Welcome to Floxie Hope

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This site is to give HOPE to those who are suffering from Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Syndrome as a result of being poisoned by fluoroquinolone antibiotics – Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox, Floxin, etc.  It contains stories of healing.

Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox and all other fluoroquinolones are dangerous drugs that can have devastating effects that cumulatively I’ll refer to as Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Syndrome or Floxing.  Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Syndrome/Floxing includes damage to connective tissue (tendons, ligaments, cartilage, fascia, etc.) throughout the body, damage to the nervous systems (central, peripheral and autonomic), and more. The damage done by fluoroquinolone antibiotics can destroy a person’s quality of life or even kill them. Certainly, there is a time and a place for drugs with dangerous side effects. If you find yourself in a septic shock induced coma, fluoroquinolones may save your life. Unfortunately, these drugs are not being reserved for life or death situations. People are being prescribed them for urinary tract infections, suspected prostate infections, upper respiratory infections, as a prophylactic for travelers’ diarrhea, ear infections, pink eye, etc. Thousands of people have suffered needlessly from the devastating effects of fluoroquinolone antibiotics, when another, safer antibiotic could have, and should have, been used.

The damage done by fluoroquinolones is largely unacknowledged by the medical establishment and an accurate diagnosis, compensation and relief are difficult to come by. There is no known cure for Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Syndrome/Floxing.  However, many people continue to LIVE after being poisoned by fluroquinolones.  They find healing, recovery, perseverance, compassion and hope.  These are their stories.

This site is meant to give hope for healing to those who are adversely effected by fluoroquinolones.  It is no way meant to disregard the pain of those who are chronically suffering from the horrifying effects of Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox or the other fluoroquinolones.  There are people who don’t recover.  Their stories are real and they matter.  There are also people who are able to recover and I share their stories with the hope that they inspire others, or at least give hope that recovery is possible.

Here is a New York Times article about the dangers of fluoroquinolone antibiotics – http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/10/popular-antibiotics-may-carry-serious-side-effects/?_r=0 – more news stories, research papers and other resources can be found on the “Links and Resources” page.

An excellent support group for those suffering from Fluoroquinolone Toxicity can be found on facebook.  Here’s the link to the group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/floxies/

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3,128 thoughts on “Welcome to Floxie Hope

  1. Tess October 22, 2014 at 11:35 pm Reply

    Melanie and Kel! Understand me right now. It feels good to hear that other people also lost the sensation of this medication. Of course I am not happy that this hit you but it’s a nice feeling that you are not alone. Very sad to read about how hard you have it. Melanie, I have also had the electricity in your body. It has vibrated and fluttered. Awful awful! The medication has to give straight to the CNS. It is awful that doctors believe it is wrong in the mind of a man to feel unusual symptoms. I had severe seizures and it said they were mentally. If you read the list of side effects, one should understand what it is for a poison.

  2. Bo October 23, 2014 at 3:37 am Reply

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  3. Michael Teeter October 23, 2014 at 12:20 pm Reply

    Just flew in from the Rheumatologist and bore my arms are tired! She diagnosed me with
    Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Syndrome or as she put it you have been floxed. She also thinks I have reactive arthritis and I was floxed on top of it. She says it sucks because they give you prednisone for Reactive Arthritis but Floxies should never take prednisone because it hurts your tendons even worse.
    She also said Cipro gave me TMJ and a skin issue on y face ears and scalp.
    She wants me to change my diet and maybe think about taking a DMARD.

    I see her again in 6 weeks.
    Mike Out

    • Tess October 23, 2014 at 11:13 pm Reply

      I was floxed in May and have eaten prednisilone since. In the high dose. I also have severe pain in the joints because I have Crohn’s disease, but when I take cortisone, I feel no pain. What happened after the poisoning, I feel extremely bad mental by the cortisone. Additionally it vibrate inside the body, I get red in the face and has a resting heart rate of 120 beats per minute. Have never experienced this before I got cipro and then I have eaten cortisone many times.

  4. Daniela October 23, 2014 at 5:18 pm Reply

    Hi Michael, if your dr knows about floxing, why would she prescribe plaquenil or methotrexate or other dmard?
    I just saw a dr today too at a free/low cost clinic who knew right off the bat what cipro and levaquin do. I don’t know why the several hundred dollar dr I saw earlier this year not only denies it, but insists on both RA and Lyme (with extensive expensive testing)

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