Ben’s Story – Cipro Side-Effects

*The following is an individual’s story of surviving fluoroquinolone toxicity. It is not medical advice. Please see the disclaimer at the bottom of the story. Thank you, and please be cautious with all treatments. 

Ben posted this update on one of the fluoroquinolone toxicity facebook groups:

Hello everyone. Today was my 1 year anniversary from Cipro 2×7. I still have a few stamina issues and occasional flare up of mild pain. However, I live a happy life again. I am walking 3-6 miles a day and working full time. I ate an organic low carb diet and took a few supplements. Acetyl-L-Carnitine, Organic multi vitamin, organic whey protein, and digestive enzymes, were the most helpful. Early on I had insomnia and used melatonin and valerian tea to get small amounts of sleep. I am now sleeping normally. In addition I have a medical marijuana card, marijuana was and is extremely beneficial to my comfort, stress, and pain levels. You can all heal, I though it would keep getting worse and so far life has gotten better and better. Keep fighting and keep living the best life you possibly can. Thank you for your ongoing support. Thank you especially for the heavy support in the early months.

He then added:

Acetyl-L-Carnitine helped and still helps with mild to moderate neuropathy as well as increasing energy levels and in the beginning when I had brain fog it helped with that too. I’ll take it for life, its a great anti oxidant for the brain. I use Jorrow or Now for ALC. The digestive enzymes were the only thing that has improved my digestive system and helped me get back to normal. 10 different types of Probiotics with different strains didn’t seem to help me much and in some cases made me feel awful. For some they do work though. I use Now Super Enzymes. The organic liquid multi-vitamin I use is sold at wholefoods and online “Organic Life Vitamins”. Not sure how much this helped me, but it doesn’t hurt and has a ton of food source vitamins in it. Happy healing.

** The story above is truthful, accurate and told to the best of the ability of the writer. It is not intended as medical advice. No person who submits his or her story, nor the people associated with Floxie Hope, diagnoses or treats any illness. The story above should not be substituted for professionally provided medical advice. Please consult your doctor before trying anything that has been mentioned in this story, or in any other story on this site. Please also note that people have varying responses to the treatments mentioned in each story. What helps one person may not help, and may even hurt, another person. It is important that you understand that supplements, IVs, essential oils, and all other treatments, effect people differently depending on the millions of variables that make each of us unique. Please use appropriate caution and prudence, and get professional medical advice.

4 thoughts on “Ben’s Story – Cipro Side-Effects

  1. RMS_Grunt (@RMS_Grunt) February 21, 2016 at 3:41 pm Reply

    Its Good to see that people are healing from this, Floxies are very strong People

  2. Lieneke Janjetovic May 10, 2016 at 11:44 pm Reply

    Thank you so much for your story!!!
    Wright away i started with Acetyl L Carnitine and the enzymes because of the extreme fatigue and neuropathy after 5 cipro treatments the last 2 years for a UTI.
    The effect on the body of Acetyl was mindblowing.
    After a little research on the internet I found out that a combination of Acetyl L .Carnitine with pure Alpha Lipoic Acid and Agmatine is a shotgun to all damaged cells in the body. With the use of medical marijuana there is even a synergy!The sun begins to shine again in my life thanks to your story :):):)

  3. Dan Jervis March 2, 2019 at 4:07 pm Reply

    Dear Ben, I am Dan Jervis, last one on the long list. Would you please consider sharing your story to CBS 60 Minutes?

  4. denise July 9, 2019 at 3:00 am Reply

    Hi Lieneke, can you share the name of vitamin you used (Acetyl L .Carnitine with pure Alpha Lipoic Acid and Agmatine ) ? Thank you so much.

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