Author Topic: any one here had anxiety from too many antibiotics and end up on a benzo?  (Read 1348 times)

[Buddie]

Re: any one here had anxiety from too many antibiotics and end up on a benzo?
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2018, 02:56:12 am »
My anxiety and panic disorder started with the use of ciprofloxacin and an ignorant doctor who told me to finish the course, even though i was in panic 24/7.
Never take a fluoroquinolone class antibiotic unless your life depends on it, there's always some other antibiotic you can try.
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[Buddie]

Re: any one here had anxiety from too many antibiotics and end up on a benzo?
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2018, 03:36:41 am »
Hi [...],
I completely relate to this, so wish I didn’t. Went to the ER with my skin on fire, confusion, panic. Told them the warnings for Cipro. The Dr laughed at me, insisted Cipro doesn’t effect the CNS and condescendingly told me to go home and finish my medicine. He also gave me a benzo to mask what was happening and put “health anxiety” in my charts. I didn’t even have a GP at the time because I never went to the Dr, health anxiety was not my issue. It’s been a nightmare since. So sorry you were hurt by Cipro too. Hope you fully recover.
Best,
F2B
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[Buddie]

Re: any one here had anxiety from too many antibiotics and end up on a benzo?
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2018, 03:56:46 am »
Sorry to hear you had the same experience.
2 weeks cipro completely destroyed my life. I've been very sick ever since.
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[Buddie]

Re: any one here had anxiety from too many antibiotics and end up on a benzo?
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2018, 11:30:23 pm »
Late to the thread here, but I can relate to much of this as well. I was on Cipro last spring myself, and while I didn't get many of the symptoms as described above, I did get a pretty bad case of insomnia and anxiety that eventually ended up in getting a prescription for Xanax in order to sleep. At over nine months out, I'm still having anxiety issues. Like others here, my doctors have also blown both drugs off as a non-issue.
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[Buddie]

I should be free later today if you want to chat or pm more. I have talked to lots of floxies and I have talked to many people tapering. If I can help you in any way, I would love to assist. I know how horrifying this is.
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[Buddie]

Hello,
I have been floxed too, and really like to chat.
Thanks
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[Buddie]

Hello,
I have been floxed too, and really like to chat.
Thanks

Welcome to BB! Sorry to hear that you've been floxed! It certainly isn't any fun is it? While there are a few floxies that are members here, I'd highly recommend going to Facebook and doing a search for either the "Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Group" or the "Fluoroquinolone Toxicity 24/7 Live Chat Group." Both groups have thousands of members there, and they've helped me a great deal. If you want to chat with others who've been floxed, either is the place to go.

Personally speaking, I'm pretty much beyond most of the damage that Cipro has had on me, but I still suffer from minor anxiety, insomnia, and occasional joint and tendon pain. Weird thing is, the joint and tendon problems started happening long after I was floxed. As I noted in one of my posts above, it was the Cipro that eventually led me to take Xanax. Needless to say, that was quite the double-whammy! Thankfully my issues are much more tolerable these days.

Hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck!

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