• Name: Jeff

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  • State or Country of residence: North Carolina

  • Sex: Male

  • Age: 37

  • Quinolone taken: Cipro

  • Reason for the Quinolone: Possible UTI

  • Was a safer antibiotic tried first? : No

  • How long did you take the Quinolone for? :  7 days

  • How long ago did you take the Quinolone?:  1 year

  • How much have you recovered as of now?: 90%

  • How often do you relapse or cycle?: About every 3-4 months now

  • 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:  Nothing

  • What has helped you in your recovery?: Drink plenty of water. Exercise and watching my diet. Taking vitamin supplements and fiber supplements.




Jeff's Story

Was given a prescription for Cipro for a possible UTI (7 pills).

After the third pill I began getting very severe stomach problems. The cramping was horrible. It often felt as if I had eaten broken glass or at times it felt as if I had a brick laying in my stomach.

Then the dizziness started. Pain began in my thighs and calves. But this was after day, week after week. After many trips to the doctor, I was no better than when it first started. No one wanted to believe that Cipro could cause this. Before taking this drug from hell, I never had any problems like these before...NEVER. Now, approximately one year later, I still have relapses from time to time.

Last Updated 8/21/05