As the years went by I did notice that my muscles were starting to become stiff, cramping and unflexible. I put it down to old age as I was getting close to 40 and thought… you know what, maybe it’s just part of aging. I started to put weight on quickly and in 2017 I had quite a stressful time at my business. Signage and design deadlines can be an absolute killer! Anyway, I was up visiting my parents and woke up one morning and couldn’t feel my legs at all. They were burning and in pain like someone had shot a flamethrower on them.
My parents thought I had a nervous breakdown and put it down to that, but I knew that the Cipro that I took caused bad reactions and one of them was tendonitis, so I research that, and I managed to find several Facebook groups with millions of people with the same symptoms as me.
So many people would say no it’s nothing to do with antibiotics but I knew that it was. Anyway, I have tried so many treatments and taken thousands of dollars of supplements. Like many of you floxie’s I had some very dark days times when I wanted to not be here in Earth, but luckily, I had an extremely supportive and strong wife who has become such a rock in my life and means so much to me now even more than she did before which I don’t think was even possible, but you need people to help support you get through this.
Anyway, I tried so many things that have helped me. I think keeping relatively active has been the best thing for me. If I don’t keep active, I will get a lot worse. The other thing is detoxing and also regular massage to keep fluids moving through my body… It’s also diet that is key. Any preservatives you need to try and avoid and if you can go gluten-free that is a great thing. I find that difficult. Also, coffee is difficult to give up.
As the years are gone by, I feel like I’m getting better and better. There are days when I feel a 100% which I never thought would be possible, so I would like to say definitely keep fighting and look for better days things do pass… unfortunately there are flare-ups that I still have now but I am so much better than I was saying a year ago and then so much better again than I was 2 years ago.
Keep the faith and be strong. You need to look after yourself and be a little selfish. Sometimes the simplest things like getting out in the sunshine having a laugh with family… getting as much support as you can. It all helps. I deal with stress differently now, as if I get too stressed it ends up affecting my health. I almost feel like Cipro has affected my whole nervous system. But the thing is I keep feeling like I can get even better than I am now, and I always believe I can.
My goal has always been to try and get close to a 100% better. All I can say is I’m happy to be alive. I love my life I love playing ice hockey I love playing electric guitar I go mountain biking I don’t miss out of numerous things, but I do have to rest at times and I do need to look after my body. If you need someone to reach out to reach out to I’ll try and give you my help and advice, but as you will know we are so different.
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Hi Paul my name is Chuck . My story is on this site as well . So sorry to hear you had to go through this . There is hope and healing it doesn’t come overnight but it’s definitely a journey to navigate through . I’d be interesting in hearing what supplements you feel helped you the most . And also have you had any other Pharmecuticals after having the Cipro ?
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Paul, you definitely need a boost. I have mostly recovered from Cipro but it is ,antibiotics as they stay on the surface of your cells until removed with chemistry. I have written a book on how I recovered through diet and supplements. Your muscle,problems are from magnesium deficiency. This is very complex as 9 different salts are involved and one needs daily broad spectrum but also specific salts for specific issue. Right now I am taking extra Mg Malate as I have stiffness and some pain in my neck and running about 4 vertebra down my back.
Her8e is a revised and unpublished chapter on magnesium restoration. You’ll find quick relief if you make a saturated solution of Epsom salts and rub this on areas that are stiff or painful.
Magnesium and Vitamin D are used to make everything in our bodies. Magnesium is one of the ions required for our muscles to function, specifically for muscles to relax and stretch out. The magnesium ion is part of the proper functioning of all cells. It is part of our bone structure improving flexibility to an otherwise strong but brittle calcium phosphate crystal. It prevents unwanted crystals – kidney stones, gall stones, tinnitus stones, calcification of arteries – by making the crystal structure more soluble, so the warm periods of the daily temperature cycle will better dissolve the daily new growth made during the cold periods. It plays a key role in our daily energy production. Given all it’s important uses, restoring fully functional levels is a complex subject.
Magnesium is the rate limiting step to increasing Vitamin D levels. Vitamin D always consumes magnesium when rebuilding or making new cells. As magnesium takes longer to acquire and get into cells, Vitamin D supplementation can cause magnesium deficiency usually observed as sore muscles.
Magnesium is a positive ion. Magnesium is acquired typically as a salt. The negative half of the salt is just as important, as different negative ions associate with different tissues drawing the positive Magnesium to those areas. Malate associates with muscles. Taurate with nerve and brain tissue, etc. See the known list below.
Commonly, Magnesium deficiency expresses itself by sore, achy, stiff muscles, charley horses, leg cramps, muscles that lockup, or restless leg syndrome.
Magnesium is acquired naturally very slowly as the blood carries only 1 gram while our tissues need 3500 times that amount. So one must elevate the concentration artificially. Ingesting magnesium salts can cause stomach pain from damaged sites in the stomach or intestinal lining and also diarrhea. Accordingly one needs to acquire some magnesium through the skin and also repair the stomach lining. Rapidly absorbing Magnesium organic salts do not cause diarrhea.
Mango pulp repairs stomach lining. Candied dried fruit is a good choice as it stores well and a small piece is all you need at a time.
Start acquiring magnesium through your skin by soaking a foot in Epsom salts. Make sure there is always some solid salt in the bottom of the bucket to keep a saturated solution. If you experience any unpleasant feeling, stop. This discomfort is caused a large salt gradient from too little salt in that tissue. Soak again in 4 hours and keep at it until you feel the salt in your eyes. After a while your eyes will not sting.
Once you are past any discomfort from soaking, a faster and more thorough soak is to find a Zen Float Epsom Salt full body soaking spa. Zen Float manufactures full body soaking tubs with filtration that you actually float in. Magnesium doesn’t have to travel as far to reach the sore muscle. Many spas use Zen Float in their name. This is an instant cure to all muscle aches.
The next step is to acquire the nine different Magnesium salts needed by all the different locations. I drink an ounce of Diluted Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt), chloride, and citrate daily. Make this mix by buying two bottles of Magnesium citrate – the laxative used for colonoscopies and pour them into a bottle. Add 1/4 cup of Epsom salt, and 1/4 cup of Magnesium Chloride. Let the salts dissolve for a day or two. Pour an ounce back into a citrate bottle. This will fill the bottle to a ridge on the bottom. Fill the rest with water and sip an ounce daily.
At a vitamin shop find a bottle of taurine.
At Amazon find a bottle of 4X Magnesium Tranquility- Glucinate, Malate, Orotate, and Taurate. Now you are taking 8 magnesiums. At this point you will not need to soak your foot as often, only if your muscles request it.
At allstarhealth.com buy a bottle of Magtein – Magnesium L-Threnate.
Below is a list of the various Magnesium salts and which area they support.
Chloride – highly soluble, easily absorbed through the skin and goes everywhere. Available as a solution – magnesium oil and a lotion. Apply it directly on the sore muscles.
Citrate – also highly soluble. especially noted to reduce the formation kidney stones, gall stones, and tinnitus.
Glycinate – Brain (Calming), Bone (Flexibility, fracture resistance)
L-Threonate – Brain (Very Calming) If you have trouble falling asleep, take two before going to bed. As it is calming only take this late in the evening. If you wake in the middle of the night, take another one.
Malate – muscles
Orotate- helps with the production of ATP throughout our whole body. ATP is our oxygen source when we burn energy. Oxygen gas is difficult to store, so the oxygen in our blood is turned into ATP with 13 oxygen atoms. It is made by tiny reaction sites called Mitochondria and is stored for later use in all cells. There are 5,000 mitochondria in each heart muscle cell and 2,500 in each of our brain cells. Guess which two organs consume the most energy per pound. Low ATP in the brain makes you sleepy. Low ATP in the heart causes shortness of breath. If you get tired at the end of the day, these two organs need improvement. A reduction of mitochondria and therefor the production of ATP has been linked to the decline of old age. Later chapters describe how to strengthen each. Surprisingly, with the ability to go up a few stairs, the right diet, supplements, and exercise; you can overcome shortness of breath in 2-3 weeks.
Sulphate – Sulphate is the third most common mineral used in our bodies. It can be converted to MSM in our intestines. MSM is used in rebuilding cartilage and ligaments. it helps dissolve cholesterol deposits.
Taurate – Nerve Tissue, Brain
Taurine – reduces the effects of high cholesterol, and hypertension. You may only find Taurine by itself.
Once the muscle aches are gone you can start increasing Vitamin D – the subject of the next chapter.
If you want to improve any specific issue, take extra supplements as described below.
evening tiredness – brain deficiency – Taurate, L-Threonate, and Orotate
Muscle aches like a sore lower back – Epsom salts. MgCl topical application, Mg Malate
Cholesterol – Mg Sulphate, MSM, MgTaurine.
Any stone – kidney, gall, tinnitus (Mg Phosphate) – Citric acid, Mg Citrate, low ph smart water, lemonade (citric acid and ascorbic acid also known as Vitamin C)
Arthritis – build ligaments and cartilage,- Mg Sulphate, MSM, glucosamine chondroitin – refer to chapter on Arthritis.
This as revised chapter for the 2nd addition of an Amazon Kindle book,- The Healthy Truth
Author – John Taylor
thank u for sharing your encouraging story. How long were you fixed before you started treating yourself? Did u have severe tendon pain too? How long did it take for you to start seeing an improvement?
thank you for giving us hope. God bless.
Thank you for sharing your journey Paul & giving me hope. It’s been 4 years since I took a 3 day Cipro course – I was unable to walk & had the most horrendous pain in my knees, legs, arms. I was in & out of a wheel chair & 2 sticks for the first 18 months, then 1 stick & around a year ago I started to go for daily walks (to the bottom of our street & back) after having Prolozone injections. But I feel I’ve hit a wall & that there’s not been much improvement since, as I still struggle to walk far, stand for long, read, write, type due to pain & tendentious. I’m now in touch the with doctor from Germany I read about through Floxie Hope & due to start on many supplements! Unfortunately I have to take long term antibiotics for a chronic bladder infection at the moment, which perhaps doesn’t help. One of the hardest things is feeling alone with this & the medical community not understanding or acknowledging the problem. Thank you again, best wishes & I’m so pleased you’ve made such an amazing recovery & able to play hockey 🙂