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Is there ANY antibiotic that doesn't cause neuropathy?

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Sallysblooms, May 15, 2012.

  1. Sallysblooms

    Sallysblooms P.O.T.S. now SO MUCH BETTER!

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    I have looked at many of them online and talking to pharmacists, also with a forum about neuropathy. I was able to use just one, Duricef but the last time I had to use it, for a UTI, it caused my hands to hurt and swell, other pains also.

    It is so awful that most of them can cause serious neuropathy. I would like to have a list of meds to try when I need them, but so far, I have nothing.:(
     
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    It is highly likely that most can cause neuropathy, though the risk factor will vary based upon mode of action. This because mitochondria are modified bacteria in structure. Antibiotics target bacteria. Sure we have extra detox and repair mechanisms, and our mitochondria are inside cells, and we have multiple mitochondria per cell (most cells anyway). The problem is that nerves are very vulnerable to even slight decreases in energy production. Many mitochondrial disorders first show up as neurological disorders. So antibiotics will produce some risk of mitochondrial dysfunction even if its low.

    Bye, Alex
     
  3. Sallysblooms

    Sallysblooms P.O.T.S. now SO MUCH BETTER!

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    It is SO common. The more I try to find safer ones, the more I learn.
     

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