This antibiotic will ruin you. 

4739Hi there, we need to talk. My name is Amy Moser. I have almost written this post at least 20 times and got too overwhelmed and abandoned it. Well here goes…

The antibiotics you took or are taking for your sinus infection, UTI, skin infection, laser eye surgery…ect…may have already damaged you.

Cipro, Levaquin, Avalox, nearly every generic ending in “quin”, “oxacin,””ox,”…are all part of a large family of antibiotics called “Fluoroquinolones.” The FDA finally updated their warning on these antibiotics as of July 2016. They site “multiple system damage that may be irreversible. Permanent you guys. Here is the link for the warning if you are a doubting Thomas  https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm500143.htm. Take a gander real quick if you are reading this with an eyebrow raised. Trust me, I wish I had been given the opportunity to soak up this information before it was too late.

In 2010, I took Cipro for a UTI and it changed my life forever. A round of antibiotics literally changed the path I was walking, into a path that I couldn’t even crawl on. Multiple spontaneous tendon and ligament ruptures, spinal degeneration, and arthritis that is widespread. We are talking multiple joint dislocations and surgeries to most of my large joints and spine. Twenty surgeries in the last 7 years if you wanna count. I said T W E N T Y.

This class of antibiotics were supposed to be only used as a last resort antibiotics, if all other options had failed. They never were supposed to be given for common infections. They damage the body so seriously because they actually damage the DNA mitochondrial repair cells. Those are the cells that are supposed to heal any damage to the body. In this case, it damages the cells that are supposed to repair damaged cells and tissue. So…you can only heal tissue to the integrity it was when it fell apart. Fantastic. You now have tissue paper tendons and ligaments. You are a human piñata at a party and life is whacking you left and right. Do you know what it feels like to hear and feel your shoulder pull apart like taffy, or your achilles pop and tear apart like an old rubber band? It gets even better. Flouroquinolones cross the blood brain barrier. This can result in psychiatric events, depression, and suicidal thoughts. I was incredibly fortunate not to have the psychiatric side of this.

Here is another sickening truth…the damage is cumulative. The more exposures you have to these antibiotics, the more damage is done to your body. Not just for some people, ALL people. A hundred percent of people who take a Fluoroquinolone antibiotic, show changes in blood flow to the tendon, cartilage, and ligament in their bodies. Each person has a different breaking point depending on their own unique DNA. Some people fall apart or die after 1 pill. I fell apart after my 4th round of Fluoroquinolone antibiotics in my life and some people are on their 25th round and are still oblivious to what is happening inside them until they break. It might not even be a physical one. It may be a psychotic one. By then, it’s too late. The damage is done.

This was my nightmare. It gets worse. There is no cure. No treatment. No relief. No specialist even. Im telling you…if it hadn’t been for the knowledge that God is ever present and with me…I would have walked out in front of a bus. He is the reason I am sane…well mostly.

I am writing this in hopes that you will educate yourself and your families. Don’t take that antibiotic in ignorance one more time. Don’t take your chances. Don’t be afraid to demand an alternative. You get only 1 life. I am convinced that a large portion of why God allowed this in my life, is so that I could use my loud mouth to educate you. To share the blessings and miracles He has given me throughout this journey and to be my obnoxious self for a cause that needs to be shouted from the rooftops. If you take a Fluoroquinolone by choice…please don’t tell me. It makes me have anxiety and it makes me worry about something I can’t control. Only you can control what goes in your body. When you tell me you take these antibiotics, it makes me feel physically ill. If you only understood the risk you are taking, you wouldn’t take it. Save the explanation. There are alternatives if you demand them. I’ve refused these medications on multiple occasions and so has my mom who is allergic to penicillins and Cephalosporins and Sulfa. There are other options if you demand them. If you don’t have Anthrax poisoning, or pseudomonas bacteria…my family doctor will tell you, they can figure something else out. I am going to share some trustworthy Fluoroquinolone warning links. If you look them up…I am sure you will be glad you did. Do it for yourself and do it for your friends and your family.

This is the FDA’s warning for Fluoroquinolone antibiotics:

http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/ucm126085.htm

This is the Department of Health and Human services warning for Cipro:

http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/appletter/2011/019537s075,019847s047,019857s054,020780s033,021473s028ltr.pdf

This is the New England Journal of Medicines’ article on “Achilles Tendinitis and Tendon Rupture Due to Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics”

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199409153311116

The New York Times Popular Antibiotics May Carry Serious Side Effects

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/10/popular-antibiotics-may-carry-serious-side-effects/?_r=1

ResearchGate Musculoskeletal Complications of Fluoroquinolones: Guidelines and Precautions for Usage in the Athletic Population

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/49848217_Musculoskeletal_Complications_of_Fluoroquinolones_Guidelines_and_Precautions_for_Usage_in_the_Athletic_Population

Medscape Musculoskeletal Complications of Fluoroquinolones: Guidelines and Precautions for Usage in the Athletic Population

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/741802

The mitochondria targeted antioxidant MitoQ protects against fluoroquinolone-induced oxidative stress and mitochondrial membrane damage in human Achilles tendon cells

PubMed The mitochondria targeted antioxidant MitoQ protects against fluoroquinolone-induced oxidative stress and mitochondrial membrane damage in human Achilles tendon cells.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19235604

This is WebMDs’ warning about Cipro and similar antibiotics

http://www.webmd.com/osteoarthritis/news/20080708/fda-warning-cipro-may-rupture-tendons

This is Oxford Journals’ Fluoroquinolone-Associated Tendinopathy: A Critical Review of the Literature

http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/36/11/1404.full

This is Oxford Journals’ Electrochemical characteristics of five quinolone drags and their effect on DNA damage and repair in Escherichia coli

http://jac.oxfordjournals.org/content/25/5/733.abstract

NATA Journals’ Fluoroquinolones and Tendinopathy: A Guide for Athletes and Sports Clinicians and a Systematic Review of the Literature

http://natajournals.org/doi/pdf/10.4085/1062-6050-49.2.09

The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatologys’ The Risk of Fluoroquinolone-induced Tendinopathy and Tendon Rupture: What Does The Clinician Need To Know?

http://www.jcadonline.com/the-risk-of-fluoroquinolone-induced-tendinopathy-and-tendon-rupture-what-does-the-clinician-need-to-know/

NCBIs’ The vasculature and it’s role in the damaged and healing tendon

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC128932/

Medication Senses’ New Warnings for Cipro, Levaquin, and other Quinolone Antibiotics

http://www.medicationsense.com/articles/may_aug_05/warning_antibiotics_052205.html

Over the last 7 years, I’ve been to 3 Rheumatologists, orthopedic surgeons and spine surgeons, physical therapists, physical medicine and rehab specialists and 3 different primary care doctors. There is no treatment but to try to put back together what breaks. I have seen multiple docs from Mayo clinic and they are in the same boat as the others. They don’t know how to reverse it. They can’t. The science is not there yet. I contacted a doctor from Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota, his name was Jay Smith, and he had been part of a research study of the effects of Fluoroquinolones on the musculoskeletal system in the athletic population. He actually wrote me back when I asked him for a consult and told him I would even fly there for an appointment if he thought he could help me. He said that he didn’t know how to treat it. They know the science behind the damage that Fluoroquinolones cause, but the science is not there yet in how to reverse it. I will tell you this. I reached an incredibly low and dark place when he responded with this. You have to understand that I have had a miracle. God is what has gotten me through this and I can’t put the credit on anything else. The ministers at my church prayed for me with blessed oil. In the Bible it talks about this in James chapter 5. I had an incredible experience during that “administration.” My son was 8 years old at the time and he had a dream that night where God spoke to him and told him that “He was going to heal his mom, but we had to be patient.” This was 5 years ago. I am hiking mountains regularly now. My body still has many problems but my progress has been a miracle and all my surgeons and doctors will tell you the same. God is the great physician, and He alone is the answer. I did write a book about this and it will be coming out in the next 6 to 8 weeks. It’s called “The Magnificent Story of a Lame Author.” I have had countless blessings through this and the credit for the improvement is Gods.

We have to get this information out there. Spread it to everyone you know. Print the FDA warning and show it to your friends and family and even your doctors. Sometimes the warnings slip through the cracks and they don’t know. You could save their lives. Alright people, let’s make a positive difference!

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2,062 thoughts on “This antibiotic will ruin you. 

  1. Good grief. Thank you so much for sharing your story, and to all those who commented with theirs. It is valuable information that will help so many others.

    I am sure you have been around the block looking for answers and healing. Can I ask if you have seen any functional medicine practitioners? Or been on a diet such as the GAPS diet to heal and repair the gut?

    I am not sure if this will help, but there seems to be good info here regarding mitochondrial healing:
    http://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2010/2/reverse-mitochondrial-damage/Page-01

    Thank you again. I am sharing on Facebook.

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  2. In 2008 I got a serious local infection after a total knee replacement. I was given an IV of Cipro for three days. I also have to take it in pill form every time I go to the Dentist. I do suffer from general arthritis and now am wondering if the Cipro exacerbated my symptoms.

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  3. 2doses of Cipro for an uninflected cat bite on Oct. 12, 2016 destroyed my life. Permanent ,horrible problems…my life completely destroyed.I honestly wish I had died…suicide at the most horrible point was desired but I could not lift the gun…too much muscle weakness, joint and tendon damage. The drug companies should rot in hell!!! They continue to produce it. Cipro alone made them profits in the hundreds of trillions of dollars…human suffering means nothing to them…

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  4. My doctor recently placed me on an antibiotic for the flu. When I realized that I was not getting any better, I went back to him. Without sending me for a chest x-ray, he assumed after using a stethoscope that I had pneumonia. I’ve had pneumonia at least 14 times over the course of many years, and I know what it feels like. This did NOT feel like pneumonia but I felt too miserable to argue. He placed me on a different antibiotic and within 2 hours after taking the first pill I began to feel extremely nervous. I’ve had difficulty in the past with depression and this brought back too many scary thoughts, so I called his office and left a message with his receptionist that I could not take this medication….and the reason why. That afternoon I received a call from one of the other receptionists saying that my doctor felt that this was the best one for my pneumonia and wanted me to continue….and “it didn’t matter if I was having feelings of anxiety”!!!! I made a decision that I would not continue and….I got better on my own…..WITHOUT any antibiotic. From now in I will consult with a Health Practitioner rather than a doctor, as I feel that MOST of them are not in it for the concern of the patient….but rather the kick-backs they receive from the drug companies.

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  5. I took cipro pitocin and oxytocin I now have arthritis, lupus and a bunch of more issues. I wonder if it’s Linked In anyway

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  6. A few years ago a doctor prescribed Levaquin for what he thought was a sinus infection- I took one pill and within 30 minutes my throat closed up- by the time my husband got me to the ER (only 10 minutes away) I couldn’t breathe- that stuff (the quinilone class of drugs) are dangerous. Thank you for sharing your story.

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  7. Thank You, Your comments have been so helpful. I narrowly dodged Cipro, when I used an alternate antibiotic, and am so glad of that!

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  8. A friend shared your link with me. Then I shared it with all my friends. I just want to thank you so very much for sharing what you have been threw. One dear friend from Church was taking this med and said “experiencing difficulties on Cipro currently wow” . She is going off of it. I told another friend about it and sent her the link. Her husband had been on this med several times over the years and is now in such bad shape he can barely walk and the specialist can not figure out what is wrong with him. He is very depressed and in so much pain. Now they have an answer!!. God bless you. Everything we go threw in life turns out to be a blessing for someone else down the road.

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  9. I know that I have taken Cipro in my lifetime (I’m 59!), and I wonder if some of my neuro issues are related. I am sorry you went though all that, but glad to see you are doing better. Take care.

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    1. The only lawsuits from Cipro is IF you took the brand and not generic and if you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia.

      Like most insurance companies mine requires a generic over brand. This has resulted in Tachycardia PSV, I have had heart ablation surgery surgery to correct that. Bone Fusion surgery due to deteriorated cartlidge in my ankle. I have had nerve ablation surgery on my L3,L4 and L5. And will always be under medical care. This 3 years before my 50th birthday. Many Doctors don’t want to help or acknowledge this is the problem because they do get kick backs and this medication last checked netted 5 billion dollars a years for this one medication.

      When I was in it there were 8 pages of common side affects, uncommon side affects and everything I was treated for after taking this medication was considered rare side affects not listed in those 8 pages. Those 8 pages last checked are now 67 pages of warnings and side affects, they now include the “rare” side affects as uncommon side effects. Can you imagine picking up a prescription that has 67 pages of warnings? Oh and on occasion the pharmacy didn’t always give you that print out.

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  10. First of all, let me say that I am so sorry that you have suffered from the unfortunate side effects of this class of medications. I pray that God will help you find relief or some treatment that will allow you some relief. However, I consider this irresponsible. As a RN I have seen these drugs works miracles on individuals. You are NOT a medical professional, and while you are free to share your story, you failed to state that less than 1% of the people who take these drugs experience these side effects. Compared to the millions who have taken these same meds and have been cured of serious infections, including myself. So my plea to you and everyone else is that please realize that ANY medication at ANY time can cause serious side effects, even something innocuous as an aspirin. Doctors do the best they can with the information they are given and the results of blood tests, cultures ect. Are you aware for instance that THE only cure for anthrax is Cipro? My point is this, while my heart breaks for you, it is not responsible to paint this class of medications with one brush. God bless you, my prayers are with you.

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    1. Kathy, I am not trying to get these antibiotics taken off the market. Many of us here have commented on the fact that they are supposed to be used for Anthrax and complicated infections. The FDA actually states that in most cases the benefits do not outweigh the risks. This is stated in the 2nd paragraph of the FDA warning. The FDA warning can be found here https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm511530.htm . I will quote, “We have determined that fluoroquinolones should be reserved for use in patients who have no other treatment options for acute bacterial sinusitis, (ABS), acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis (ABECB), and uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTI) because the risk of these serious side effects generally outweighs the benefits in these patients. For some serious bacterial infections the benefits of fluoroquinolones outweigh the risks, and it is appropriate for them to remain available as a therapeutic option.” I am not against Fluoroquinolones in those cases and am aware they are necessary in a percentage of cases. The broad stroke I am painting is only to prescribe them like the FDA indicates, not as a first course of treatment, but as a last resort. Many of us here realize there is a time and a place for these drugs.

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      1. That may be true, but I was given this drug for a simple UTI that was uncomplicated. I stopped taking it two days later because it was making me so sick. I had joint pains for a month after. They need to educate doctors on giving this as a last resort. I cannot believe I was prescribed this drug!

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  11. Oh my god. I just realized what has happened to me. In 2012, I almost died of septic shock. I was given this cipro and flagyl over three days iv and then cipro at home’s for two.weeks
    I have never been the same.

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  12. Glutathione IV’s help a TON (you feel Improvement wiyhin hours.) then you need a natual medicine doctor to help you the rest of the way. Start with the genimix test to see what if any mutations have occurred. (I was rendered unable to methylate B vitamins.) There is hope – but regular medicine cannot help you.

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  13. God bless you!!!
    Thank you for your honesty and bravery!
    I stopped the medication after the 3rd pill. I could barely walk of pain in my legs . Blew my knee out , not knowing till I called my pharmacy, who said it’s worth calling your doctor…
    Thank you, will pray for total healing for you in Jesus name!!!

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  14. I took CIPRO in multiple high dose rounds after testing antibiotic resistant to several other antibiotic following a hysterectomy in which my bladder was cut into two inches by accident during the actual surgical procedure. Post op I battled several week’s of UTI’S followed by several rounds of antibiotics UNTIL, I was given probably three or four high doses of CIPRO. I can recall of the time just being relieved that I no longer had to wear a catheter (I had had one in since waking up from the procedure and at 36 yrs old, it was getting in the way of taking care of kids, household, life) and being UTI free. About two weeks after that last round of antibiotics, the CIPRO round, I woke up feeling “weird”, achy, not quite myself. Moody, really. I put my feet on the floor and my whole lower body was on fire! I literally felt like I was burning from the inside out. My tailbone was aching and throbbing, my legs felt hot and I could feel little pins and pricks all over. The weirdest sensations – terrible sensations and the most terrible pain ever, far worse than childbirth and I’d experienced that three time’s! That was six years ago. I was 38, a weightlifter who loved the gym, loved running and working out. Loved the life I was beginning to experience and enjoy. I had had children early and married early and so at 38, I was just beginning to “live!” Then it was all ripped from me. My health was ripped from me. My passions were ripped from me. I’m in constant pain with my lower back, my sacral area. My spine feels like it is breaking near constant daily. I have ran a low grade fever sense the beginning of this whole event, and thus it has completely changed by biological makeup. I also run a very low blood pressure now, which is something I never did before. To say I’m angry is an understatement. I’m hurt but I’ve this up to God now and I’m waiting for his plans now. I may never get an actual healing and that’s where the depression comes in for me, and yes, suicidal thinking is ever present as well but I’ve got a daughter I’m raising and I will never leave her alone to fight in this world. Whatever plans God has for me this much I know, no one or nothing will be allowed to hurt me like this ever again.

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  15. Thank you so much for this very well written piece. I too try and tell everyone that will listen about the damage these drugs cause. My husband was affected by IV Cipro 2 years ago and he suffers with widespread pain and tingling throughout his body. Mostly in his head and face. His legs and feet are getting worse as time goes by. There is absolutely no support out there for people like him. Dr.s either don’t know about it or dismiss it as bogus, for the most part. Keep up tge effort as we will too. There will be no cure until Healthcare takes us seriously.

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  16. I took it about 9 years ago and once before that. I have had problems ever since. My Achilles’ tendons , knees , elbows , hands , have all been effected. I was also diagnosed with macular degeneration. I had no vision problems before taking that antibiotic.

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  17. I was treated for a yeast infection in my throat with an antibiotic. Shortly thereafter, limps formed on my neck. I went from Dr. to Dr. And everyone said I was healthy for nearly 3 years… Except for the swollen nodes, and being a single mother of three while working full-time and going to school full time… Of course I was tired and overwhelmed. That was “normal”. Anyhow, I ended up with stage 4 lymphoma… Meaning, the lymph system that is supposed to fight infections in my body was damaged to such a pitch that I went from zero to nearly dying that fast. The symptoms did not begin until *directly after* I took those antibiotics…

    My question is: is there any action I can take now that I am disabled as a result of chemo (suffered some severe permanent side effects from that as well!) to be compensated? I mean, this has ruined my *life*!

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  18. Let’s get the FDA to take these drugs off the market- I experienced a ligament rupture on it recently – complain to the FDA. Just say no to Cipro/ I complained to the Dr also – my ortho doc said it’s poison and was used to fight Anthrax when the U S post offices were hit. Bayer is the drug manufacturer of this …ban them until they quit manufacturing it!!!

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    1. While I understand your frustration, I don’t think these should be taken off the market. As a last resort for certain bacteria or Anthrax exposed, they could save a life. I personally would choose to not take them in my situation, but for some without existing damage, it could be worth a try as a last resort.

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  19. I have been on a Tetracycline antibiotic for about 6 weeks now for a skin condition caused by an autoimmune response. Almost my entire body is covered in spots. I just dealt with it, until it got to my face. It is an inflammatory response- just like when my joints or muscles get inflamed. My body was attacking my skin as if it were foreign and dangerous.
    Mine is a different class, but all antibiotics can mess you up. I am supposed to take it 2x per day, but I couldn’t handle it. I did some research on my own and found the once per day dosage was still high enough to slowly cure my issue. Because antibiotics interfere with other meds, I started spotting from birth control not working (for the record, I was only taking bc to stop my periods). I developed severe back pain, since it reduced the effects of my narcotic pain meds. I also got severely depressed and emotional, even having fits of rage before switching to once per day. That was caused by it reducing the effects of my fibromyalgia meds, since they are in the antidepressant drug class. These last 6 weeks have been volatile, but I have about another month to go. I can’t imagine having these problems forever, all due to a med that took over my body.
    When I was on one for SIBO, it knocked me on my ass! I was literally in bed for 2 weeks and could barely move. The docs said it was possible it would cure my fibromyalgia, so I tolerated it. It didn’t.
    I feel so bad for you. I’m glad you are telling your story. I don’t pray but I will send positive healing energy your way!

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  20. Wiow, Thank you for sharing your story. I am writing these antibiotic names down so that no one I love or know ever takes them. I have issues of all sorts with multiple antibiotics, so there is good chance a doctor might prescribe these to me after hearing my long list of ones I don’t want to take. I’m so glad I took the time to read this. I’m so sorry you have endured all of this, but it sounds like God has worked it for good. As you said, allowing you to share with others, sparing your life and mind, and now allowing you to hike again! God is good. Bless you and your family!

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  21. The drug “Cipro” which is one of the drugs listed in this article, caused a lot of the tendon damage to the rotator cuff in my right shoulder.And that analysis came from my doctor, after he reviewed my MRI. Three days later, I had emergency surgery because it was that bad!!

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  22. After being treated with Cipro for a prostate infection I developed tendonitis in both ankles(not caused by any injury) . Most days I could walk without a limp and some days I could barely walk at all. There is always pain. The only thing that has helped is a chelated form of magnesium in pill form as well as mineral magnesium taken sub-lingually. The pain has diminished over the past 9 months but I’m at a point where it no longer is diminishing.

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  23. I have taken antibiotics in the past and never questioned the doctors. My osteoarthritis has progressively Gotten w. worse. Now I am questioning if 1 or all of the antibiotics were Cipro or any of the other ones listed. Thank you for your input to help others.

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  24. Amy,
    A friend of mine shared your story with me. Last May, I too was on Cipro for a UTI infection. Two days later, my ankles were swollen immensely, and I had a difficult time getting up off of my couch. I wound up in the ER. I was shocked that I was also in AFib. I was shocked, because I had NEVER been diagnosed with AFib, and I was seeing a Cardiologist on a regular basis. To make a long story, Cipro caused not only the AFib, but also caused me to be in a great deal of arthritic pain in my joints, along with other complications. After going to multiple doctors and going through numerous tests, and going through physical therapy, I finally feel that my heslth is on the upswing. I had to use a walker for several months, and still need to do that, if I have to walk a lot. However, I have recently graduated to a cane, and I’m happy to say, that I can walk around the house now without a cane. Hopefully, I haven’t had any other damage, but time will tell I guess. Amy, I want to wish you the best in the future, I pray that you have no other complications, and can have a somewhat normal life. Thanks again for sharing your story. For anyone reading this, NEVER, NEVER take Cipro or any medications related to it. It’s simply not worth your health

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  25. Thank you, Amy Moser, for sharing the story of your life experience and all of your research on this subject. Those of us that have been exposed to these antibiotics and are presently suffering the severe side effects can take some comfort in the fact that it is not all in our minds and that we truly are injured by the use of these drugs.

    As a former smoker and a 33 year survivor of lung cancer I can understand your reluctance to share your experience with the public. I felt the same way until I finally overcame my fear and shared my experience on my website http://www.quitterscanbewinners.com/quitterscanbewinners004.htm

    While I did not include research references in my website I would like to think that sharing my experience may have helped some folks quit smoking.

    Even though I have muscle contractions, numbness in my fingers and leg problems from taking Cipro and Levaquin I feel I am still blessed to be here.

    I intend to share your link on my blog. http://quitterscanbewinners.com/blog/

    Thanks again and may God continue to bless you.

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  26. Levaquin…. I cannot take it. Tried twice, and the side effect I had was horrible. One pill, and every muscle and joint in my body was contracting hard, and my joints felt like they were burning. Couldn’t lay down, sit, or stand for more than about 30 seconds. Went on for about an hour. I thought I was going to die that night. Finally took a relaxer and was able to rest, finally. The only reason I had another try was because my Doc said he didn’t give me anything the first time that would cause that to happen….but it did the second time after one pill.

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  27. God bless you Amy, all the pain and suffering you’ve endured. It makes my head spin! To think that a trusted way of treating an ailment could turn south so quickly, is horrific.
    You have quoted some very good sources, Pubmed.gov, being one. You seem to have a handle on the leading cause, being oxidative stress. If no one else has shared this with you, let me persist by telling you of Protandim,
    an Nrf2 activator, that has 23 peer reviewed articles, published on Pubmed. Since Protandim is not from the
    “pharma” realm, but rather a nutraceutical (nutrigenomic) Nrf2 activator, it is being introduced via word of mouth. Since an investigative report was broadcast, nationally, in 2005, many universities and research institutions have been doing thousands of independent experiments. One thing that is proven, is that it lowers the oxidative stress in all mammals, 100% of the time, on an average of 40%. By activating the Nrf2 protein pathway, it allows your body to make it’s own antioxidants, as it once did, as a child. This activation happens at a rate of a million to one – every second – in every cell! Pretty exciting stuff! So the miracle is not the little yellow pill, but the body.
    I have been taking Protandim for 3 and 1/2 years. I have to say that, what it’s done for me, I’ll never stop taking it!
    I’m happy to share more with you, if you’d like.
    Please know there is one more person out there that is sending warm and healing thoughts your way.
    Mary

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  28. Thank you for your article. My doctor prescribed Levaquin for a sinus infection, after I had taken 2 courses of Augmentin , and the infection had still not cleared up. When I read the accompanying drug information sheet on Levaquin, (which everone should ALWAYS do when getting new medications), it did mention in very clear language that it could cause these sorts of tendon problems. It made me so nervous that I decided not to take it, and to call my lung and Allergy doctor for his advice instead. Luckily, from what your article said! He prescribed another antibiotic, and it seems to have worked pretty well.

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  29. My wife was floxed 10 Months back through ciprofloxacin (generic) with 2 doses. She had brainfog, her body became stiff, restricted movements, suicidal thoughts, indecisiveness, leaky gut, all the symptoms of Arthritis and Neuropathy. She has been taking liquid Magnesium, organic foods, taking care of her PH level, basic Yoga, swimming, Turmeric in cooking. It was tough for 6-7 Months but things got better. She does complain some aches in those effected regions at times but I would say 70% recovery. Guess this surely depends on ones’ body, age and several factors. Just hoping this will reach people and feel positive that things will change.

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  30. I have also takin ciprofloxacin an experience arthritis pain everyday an can’t sit or stand for long periods of time an have bone fragments loose in my neck.Im to young for this an this seems like it sure makes sence.Ive had sinus infections twice a year an now I have chronic sinus issues to this day.Really sucks.Hopefullythey will get a law suit for this.Thanks for the info.♡

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  31. Thank you so much for posting this Amy ~ My Granddaughter sent this to me (God Bless her). She knows of my struggles after taking Cipro ~ only two low dose 250 mg tablets. I took it to prevent a suspected UTI as I was having a scheduled surgery the following week. After my reaction to the Cipro, my surgery had to be cancelled. A year later, ( 6 months ago ) I finally did have the surgery that had been scheduled but by this time I needed even more surgery from complications from having taking the Cipro before. Fortunately, I didn’t need any other antibiotics after or during the surgery. My surgeon knew all about the dangers of Cipro and he had a safe antibiotiic on hand in just case I needed it. He even gave me the mildest pain pills as he said I would need them. Thank God, I didn’t have to take any though. I’m still recovering from the surgery as it did trigger the Cipro side effects once again. The surgery itself was successful for my original problem but I still have a lot of the complications from Cipro. I’m so afraid to take any antibiotic or pain pills and I question any new medications I have to take. I now drink only spring water because of the fluoride in tap water and I use a non-fluoride toothpaste. I have good days but many more bad days. I can walk but most of the time I have to have some help. When I wake up in the mornings, I’m never sure if I can walk or not or how difficult it will be if I can walk. I was fairly healthy before taking the Cipro. I ate a clean diet and exercised every day on my treadmill. I now have Brain fog, and anxiety that won’t quit. I didn’t know that Cipro can affect your brain and your heart as well as muscle loss, and so much more to so many other parts of your body. I do guided meditations, and walk on the treadmill for about 5 minutes ( at very low speed) on the days that I can. I know there is no cure but I do take supplements that have been recommended from the Foxy Loxy site. I also consider myself to be one of the lucky ones because so many, like yourself, have had such severe complications, so much worse than mine. I follow the FDA and I’m so happy they have put a second Black Box on Cipro and others and now warn not to take it unless it is the last option. I do put my recovery in the hands of the Lord. I’m so happy you have been able to do more now. God Bless you Amy ~ I pray your recovery will continue to improve as each day goes by. ❤

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  32. Wow. My daughter sent me this link to read and educate me about. I have been on Levaquin twice within a 3 month period. Treating bronchitis and a sinus infection.It scares me to get such a powerful antibiotic so easily.

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  33. Really, what is my recourse ? I took one of these drugs in 2014 for pneumonia. I’m having real painful problems.
    My doctor prescribed it to me twice.
    I was so sick, I thought it was the only drug out there to help me. I’m upset my doctor prescribed it for me at all and then a second round.

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