Hi Everyone. I’ve been searching for 9 months trying to figure out what was wrong with me. Now, I know. It’s scary to think I may not recup back to normal.
My symptoms appeared 2 months after I took Cipro for a Urinary Tract Infection. Started with tendon problems in my elbow and burning in my shins that wouldn’t go away.
Then 5 months later I got an extreme case of insomnia and terrible migraine like headaches. The inflammation has spread into my back and shoulders but that didn’t last longer than a few nights. Also, felt so lethargic and had no drive to do anything. I knew something was terribly wrong. I couldn’t concentrate and my memory was messed up. As time went on, my eyesight became blurry and I felt toxic. I also developed allergies to everything I ate but had help from a naturopath to clear them one by one.
Then at 9 months a few more symptoms appeared – my ear clogged up and the high pitch ringing in the ears started. My naturopath still contributed all this to allergies (which I had never had before).
It’s now been over a year and I still can’t think or get motivated to do anything. I feel so bad when I wake up. At least the tendon pain is mostly gone but my mind is still so messed up. I now sleep 10 hours and wake up feeling horrible – like I never got any rest – and I’m so out of it.
What I’d really like to know is… will my brain heal? I think the cipro has destroyed my neurotransmittors. Is there anything that can help? Did anyone get rid of their tinnitus? I’m praying this isn’t permanent but am depressed to read it could be.
Thanks for any guidance you can give me.