I almost fell out of my chair upon hearing about the popular antibiotic Cipro at about 36 minutes into this podcast:
Two years ago I was prescribed Cipro on two occasions about three months apart. I took 14-day treatments for diverticulitis. It was shortly thereafter that I began to experience Parkinson’s symptoms on the right-side of my body. Could Cipro have been the trigger or even the sole cause of my neurological issues? I will never be able to prove this, but I now have reason to believe that this was a likely cause. Check out the following links. It is unbelievable that this poison is still available and that so many doctors prescribe it.
The FDA has since black boxed Cipro for knowing to cause among other things, permanent nerve damage!
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has required the drug labels and Medication Guides for all fluoroquinolone antibacterial drugs be updated to better describe the serious side effect of peripheral neuropathy. This serious nerve damage potentially caused by fluoroquinolones may occur soon after these drugs are taken and may be permanent.
Here is a NY Times Article:
Here is the most complete website on the topic called Floxie Hope: