State or Country of residence: Pennsylvania
Quinolone taken: Cipro hc otic (ear drops)
Reason for the Quinolone: to prevent against infection after nail surgery
Was a safer antibiotic tried first? : No
How long did you take the Quinolone for? : 6 days
How long ago did you take the Quinolone?: December, 2003
How much have you recovered as of now?: 20%
How often do you relapse or cycle?: N/A
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: Nothing
What has helped you in your recovery?: Saunas, vegetable
juicing, swim walking, physical therapy
eating vegetables/fruits, omitting caffeine, sugars
In December 2003, I had a paranicia on my big toe and was given Keflex first and told to soak my foot. I got tingling in my lips and felt my right foot was cold and that my body temperature did not feel right.
Eventually, went back to foot doctor who performed nail surgery and told me to put on Cipro hc otic ear drops on my toe. I felt weird in my mouth the next day but thought it was just because I hadn't eaten. A couple of days later I felt strange when I was sleeping. By day 4, I felt nerve feeling in the bottom of my foot. The doctor did not know why. I continued the Cipro until day 6 when I barely put any on my toe.
Then the symptoms began to kick in. First my mouth became metallic and dry and this lasted well over a month and my mouth still feels weird occasionally. Then the nerve feeling in the bottom of my foot moved to pins and needles up my leg. Eventually I felt my blood flowing down my leg and my hands began to feel like they were pursing and stinging all the time. Eventually the rest of my body felt this pulsing or electrical sensation. At this point, my foot became unbearable to walk on and the pain sensations had spread to my left foot. After being fitted for orthodicsts because any walking was impossible. I also began experiencing tremors in my hands.
Last Updated 6/04/03