What is Fluoroquinolone Toxicity? (Part 2)


The first post I wrote on Floxie Hope was a post entitled, What is Fluoroquinolone Toxicity???  It went over some theories that I had heard about FQ toxicity, and, more importantly, what FQ toxicity felt like.  It was a good start.

Since I wrote that post, I have done hundreds of hours of research on fluoroquinolones.  The research has resulted in this, updated post –


It goes over some theories about the damage that fluoroquinolones do to the body.  It’s clear that fluoroquinolones do a lot of damage.  I wish that there were more researchers putting all the pieces together.

Luckily, understanding exactly what fluoroquinolone toxicity IS, isn’t required for healing.


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2 thoughts on “What is Fluoroquinolone Toxicity? (Part 2)

  1. Linda Livingston May 21, 2015 at 8:53 am Reply

    Thanks Lisa. I had a number of those in my “cipro file”–great job of summarizing and pulling it all together. I just took your survey.

  2. Anna October 13, 2018 at 7:24 pm Reply

    What is up with the inflammation caused in floxing? Cipro caused a horrible eye reaction for me, resulting in tightness/pain behind the eye and photo-sensitivity. Most of the symptoms have went away, but 3 months later I am left with abnormal swelling in the under eye muscle. When I smile now, a huge weird bulge pops out under my left eye, my husband and I are very concerned about it. I tried an antihistamine to ensure it was not an allergic response, and it didn’t improve. That would indicate it is either an immune response, or inflammation in the muscle from orbital tendinitis. My guess is oral steroid is the only medicine for treatment, but floxies cant have steroids, so I am left to wait it out. I hope muscles don’t harden or scar if left inflamed without steroid treatment. Do you think most floxy inflammation is due to an immune response? Eye Trochleitis, EYe Myositis, all seem to be immune related . Why do people claim Floxy Tendinitis/Orbital Tendinitis is not the same as traditional tendinitis and therefore can not be treated in the same manner?

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