Sorry you are having such a difficult time with your feet.
I wanted to share with you some info I found when researching a supplement that I now give my daughter. One of the ingredients in it was a type of quinone – there are many kinds – some good, some bad. This info may not be relevant to your particular condition, but I felt it was worth sharing here on the forum, as many are immune suppressed, and on occasion, seek anti-botics for infections.
I found that some anti-botics contain quinolones – commonly used to treat bacterial infections. In 2004, the FDA added a warning label including neuropathic conditions for these antibotics, but they are still used today. Adverse reactions of quinolone for individuals who are also on steriods include tendon injuries and rupture.
Cipro, Levaquin, Floxin, Noroxin are the names of a few – there are dozens of others. Here is an excerpt from the package insert for Cipro:
[B]Tendon Effects:[/B] Ruptures of the shoulder, hand, Achilles tendon or other tendons that required surgical repair or resulted in prolonged disability have been reported in patients receiving quinolones, including ciprofloxacin. Post-marketing surveillance reports indicate that this risk may be increased in patients receiving concomitant corticosteroids, especially the elderly. Ciprofloxacin should be discontinued if the patient experiences pain, inflammation, or rupture of a tendon. Patients should rest and refrain from exercise until the diagnosis of tindinitis or tendon rupture has been excluded. Tendon rupture can occur during or after therapy with quinolones, inclding ciprofloxacin.
Peripheral neuropathy:[/B] Rare cases of sensory or sensorimotor axonal polyneuropathy affecting small and/or large axons resulting in paresthesias, hypoesthesias, dysesthesias and weakness have been reported in patients receiving quinolones, including ciprofloxacin. Ciprofloxacin should be discontinued if the patient experiences symptoms of neuropathy including pain, burning, tingling, numbness, and/or weakness, or is found to have deficits in light touch, pain, temperature, position sense, vibratory sensation, and/or motor strength in order to prevent the development of an irreversible condition.
There is an active group for this class of antibotics on Yahoo that is very active.