State or Country of residence: LONDON UK
Quinolone taken: Cipro
Reason for the Quinolone: Suspected infection (no tests)
Was a safer antibiotic tried first? : No
How long did you take the Quinolone for? : 2 Weeks - Six Month Update
How long ago did you take the Quinolone?: 3 months
How much have you recovered as of now?: Less than 10%, 80% at 6 months
How often do you relapse or cycle?: When drink alcohol, walk to far, chicken, caffeine
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: MRI shows build up brain tissue
What has helped you in your recovery?: Take no drugs ever
again. drink water to flush body, Try not to strain my body, On and off
Try not to read too much on net, gets depressing
|Cipro, 2 weeks , 500mg, twice a day, no big
deal I thought. Oh yeah, and voltarol 100mg for 2 weeks, which I now find
out is lethal combination. All from a top notch urological surgeon who
claimed I had tender prostrate, which I certainly feel I didn't.
so what happened.
my life has been absolutely killed, destroyed. I have lost sanity, work, girlfriend, family the lot. I was a bloody happy 26 year old fitness fanatic, accountant, sociable. Now my life is over.
While taking had severe depression, suicidal thoughts, confusion, tremors, sweats, spasms, psychosis, but hey, was so confused finished treatment. 3 months on, and just out of psycho hospital ,things are bad.
This fucking drug must be stopped and I would not give it to my worst enemy. Please mail me firstname.lastname@example.org with advice. I need help, these drugs are too lethal. Oh yeah, had MRI, build up of tissue on brain, could bleed at any time. It has sent me nuts.
6 month update from Gregg - Posted 12/07/04
This an update from about 6 months ago I guess.
I sometimes feel shitty still, like when I had too much champagne at a party, I felt ill for about a week. I avoid chicken like the plague, but really find it hard to know what to stay clear of. What I must say is I find that this site is great, but don't go mad looking at the net, there are a lot of stories out there which might depress you.
I am certainly not the gym fanatic I was, I cant run, dance, etc yet, but i live very normal life, and hope to beat this once and for all, even if it takes years. Sometimes my body aches a lot, and I still get little tremors, but hey, its bearable. The head pressure bothers me, but i hope it will fly away soon. What I want is for these drugs to be put in the spotlight. They have embarrassed me, made me look like a mentally ill person, and of course people think u r making it up or something. I respect everyone one here, and truly believe the symptoms will disappear, in time. Love to all, feel free to mail me at email@example.com Gregg :-)
Last Updated 12/07/04