posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 08:14 AM
Originally posted by stonebutterfly
I have to take cipro about three times a year for frequent uti infections I've had since I was a wee child. It's not too bad, sometimes I can get a
little tummy ache towards the end of the dose. But other than that I've had no problems. Id rather do the cipro than have a kidney infection, which a
great grandmother died from.
Well, I was put on Cipro a number of times for a kidney infection (NOT a UTI) due to a stag horn calculus. I had initially gone to the E-room, where I
was officially misdiagnosed. From there, it was periodic visits to a minor emergency clinic, and again repeatedly, misdiagnosed for 6-months
finally got a young Dr. who saw red flags after doing a UA (found blood in urine & high protein levels) and ordered blood tests. Then, I was referred
to a specialist who ordered a CT scan, which revealed the stag horn. By then it was literally a life or death situation. I went septic, after an
attempted surgery. Almost didn't survive!
Then last year I had some outpatient laser surgery and put on Keflex. Less than 2-days later I ran a fever of 103, at which time the Dr. put me on
Cipro. The very next day I had to be readmitted to the hospital. Two days after that I was diagnosed with C diff and isolated. I was sent home after a
week, only to get worse. I could not function and barely able to get out of bed. Had difficulty breathing. When I returned to the Dr. for the 2nd
followup, I had gained 25-lbs and had difficulty walking. Another admission. This time they found I had developed a blood clot from being bed-ridden!
I'll conclude with, I'm damn lucky to have survived again.....even though the combination of antibiotics were to blame for my woes last year.