New Atmosphere, New Vision: Gibson and Whittemore Kick Off Invest in ME Conference 2016
Mark Berry reports on Dr. Gibson's introduction and Dr. Whittemore's keynote speech, at the 11th Invest in ME International ME Conference in London.
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Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by digital dog, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. digital dog

    digital dog Senior Member

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    Make sure that they do not contain quinoline.
    I have been using eye drops for a while now and feeling absolute terror, dread, and suicide ideation.
    The antibiotic used in my eye drops is the same as Cirpo.
    Holy Christ Alive. I had NO IDEA my eye drops had quinoline in them until I came across a blog.
     
  2. Denise

    Denise Senior Member

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    @digital dog - by chance do you mean quinolone (rather than quinoline)?
     
  3. digital dog

    digital dog Senior Member

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    Yes. Sorry.
    Just something Im not sure many of us are aware of and quite a few of us have dry eyes.
     
  4. Denise

    Denise Senior Member

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    No problem. (My concern was only that quinolone and quinoline are quite different.)
    As you say - many have dry eyes and it is good to be aware.
     
  5. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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    Maybe change the thread title to RX eye drops? I use OTC and you freaked me out. Also typo I think. It's Cipro not Cirpo
     
  6. Gingergrrl

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    Yes there are fluoroquinolone eye drops and ear drops (by prescription) so if ever prescribed one by an eye doctor or ENT, you can always ask which class of antibiotic it belongs to (and if in the FQ class, you can request an alternative.) They can cause retinal detachment and tinnitus all kinds of horrors and are often prescribed to babies who cannot use words to describe the side effects.

    My Eye doctor has "No FQ drops" in my chart and I have now even added to my dog's chart at the vet that she never be given an FQ antibiotic. They have different names in different countries but the class, Fluoroquinolones, remains the same. If you tell the doc you are allergic, it is very hard for them to insist you take it.
     
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