Friday, August 23, 2013

CFS and the Quinalone Antibiotics

So I'm going to take a WILD guess here and say that maybe perhaps my CFS improvement has to do specifically the Quinalone class of antibiotics, more specifically Cipro and Levofloxacin.

I am trying to read this article that gets into detail about how this drug class interferes with the CNS.  Of course I don't understand most of it but what pops out at me is that it diddles with the GABA receptor sites.  Now I know that GABA is a problem in CFS/ME.  I just can't remember if it is a shortage or abundance.  Maybe someone can tell me.  I'm too muddled up right now to go hunt it down myself.

In the six days I've been on the Quinalones, I'm already doing better than ten days on Xifaxan.  Yesterday was my last day on the drug so now I'm in the detox phase.  Tomorrow I'll start eating ferments to load up on my probiotics.  I can hardly wait to see how my CFS is doing in a couple of days.  I just might be back to walking around the neighborhood.  WOOT!!!

BTW, my left knee hurts like the Dickens and I've now got a very bad limp.  I'm crossing my fingers that it goes away.  That would be very nice.

Antimicrobial Safety: Focus on Fluoroquinalones
FDA Beefs Up Fluoroquinalone Warning

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear about the knee. The article is complex - if and when you work it out please let us know