Do you have fibromyalgia? — or, were your symptoms caused by the antibiotic Cipro?
What is Cipro-fibro?
It looks and feels like fibromyalgia, but it’s worse in many cases. It may show up 6 months after discontinuing Cipro or other fluoroquinolone antibiotics!
It’s a disease your doctor may give you, out of negligence. Or, he may just take a calculated risk…and you lose, but he still gets paid.
He really should know better, but — in case he doesn’t — you would be wise to learn how to protect yourself from a disease that will cost you a lot of distress and money.
There are so many possible drug interactions that can occur with Ciprofloxacin, it would take your doctor some study to see if you have one of these. Better not to trust him or her to do it — research it for yourself!
You may notice, the Drugs.com link below has no mention of fluoroquinolone toxicity, commonly called “Floxie Syndrome or Floxicity”: Out of courtesy and fear of the drug manufacturers, the writers of Drugs.com probably don’t want to mention this embarrassing fact that might give the public a clue as to what is wrong with them — and give any more ammunition to the trial lawyers.
Why IS There So Much Fibromyalgia in Recent Years? How much of what is diagnosed as Fibro is really caused by Cipro?
Most Naturopathic Doctors know that fibromyalgia is a simple mineral deficiency, but this isn’t taught in medical school.
Why does our medical establishment have such a blind spot when it comes to obvious deficiencies in the modern American’s diet? Is it because there is no money for them in selling us a really good mineral supplement? Something to make up for what’s missing in our overworked soils due to mechanized and negligent agriculture practices?
I’m just a dumb farmboy, but it’s still obvious to me that fixing the problem at the root would be easier and more feasible than training and employing more and more doctors to treat the millions of things that can go wrong with a marginally malnourished human body.
And then, on top of diseases that come as a result of nutritional deficiencies, we have the conditions that doctors cause with their ill-considered treatments for simple infections.
Now, I understand that no business wants to face liability claims for something they did in good faith, according to protocol and for a condition that developed after what may be a considerable length of time.
But, if I were a doctor, I would want to know that what I prescribed my trusting patients was indeed safe as well as effective.
Cipro is not safe; it’s dangerous. It should only be used as a last resort — and since there are better, but unpatentable (like colloidal silver) treatments for the same infections — perhaps it shouldn’t be used at all.
This brings up a major flaw in our medical system, which is designed around a pharmaceutical industry that is driven by choosing the most profitable alternative, which usually happens to exclude the safest, least expensive, and healthiest treatments for the patient.
Today’s world is more dangerous than ever. It has become an obstacle course that only those who have the best information — and the discipline to consistently use it — will survive.
Conventional wisdom is usually a guarantee of misdirection. Advice from public health authorities is usually about 180 degrees from the truth.
Are Health Authorities Trying to Make Us Sick?
Nowhere is it more important to question authority than in the daily barrage of spurious and misleading “health information” tidbits we get from our major media.
“Stay out of the sun, they tell us. Always use sunscreen,” they say. Vitamin D is very important to our health, though.
“Use margarine, instead of butter. If your cholesterol is still too high, take statin drugs.”
“Eat a healthy diet with lots of fruit, vegetables, whole grains” (but they don’t tell us which grains to avoid and why).
“Don’t bother with taking vitamins and supplements — They may be dangerous, may interfere with your medication!”
“Organically-grown foods are no more nutritious” — but, more important, is what we’re not getting when we eat organic!
“GMOs are not significantly different from regular fruits and vegetables, they don’t need to be labeled!” So they say — but they’re paid to say that!
And my favorite: “Always follow your doctor’s orders!”
In a sad way, those who follow these instructions will die off. It is dangerous to your health to be a compliant, trusting patient who follows directions without questioning.
It is also sad that an industry that regularly falsifies research in order to get FDA approval of their products — and then goes so far as to try to get the FDA or other government agencies to remove herbs like kratom from the market, when they may be the best way to minimize the pain and other discomforts the pharmaceutical industry has caused!
Many fibro and Cipro sufferers report that they get good relief by using kratom — although the Cipro floxing can be tricky with kratom. (Always get the advice of a qualified physician who is familiar with treating the floxie syndrome with kratom.)
The Cipro floxing syndrome that gets diagnosed as fibromyalgia in order to protect your doctor from a malpractice lawsuit is one condition you don’t want to get!
Don’t let your doctor get away with prescribing you Cipro, without a very good reason. Get a second opinion!
http://hopedaddy.org/Michael_s_Story_2.html An excellent description of this complex and terrible affliction, told by a floxie sufferer.
Wikipedia downplays the frequency of serious floxing here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinolone#Adverse_effects
Some people have found significant relief using kratom for dealing with Fluoroquinolone Toxicity. OnlineKratom has a wide selection.