Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics and Fungal Infections – A Real Problem

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When antibiotics kill the good bacteria in the gut, fungal infections can take over.  I wonder how many of our floxing symptoms have to do with fungal overgrowth?  Here are some thoughts.


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5 thoughts on “Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics and Fungal Infections – A Real Problem

  1. impossibleadversity February 11, 2014 at 11:11 pm Reply

    Good relevant article. This is one of my concerns as well now, that I might already have had (a) chronic infection(s) even prior to the antibiotics that they might have worsened (I had some kind of CFS even prior, and abuses that typically lead to candida). Fungal quite possibly, viral or even parasitic (or yet again mycoplasma).

    Some of the alternative practitioners have taken interest in attacking via biofilms instead of traditional antibiotics (http://chriskresser.com/treat-and-prevent-utis-without-drugs “Alternative treatments for chronic UTIs”) and it was interesting you brought that up, didn’t know it applied to candida as well, probably something I’ll attempt at some point.

    • impossibleadversity February 21, 2014 at 5:38 pm Reply

      However I also have to add at the same time I’ve been wary of trying any pharmaceuticals that are hard on the kidneys or liver, like fluconazole, post-quinolone reaction. Your other article (https://floxiehope.com/2014/02/13/article-breakdown-mechanisms-of-pathogenesis-in-drug-hepatotoxicity-putting-the-stress-on-mitochondria/) reinforces that!

      • Lisa Bloomquist February 25, 2014 at 12:59 pm Reply

        Thank you for your interesting comments! I honestly haven’t read a whole lot about fungal infections (other than what I read to research this article) or biofilms but my impression in reading the little that I have on both is that many researchers are ignoring the role of pharmaceutical induced cellular damage and are blaming bacteria and viruses entirely when there is more to the picture. But fungal infections and biofilms are part of the problem, there is no doubt about that. It’s a complicated picture. Our bodies are amazingly complex. I just wish that the role of cellular damage induced by pharmaceuticals was getting more attention for its role.

        I generally think that the drugs available to us currently do more harm than good. That’s a totally biased, probably irrational, opinion though. Liver and kidney damage aren’t something that I want to sign up for though.

      • impossibleadversity March 13, 2014 at 3:57 pm Reply

        Right I know your concern and for sure it’s not only infections that are to blame – e.g. at this point my musculoskeletal damage I’m 90% assuming is due to the cipro itself – but either way they become part of vicious cycles once the damage is done, and in terms of treatment (rather than cause) maybe they’re just as important, when they keep the cycle going. In particular myself am afraid of healing cellular damage and energy without some protocol to address possible infection at the same time because nutrients for energy and mitochondria also feed pathogens.

  2. Pj paras November 1, 2015 at 11:50 pm Reply

    Good day!! Its been three weeks since I have been floxed.. I just wondered, that there is something behind my throat. And I grabbed my flashlight and came close to the mirror. There are growths of some sort. Its not that big. But its like 6-10 growths. Could it be possibly fungal growth? Well I mean its been three weeks now that im out of my medication. And it bothers me alot!

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