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Hi all, I am very worried about this headache/pressure i've been having for the last 6 weeks, (on and off, mostly on). I started taking Ciprofloxacin & Doxycycline (in late October) after my Urologist told me I had prostatitis, he initially gave me a 14 day course of Cipro but upon going to the Pharmacy in the Hospital the pharmacist told me that another Urologist had said it should be for 28 days. I started getting horrible stomach aches and cramps after 2 days of taking the tablets, I went to my GP (junior doctor) he informed me to continue with Cipro and stop taking Doxy and get an ultrasound on my stomach which came out clear.
I stopped taking Doxy and continued with Cipro, at the 2/3 week stage of taking Cipro i started getting headaches and head pressure feeling as if it was coming from my brain. I saw a locum GP and she told me it wouldn't be from Cipro and it had definitely sounded like a virus, she also told me to see my optometrist. I did do so and my vision has become slightly worse. I saw another locum GP a week after with my headaches persisting and she told me it was due to Cipro but i should finish the course and give it 2 weeks before the side affects go.
It's been 2 weeks and the head pressure/aches are still persistent, at times it gets better then worse with a bit of neck stiffness. I saw my GP (junior doctor) he was wasn't convinced it was the Cipro and that it was tension headaches and that I should come back in March!
But after reading a lot of forums i've seen that these along with tendon pain and stomach aches are the number one side affects, some of which are permanent.
I'm very worried these side affects will be permanent. My stomach ache is gone but the headache/pressure remains. What shall I do!? I'm 24, male and usually go to the gym, I previously had Atrial fibrillation which was cured in January 2017 with a cardio version. Any advice will help as i'm stressing and panicking here!
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