By Dr. Emil Tompkins, a chiropractor in Tucson, Arizona with a passion for helping our community become healthier every day.
If you are suffering, or know someone dealing with fibromyalgia, you are probably wondering what the cause could be, and there are many. It is thought that stress can cause fibromyalgia symptoms. It is also believed that immune dysregulation can cause fibromyalgia. But there is one medication that we are finding to be a direct cause of Fibromyalgia pain.
A commonly prescribed antibiotic Ciprofloxacin, a fluoroquinolone antibiotic is highly toxic to human tissue. It is prescribed almost like candy by some physicians and while some side effects are mild, some can be devastating.
The adverse effects of fluoroquinolones include chronic fatigue, tendonitis/tendinopathy, tendon rupture, joint pain, muscle weakness/soreness/fibromyalgia, peripheral neuropathy, muscle spasms, popping/cracking joints, endurance problems, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), heart palpitations, anxiety attacks, brain fog, depersonalization, memory loss, difficulty finding the right word at times, seizures, buzzing/tingling/vibratory sensations, dry eyes/mouth/sinuses, numbness (especially at night), floaters/blank spots in field of vision, depression, and death.The worst part about the symptoms of fluoroquinolones is that they are not short-lived. They can cause chronic mental and physical pain and disability. They can ruin lives. And the longer you are exposed to them, the more likely you will suffer these “side effects”. These chronic ailments are not often connected with the use of fluoroquinolones because doctors often rely on drug reps (salesmen) for their information rather than examining the readily available literature such as the Physician’s Desk Reference on the drugs they prescribe, their side effects, and contraindications. Patients are not given informed consent about the dangers of these drugs.Cipro has just been recently linked with fibromyalgia and awareness of its potential side effects should hopefully help you make wise decisions about what medications to trust and not trust.
If you are looking for a natural option in dealing with fibromyalgia, Contact Dr. Tompkins at 520-572-2596 and we’ll make sure we get you on the road to true health.
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Read more here: A surprising cause of fibromyalgia everyone should know about.