Name: F . Valdes
State or Country of residence: Portland, Oregon
Quinolone taken: Cipro
Reason for the Quinolone: Urinary tract infection
Was a safer antibiotic tried first? : No
How long did you take the Quinolone for? : 2 times in a month
How long ago did you take the Quinolone?: July and August 2004
How much have you recovered as of now?: Less than 10%
How often do you relapse or cycle?: On going
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: I was treated for fungal, bacterial, vial infections, as a
last resource referred to an oral surgeon to be evaluated for cancer. His
words "this is not fungal, not viral or bacterial, what it is is an allergic
reaction to antibiotics". His recommendation stay away from medication for
bacterial, fungal or viral infection. I was prescribed Medrol and
antihistaminics, the ulcers improved some, but the urinary tract infection
reocurred and I was put back on Cipro for another 10 days. Since then the
ulcers got worse. I have tried over the counter and alternative medication
without any relief. Aparently no one can help!
What has helped you in your recovery?: I have tried over
the counter and alternative medication. Last thigs I tried was Chinese herbs,
there has been a very small improvement since I started a week and a half ago.
F. Valdes's Story
|This has been going on since last November when
I got the ulcers for the first time while on Minocycline therapy, prescribed
by a dermatologist.
The ulcers never healed and with the Cipro ( 2 times in a month) they have gotten worse. I am also having pain in both legs, I have no energy, it is an over all draining feeling.
Is not only painful, it has been costly, embarrassing, disrupting even my relationship with my wife, we are both going through very difficult times and we don't know what else to do. Will I have to live with this for the rest of my life? the stress is unbearable.
Last Updated 10/5/04