ive had peripheral neuropathy due to lyme long before i started taking cipro.
all abx have potential bad side effects. after 9m of mino i now have permanent staining of teeth and spots around eyes.... its been one year and they are still there...
u need to weight in the risks. abx helped me a lot, i have no doubts ive done the right thing taking them...
Yes, I had neuropathy as one of my symptoms as well.
If you didn’t have the neuropathy prior to treating though - and started Cipro and it started - then how would you know if it was a herx from the infection or a side effect from the Cipro?
Yes all abx have side effects but some are more serious than others and if the fda puts a BB warning on them - then it’s one of those.
I wouldn’t say that staining of the teeth or spots around the eyes are on the same level as permanent neuropathy or CNS issues though.
If you go to the floxy site you will see story after story of people whose lives are ruined from being floxed.
And yes - you’re so right - you need to weigh the risks - lyme and co’s is no picnic and can also be destructive and ruin people’s lives.
Dr J still prescribes it - and obviously he thinks the benefits outweigh the risks.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi