Brief aftermath to all this:
Cipro sent me TOTALLY NUTS. Do not go on this drug if you have *any* (however minor) issues with nerves/depression in your past. Stuff will make you worse than Michael Jackson fiending for that Propofol 'milk'.
my confidence whilst on this, almost to the point of losing my job. Nearly four weeks on, and a dose of antidepressants + benzos later, the poison seems to be finally exiting my brain/body, the nightmare seems to be clearing a tad.
STILL got 'prostatitis' but can live with that now, it's not nice, it's uncomfortable, but it's at least bearable, I was pure biyatch back then, I can cope with that feeling now I know how bad the alternative is. Feels like an ice cream sundae compared to the H.P. Lovecraft-style madness of the Cipro.
**Once again, let me reiterate, if you have any
CNS-type issues, please try to avoid this drug!!!!**
(And *also* try to avoid NSAID-type painkillers such as Ibuprofen, I was advised by my doc these were OK to take with Cipro but it's one of the worst drug interactions you could ever make!)