State or Country of residence: Canada-Toronto
Quinolone taken: Cipro
Reason for the Quinolone: Prostatitis
Was a safer antibiotic tried first? : No
How long did you take the Quinolone for? : Two Weeks
How long ago did you take the Quinolone?: Sometime before 2003
How much have you recovered as of now?: Less than 10%
How often do you relapse or cycle?: Constant: No relief has of yet
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: Doctor prescribed Paxil saying he thinks it is depression.
Was referred to Psychiatrist for possible Somatitization Disorder. Now thinks I may have Fibromyalgia. I refuse to see him anymore and Doctor shop until I find someone who will believe me.
What has helped you in your recovery?: Did not really make
the connection it was related to Quinolone drug reaction until last year. In
2003 I researched Neurological pain and found that so many of the symptoms I
have are related to the intake of this drug. I don't really know what to do but
believe I need to change my diet and take supplements. I would welcome anyone to
give me advice that I desperately need.
|This had changed my life very much. I am now
not able to work and am losing my apartment. I will put on the street from
this. I lost the women I love because of this. I basically try and stay
alive and drink to calm the pain down. For some reason alcohol seems to be
the only think that takes the pain away. I have burning sensations all over
my body. Pain in all areas of my body. Leg pain Arm pain chest pain. Heart
beats irregularly and flutters constantly where I feel I am dying. Spine
feels like it will snap in half. feel like things are crawling under my
skin. Leg muscles feel like they are tearing. Heat flashes, cold spells.
Lack of sleep, can not sleep at all wake up every hour like clockwork.
Constantly tired all the time. I wonder what it will be like to live on the
street when I get evicted with this illness. Winter time now and that will
be fun in a cardboard box. Hopefully I can manage to find vitamins or have
people buy them for me so i can try and treat myself.
Fear I will have a stroke or heart attack, because of chest pain.
Still have my memory in tack and concentration, but I feel like I am fried or continually frying in the brain due to this drug.
I guess if I die at least I will know what it was from now - what a great thought, but I suppose sometimes I just don't care, no one else does.
Guess I will stop typing now since I feel someone is driving a nail into head and am having shocks all over.
I wish no one this pain and suffering.
Last Updated 1/01/05