Active Ingredients: Ciprofloxacin
She was then referred to an osteopathic physician who treated the patient with intravenous antioxidants and amino acids, an elimination diet, and probiotic supplementation. Within 4 months of therapy, the patient reported a decrease in pain, a resolution of her dizziness, shortness of breath, panic attacks, tachycardia, and blurred vision.
After an additional 8 weeks of antioxidant therapy, she reported further reductions in pain and improved disability. This patient reported improvements in pain and disability following antioxidant amino acid therapy for a total of 6 months.
Key words: antioxidants, back pain, chiropractic, fibromyalgia, pain. Introduction The incidence of adverse reactions to the fluoroquinolone class of medications has been given increased attention in recent literature.
Fluoroquinolones are broad-spectrum antibiotics, including the most widely used of these which are ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin and moxifloxacin.
This report discusses a single patient encounter where her clinical presentation was consistent with fluoroquinolone toxicity. We discuss the history, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of this single patient case.
She also reported left lower quadrant pain. While taking this medication for the two-week period, the patient developed a progressively worsening set of symptoms.
In addition to the chief complaints described above, she also developed episodic tachycardia, episodic dizziness, episodic shortness of breath, and chronically swollen glands. Additional symptoms included daily episodes of nausea, sweating, tremors, brain fog, blurred vision, panic attacks, and phonophobia.
She subsequently reported to a fibromyalgia clinic, where her lab studies showed hyperkalemia and elevated dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate levels, with no other remarkable findings.
She was prescribed a multivitamin, broad-spectrum amino acid supplement, omega-3 fatty acid supplement, magnesium, and malic acid.
She was also given Cytomel liothyronine sodium. Over the course of the next three years she steadily improved.
Although the patient stated that she experienced minor residual symptoms, her ability to perform her normal daily activities improved modestly in her words. Laboratory lab studies and a computed tomography scan of the brain ruled out Addison's disease, multiple sclerosis, lymphoma, and leukemia.
The only abnormal finding was hypercalcemia. Following this consult she was given a diagnosis of clinical depression and fibromyalgia.
She was prescribed Cymbalta duloxcetine HCl and referred for a psychiatric consult. After having the pain for three days, she went to her family physician.
Her pain was diagnosed as a mechanical lumbar spine pain syndrome, for which she was given a corticosteroid injection. Obtaining no relief from her symptoms, the following day she went back to her family physician who diagnosed her with diverticulitis.
She was prescribed ciprofloxacin 500 mg BID for 8 days and Flagyl metronidazole 500 mg daily.