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Thread: ciprofloxacin and temporary mctd reversal??

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    Question ciprofloxacin and temporary mctd reversal??


    I haven't been on any forums for a long time after one of my online mctd buddies passed away. Anyway, I have been dealing with mixed connective tissue disease mainly with lupus manifestations and now thyroid issues to top it off. Recently I was exposed to someone with menengitis and had to take Ciprofloxacin as a precaution. (I wasn't sick).

    Now, something odd happened which has got me wondering. . . . Within hours of taking the antibiotic I felt great. For the first time since diagnosis (2005) and certainly in well over 15 years I felt well, really normal not the new sle normal. I had forgotten what that was like.

    I had energy, I was motivated, my muscles didn't ache, I was happy and Brain fog was gone. I actually cleaned the house, wrote some of my book, played with the kids and felt still normal. not exhausted, not wrung out nor sore. This continued the whole time I took the drug and then like a sad and distant memory within a day of stopping the medication it disappeared and within three days I was back to my tired, old mctd self.

    I am going to ask my doctor if I can try the medication again just to see if this was the cause. I know the Marshall protocol suggests that some unknown bacteria or immune may cause lupus but this is the first time anything like this has happened to me. I have taken antibiotics but never with such a change.

    Just wanted to know if this had happened to anyone else and what you all think.

    thank you for reading.


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    This has not happened to me, but you are not the first person to find that antibiotics relieved their symptoms. Using antibiotics as a treatment for Lupus is not a new therapy and has been around for some time. The concern is that the body will build up a resistance to the antibiotic and then it will stop working. Hence, doctors now usually prescribe plaquenil, prednisone, and sometimes methotrexate as their "go to" initial treatment plans for Lupus.
    I agree, do discuss this with your doctor. Please let us know what you and he decide.

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