nasty cipro side effects?????/

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dustspeck
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   Posted 8/21/2009 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
ok, am i overreacting?  today i took my cipro (500mg) and as the day is wearing on my anxiety is through the roof!  i feel like i can't take a whole breath in.  i feel shaky and dizzy and not with the program.  my heart is beating faster than normal.  i have been battling headaches all week and yesterday i started with pain emanating through my neck and shoulders.  i am not sure what mgs i was taking last time but i tolerated cipro very well.  then again, i thought i was dying.  and i do remember at the ending fighting headaches but i thought it was part of the salmonella leaving my body.  has anyone had similar experience?  am i getting myself all worked up? 

edit/ i am waiting on a call from my gi as we speak


.: stephanie :.
34 y/o female diagnosed 8/8/7 with crohn's of the terminal ileum w/ stricture/scarring
meddies: 6mp, trazodone, iron, calcium, folic acid, b12 injections at home & some other vits

currently in remission! :D


Nanners
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   Posted 8/21/2009 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I am currently on it myself and can honestly say I have no side effects at all. That doesn't mean that a person can't get side effects. I will be interested in seeing what the doctor says. Good luck!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

dustspeck
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   Posted 8/21/2009 12:16 PM (GMT -7)   
hi nanners. how many mgs. are you taking per day? right now i am taking 500mgs every 12 hours. i did so well with it last time but i am not sure what dose i was on. i ate some soup and pasta salad for lunch and i feel slightly better. my chest still feels heavy, like i can't get a full breath in. my head is pounding, i'm anxious, shaky.
.: stephanie :.
34 y/o female diagnosed 8/8/7 with crohn's of the terminal ileum w/ stricture/scarring
meddies: 6mp, trazodone, iron, calcium, folic acid, b12 injections at home & some other vits

currently in remission! :D


Nanners
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   Posted 8/21/2009 12:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I am taking the same dosage at the same intervals. Stephanie I suffer with anxiety myself, could you possibly be having an anxiety attack instead of a reaction to the Cipro??? Your description of how you are feeling sounds like my anxiety attacks. The headack is the one I am wondering if it is a side affect, as I know that that is one I read about in the paperwork that came with it. Just a thought.

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Gail*Nanners*
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

dustspeck
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   Posted 8/21/2009 1:11 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks nanners. my gi asked me that but i have never had an anxiety/panic attack. i took ativan for a brief stint when i was diagnosed because my pcp insisted on it. since my chest still feels heavy and i feel so weird my gi told me to take a benadryl and stop taking the cipro. he said if it wasn't the weekend he would have be try it again and see how i felt but wants to make sure he is monitoring me. it definitely sent me for a loop! when you have an anxiety attack does it continue if you don't take anything? like, if that is what it was would i still have the heavy chest and dizziness? thanks for the advice!
.: stephanie :.
34 y/o female diagnosed 8/8/7 with crohn's of the terminal ileum w/ stricture/scarring
meddies: 6mp, trazodone, iron, calcium, folic acid, b12 injections at home & some other vits

currently in remission! :D


Nanners
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   Posted 8/21/2009 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes usually once I have a anxiety attack I have to take my Xanax before I chill out some. Luckily for me I have learned to recognize it starting up and I take my Xanax before it gets out of hand and I am able to stop it in its tracks. Good luck!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

dustspeck
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   Posted 8/21/2009 1:40 PM (GMT -7)   
that is interesting. i hope this isn't something new for me. i can't handle another THING wrong with me :C thanks again.
.: stephanie :.
34 y/o female diagnosed 8/8/7 with crohn's of the terminal ileum w/ stricture/scarring
meddies: 6mp, trazodone, iron, calcium, folic acid, b12 injections at home & some other vits

currently in remission! :D


Nanners
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 8/21/2009 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Don't feel bad, many people with chronic illnesses like ours tend to suffer with anxiety. Just another thing you learn to fight.

Hugs
Gail*Nanners*
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

frogeleita
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Total Posts : 342
   Posted 8/23/2009 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
join the club! i am on it..and i am a total mess...i heard a trick with Cipro to lessen the side effects try this..drink as much water with it as you can..you will get less side effects..take care

 crohns/colitis/lupus/hyperthyroidism-seton fistula pentasa cipro flagyl vicodin


Zanne
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   Posted 8/24/2009 4:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a really nasty reaction to cipro last year and heavy chest, not being able to breath was part of it. I ended up needing to use an inhaler for a few weeks. I hope you doctor gets things straightened out soon for you.
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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