Chris’s Story – Cipro Side-Effects

FQwall Chris

Christopher Dobbert

I was prescribed Cipro last April by the on-call surgeon before I was discharged from hospital after having emergency surgery. I was taking it for 5 days, when I went to see the surgeon who did the surgery. He was shocked that it was prescribed to me. He made a comment that it was a Nasty Drug….Didn’t think much about it until I started having severe pain all over my body and in 50% increase in the number of Migraine headaches per month. Seen to Neurologist and severe Internal Medicine Specialist and until now I have basically been told that its my imagination. I just recently went to see a Rheumatologist, where I was told I have Fibromyalgia and possibly Sjogrens or Lupus. It was when I mention this to my friend, she told me of her friend that was having severe reaction to Avelox. I look it up and found that its same category as Cipro. Wow, I was shocked!

Could this answer my question as to why I feel like I am 80 years old when I am only 41. Please feel free to contact me with any information you may have or info for my doctors.

3 thoughts on “Chris’s Story – Cipro Side-Effects

  1. i am currently 26 with SLE Lupus, liver disease, ashtma, major back problems seizures, auto immune disease, unable to walk or stand. wheelchair bound severe nerve pain and numbness and tingling that get’s worse everyday. severe back pain my body starts shaking out of no where. i took cipro a few times for UTI but didn’t have any severe symptoms till the last time 2015. i had surgery ended up having a UTI gave me cipro after having to come back from an allergic reaction to percocet and morphine caused me to have seizures again after being seizure free for 10 years. i couldn’t stay awake and don’t remember much except what my family said that they gave me cipro through IV very high dose. i was hallucinating really bad having excrutiant paing in my legs and bleeding it wasn’t my period either i took it till i got out then i stopped it cause it was to much. about a month later the pain in my stomach returned and i started losing feeling with sex and started having more pain every day. i was in so much pain i couldn’t work and the seizures started getting to the point they were every minute or less and i would have a long where i wouldn’t be able to talk and lose all my strength and energy that happened 5 times in in 2015.

    my memory was going on me i felt so sick all the time didn’t want to eat sometimes. then i found out i had sever fatty liver disease 84% fat that was september 2016 and my gall bladder was severely diseased and had to come out. i was very sick after i got it removed and a month after i started having bladder problems where i couldn’t control my bladder and going all the time and starting having pain again in my stomach not as bad but some pain. may 2017 i was working at out of no where i got exhausted and couldn’t stay awake i finished my shift but barely able to stay awake or walk my husband had to help me to the car. next day i was extremely slow slower then a snail barely able to move and no energy. and then i couldn’t walk i went to sleep and went in a coma for a day and a half i couldn’t wake up i could hear off and on but couldn’t wake up. then i started having breathing problems while i was in the coma and started choking and shaking really bad and thought i was going to die i couldn’t catch my breath. i woke up ate a little something then went into another coma for almost 3 days and it was harder to wake from my whole body was shaking i couldn’t stay awake. since may i still haven’t got my energy back i’m exhausted and been in a wheelchair june i found out i have Auto immune disease july i found out Sle lupus.

    August i started losing feeling in my feet and became tingly then my legs and worked up to my arms and hands and face. august 26th i was unable to move at all i started choking and not being able to breathe my whole body started shaking and my whole body became paralyzed i couldn’t move anything not even my mouth i couldn’t talk i was drooling and couldn’t stay awake. my entire body has been numb since until a few days ago where i started having nerve pain all the time feels like electricity is being run through me from my back , finger tips, arms, hands, legs, ankles and toes it’s to the point where i am starting to have to take pain medicine cause of how much pain i’m in. i am currently in rehab right now trying to get strength back so i can walk again i’m very weak and this pain is making it really hard. i also feel like an old person and wake up every day wondering what obstables i’m going to face each day and will i wake up I hope your feeling better and get better my friend told me about this i never realized but it makes sense now.

  2. Most doctors have a vested interest in playing dumb or trying to dispel the idea that Fluoroquinolone antibiotics are the underlying cause of so many terrible side/after effects. Strangely most of these doctors are inside insurance plans that might pay for some of the “alternate treatments” that are sometimes beneficial. To find some mitigating things one must open their pocket book and look outside the main stream medicine “game” and into alternative medicine. Sad but true.

  3. Fluoroquinolones have 3 black box warnings and a FDA letter stating they shouldn’t be used for UTIs or sinusitis, and one other I cannot remember. The pharmaceutical industry fights tooth and nail to keep a drug on the market. The FDA has to ask them to remove something, they cannot just take it off the market. Same with black box warnings, it’s a negotiation, between the FDA and big pharma. What’s also surprising is that physicians don’t seem to be that aware of the problems or they just ignore them.

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