Jean L’s Story

Female 4My story starts back in the 1990’s. I had a severe case of pneumonia and was prescribed cipro antibiotics and prednisone. I took the med’s even though they made me feel worse because I really could not tell whether it was my illness or the medication causing me to feel so awful. A few weeks into the course of treatment I started to feel better. At around the third or fourth week I began to get very paranoid and anxious… See full story

Jacqueline P’s Story

female_1June of 2014 my life changed forever due to swallowing three prescirbed CIPRO for a suspected UTI. Two weeks after ending the med I began having a burning sensation on the back of one leg. The following week resulted in Clonus in the other leg. A week later I woke up with neuropathy in both legs from the thighs down to the feet, in both arms and hands, in my face and scalp, blurred vision, dizziness, proprioception issues, loss of… See full story

Louise S’s Story

Female 2In May, 2012, I took 2 Ciprofloxacin for a sinus infection. I expressed concerns to my doctor regarding the musculoskeletal side effects as I was very active, running 3 or more days per week. He assured me that there wasn’t any recommendation to stop exercise while taking Cipro so I followed his advice and continued my normal exercise routine. Unfortunately, the doctor had not done his research despite providing the recommendation and I was injured while running. MRI confirmed damage… See full story

Patricia S’s Story

Female 1Nov 2013 went into surgery for a total hip replacement, followed all directions given to me physical therapy etc, I was struggling to feel better just figured it took time since it was such a major surgery. That’s where all my issues seem to have started I did request all my medical records from that surgery but was not given a list of all the meds used, just stats antibiotics etc ( I am currently seeking out this information). Lost… See full story

Denise M’s Story

Female 4I have suffered with UTI’s for most of my life, and have been prescribed anti biotics often during this time. I don’t know how often in this time I have been prescribed Fluoroquinolones but know that I have definitely been prescribed Ciprobay often with no adverse effect. In 2014, I was prescribed Tivanic and asked my Dr to please never give it to me again because I felt ill while I was taking it. I was prescribed it again a… See full story

Margie L’s Story

Female 8I will be happy to share my experience with Cipro. I never really knew there was a connection between fibromyalgia and these antibiotics until I read a message board where others seemed to think they were responsible for their illness. I had a hysterectomy and bladder repair surgery in 1996. Because of a supra- pubic catheter that was in place for 6 weeks, I developed a UTI. After I had problems tolerating two other antibiotics, my doctor prescribed Cipro. The… See full story

Vera R’s Story

female_1My name is Vera R. I took Cipro in 2007 for bladder infection. I stopped taking after first pill because I got alergic reaction. Yes, Cipro is crazily strong, my bladder infection was gone in half hour after taking first pill. It gave me brain fog instantly, my thighs were itching, i got hives, zits on my back. Fallowing days,I started getting anxiety(three or four times I had at night), I lost appetite, weight. I was sick every day for… See full story

Tim R’s Story

male_1I was on staff at the Cleveland Clinic as an acupuncturist when I was prescribed cipro for a bladder infection I acquired subsequent to a routine medical procedure. The physician insisted I take either bactrim (to which I had a documented allergy) or cipro though I told him repeatedly I wanted a safer antibiotic as I knew there was a warning on cipro for tendon damage. He refused any other alternatives – repeatedly. I took the cipro and crossed my… See full story

Nancy G’s Story

Female 8My journey though hell began on Sept 10th 2014 on day 5 of a 10 day script of Ciprofloxacin for a UTI. I was driving to work and my feet were hurting so bad I was crying. Then when I got to work I was very cold and my feet were freezing on the outside but burning on the inside. In the next few days my ears began ringing so loud I thought I would go crazy my gums began… See full story

Kathleen A’s Story

Female 1I was prescribed Ciprofloxacin on 9/1/11. I was 59 years old at the time. I am a female with one kidney. My doctor prescribed this antibiotic for a bladder infection. After taking 5 pills (250mg) , I was in severe pain throughout my body. I returned to the doctor. After tests for Lupus, Lyme, Rheumatoid arthritis, etc all came back negative, the doctor did say it may have been the antibiotic. The next few years were hard. I had frozen… See full story