I took Cipro five more times after 2011, unknowingly that it had affected me already. I have the records here at the home of all the dates I took Cipro and many of them were very close together. Often times I would think that I had a UTI and all I had to do was call my physician and tell him and he would call the Cipro in. Many times I believe that the pain I felt was from the Cipro. It was never like the typical UTI. But because I thought I had it, the Dr. would call it in freely without seeing me. In 2015 I began experiencing pain and weakness in my shoulders. I went from one physician to another trying to find out exactly what was going on there. I was told I possibly had tendonitis. I saw different physicians and had physical therapy at different places and all of them led to negative results. Sometime in 2016 I begin experiencing popping in my hips and back. When this first started at the time I didn’t seem to have much pain. As time went on the popping grew worse and then the pain came. This pain lasted for a couple of years. Again I saw one physician after another. I went to a physician in July of 2019 and he recommended Stem Cell therapy.
On August 12 I had Stem Cell taken from my own bone marrow and injected into my facet joints in my back and both SI joints. At this clinic I also had antigen testing and organic acid testing. I signed up for 12 weeks of physical therapy which was different than the physical therapy I had in the past. This physical therapy included balancing activities, strengthening activities and walking backwards slowly with support on a treadmill. This I was told would help to retrain my body to walk properly again. I also saw my chiropractor and was given electric stimulation to the nerves in my back and also chiropractic adjustments. These electric stimulations were not the same as with tens unit. The stimulation was much stronger and self movement was involved while it was being used. I also received ultrasound and infrared treatment. I did some things on my own, as well. I changed my diet and started eating mostly organic and non-GMO foods. I started taking magnesium supplements and vitamin D-3.
I never realized that any of my symptoms were related to the Cipro until I started researching and found a Facebook page where other people had experienced similar issues. It was on this Facebook page where I met people who helped me and gave me encouragement. As time went on I realized that I had other symptoms which were possibly related to the Cipro. My anxiety level was up, I had trouble sleeping. I no longer felt like the same person that I used to be. I became highly sensitive to foods and drinks that I had once been okay with. Now we come to the present. It took the Stem Cell much longer to work than I thought. When I was almost at the point of giving up on that, I realized that I was not having shoulder pain issues or back pain. The shoulder issues went away over time. I would say that in October 2019 I realized that the popping/cracking in my back and hips had subsided tremendously. Then one day it was just gone. Through many prayers and endless painful days, I finally felt relief and contribute most of it to the stem cell therapy. Although I still have some issues that I deal with from time to time, overall life for me is good.
I hope that by sharing my story I have encouraged others to not give up. We learn from each other that we have to do something to move forward and try different things to see what will work. We are all different and being floxed has complicated our bodies quite a bit. But we can get better. I know from experience that you will get better. You may feel like you have a long way to go. You may feel helpless. Keep positive. Keep positive. Try things that you think will help you. Keep researching and listening to positive people and physicians/people who are knowledgeable about the possible side effects of the antibiotic named Cipro. I wish all of you who are dealing with this the best. Again I hope in some way that my story has given you some hope. I hope it will help lead you to the path of recovery. I want to say a special “thank you” to all the people that unknowingly helped me during my journey of healing.
Have your anxiety levels and sleep normalized as well, Darlene? Thanks for sharing your story.
Thanks for sharing your story, Darlene, and for your positive attitude. I’m glad you were able to find some things that helped you heal, like stem cells. I will say, though, that some people do not heal, for whatever reason. Enough of us do that we all have reason to be cautiously optimistic, but to tell people they will heal is not fair to those who will not. Each of us has to find our own balance between our belief in our body’s amazing ability to heal and acceptance of our awful situations. Prayers your health will continue to improve and that you have a long and happy life. Best wishes!
Darlene, how did you find someone to do the stem cell treatment?? Is there a list of Doctors that you can reference for that treatment?? Congrats on your recovery!!! May you continue to have good health!!