Old  April 16th, 2018, 9:46am     #4321
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When you said you used Cipro that hit a nerve.. I have been debating on getting a medical alert bracelet ( they are not cheap ) because I was given Cipro two or three times.. each time I lost muscle movement on one side of my face .. the first time was very slight.. by the third time ( which really got me to list Cipro as a no-no with the doc and the pharmacy ) I had over 4 days before my face got back to normal. My mouth was drooped and I had to drink with a straw.
Wow, it has some other awful side effects. It's better than death by infection, but there are other options, I'm sure, that are less toxic.

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  Old  April 16th, 2018, 12:16pm     #4322
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We've had 2 days of a lot of rain and the back pen is very very wet.

Most of the girls are huddling under the 'awning' next to the coop, but I see about 6 very soggy girls out and about, rescuing drowning earthworms.

It's so kind of them.

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We've had 2 days of a lot of rain and the back pen is very very wet.

Most of the girls are huddling under the 'awning' next to the coop, but I see about 6 very soggy girls out and about, rescuing drowning earthworms.

It's so kind of them.
Yes so thoughtful!

My son had a real bad reaction to Cipro.

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  Old  April 16th, 2018, 12:51pm     #4324
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I see about 6 very soggy girls out and about, rescuing drowning earthworms.

It's so kind of them.
And they are rewarded well for braving the waters!

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  Old  April 16th, 2018, 1:27pm     #4325
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My son had a real bad reaction to Cipro.

I think we have to carry lists of no-no meds around with us!

My issue escalated each new time I was given it.

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  Old  April 16th, 2018, 2:25pm     #4326
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I think we have to carry lists of no-no meds around with us!

My issue escalated each new time I was given it.
Yeah, the sensitivity develops and deepens after each exposure,
until you have a full-blown allergy.
Or something.

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  Old  April 16th, 2018, 2:50pm     #4327
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I am walking around with a sore hip right now due to Cipro.
Tendinitis set in. Funny it was one of my reps (also a PA) who told me to immediately stop taking it when he saw me wincing as I walked thru a store.

I need to stay off of it and not walk...... ROFL, try explaining that one to my boss,
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  Old  April 16th, 2018, 4:33pm     #4328
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I am walking around with a sore hip right now due to Cipro.
Tendinitis set in. Funny it was one of my reps (also a PA) who told me to immediately stop taking it when he saw me wincing as I walked thru a store.

I need to stay off of it and not walk...... ROFL, try explaining that one to my boss,
And that was with a Doctor's Rx, no doubt. Dangerous stuff.

I used it with my chickens over the years because most chicken bacterial infections are gram+ with a few being gram-. Cipro mainly treats gram+ and to a lesser degree gram-.

But I was not able to get the dose right for this girl., unless I went to a vet and that can cost $250 easily.

(If I'm going to spend that kind of money on a chicken, I'd better be in a very fancy restaurant.)

Well, consequently, she was overdosed and has lost her center field of vision. I have noticed she has peripheral sight, which is why she's managing.

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Cipro!! I had heard bad things happen when you take it, and never expected to be taking it myself, but it happened. I have a cyst on the outside of my esophagus which had to be drained and biopsied because it was affecting my swallowing. When they woke me up, they said I was getting Cipro in my drip. I was awake enough to know that maybe wouldn't be good!! I also had to take a little tablet of it the next 3 days, which I did, and luckily had no side effects. I will probably have to have this done again or some other procedure which will be more risky so will surely request another drug. Side effects really sound awful!! Glad it's helped a few chickens even though the little red hen had problems.
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Cipro!! I had heard bad things happen when you take it, and never expected to be taking it myself, but it happened. I have a cyst on the outside of my esophagus which had to be drained and biopsied because it was affecting my swallowing. When they woke me up, they said I was getting Cipro in my drip. I was awake enough to know that maybe wouldn't be good!! I also had to take a little tablet of it the next 3 days, which I did, and luckily had no side effects. I will probably have to have this done again or some other procedure which will be more risky so will surely request another drug. Side effects really sound awful!! Glad it's helped a few chickens even though the little red hen had problems.
I've been on it too, a few times, but never more than a week and the dosage was proper for my weight. No problems for me, thankfully. Which is why I didn't know itw ould have that effect with the hen. In fact, I've used it successfully with other hens that would have died otherwise. This little red hen is the first one to have this reaction and I know it was due to an overdose.

Cipro is often used because it's a broad spectrum antibiotic. The dr. doesn't need to do a culture ahead of time - Being gram+ and gram- covers most bacteria.

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My parakeet ( when I was much younger ) started with diarrhea .. well, my mom took a pill she had for that and cut it down to a very small portion and put it in the bird's water.

It worked with no ill results!

She was amazed she could cure the bird and was happy her dose worked out.

I doubt we were in the position to bring an $8 bird to a vet .. even though vet visits were not as expensive back then. And later in years when I got a parrot and brought him to the vet .. no vet in the area worked on birds It didn't cost much.. basically I wanted the band on his leg removed. My dad, being a former POW, didn't like the bird being banded.. so off it came.

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Interesting, Bomar. Appreciate your story.

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