I was on Cipro for 4 years straight. At the end of things , it caused me to be super sensitive to caffeine.. you know how it builds up in your system right? Your system holds onto it way longer than usual,, which can cause toxic levels.
I was always the type of person who could rink 6+ coffees a day and one right before bed, no problem,\
Now , if I have more than 1 I cannot sleep and get panic attacks.
I also hear flagyl is a better antibiotic to be on longterm than the cipro, because it's far easier for your body to develop tolerance/immunity to the cipro. Apparently the flagyl, its almost impossible to develop a tolerance, due to the chemical structure (my internal medicine doc explained why in detail but it went right over my head )..
33 years old, dx with Crohn's in 1998. Currently on :
Clofazimine 100mg daily,
Rifampin 600mg daily, and Clarithromycin 2 tabs daily
and Cipralex 10mg/day for anxiety.
Hydroxyzine, percocet, Ativan as needed.
5g pharmaceutical grade Omega 3's, 1000IU's Vitamin D3 daily
2 Perianal fistulas, and 1 more suspected. Crohn's only at end of colon, cecum. Remi, Asacol, Salofalk, Imuran, Humira did nada. Built immunity to long-term Cipro use, which also induced panic attacks.