*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.
Mark W 06/29/2012
I am a 35 year old math professor. I took Cipro 500mg twice per day for a UTI over 4 days from May 11th to May 15th 2010. After 8th pill I had a horrible reaction. Usual symptoms, cramping, burning, muscle twitching, brain fog, nightmares, felt like I was being dried out and like my head was being twisted in a vice. Could barely walk for months afterwards. I felt utterly destroyed and thought I would never recover. I also thought my career as a research mathematician was over and that I would end up permanently disabled and unable to cope with any sort of stress or responsibility. I read all sorts of horrifying stories online about cipro damage which utterly smashed my morale. One promise I did make was that if I ever recovered, I would post it somewhere to give hope to those who may feel now as I felt then. My heart goes out to all of you. I am now happy to say that I am running, biking, lifting weights and playing football (“soccer” to you Americans) regularly. Getting better has been a long and difficult road involving physical therapy, acupuncture and copious amounts of magnesium (both oral and topical) and vitamins B, D and E. Whether or not some or all of these therapies were placeboes is impossible to say. They certainly felt like they helped. All I know is that, bar some minor aches and pains, I am much much better. NEVER EVER GIVE UP.
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