Quinolone taken: Cipro
Reason for the Quinolone: Bladder Infection
Was a safer antibiotic tried first? : No
How long ago did you take the Quinolone?: 10 Days
How much have you recovered as of now?: 0%
How often do you relapse or cycle?: Daily
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: Sent me to a Othopedic surgeon. This surgeon diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia. Which is a label they put on a lot of patients indicating they haven't a clue what is wrong with you.
What has helped you in your recovery?: Heat. Hot baths. Stretching. Walking. Glugosemine pills and multi vitamins as well as a healthy diet that I have regimented myself to aid in this long recovery.
|I took Cipro in the Spring of 99. I had lower back pain due to kidney stones, I now believe as the culprit. The doctor prescribed several Antibiotics and finally Cipro. I worked everyday and was a functional healthy individual aside from the lower back pain, which is now completely gone. Since taking Cipro constant pain has been with me in my upper and middle back and arms (muscles that pop when stretched). At first it began as a muscle spasm that would not go away then a heal spur developed and finally constant pain in my shoulders arms neck and middle back. Not to mention not being able to lift any object more than 5 lbs as well as, aching lower legs and ankles, at night mostly. Doctors must be aware of these side effects. I now know to read and be aware of all drugs if any I put in my body. It has changed my life. I pray eventually I will recover, but it will be a long time before I am 100% back to my old self. My family misses their usually active mom.|
Last Updated 4/15/04