I’ve been doing a lot of research into the mechanisms of action for fluoroquinolones lately. I’ve been passing what I’ve learned on Floxie Hope. Unfortunately, much of what I’ve learned hasn’t fallen into the “hopeful” category. Most of what I’ve learned has been pretty grim. Fluroquinolones deplete DNA, damage mitochondria, stimulate lymphocytes (immune system cells) deplete irreplaceable enzymes and produce neurotoxins. Bummer, huh?
In a weird, twisted way, I get excited about these discoveries. They’re the nails that are going to seal the coffin on these drugs, and maybe even Bayer and Johnson & Johnson. I imagine these facts bursting into common consciousness with an expose in Time, Scientific American or The New Yorker. I get excited about being right, about being at the forefront of this problem, about being able to tell people, “I told you so” when they realize that quinolone toxicity is a huge problem that is adversely affecting the lives of millions of people. Irrefutably showing the danger of these drugs is key to getting their use curbed, to stopping the atrocity of people being maimed by prescription antibiotics. It’s also the key to justice – once the damage pathway for these drugs is shown, those who have been hurt by them can get compensated for their pain and suffering.
My ego gets wrapped up in fantasies of taking down Bayer and J&J. I have grandiose notions of saving the world from these nasty, evil drugs that are maiming and killing innocent people. I want people to connect the dots, to see what I see; that fluoroquinolone toxicity is connected with all autoimmune diseases, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Allergies, Dietary Intolerances, Depression and Anxiety, Insomnia, Gulf War Syndrome and even Autism Spectrum Disorders. I want to be validated by recognition. I want the world to change.
In wanting validation and change in the world, I have lost track of the purpose of this blog. The purpose of this blog is not to save the world. It is not to bring down Bayer or Johnson & Johnson. It is not to be right. The purpose of this blog is to give hope for healing to those adversely affected by fluoroquinolone antibiotics. It is FloxieHOPE.com, not FloxiesDestroyBayer.com.
I apologize for scaring you guys. I apologize for pointing out the cellular damage that these drugs inflict. I don’t think that the damage done is irreparable. I think that most people heal from Fluoroquinolone Toxicity. I think that most people move on to live full, happy, healthy lives. I think that DNA is constantly patching and repairing itself. I think that the body is constantly fighting to neutralize toxins and that even if our enzymes aren’t replaceable, we have enough of them to function or else we’d be dead. I think that there is hope. I think that there is healing.
That is why I created this web site. To let people know that healing is possible. To tell stories of healing so that those who are scared can realize that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, that they should have hope because this too shall pass.
So I’m sorry for highlighting scary information. I’m sorry that the focus of many of these posts has been freak-out material, not hopeful, healing material. I really want you all to be hopeful. I want you to heal and hope is healing. It is, I promise.
I can’t promise to be 100% hopeful 100% of the time. I think that bringing research about the adverse effects of these drugs to the fore is important. I think that it’s important to try to change the world and to try to stop these drugs from being prescribed inappropriately. I’ll just promise to try to remember that this site is about supporting people through a difficult time, letting them know that things do get better with time and letting them know that hope is necessary and that healing is possible.
I’m not a Scientist. I’m not a Chemist or a Toxicologist or a Geneticist. I’m actually quite annoyed that people with these titles aren’t putting together the implications of these various studies and shouting about them, and thus there is a void. I’m trying to fill that void by connecting the dots to the best of my abilities, but analyzing these studies is not my area of expertise. My area of expertise is healing from FQ toxicity. It’s my area of expertise because it’s what I have done. I can personally testify that healing is possible because I have healed. So have the other people who have shared their stories on FloxieHope.com. We have been scared, we have been hurt and we have healed. Healing is possible. It is possible for you too. Have hope.