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I hope it's ok that I'm writing this and not my husband. He is aware though and is happy for me to discuss our situation. So far I haven't been able to find any support groups for family/friends of quinolone toxicity sufferers, certainly not in the UK anyway.
My husband was prescribed Ciprofloxacin for possible epididymitis by an Out of Hours GP (over a weekend), had a panic attack after 3 tablets and was then unfortunately prescribed ofloxacin as an alternative by our own surgery (he took these for approx 5 days before stopping them too). He continued to suffer dreadful panic attacks and awful anxiety, along with insomnia and overwhelming suicidal thoughts and night sweats. After going round in circles for 3 months, with numerous emergency GP appointments, 2 visits to A&E and 2 mental health assessments, my mother-in-law kindly paid for my husband to see a private psychiatrist. Having never suffered from any mental health problems before (and the local mental health team twice saying he did not have a mental health problem) the psychiatrist diagnosed severe depression due to quinolone toxicity. He is now on high-dose antidepressants and over the last 4 months has improved no end. He still has days where he feels anxious and others when he is very tearful. Luckily he hasn't had any joint problems apart from a slight ache in his knees around Christmas time, which didn't progress to any of the awful symptoms other sufferers describe. He may have to stay on the antidepressants for some time but it's a small price to pay.
I read magnesium could help with his night sweats and this seems to be true! I buy as much organic food as is affordable, cook with spring water as much as possible, buy fluoride-free toothpaste etc.
I would be grateful for any dietary advice that has helped others suffering with quinolone toxicity. Many thanks.
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