Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
State or Country of residence: Alberta, Canada
Quinolone taken: Cipro/Levaquin
Reason for the Quinolone: UTI
Was a safer antibiotic tried first? : No
How long did you take the Quinolone for? : Cipro 7 Days, Levaquin 7 Days
How long ago did you take the Quinolone?: February, 2004
How much have you recovered as of now?: 20%
How often do you relapse or cycle?: Once a week
Does your doctor agree the Quinolone is the cause of your problems?: Yes
Do you have a history of seizures or neurological problems?: No
Please list anything your doctor did that helped in your recovery: Prescribed Ativan at first, later Effexor for the anxiety/panic Vitamin B12, Q10 co-enzyme and L-cartnine supplements
What has helped you in your recovery?: More exercise, eating better, positive attitude, and research
In early February 2004, I was prescribed 7 days of Cipro for a UTI (at a walk-in clinic). I didn't feel completely better, so went back after 2 weeks to same clinic, different doctor and was then given Levaquin for 7 days. Also at that time, I started to take Advil for pelvic pain.
He seemed to think I may be suffering stress as I was "menopausal" but I said things were much easier in my life now than ever before so I had no reason to suddenly react the way I did... but yes, I was anxious and stressed about what was happening, that I knew my body but stress was not what started it! I was becoming increasingly angry at getting dismissed.
Last Updated 5/06/04