I have been stunned and laughing intermittently all day. I have also had tears. So many people like myself who have been dealing with the side effects of Flouroquinolone antibiotics.
I suppose I should introduce myself. Facebook knows me as “Amy Amy Bo Bamy.” If I could have imagined I would go viral I might have chosen a different profile name…but then again maybe not. It’s kind of entertaining to see a portion of my life’s story labeled with that title. Along that thought, I probably would have selected a picture of myself with makeup on and not in a post surgical daze for the blog post that would be seen by millions. That’s better than even the Facebook name. That’s a huge deal more humerous than running into someone you know at the grocery store while you are wearing pajama pants and no makeup.
My name is Amy Moser. I’m a wife and a mother of 3. I have been sharing my story every chance I get. I wrote a book that details this journey. It’s called “The Magnificent Story of a Lame Author.” I will talk about how I physically dismantled after taking Cipro in 2010. I’ll talk about how I was diagnosed as this being the culprit. I’ll talk about some of the obstacles our family has faced. Most importantly, I’ll talk about how God has never left me alone and how He has blessed us and granted miracles. This book should be coming out from my publisher within the next 6 to 8 weeks. I will announce when it is available to purchase.
I am not an expert. I’m not a doctor. I’m a patient who has had to learn a great deal medically due to various problems and treatments. I’m a self made researcher who made it her mission to learn as much as possible about Flouroquinolone antibiotics, the effects on the body, and the possible prognosis. I only have the research they have already published. It just happens to be stored like a frequently used file in my brain. I have no new innovations or cures. I’ve had the last 7 years to do this. I can’t give medical advise, but I can shine a big fat blinding light on an FDA warning that already exists, and tell people why they should pay attention to it. Like I told a few already, I’m WARNING about a WARNING that WARNS.
I have been frantically trying to respond to emails and blog comments whenever I can. I realize I won’t be able to respond to every one, but I do read them all. Tonight the last time I looked, the number of views to my blog post alone is 1 million 8 hundred 45 thousand 7 hundred and 91. I know I wrote that out obnoxiously but I wanted to let it sink in. It’s completely surreal. I never dreamed this would be possible and it brings me to relieved tears. The warning is out there and it’s spreading. If I feel like I can answer a question I will. I will say that my heart breaks for so many of you. I identify with your struggles and my heart goes out to you. I will pray for you and please please don’t lose hope. We have to keep telling our stories, telling our doctors, friends, family and anyone who wants to listen. I’m doing my best to respond, but it’s beginning to look like someone who doesn’t run in a full sprint on a treadmill that is accelerating at a pace they can’t match. My phone is blinging with so many notifications that it sounds like it’s playing a new hit song on repeat. I had so many emails that I thought I was going to have to abandon my email address. It’s awesome, but I’m a stay at home mom frantically typing on her laptop after getting her kiddos secured in bed for the 14th time in the same night. You parents know what I’m talking about. If anyone has any suggestions for that little problemo…I’m open. I’ve tried everything that is legal and acceptable.
You guys are fantastic for sharing and re sharing and getting this information out there. I was just sent a news story that is covering my blog going viral. If you want to read that, you can find it here http://www.inquisitr.com/4076445/woman-says-flouroquinolones-antibiotics-will-ruin-you-gets-40k-facebook-likes/
I will try to answer a few of my most repeated questions from the last blog post.
Yes, I was officially labeled by my doctors as having been affected adversely by Flouroquinolone exposure.
I do not have Ehlers Danlos. I was evaluated by 3 different specialists and I did not have any genetic markers present for it.
I am NOT against modern medicine. I am actually a huge fan. I would be a blob of goo with bones and a tuft of hair in it if they hadn’t pieced my joints and spine back together. I still take antibiotics but I just personally refuse Flouroquinolones like I would refuse rat poison. I still take antibiotics from other drug families. I do still think Flouroquinolones have an appropriate place. I agree with the FDA’s warning. They should be at the back of the line as last resort antibiotics and not first round course of treatment.
I am doing better but I attribute that mainly to God and a group of stellar medical professionals.
I can’t give medical advice.
Flouroquinolone antibiotics go by many many names. You always have to check what you are taking to find out what family of antibiotic you are being prescribed.
Hopefully this helps a bit.
Thank you each so much for your comments, stories of your own struggles, shares, prayers and encouragement. It was only a week ago that I was just a loud mouth momma and wife, debating whether to share a piece of my story on my little blog. I am so glad I did and I pray my story helps bring you hope. Please feel free to read my other blog posts. I will be posting again soon.