That's astounding. I never would have even thought to look into that. Wow. So, do you think that my symptoms were strictly flox related, or that the parasites played a role, too? Maybe it was a combination of both? I've been feeling this way on a daily basis since about March... but hadn't taken Cipro for 7 or so months before that. I never felt anything noticeable while actually taking the drug, so why would it take so long to show up, I wonder? The strange feelings, headaches, etc have started to taper off SLIGHTLY in the last month or so, but not completely. How long until you started to see a significant difference? The part that worries me/gets me the most is my heart. I was a cheerleader for 8 years, a State-placing track runner, and an avid gym addict. Since feeling this way last spring, I've lost interest in really working out or running except occasionally, and just climbing a flight or two of stairs to get to a class will leave my heart pounding so hard I can see it through my shirt. Don't even get me started on sex. I'm surprised that my husband is still sticking around-- between the headaches, exhaustion, heart issues, and a loss of interest (another symptom?) in general-even when I'm feeling well, I'm surprised he hasn't resorted to an unhealthy p 0 r n addiction or something. Is that something that eases with time, too, or am I stuck with permanent damage? I don't think I can handle never being able to climb stairs, have sex with my husband, or even walk faster than a snail's pace without feeling like I just ran a marathon. It's SO frustrating. If I had been in poor, or even mediocre, shape before all of this had happened, I might be able to handle it to a degree. But going from great shape, great endurance, etc to feeling like a 400 lb woman stuck on a Stairclimber is infuriating.
Sorry about the ranting, needed to vent a little :)