmeiro, Juan Gonzalez, Ivan Rodriguez, and Jason Giambi. In his second book, Vindicated , Canseco added Magglio Ordonez to the list of players he had educated and injected with steroids. He also said he introduced Alex Rodriguez to a trainer/PED supplier after Rodriguez had asked where he could get steroids.