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 mitochondrial DNA. Those affect all cell function. 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 one 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.

 

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. It’s called “The Magnificent Story of a Lame Author.” It is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, and Kobo. There is also a link directly to Amazon from my blog homepage. I have had countless blessings through this and the credit for the improvement is God’s.

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! Below are further medical study links and warnings associated with Fluoroquinolones. They were sent by a German contact who has compiled this information. Some cannot be directly linked, but if copied and pasted in the search bar, will be accessible. For more information and links, please read my post, “One Floxie Lady,” found here: https://mountainsandmustardseedssite.wordpress.com/2018/04/05/one-floxie-lady/

  1. Ciprofloxacin not only damages cartilage in children and young people, but also in adults:

https://www.ncbi .nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC164164/pdf/412562.pdf

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10663387 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11685846

  1. Cipro causes serious arthropathies in adults:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8453165 → DOI: 10.1177/106002809302700308

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-72450-3_21 http://www.zeitschrift-sportmedizin.de/fileadmin/content/archiv2003/heft06/Martinek.pdf
Tendon damage and tears (and other muscle-scelettal issues) can occur months after discountinuation of the medication:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4080593/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7860672

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20215992 → DOI: 10.1097/CND.0b013e3181d23a9c https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4080593/
For patients with Myasthenia gravis the use of this medication can lead to death:

https://www.arznei-telegramm. de/html/2012_09/1209404_01.html
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21879778 → DOI: 10.2165/11593110-000000000-00000
The medication can lead to myalgies which require emergency treatments:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/24196595_Ciprofloxacin-related_acute_severe_myalgia_necessitating_emergency_care_treatment_A_case_report_and_review_of_the_lite rature

Cipro can lead to lasting vision disorders:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17300586 → DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2007.01427.x

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2910230

Central nervous system disorders including suicide:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18677343

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/51139497_Quinolones_Review_of_Psychiatric_and_Neurological_Ad verse_Reactions.

https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-1590140841.html
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4202555/

http://journal.publications.chestnet.org/article.aspx?articleid=1064665

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih. gov/pmc/articles/PMC2360825/pdf/postmedj00087-0063.pdf http://www.psychosomaticsjournal.com/article/S0033-3182(07)71051-4/abstract https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3513220/

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/301640337_Quinolone_antibiotics_and_suicidal_behavior_analysis_ of_the_World_Health_Organization %27s_adverse_drug_reactions_database_and_discussion_of_potential_mechanisms

Heart ailments and arrythmias:

https://www.ncbi .nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11505790 → DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1300083

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17388913 http://www.bvmj.bu.edu.eg/issues/25-1/13.pdf

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11772147

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18319500

http://www.oapublishinglondon.com/article/1372 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15851230

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19387967

http://www.revespcardiol.org/en/a-case-of-prolonged-qt/articulo/13146861/  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21075583 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16386810  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18319500  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22259166  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21271486

Hypoglycemia and Diabetes:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17911203 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4410896/

http://cjhp-online.ca/cshp/index.php/cjhp/article/download/345/338&sa=X&scisig=AAGBfm2eyUpxyI0JDWKX7F3Wo4nv VpRTqA&oi=scholarr

http://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002 -9343(09)00871-7/abstract

Long-lasting  problems of the gastrointestinal tract:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih .gov/pmc/articles/PMC2586385/ http://www.nature.com/ja/journal/v64/n1/full/ja2010137a.html http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1198743X14001025

Serious kidney and u-tract problems, including kidney failure:

http://www.jurology.com/article/S0022 -5347(05)67379-X/abstract

https://www.arznei-telegramm.de/html/1995_12/9512120_01.html

https://www.ncbi .nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12911170

Liver failure even after a single dose of Cipro; damages to the gall bladder;

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s100960100513 DOI:10.1007/s100960100513

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5036381/

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(94)91624-1/abstract → DOI:

1016/S0140-6736(94)91624-1

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4026643/

Cipro inhibits the very important liver enzyme CYP 3A4

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Elliot_Hersh/publication/8642018_Drug_interactions_in_dentistry_The_i mportance_of_knowing_your_CYPs/links/53db72090cf2a19eee8b7819/Drug-interactions-in-dentistry-The-importance-of-knowing-your-CYPs.pdf

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21190921 https://www.aerzteblatt.de/pdf/113/21/p18.pdf?ts=25.05.2016+09%3A40%3A08

Incidents of blood thinning and fatal bleeding

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00063-003 -1268-7/ → DOI:10.1007/s00063-003-1268-7 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15070128 → DOI: 10.3171/jns.2004.100.4.0710 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17045852 → DOI: 10.1016/j.jcf.2006.08.002

Cipro given during pregnancy can cause either termination of pregnancy or deformities of the embryo:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0301211595025243 → DOI: 10.1016/0301-2115(95)02524-3

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC105599/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15307429 → DOI: 10.1016/S0035-9203(03)80032-9)

https://www.innovativepublication.com/admin/uploaded_files/IJPP_3(4)_225-226.pdf

http://jms.org.br/PDF/v27n1a05.pdf

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0301211595025243 → DOI: 10.1016/0301-2115(95)02524-3

http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/bmjopen/2/3/e001077.full .pdf

Reproductive toxicity (reduction of sperms); Reduced fertility

http://www.diss.fu-berlin.de/diss/servlets/MCRFileNodeServlet/FUDISS_derivate_000000012195/Dissertation_Agnes_Foest.pdf

http://www.bioline.org.br/pdf?rm08012

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17430273 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10623489 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3850316/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23420823

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4312808/
Medication risks which are omitted from the package insert:

Cardiac death through Cipro

http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g6196

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/834217
Lesions of the aorta

http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/5/11/e010077.full https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26436523

Life-threatening rhabdomyolysis

http://www.arznei -telegramm.de/html/2013_05/1305046_02.html
Lethal Thrombocytopenia

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12451346 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09537100801993040

Multisymptomatic Syndrom which leads to permanent handicap

http://www.saferpills.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/FQ-induced-serious-persistent-multisx-adverse-effects-BMJ-Case-Reports.pdf

Retinal detachment with permanent vision loss:

http://jamanetwork . com/journals/jama/fullarticle/1148331 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4183446/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24170197 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26967005

Uveitis and Optikusneuritis:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih. gov/pubmed/25275293 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17300586 https://www.arznei-telegramm.de/html/1993_12/9312134_03.html
Fixed pharmaceutical reactions:

https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/bitstream/1807/48250/1/dv08224. pdf

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4408714/

 

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Guillain-Barré-Syndrome

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24472364 → DOI: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2013.12.009

von Willebrand-Syndrome

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(94)92748-0/abstract → DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(94)92748-0

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15070128

Permanent hearing loss

http://www.hc -sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/medeff/bulletin/carn-bcei_v14n1-eng.php
Systemic Lupus erythematodes.

http://www.ejmanager.com/mnstemps/36/36-1394092468.pdf?t=1411548312

Pyoderma gangraenosum

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3481820/

Stomatitis

http://databankws.lareb.nl/Downloads/kwb_2011 _1_fluor.pdf

Manic disorders

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11799346 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/51139497_Quinolones_Review_of_Psychiatric_and_Neurological_Ad verse_Reactions

Pancreatitis

https://www. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4026643/

Toxic and fatal epidermal Nekrolysis

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih. gov/pubmed/9310730 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/289163593_Fatal_ciprofloxacin-induced_toxic_epidermal_necrolysis_Lyell_syndrome_A_case_report_and_review_of_the_literature https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15115708

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/276439054_Fatal_case_of_ciprofloxacin_induced_Toxic_epidermal_n ecrolysis

Fatal Vasculitis and frequency of vasculitis

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19669086 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5208583/

http://onlinelibrary.wiley. com/doi/10.1111/j.1398-9995.1997.tb02612.x/abstract → DOI: 10.1111/j.1398-9995.1997.tb02612.x

http://www.cjhp-online.ca/index.php/cjhp/article/viewFile/508/505 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1398-9995.1997.tb02607.x/full https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2911319 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7645562

https://academic.oup.com/ndt/article/22/2/660/1885713/Ciprofloxacin-induced-ANCA-negative-cutaneous-and

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8262601 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7941927

http://journals.lww.com/pidj/Citation/1995/06000/UNUSUAL_ADVERSE_EFFECTS_OF_CIPROFLOXACIN__PURP URIC.17.aspx

Gangrene which requires amputation

https://www. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19892516

 

 

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3,704 thoughts on “This antibiotic will ruin you. 

  1. I’m sorry you’ve endured so much due to this terrible pharmaceutical. I also was prescribed Cipro back in 1997, intravenously, every 12 hours for a long period of time, then orally. I contribute many of my health ills to this drug. It’s very angering to know that Big Pharma, the FDA, etc. continue to knowingly damage and ruin lives to keep filling their wallets.

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      1. Wow! I have taken Cipro in the past and didn’t like the side effects of nausea and headaches. I always ask for something else. I am now battling with an autoimmune disease of the joints. Hmmm. Makes me wonder.

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    1. You will be much more anger when you study Dr Cathcart vitamin C on youtube and goes to vitaminCfoundation and read the book under “stone” , its a free book. Vitamin C cures all known virus bacteria known to man , its just a matter of dose. You have to go to bowel tolerance level to get effect, otherwise you will not cure your self. For severe infections you do IV sodiumascorbate. Study Clenner, Pauling, Stone, Andrew Saul and others. Its in the litterature. To good to bee truth ? I did think so to but I now know better 🙂

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  2. I take a low dose of Keflex and I have for a very long time for reoccurring UTIs I don’t know much about that I hope it’s not with in the same realm of the one you’re talking about I have taken Cipro once or twice but not for a long time I am so sorry this happened to you I know God is blessing you each day

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    1. Luan, I don’t know if you’ll see this message, but wanted to share the natural remedy (herbal tea) that has helped my daughter rid her UTI’s. I was introduced to it at the local Food-Coop years ago. It’s a urinary tonic tea (loose leaf) made by Beth at http://www.donafloraherbs.com You have to call to order it because the FDA doesn’t allow her to list it! It is such an effective and affordable option instead of taking antibiotics! The bonus is that it actually tastes great!

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  3. Hi Amy, a year ago I was in the hospital with Sepsis and given multiple IV antibiotics. This Past December 2017, I had surgery on my L foot for torn Achilles and got home stepped out of the car and my right foot popped and I dropped to the ground, it ruptured. A week later surgery on that one, Acute Rehab 8 plus weeks non weight bearing and I am now just starting to walk with a walker and PT. This has been horrific. When a friend sent me your post I cried. I am so sorry you went through all of that…I am glad to hear your story and know there is hope for recovery. All the doctors I see say my situation was a rare and a “fluke” but i am not so sure…thank you for sharing and getting the word out!

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    1. In Nov was put on levaquin for diverticulitis. Within three days on the antibiotic I was walking to my car and I had severe pain develop in my calf. . I have been in PT for months. They ruled out blood clot. Going for a MRI this week. Seeing a orthopedic surgeon. Not sure what they will find.
      Im certain this was caused by my antibiotic but the Dr said he thinks it is more likely a baker’s cyst.
      It’s been a scary time for me.
      I hope you get over your problems very soon.

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      1. Took lequivin…joints swelled up..side effects..
        Dr said it wasn’t the medicine it was old age..I am so mad..all joints hurt

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      2. Donna, my sister tried for six or seven years to find a doctor who could help her. Two hospital stays and numerous visits to several docctors, all of whom insisted there was nothing wrong with her, that it was just “old age”. Finally, a caring woman doctor x-rayed her chest and found that she has been suffering from an inflamation in her chest wall, which cannot now be cured. Doctors of today seldom listen and are too quick to dismiss a patient’s complaints, preferring to try and make them believe that there is “nothing wrong”, that it is “all in their heads”, and prescribing medicines like “Cipro” without counseling their patients as to the drugs possible side effects. We are left to be our own advocates, researching drugs before taking them, and doing our own research as to possible causes and treatment of our pain or illnesses. NEVER BELIEVE a person who refuses to listen to you or pushes you out the door with a prescription which may wind up doing more harm than good, or possibly killing you.

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      3. I looked for your page on Facebook and learned I couldn’t reach you through it. Thanks for the information on your page on carpal tunnel. It was new to me and very helpful. Those who have osteoarthritis as a possible result of taking a floxie should check your page out for additional information on exercises.

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  4. Makes me hate DAD and big pharma. I have very very rare autoimmune disease and have taken cipro many times. Wonder if my NMO was caused by this for I had just taken cipro for uti right before this horrible disease took away my active healthy life and left me with horrible nerve pain and no use of my legs.

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  5. Amy, I was furious when I found out that the drug Cipro prescribed casually by a doc-in-the-box for my UTI contained fluoride. I kicked myself for taking it without researching like I always do! I later heard of getting “floxxed” and understood the severity of the notion. I did not realize the damage could be so longterm, however, until I read this post. My health journey since then has been a long one. However, I do believe that everything is reversible if we give our bodies the right tools. Organs have a tremendous capacity to regenerate completely with a handful of building blocks. I encourage you to seek complete healing and restoration. BioResonance, among other things, has really helped me do this. I was so impressed, I found two partners and we invested in the technology. Centered Health Spa was born last year. The machine can identify, among thousands of other things, the exact pharmaceutical that has insulted your body and pinpoint related damage. This is all about energy and the technology uses targeted frequencies to bring balance back to the body, mind, and spirit. Blessings to you in your quest. Do not give up! Truly, Priscilla Jones

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  6. I have taken Cipro as well unknowing of the results. I got tendinitis in my wrist so bad that the pain was so severe that I went to an orthopedic surgeon. He gave me a shot (steroid) it was suppose to relieve the pain for 3 months. After less than 3 weeks I was in horrible pain again. I couldn’t pick up a pencil or pen, wipe myself or do anything with my left hand. (I am left handed) He then wanted to do surgery and I refused because a friend of my had the surgery over and over 3 times with long recovery periods. I decided to go to therapy. I went to therapy for about 5 months with some relief. I continued to do exercises at home for another 6 months and now I have relief in my wrist but pain in other places. I have had bleeding and UTI but I am told that they are from my kidney stones.
    My question is why is this drug not taken off the market. I just got out of the hospital last week and the releasing doctor was about to send my home with a prescription of Cipro. I stated that I was allergic to it when I checked into the hospital and I guess the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing. If I hadn’t told him right then and there that I can’t take CIPRO, it would have been prescribed! The first time they gave it to me, I hand no idea of the implications of it. It was when I was in the hospital for a colonoscopy and they gave it to me intravenously. A few months later, my primary doctor prescribed it to me, and I still didn’t know about what was going to happen to me and I took it again and got sick from it.

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  7. Sorry for your problems with antibiotics have done this to you. I won’t take then. I have Doctors prescribe them for me but I will not take them. I have friend that her Daughter got sick like this and almost died. She couldn’t do anything. I pray that you get better soon and can have a normal life. Thanks for posting this to help others. God Bless !!!

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  8. Please know that your candidness is appreciated. To God be the Glory for the things that He has done. Thank you for sharing your tragedies, triumphs & testimony. May God continue to bless you & yours with His healing power, supernaturally beyond measure!

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  9. This is very enlightening, and very frightening to me. Recently, I have had a antibiotic resistant bladder infection and the urine culture, and labs, came back that the most effective treatment was Cipro. I had a 10 day treatment, and after a couple or three weeks, the infection had not gone away, so I had another 7 day treatment of Cipro. I have noticed a very uncomfortable feeling, almost pain, in my abdominal area since taking Cipro. I still do not know if the infection is gone, but should find out within the next few days. But, what are you going to do when this is the only medication that is supposed to cure a certain ailment??

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    1. Go natural. Things like cranberry juice and d-manus are natural products that will clear uti’s very effectively. I haven’t taken pharmaceuticals in ten years since starting this.

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  10. 12 years ago an ENT here in Dallas gave me Cipro drops for my ear infections even after he put an ear tube in it..For 15 months he had me put drops in it..The infection never cleared up…After 15 months I asked him there MUST be something else going on here…Can’t you give me an MRI…He said I didn’t NEED one…Well I had done research on the internet and found that people could have a Tumor called Acoustic Neuroma. I told him my Brother had one ( I lied to him) so I could get that MRI..Well he said why didn’t you tell me…Well I had it and 3 days later he calls me and says I had Brain Tumors 3 of them! He even said it laughing. Like it was Funny…He said they were huge…4.5 cm one of them and 2 others. One wrapped around the Carotid Artery and another near the Brain Stem. I had an 11 hr brain surgery…The ENT there in N.Y told me that I should NEVER EVER put Cipro Drops in my Ear…First you don’t keep your ear WET with anything because even if it’s an Antibiotic and will cause bacteria to grow…I am still suffering from what Cipro did to me…My hearing is gone and lately a polyp was removed and having an MRI of my Brain and Ear soon…I also have taken a lot of Levaquin. Please get 2nd and 3rd Opinions..Use the internet and find out from others what there side effects are from taking pills etc. Take Care and God Bless and Keep you all safe from harm or injury.

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  11. In July 1999 they found many stones in both kidneys. When they went into take some of the stones out an infection started I had to an iv of 2 different antibiotics into me because one wasn’t enough to treat the infection. I was in the hospital for a week. I was sent home with Cipro for a week back in the hospital the next week. They needed to get more stones out again when they touched my kidney’s another infection this process went on till of one week in and one out with Cipro. In Sept the oral med i was given was Levaquin on my weeks out of of the hospital Till Oct. of 1999 I went sepsis while on the table. I stayed on Levaquin till Feb. my knees are bone on bone, I have several auto Immune disorders, I have a cyst hanging from my kidney the size of a softball. I am 48yo, and feel like and walk like my 84 yo. mom.

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  12. I too had a terrible reaction to Levaquin. I felt like every tendon in my body was on fire and still after 2 years have pain and burning in my ankles and other joints.I have not felt normal since then. Not a day goes by that I don’t have joint pain somewhere in my body.
    I don’t understand why this class of antibiotic is still on the market with do many people who have had such severe reactions.
    Marge

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  13. Cipro was developed in the early 80’s to treat Pseudomonas infections in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients. It was the “big guns”…other antibiotics were ineffective. Back then, we cultured and identified bacteria causing infection, and did drug sensitivities to make sure the patient was being treated appropriately. Enter insurance companies dictating patient care. Cultures are not done before drugs are prescribed. Sensitivities are not done. Many doctors start with the “big guns”. THEN they perform cultures, after the infection is knocked down but not necessarily treated, and the patient is still exhibiting symptoms. It is much more difficult to isolate and ID the organism at this point. That is how this dangerous cycle began….

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing Toni. I know this didnt vecome a provlem on purpose, it was a very unfortunate casualty of insurance conpanies, the antibiotics not being on the market long enough to know the extent of side effects, and also the greed of Pharmaceutical companies trying to protect their investments, and the FDA having major conflicts of intrest when approving drugs and issuing black box warnings. Somewhere along the line, this turned into a human travesty.

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      1. HI, I’ve previously shared how Cipro nearly took my life almost 10yrs ago, with persistent chronic pain and disability as a final result – I just wanted to tell you guys that there is a law firm called Saionz & Kirk (410-539-6339) who is actively looking for other claimants to join their class-action lawsuit, They are suing the makers of Cipro on behalf of US, for these very reasons.

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      2. Of course it became a problem on purpose. The AMA was set up. not to maintain standards but to destroy the Society of Homeopaths. We had superior survival statistics (NY LIfe Insurance gave our patients discounts up to the “pogroms.”) faster recoveries, fewer complications and, aside from our arsenal of specific, complex and exquisite “remedies,” basic precepts of foundational health currently being plagiarised by Big Pharmas antagonist “Old School.” I have treated antibiotic resistant infections as the first Homeopath to consult in an NY Hospital, proven our superiority in the treatment of most “intractable” infections, but still have to fight the perception that Homeopathy is “kitchen sink/ grandma’s” remedies. It is so frustrating to read of such unnecessary suffering, especially with the knowledge that this is the consequence of deliberate and destructive policies and the prejudice of the FDA and their Big Pharma lobbyists. Speaking of the FDA, the commenters here can send records of their experiences or express their disgust to the FDA.

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  14. I have neuropathy in both feet with no apparent cause, not diabetic, not kidney failure. I took Cipro 3 times in 2017. This problem started afterwards. I told my doctors about the literature that comes with the pill stating nerve damage, but they say it is only for ligaments. I just saw a neurologist and even though he can”t find a reason he dismisses the Cipro idea. I know the problem can’t be reversed, but I will never take Cipro again.

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  15. Omg! I have been saying this for years. I warn everyone who will listen to the devastating effect on the body with some with flouroquinolones! I had taken Cipro one time, but noticeably the Levaquin did not set well with me. I stopped taking it after a couple doses because I just didn’t feel right on it. It have been saying since 2008 that this was the start to my health issues, and no one was listening. Tendon and ligament repair in my left foot was my start, and progressively my health declined. I had a spontaneous rupture of the peroneous brevis tendon and two ligaments. The surgeon described the tendon as torn about 8″ or so, one ligament was torn in half, and the other she described as just mush. All with no injury. Still no one questioned it, or had any answers for me either. I don’t think they believed that Levaquin could do that.

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  16. Oh my. I have started having UTI’s a lot in the last couple years. I have had allergic reactions to Macro Bid and Bactrum. Also to Keflex biit not near as bad of a reaction as the other two. This last time the doc at urgent care put me on Cipro. 10 days never touched the infection. Gave it to me again to take for another 10 days. I only took it 4 more days and went to see my regular doc because it was not helping. I am now on doxycycline. It is helping. I hope it is not in this family. So far I have not had any issues. This is scary.

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    1. Doxycycline, is in a different class of antibiotics. Its not a Fluoroquinolone. Im sorry you are having trouble with recurrent UTI. I do suggest vranberry pills daily. My Doc suggesyed it to me and it really has helped. I dont2 get them like I used to.

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  17. Hello my daughter been taking a lot of antibiotics I didn’t want her to used it and the doctor said it did affect her bones thank you for sharing I am studying now to be a master herbalist and I do my natural antibiotic and it is very good last time I took antibiotic more then 10 years I help a lot of family so they don’t use antibiotic but only natural ways healing there children
    ( sorry for English still learning)

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  18. The Antibiotics kills also the god cells that’s why we call ANTI BIO TIC when they don’t know wish kind off bacteria that infected you they normally prescribe CIPROthat antibiotic it’s “large spectra “ that means that will affect large kind of cells they say they don’t want to take a chance but they put your good cells in danger to be stoping reproduce them self like the cells of the bacteria

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  19. My daughter and I have experienced tendon damage. My daughter is recovering from C Dif infection that comes after taking Ciprofloxacin and several other drugs. C Dif is as bad As MRSA.
    It’s wonderful that your life has changed. GOD IS GOOD!

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    1. Hi Carol, I would call your doc and insist on an alternative to the Fluoroquinolone antibiotic family. Tell them the FDA prescribes rhem only as last resort after other options have been exhausted, due to the side effects. Tell them you arent willing to take the chance nd want something else that is not in the same drug family. Ask if Keflex, or something else is an option. If it was me, I’d insist.

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  20. I’m so sorry for what you have gone through. Thank you for speaking out about this! I wonder if you have considered working with a homeopath (NOT a naturopath – a different thing), preferably one trained in CEASE therapy, who would be able to help you clear the effects of this drug. Homeopathy is amazing at un-doing much of the damage caused by pharmaceuticals of all sorts, and would be worth a try, for sure. Blessings to you.

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  21. Praying for you. ORGANIC SULFUR has been proven to address many of these issues quite well. Seenthe CELLULAR MATRIX STUDY led by Patrick Mcgean

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  22. I work in senior housing. Two of my residents were prescribed Levaquin and both residents couldn’t get out of bed and walk soon after starting taking it. Both are fine now but it took a long time to be back to normal. Thank you FDA for protecting us and being in the pharmaceutical companies back pocket.

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  23. I took Cupro for two days and had an allergic reaction. Stopped the drug immediately however, I now have Fibromyalgia, extensive Osteoarthritis and Pulmonary Sarcoidosis. Any correlation between the drug and these? Hmmm?

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  24. I took Cipro and Levequin for two days and had an allergic reaction. Stopped the drug immediately however, I now have Fibromyalgia, extensive Osteoarthritis and Pulmonary Sarcoidosis. Any correlation between the drug and these? Hmmm?

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      1. I could have written that. Violent allergic reaction after two days of taking Cipro a number of years ago for what I was told was a gastic ulcer problem.. Now I have all those problems and have to take hydrocodone four times a day. Operations were offered, but I have resisted because of my age. Never had the problems before and no doctor I’ve seen in the meantime ever made the connection for me even though I would always tell them I’m allergic to Cipro. The last nonsense I had to deal with came when checking out my shortness of breath problem. Heart doc said the heart is OK. The lung doc said lungs are just fine. A young respiratory doctor told me I had a heart/lung connection problem. Diagnosis? It must be sleep apnea. I knew it wasn’t after I researched that and took the required tests. Only since I’ve been following this page and a few others are things coming together. I’ve since warned many others to be careful by sticking my neck out and posting warnings where I could. Amy, you’ve probably saved more lives than most doctors.

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      2. I agree, Amy has done so much to bring awareness to the public about the dangers of fluoroquinolones! I don’t know if you have a facebook account, if not, you might even benefit from getting one and joining the support group for those who have been negatively affected by these drugs. You might find some info there that can relieve some of your symptoms naturally without the risk that many drugs have on us, especially after being floxed. Sadly, the group has over 9,300 members and growing every day 😦 https://www.facebook.com/groups/floxies/

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      3. Thanks I recently joined it. I’m also aware of https://floxiehope.com/ Reading too much causes its own problems though. Since I don’t have medical help to wade through all of the possibilities of help, I am trying to slowly look at my body problems in total and see what should be tried. So many things in the medical field of words have similar letter combinations making it hard to wade through the information without stopping to look up word after word. For instance I am trying to find out if these drugs used in chemotherapy, which someone I know recently went through, have any connection with the floxies: oxaliplatin, levcovorin and fluorouracil. All my life I’ve been one of those who worked on the theory that if I waited long enough the medical problem would go away because I knew the minute I walked through a doctor’s door the problem magically went away, so patience. I had healthy genes. Patience hasn’t worked for years and I also didn’t know where to turn. Now I have to learn what sensible people have done. Research what is going on in the medical field. It’s hard.

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    1. Most likely it is from the Cipro as it causes body wide inflammation. Some of us call fibromyalgia Cipromyalgia because so many are wrongly diagnosed with fibro after taking cipro. If you haven’t yet found the facebook support group, you might want to join it, you’ll have lots of company there 😦
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/floxies/

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  25. I took Levaquin twice and have severe pain in my shoulders, elbows and knees. Even in my muscles but deep in them where they meet the tendons. I haven’t gone to doctors as I’m one of those people who never visits the doctor but believe me it is incredibly painful, I just grit and deal. I learned about the sides after reading an article because I thought I had rheumatoid arthritis. I work in construction and always lifted weights my whole life, now I can’t lift half the weight I used to because my tendons are shit.

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  26. Because the risk of these serious side effects generally outweighs the benefits for patients with acute bacterial sinusitis, acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis and uncomplicated urinary tract infections, the FDA has determined that fluoroquinolones should be reserved for use in patients with these conditions who have no alternative treatment options. For some serious bacterial infections, including anthrax, plague and bacterial pneumonia among others, the benefits of fluoroquinolones outweigh the risks and it is appropriate for them to remain available as a therapeutic option.

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  27. Hi Amy, so sorry for your treacherous ordeal. Sounds truly agonizing in quality and quantity. Thanks also for your courage to inform the rest of us out here trying to stay on the safe and healthy path. Three things for you:

    1. Please look into the BEMER technology (from Lichtenstein, well used and studied in Europe, less so here, but available) I think there is a high likelihood that, over time, it will help you heal up. It’s cutting edge.
    2. Please look into the following nutraceutical company: PURE (www.livepure.com). Here’s the story why: I had Lyme DZ in 2011 that presented as a cardiomyopathy. I was placed on a triple cocktail of turbo antibiotics for 3 months. My heart issues resolved well, but my joints began to hurt and were never the same after that summer. I chalked it up to the Lyme dz, but maybe in retrospect, it was the antibiotics (One of them was an OX). Long story short, like you, I had the roving joint problems, countless visits to the rheumatologist and the orthopedist, and I was even slated for one knee surgery because they couldn’t figure out what was wrong with my knee so they thought cutting would be informative and curative… Desperate not to have surgery, thru a trusted friend, I took a complement of products made by the PURE company, and within a month of consuming, ALL of my joints, knee included, where almost 100 % better. NO JOKE. I cancelled the surgery and have been doing super well ever since. I’m happy to provide you with more info if you are interested. Now I use the BEMER and the PURE products daily, and I feel so so so much better.
    3. I don’t know where in the country you are, but I have THE BEST integrative/functional medicine doctor on the planet. He’s in Philly. His name is Bob Brookman. You should go see him. http://www.a2hi.com

    Wishing you all the best in your journey, It takes a village!!!

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    1. Vedrana, I am very interested in your experience with the BEMER device and the livepure supplements. First which supplements are you taking for general health maintenance? Their website offers many products so not sure which one you have had positive results with. I did some research in PEMF devices and there are many on the market all claiming to be the best one out there. Being that it is quite a pricey investment, do you truly feel the difference in your overall health and satisisfied with the results after the financial investment? Please give me some feedback to help me decide to go forward.
      Thank you,Tom

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  28. I’m glad that you are on your way to healing! That was, and is such an ordeal to go through.
    I took cipro for serious GI problems in Cambodia. Do I think I could have died from dehydration? Yes I do. Even with meds I lost 10 pounds in 7 days, SO sick. I could barely eat.
    Are there side effects from cipro? Yes. Do MOST people get those side effects? I don’t think so. However, next time I get a UTI, I’ll ask for something else that’ll work. But anytime I go to a 3rd world country, I’ll take the cipro with me, just in case. And powdered pedialyte, that is good stuff.

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    1. Carolynn, my goal is to educate patients and Doctors of the risks and encourage them to use an alternative in cases where they can. For any person who wants to take them, that is their own choice. If you are goung to die, you may want to give it a shot. If you aren’t dying, and an alternative is available, I would ask for the alternative

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  29. Thank you for sharing your story. A little over 4 weeks ago I was floxxed and didn’t understand what was happening until I looked up “Leviquin side effects”. 😢 I found floxiehope.com. I cried the entire time. I experienced the psychiatric side and only a few of the physical ones and still recovering. I feel blessed to be as okay as I am though I know I need to watch for things in the future that may arise. It was lonely. It was horrible. I have two children and all that kept me centered from caving into the complete ugliness of the mental borage of attacks that this medicine caused, was them. I would listen to their voices, their laughs, watch them play and PRAY HARD. It was the SCARIEST time of my entire life.

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  30. My mother suffered through every antibiotic out there. She had rods put in her spine and developed infections so bad they drained a gallon of puss from her and have done 5 surgeries afterwards. She also has diabetes which complicates things.
    I finally convinced her to follow a low pH diet and cut out all sugar. The imfection cannot survive when your body is low pH and sugar only feeds the infection. The imfection is gone but she has to stay low pH for the rest of her life.
    She has so many side effects from years of antibiotics which will never be cured. But at least the infections are under control now without drugs. Her diabetes is now under control as well.
    When she asked her doctor about the low pH diet, it was dismissed. However, when my mom finally did it after YEARS of suffering and her infection was gone, the doctor told her she was “lucky”. Doctors are trained and encouraged to give pills. Anything beyond that is considered. “quackery” and risks them to malpractice.
    My mother is of the big Pharma generation where there is pill to cure everything. If you watch TV, it is endless advertisement of pills for everything you should “talk to your doctor about”, followed by advertisements by lawyers suing for different drugs. Pure insanity.

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  31. I suffer many of these things starting after I took Tequin and even worse after Avalon nearly killed me from a reaction. My immune system has gone crazy, I can’t hold my body together, arthritis, failing memory, uncontrolled anxiety… on and on. Have you read anything about it harming offspring? I have had two children since my first exposure to floraquinalones and both have degrees of disability and Autism.

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  32. My Little has Cystic Fibrosis and is on antibiotics frequently (3 rounds in two months this year). What can we do to avoid permanent antibiotic damage? Without antibiotics the bacterias can permanently damage the lungs and shorten the life span.

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    1. Hannah, I think in the cases of CF you just look at. The lesser of two evils. I had a good friend hrowing up with CF. I know that battle and she had to look at this as well. I’d just say you can always adk if there is an alternatuve, but ig there isn’t, you just make the best choice you can, as I’m sure you already do.

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  33. Due to a history of antibiotic drug allergies, I was very aware and looking for symptoms when I was given Levaquin years ago. Normally, I would break out itching all over. I had already once had a reaction to Cipro when my “genius” doctor decided to give me Levaquin for a bronchial infection. I was on HIGH ALERT, but I didn’t have to wait for the itching. Thirty minutes after taking the 2nd pill, I was barely able to walk….and I was at a huge shopping mall. I practically CRAWLED to my car. I went home to look up side effects of Levaquin and was SO ANGRY that the doctor had put me on it. I was even angrier at myself for not researching it before agreeing to take it! NEVER, EVER, EVER take ANY flouroquinolone drug! EVER! I’m so sorry you had to go through this!

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  34. I’ve taken cipro for utis. Past menopause. Told to take 1 after sex if having sex. Thanks for the warning. What would you suggest? Also have used ciprodex drops from bad ear infections. What would you suggest in place of that? So scary. Thought ciprodex was supposed to be the best. Thank you! !

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  35. I received a week of a precautionary antibotic (in case I were to develop pneumonia), and by the end of the week, both knees had suffered ligament damage – my right knee is so bad that I require assistance of a walker or on good days, a cane. Pain medicine is a must most of the time. The prescription was issued by Clark Memorial Hospital, now renamed as Norton Hospital of Southern Indiana. When I told my family doctor about the prescription, she was not surprised, telling me that her clinic quit using them years ago! I will not sue anyone, as I do not believe in it, but I do not hesitate to inform people of my experience. Thank you for your post!

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  36. Dr. Lynn Margulis wrote many years ago that our cells, evolutionarily, are the result of various bacteria coming together and specializing to form, symbiotically what are now known as eukaryotic cells, containing nuclei and specific organelles with different functions. The Mitochondria is one of these bacteria like organelles, whose function is the production of energy. There are a variety of nutrients specifically used by the mitochondria for production of energy. Deficiency in any of these can cause a loss of ability to produce energy. There are formulas designed to support mitochondrial function containing activated B vitamins, carnitine, alpha lipoic acid antioxidants to protect against damage and others. One of the better known formulas is Mitochondrial Resuscitate by Metagenics.

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  37. Seems like I was a lucky one – went interesting massive anaphylactic shock (allergic reaction) to the very first tablet I took. It nearly killed me – in fact I am sure it would have if I hadn’t recognized the reaction starting and getting to the ER fast.

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  38. I too took the antibiotic levoquin and it completely liquified my Achilles’ tendon. Surgery provided me with a new tendon made from pigskin. This was almost three years ago and I still suffer daily from the affects of taking levoquin. My surgeon said I’d never be able to jog or run again, and so far he’s been right. My level of activity will never return to what it was prior to taking levoquin!

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    1. I cant tell you what to do, because I don’t know what the situation is or your meducal history. If it was me, I would ask if there is any alternative possible and express my concerns. Based on the pros and cons, I’d go from there. You would have to decide with your doctor, what the lesser of the two evils, are.

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