I hope to bring awareness of Cipro Poisoning to all who have never heard of it and to create a place where those of us that have been poisoned can share their stories.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
The Recurring Cipro Toe
It truly amazes and disgusts me that taking an antibiotic for such a short period of time (3 days) can have such a long term effect on your body. It has now been 7 months since I was floxed by Cipro and I can honestly say that I am doing much better, however the continual up and down of the muscle and tendon inflammation and pain is really depressing.
As a competing dancer the foot issues are the most troublesome. Every time that I feel as though I am able to actually "Dance" I suffer for it for days. The balls of my feet and my toes still haven't recovered from my Trick or Treating escapade and I have another competition in three weeks! The big toe on my right foot just isn't happy. I felt a slight pop underneath it last night while I was dancing. Wonder how long this will last.
Ugh, how do you send your body from foot to foot when it is difficult to just put your foot on the floor and land on it.
My question and concern is: Just how far can I push myself through the pain and am I just how much risk am I taking by doing so. I can dance through the pain, but I am terrified of a tendon rupture. Damn those pharmaceutical companies that ignore all of the people that they have injured and just continue to do so!!
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Michele, thank you for keeping a blog about your experience and recovery. I was floxed on Oct 15, 2010. I took Cipro for 3 days. It quickly reduced me from a healthy, 29 year old to immobile and bed ridden. It’s been a little over a month and I feel fortunate to have some mobility back. I worry that joint pain will never fully go away. I was glad to find your blog and learn that people are speaking out about the dangers of fluoroquinolones.ReplyDelete
yes, I have the same question - how long after floxing are we susceptible to tendon rupture? Does there come a time that the tendons are strong again?ReplyDelete
I am also a dancer poisoned by Cipro. Luckily, I did not work as a dancer, it was my passion and hobby. I took Cipro in April and June of 2010 for a supposed sinus infection, which may just have been an undiagnosed servere case of gastric reflux/wheat sensitivity. Here I am, 6 (and)8 months later...the idea of dancing is but a dream. Yoga, weight training and biking are just memories. The idea of walking in the mall and having to sit down every few minutes to recuperate is reality. I can cope with the tennis elbow and shoulder pain I feel even when I try to pull the blankets over my head at night to forget this nightmare. Its the organ damage that scares me so very much. I was just put on high blood pressure meds this afternoon to advert the real possibility of heart attach or stroke due to spiking blood pressures. Cipro has stripped away everything that I was and that I loved. I so badly want to be me again.ReplyDelete
Hi, my name is Pat and i'm new to this site. I was given Cipro by a trusted doctor of 3 years, and this has turned into a nightmare for me. I was never warned of anything by my doctor or the pharmacy. I only took this drug for 4 days, but the damage is done. I partially blame myself for not researching these meds first, which i almost always do but not this time. what a huge mistake. I can't believe the pain i'm in, numbness, tingling, burning pain, insomnia, muscle spasms, tremors, the list is endless. It's only been 3 weeks, but with each passing day i'm less and less optimistic.ReplyDelete
hello my name is James. I'll try to keep my story short. On 11/24/2010 i was accidentally prescribed 2000 mg of cipro per day by my doctor, he maid a writing error on the scrip and also the pharmacy did not catch it. I an a 30 year old weight lifter, runner and i am an electrician which is a very physical job. I took the cipro for 3 days, 12 pills and it wreaked havoc on my body. i had severe diahrea(for about 7 days), tendonitis, failure of kidneeys and intestinal tract, insomnia and too many problems to list. 3 days after stopping the cipro i spent 6 days in the hospital. I honestly thought i was going to die. I was on morphine, percocet and toridal which only gave me about 3-4 hours of pain relief. once i got out of the hospital i spent about 2500$ on natural medecines, chiropractor visits, physical therapy, cortisone shots and much more, it helped some but i felt poisoned and the pain at night was the worst pain i've ever felt, the insomnia and eye twitches only let me sleep about 3 hrs a night, a true nightmare. And now 1 month later you won't believe me when i tell you but i am almost back to 100%. LET ME TELL YOU THERE IS HOPE. How? you might ask, well a friend of mine told me to give acupuncture and qigong a try so i googled and found one nearby(i can give his website) Long story short he examined my tongue and told me that i was intoxicated and that he would cleanmy blody. after my first treatment with him which was about 30 mins he sent me home and told me to take a hot shower and rest up. I thought i got ripped off because i really did not feel much during treatment but about 1-2 hours later my body started feeling weird in a good way. I was so amazed its been 3 days since i went to him and i feel almost 100% again, my legs are a little sore but its minimal. I don't know how eastern medecine works but whatever this guy did it has cured me. Since i know the pain and horror this does to you i will do anything i can to help on this website. I am not advertising for this accupunturist but all i can say is that in less than 30 mins of treatment which cost me 180$ i am cured. And i'm writing this late at night because i've been sleeping all day. my e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org if you want some more info.ReplyDelete
hello my name is James. I'll try to keep my story short. On 11/24/2010 i was accidentally prescribed 2000 mg of cipro per day by my doctor, he maid a writing error on the scrip and also the pharmacy did not catch it. I an a 30 year old weight lifter, runner and i am an electrician which is a very physical job. I took the cipro for 3 days, 12 pills and it wreaked havoc on my body. i had severe diahrea(for about 7 days), tendonitis, failure of kidneeys and intestinal tract, insomnia and too many problems to list. 3 days after stopping the cipro i spent 6 days in the hospital. I honestly thought i was going to dieReplyDelete
. And now 1 month later you won't believe me when i tell you but i am almost back to 100%. LET ME TELL YOU THERE IS HOPE. My story is too large but if you want to read it all e-mail me at: email@example.com and i will resend it to you
Just be true to yourself Michelle, you can do it, you can really do it. Don't thin too much the pain, just think that you can bear it.ReplyDelete
Great advice Bellevue! That seems to be my motivation and strength. Oddly enough when I hear, meet and read all of the other stories I burst into tears! I can barely stand the thought of anyone else going through what I am going through.ReplyDelete
nearly 5 years on and im still havin problems cervical dystonia and my calve muscles and feet are like there being boilied in bag and i dont know where me feet are as my balance is shot. Any one have any ideas before i cut my dam legs off! I feel im just left a mess and doctors ect dont really want to know anymore. 500mg of 5 two week courses over a period of six months did this damage the only thing i have to be thankfull for is i have carried on walking just but it just wont stop. is this normal???ReplyDelete
Normal or typical is probably a better word. I don't think that there is anything normal about what these drugs do to you and the fact that they keep on prescribing them for everything under the sun is a crime!ReplyDelete
Hope you feel better soon,
Sorry for all the pain and suffering that this medication has caused everyone. My best friend has suffered the same symptoms that all of you are reporting. He even actually posted a comment in this thread back in late 2010. Unfortunately he has gone missing since back in April 2011 and I was reaching out to this community to see if anyone has had any interaction with user James @ firstname.lastname@example.org? His Mom, Dad, Sister, Fiancé, and all of us, are extremely worry about him and are pleading for any information that may lead us to finding him. If any of you had any communication with him, please reply back and I will be truly grateful!
Best regards to all,
I am sorry to hear that I will post it on my blog and in the FQ board.
Please let me know if you find him,
I have an upper respiratory and sinus infection, and when the doctor wanted to prescribe Cipro I said NO...all thanks to you!
Good for you, Sue!! There are certainly other options with less risk.ReplyDelete
I'm a videogame dancer, which is, I follow the on-screen instructions for dancing. I had not played for months since being floxed, and I tried again recently and found I could still go as fast and mad as I used to, but a few days later, my muscles are ripped and not healing very quickly, and I haven't got much strength to lift me up :( but my stamina is getting better, I think, because for months I couldn't even walk up to the dancepad. And then I managed to play, so I was happy with that :)ReplyDelete
Well, I am glad to hear that! Please be careful of your tendons!!ReplyDelete
Just wanted to add something here. I noticed a reference to neck spasms related to ciproflaxin in a newspaper yesterday. I was aware that I was given this med for cystitis last year , but didn't finish the prescription.Having read your comments I guess I was pretty lucky. However, ten years ago I had a very bad cough. This was unusual for me. I went to the doc. but can not remember what he gave me. A couple of weeks later the cough settled but suddenly I began having choking episodes where my neck /throat went into a spasm and I couldn't draw in breath.This was absolutely terrifying even though each episode probably lasted only seconds.For this reason I was never near a doctor when I was bad. A terrific headache followed each attack that traveled from the back of my neck right up over the top of my head.This happened about five times in a two week period.The final time I did not get the choke, just the almighty head ache. I called the night doctor even though the pain abaited slightly. I thought I was having a stroke. He advised me to see my doctor first thing in the morning which i did. My B.P. at that time was 206/105. This was twelve hours later!!!I actually spoke to three doctors in all and none could explain what was happening to me.The spasms never came back, but it was months before I actually felt 100%.I am not in the u.k. just now, but will find out from my doc. just what was prescribed to me at that time and will warn my friends and family.ReplyDelete
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