AGE 33, Cipro, sinus and ear infection (also using steroidal nasal spray)

Peripheral neuropathy: burning sensation left side of chest/side 

It is a full 3 1/2 years later and I still have mild to moderate burning in my left chest/side. I am on 600 - 900 mg's of Neurontin each day and have to take a mild pain pill every once in a while. Before the Cipro, I had never experienced this type of pain in my life. My Neuro says I have ridiculopathy of the T5 nerve that runs from my back to my front. He says it may never get all that much better. He doesn't believe it has anything to do with the FQ I took. Seems odd however that my symptoms came on just as I was taking the drug.


This person took Cipro, 1999, 2 times following oral surgery

Within 30 days, torn tendons right elbow & necrosis, within 1  year, overall extreme joint pain, 2 years later: still have bad elbow(s) and overall joint pain, I had carpal tunnel surgery 12/2000


AGE 56, traveler's diarrhea

Cipro 500 mg. 2 times a day for 20 days in November 1999

Psychological: exacerbation of pre-existing Adult Attention Deficit Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: severe depression (for almost 18 months), suicidal tendencies, depersonalization, out of body experiences. Insomnia, Muscle twitches diagnosed as Myoclonus.


AGE 31, perfect health until prostatitis for which Cipro was given as first medication

Cipro 500 for two months

Major muscle spasms and tremors, Chest pain, Racing heart, Soreness in arms & chest - difficult to lift even a milk jug. At first, I thought I just slept wrong. Then it got worse. Peripheral neuropathy: burning sensation in muscles

One quick word of warning: I took the Cipro for two months; the bad reactions started slowly when I was on it, and then got worse when I stopped.

The day after I went off the drug was when the real fun began....six months later, the fun never ends....


AGE 41. suspected typhoid (some kind of gut infection)

Tendon problems - severely damaged right shoulder, ongoing tendonitis in *other* shoulder and often flare-ups in other joints. Peripheral neuropathy: every now and then I get a tingling in my scalp, like there is an insect on my head, lasting for a few hours.----

Last Updated 7/27/04