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Posted on: Dec 18, 2019 12:21PM - edited Dec 20, 2019 06:54AM by AnnC2019

AnnC2019 wrote:

I was reading this article and it piqued my interest in this antibiotic. I found a number of articles indicating it might inhibit growth and induce apoptosis in cancer cells. Has anyone tried this? It seems a risky drug in that there are people that can have debilitating side-effects from Cipro. I was given this along with another antibiotic after my melanoma was removed and mastectomy.I think it upset my stomach a bit. I have always avoided antibiotics for the most part. My 23&Me profile has floxacilin (different class) contraindicated for me due to some gene


https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0753332218370689

Ciprofloxacin has dramatic effects on the mitochondrial genome

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181001101943.htm?fbclid

Dx 6/19/2019, ILC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 8/15/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/28/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy 11/4/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Dec 19, 2019 12:13AM Irishlove wrote:

I can not begin to tell you how Cipro negatively affected me. It was given to me for recurrent UTI's and literally damaged the tendons in my feet to the point that walking was extremely painful. A few years later I was again prescribed Cipro and had forgotten (I have MS, so sometimes I do not recall these things) the side effects and this time the damage was so severe that I literally had to use a wheelchair. Seems crazy that this drug is still on the market with the potential for severe life changing side effects. I was so upset that the doctor's office had not flagged this drug as contraindicated that I reacted very strongly to the nurse. Imagine not being wheel chair bound due to MS, but from a drug.

Surgery 2/27/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left Dx 3/14/2019, DCIS/IDC: Papillary, Left, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/7/2019 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right
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Dec 19, 2019 07:31AM AnnC2019 wrote:

Hi Irishlove,

I was afraid to take Cipro after surgery but also afraid not to take it. Luckily I didn’t notice any bad side-effects other than stomach upset.

It sounds dreadful what you experienced. I think they have black box warnings now. I think I would only experiment with this if I become stage 4. I am drawn to the Jane McClelland approach alongside of traditional methods.

My sister has MS and it is an awful disease. I never knew how bad, until I saw what it did to her. She is still able to go short distances with a wheelchair and her memory has been impacted which is not always the case for everyone with MS

Dx 6/19/2019, ILC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 8/15/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/28/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy 11/4/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall

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