Monday, July 2, 2012


I will complain about governmental ineptitude, the TSA, and social injustice, but I generally keep personal rants to myself.

Lucky for you, I'm going to make an exception.

I was prescribed a drug called Cipro two weeks ago and it has been my undoing. Neck pain. Knee pain. Crippling wrist, hand and arm pain.

Did I mention these are known side effects of this drug?

Living on a tonnage of Advil (and Prevacid so my stomach doesn't give up the ghost) has helped infinitesimally.

I just want to make sure that you guys never take it. Ask for something else. Or do jello shots. Anything other than taking Ciprofloxacin, the aftereffects of which my doc says may take weeks to resolve.

(The Internet tells me this is the drug of choice if you have been exposed to Anthrax. Go with the Anthrax. You're just going to have to trust me on this.)

It is also tough to come up with posts that are a. funny and b. vaguely readable when your body is not cooperating in a most unpleasant way.

So Naperville Now is going to take a teeny tiny break while she heals up from the aftershocks.

And if you hear of a class action suit, write me. I'd like to exact my pound of monetary flesh from the evil lab that invented a pill that can make a person feel and look like she's 150 years old.


Anonymous said...

So, what was the Cipro supposed to help cure? Why in the world did the doctor prescribe it in the first place???

Cuzzin Carolyn

Pondside said...

I'm so sorry that you've had this terrible reaction to Cipro! I am allergic to sulpha and to penicillin so I have to take Cipro if I have an infection. Thank goodness I am able to take it! Cipro is also good for food poisoning - and I wish I'd known that when I was poisoned in Chile several years ago. I always have to carry Cipro with me, especially in other countries. It only took once, when a foreign doctor decided that I couldn't possible be allergic and gave me penicillin - I'm always ready now!

Sharon said...

Hope you feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

Mrs JP

If you feel like you are 150 years old, the good news are 150 years old.

Mr B

Naperville Now said...

Mr. B -- this is good news because why?

Beth said...

Have you tried a good old fashioned bath with Epsom Salts? My grandmother used to say that it drew the pain out. Maybe you should consult the Doctor first. You know, the one that prescribed the Cipro. Maybe S/he has the secret antidote.

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh dear. I hope you feel better soon!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I hope you are feeling better soon!