Re: Ciprofloxican for Mastoiditis
I've been off of any medication, no antibiotics, for eight days now. ENT office (receptionist) calls me today to say that Cipro is the best choice and the Dr really wants me to take it, so could I tell them what side effects I am experiencing that are bothering me? I was shocked. I said the same thing that I told them 8 days ago - I am NOT taking them, and have no intention of taking them, due to the seriousness of potential side effects. She reminded me how effective they are, and I reminded her that they stop ALL your DNA from replicating and I wasn't going to take them. She says fine, the Dr will fax a prescription for something else in.
Five minutes later the pharmacy calls me to say he ordered clindamycin again. Which I was already on for a month and from the research I have been able to access will not do anything for the mastoid. I am pretty frustrated that they can't even do 5 minutes of research to see that a safer choice, and commonly used for these medical conditions are either doxycycline or cephalosporin (3rd generation). The need to fight the medical system is starting to get me down and we haven't even gotten to the point where we reach a final first diagnosis.