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« on: Wed Aug 15, 2018 - 21:13:59 »
Please watch this video before ever allowing one of your loved ones to take any Fluoroquinolone antibiotics such as Levaquin, Cipro, or Avelox. My life is forever changed because of taking Levaquin for a respiratory infection.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Scyd59nUG7s&t=43s



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« Reply #1 on: Wed Aug 15, 2018 - 23:05:42 »
I'm sorry...

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« Reply #2 on: Thu Aug 16, 2018 - 00:41:18 »
Wow.  And I was mad because it took over a year for my colon to get back to mostly normal afte a course of zithro for bronchitis.   ::frown::

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« Reply #3 on: Thu Aug 16, 2018 - 07:11:17 »
Thank you so much, Norrin and farouk, but I didn't post this for sympathy - but as a warning. Some pharmaceuticals can leave life long damage. My dad took an infusion therapy for his ulcerative colitis. Not only did it not help his disease, but it also left him a life-long bleeder. Any surgery could cause him to bleed to death. He's nearly bled to death twice since the infusion therapy. One night, the surgeon came out to the waiting room and told my mom and I that he was "bleeding it out faster than they could pump it in" and to be prepared for things to not end well.
These are reasons I look for any natural or diet help for health conditions instead of pharmaceuticals.

Here's what happened to me-

I was healthy and very active. Five days a week, I would take an hour-long, vigorous walk through my hilly neighborhood. I also played tennis. Caught a respiratory infection. Doctor gave me Levaquin. After a couple of days, I felt like a truck had rolled over my back and thighs. Extreme deep bone pain from my lower back into my thigh bones. I went back to the doctor and told him. He said, "Well, it's that Levaquin! It can cause that reaction in some people. Stop taking it!" (why did he give it to me as a first line of treatment to begin with?)

So after I got over the respiratory infection, I started back to my daily hour long walks. After about 5 minutes out, it felt like a bone popped and broke in the top of my right foot. Something just snapped. I hopped to the curb and called my son to come get me. Went to the doctor. He xrayed it and said no bones broken. Take some Advil and use ice packs. I got it cleared up and thought it was over - but it was just the beginning. Now I have it in both feet. I can only go for slow, easy walks for about 20 minutes tops. If I try to push it, I pop a tendon. I'm in the middle of another bad flare because I am trying to redo one of my bathrooms and was climbing up and down a ladder. Pop! Right foot is a mess, again. I don't have it as bad as others, though. Some people are wheelchair bound because of the tendon damage. Some people die from Levaquin. The tendon damage from Fluoroquinolone nearly always happens in the feet, but sometimes happens in other tendons throughout the body. So anyway- with my right foot a mess right now and hobbling around the house, it just made me think to warn y'all about the lifelong side effects of Fluoroquinolone.

Fluoroquinolones damage mitochondria - always. If you want your mitochondria damaged - take some Levaquin or Cipro. During the Gulf War, our military was given Fluoroquinolones as a preventative for anthrax, and now they're thinking it was actually these fluoroquinolones that have  caused the long term, devastating health conditions for those who returned from the Gulf. smh

https://www.militarytimes.com/2013/11/01/new-fda-warnings-on-cipro-may-tie-into-gulf-war-illness/ 




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« Reply #4 on: Fri Aug 17, 2018 - 17:23:39 »
That's nutty.  That kind of **** is why I have to be quite a mess before consenting to go to a doctor.  If I'm going to be destroyed by some treatment, I'd rather it be something I do to myself, rather than paying someone else to do it to me.

Are you taking Co-Q-10 or PQQ or anything else to try to shore up your mitochondria?  I imagine at this point it may be like trying to put out the California fires with a squirt-gun, but still...

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« Reply #5 on: Sun Aug 19, 2018 - 10:09:42 »
That's nutty.  That kind of **** is why I have to be quite a mess before consenting to go to a doctor.  If I'm going to be destroyed by some treatment, I'd rather it be something I do to myself, rather than paying someone else to do it to me.

Are you taking Co-Q-10 or PQQ or anything else to try to shore up your mitochondria?  I imagine at this point it may be like trying to put out the California fires with a squirt-gun, but still...


Norrin, I'm taking a boatload of supplements, including this one-



-but I can't tell it's made a lick of difference except leaving me with less money at the end of each month.

I'm a member of a Fluoroquinolone damage support group on Facebook and a few of them are saying they're giving up most or all of their supplements because none of it seems to help. I'm going to try acupuncture since a a couple of them claim they tried it and it helps with the tendon flare-ups and pain. That's my main issue - the foot tendon thing.






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« Reply #6 on: Mon Aug 20, 2018 - 09:37:51 »
mommydi

Thanks for the warning, and you have my sympathy whether you asked for it or not. You have put a "face" on the victims of this dangerous antibiotic. You are a person we know. From my research on the net and brief discussion with my doctor, it seems that reactions to Levaquin and Cipro are not all that rare. My doctor did not voluntarily say he had patients who had reactions, I had to ask him. In my opinion these antibiotics will cure what others will not, but should be prescribed as a last resort and with the dangers fully explained by the doctor.

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« Reply #7 on: Mon Aug 20, 2018 - 15:43:30 »
Thank you so much, Norton. You're right - fluoroquinolone should not be given as a first line of treatment, but it still is - even though the FDA has now required fluoroquinolone to have a stronger black box warning and say the risks may outweigh the benefits of Levaquin and Cipro.
Every day we get new members in the support group nobody wants to join. Young people - young adults are still being given this for sinus infections, bronchitis, etc, and will pay for it for the rest of their lives.

https://www.drugwatch.com/news/2016/05/16/fda-black-box-warning-for-levaquin-cipro-antibiotic-risk/

I just hope everyone warns their loved ones so they don't end up with permanent tendon and nerve damage (or worse.)