July 21st.2011 a day I will never forget. The day that I had my severe adverse reaction to Cipro. The day prior I had went to my Dr.’s office because I felt the onset of a UTI, my children were in town and I didn’t want to be laid up in pain.
The Dr. asked me if I had taken Cipro before, I said “no.”
She then said to me really fast “If you feel pain in your arms let us know”. Then headed out to see the next patient. I took 3 pills.. a dose and a half. An hour or so after my last pill I took I was so weak to lift my finger felt heavy. My body ached everywhere. I then became so tired … It took my husband about 10 minutes to wake me up..to even get a reaction out of me.
Ever since then I have experienced heart racing, seizure, temporary hearing loss, stinging, burning, tingling, and numbing in my arms, legs, wrists ankles fingers shoulders…everywhere. I have been up for hours at night crying in so much pain everywhere I just wanted to die. So weak, exhausted. I have had loud ringing in my ears, my blood pressure has elevated to 140/100. I have never had high blood pressure. I am losing about 3 pouds a week. I have a huge loss of appetite.
I feel as though acid is running thru my veins and my body is burning inside.
These are just some of the things I have experienced , certainly not all.
Prior to Cipro I was active, loved to laugh, loved to go on walks. I smiled all the time. Now I am lucky if I can walk down 3 aisles at the store without stopping. It takes so much energy just to laugh.
Cipro has robbed me of me. Sucked everything out of me.
I didnt want my kids to have to deal with me in any kind of pain while they were here, I was doing the right thing by seeing the Dr.
What they ended up seeing was me in devistating pain, tears that will not stop and wondering if I was going to make it.
The Dr. didnt try anything else prior to giving me Cipro, didnt tell me that it had huge risks.. didnt even give me the option to choose.
I am forever scared of Dr.’s and they’re intent from now on.. never will I trust them.
I have told everyone I know to never take this , Those closest to me have seen the devistating effects of Cipro. For I have felt pain where I never knew pain existed..
My life has done a complete change.. the life I once had is gone. The mental anguish this has given me is beyond words..
everyday something new..the pain never stops.
Note – Three years after Michelle took Cipro she was diagnosed with Lupus. Her paperwork stating that Lupus was brought on by Cipro is pictured above.