State or Country of residence: California
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 Tablets
How long ago did you take the Quinolone?: 25 Months
How much have you recovered as of now?: 80%
How often do you relapse or cycle?: Every 60 days
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?:I avoid relapses by
staying away from commercial meat and dairy products. I seem to react to the
antibiotic levels in chicken, turkey, beef, pork, lamb and prepared meats from
the United States. I've had far fewer reactions from products from Canada and
European countries, so have concluded they have a higher standard of control.
If I "cheat" I suffer from tendon pains in my legs and ankles. Even after two
years and a careful diet, I still have trouble walking long distances.
My symptoms began within two hours of taking the first Cipro tablet, dizziness, pains in my wrists, blurred vision. After the second tablet I developed anxiety, inability to sleep, leg and hip pains, and an overall feeling of being terribly ill.
Last Updated 4/26/04