State or Country of residence: MS
Quinolone taken: Cipro
Reason for the Quinolone: UTI
Was a safer antibiotic tried first? : No
How long did you take the Quinolone for? : 10 Day
How long ago did you take the Quinolone?: 11 Months
How much have you recovered as of now?: Less than 10%
How often do you relapse or cycle?: Can't get off the Vancocin for c-diff
Does your doctor agree the Quinolone is the cause of your problems?: No
Do you have a history of seizures or neurological problems?: No
Please list anything your doctor did that helped in your recovery: Vancocin to kill the bacterial colitis caused from Cipro
What has helped you in your recovery?: Probiotics, water
filters, slippery elm bark
|This all started after taking Cipro for a UTI.
I took 500mg three times/day for 10 days.
The third day after I got off the Cipro came down with clostridium difficile colitis. Symptoms include: fever, chills, rapid heart rate, severe mucousy diarrhea (up to 20x day), extreme malaise that was so bad couldn't get out of the bed. At first I thought I had the flu so let these symptoms go for four days before calling GI doctor who ordered a stool sample taken to the hospital for diagnosis.
Last Updated 7/28/04