One 29-year-old woman from Tucson who blogs as rawfoodsmama was prescribed a 10-day course of Cipro by her doctor last year. "I started my course the day I picked up my script (as directed by the doctor)," she writes. "I think it was shortly thereafter that I completely lost all interest in food. I tried to sleep for the rest of the day but couldn't, same goes for that night. I do remember talking on the phone in bed that night around 10 PM (right after my 2nd dose) and I noticed a strange tingling in my left arm. The next morning, I took my third pill. I don't remember much except that I felt slightly dizzy and as the day went on I developed the worst headache of my life.
"It was then that it was brought to my attention that the Cipro was the cause and I discontinued it immediately. The worst symptoms ensued over the next few days."
Those symptoms encompassed no fewer than 34.
A year later she is well on the road to recovery, but it has been a long journey.
Then there is Ian, a 26-year-old from New Jersey. Here's what he had to say about being 'floxed.'
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"Went back to urologist (who) gave me another prescription of Cipro along with more Celebrex. I only took this course for about 2 or 3 days before I Googled Cipro just for the heck of it. I stumbled upon all the horrible info on floxings and the dangers of quinolones. Needless to say this scared the hell out of me and I immediately stopped taking this second course.
"About 2 weeks later, I got slammed with intense anxiety, insomnia, brain fog/depersonalization, dizziness, shortness of breath, and slightly blurred vision. For the first few weeks I could barely get out of bed, but dragged myself to work and struggled through it."
Cipro is a powerful antibiotic, with equally powerful adverse reactions.