The Floxie Hope Podcast Episode 13 – Kim

The Floxie Hope Podcast Episode 13 - Kim

In Episode 13 of The Floxie Hope Podcast, Kim shares her story of fluoroquinolone toxicity.  Kim became ill in 2013 from Levaquin/levofloxacin combined with steroids, that mixed with several other toxins, to cause her to have severe dysautonomia and to be couch-bound for years.

One thing that Kim suggested is getting a hair analysis to detect vitamin and mineral deficiencies.  She was able to get a hair test from her functional medicine doctor who can be found at http://www.afunctionalapproach.com/.  Kim’s functional medicine doctor helped her with many other things too.

You can listen to Episode 13 of The Floxie Hope Podcast through these links:

http://www.floxiehopepodcast.com/episode-013-kim/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/floxie-hope-podcast/id945226010

Reviews of the podcast on iTunes are greatly appreciated!

A note regarding The Floxie Hope Podcast:  Not all the stories told on the podcast are going to be recovery stories.  I want to share all stories of fluoroquinolone toxicity on the podcast, not just the ones from people who are fully recovered.  Kim is still quite sick.  She has improved, but she is not yet recovered.

If you would like to share your story on The Floxie Hope Podcast, please let me know through the “contact” link on this page.  Thank you!

 

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5 thoughts on “The Floxie Hope Podcast Episode 13 – Kim

  1. Linda Livingston August 13, 2015 at 10:13 am Reply

    My sound isn’t very good. Is there a written transcript of this?

    • Lisa Bloomquist August 13, 2015 at 10:19 am Reply

      I’m a bit bummed about the sound quality! It got better after the first couple minutes. Not perfect, but better. Unfortunately, there isn’t a transcript – sorry!

  2. Mike August 20, 2015 at 9:42 am Reply

    This confirms what I have suspected, that FQ’s damage not only peripheral nerves but also central nerves. I started having neuro cardiogenic syncope symptoms (same as neurally mediated syncope) years and years ago (about 14 years ago) after I took an antibiotic! I can’t recall what that antibiotic was. Then in 2001 I took Levaquin and suffered adverse effects but did not relate them to the drug. I was finally diagnosed by Vanderbilt autonomic dysfunction center with NCS (neurocardiogenic syncope) in early 2011. I took Cipro in January of 2012 and my autonomic symptoms have been absolutely terrible since then. Before this last floxing I just had issues exercising, now I have problems getting through the day. I have issue with work and everyday life. It’s even hard to socialize with people because of my dizziness and severe brain fog. This podcast along with my experience fully convinces me that FQ’s cause dysautonomia by damaging central nerves… it makes sense. If they damage peripheral nerves then they probably damage central nerves also. People with a previous diagnosis of autonomic dysfunction should absolutely NOT take this class. (well nobody should take this class unless they are dying)

    Kim, you can never be dehydrated, drink tons of water with salt! Also, I know you will probably will never want to take a RX drug again but midodrine has helped me.

    • Linda Livingston August 20, 2015 at 11:14 am Reply

      Totally agree Mike–“nobody should take this class unless they are dying.” I believe my breathing problems are all related to damaged to the autonomic nervous system.

  3. Mike August 20, 2015 at 9:54 am Reply

    Kim, one possible reason why you can’t tolerate mag is that it can lower blood pressure and dilate blood vessels. That is bad news for people with neurally mediated syncope. I couldn’t really understand why you couldn’t take Mag because the sound quality was so bad but that is one reason why I didn’t take Mag for the longest time because I knew it would probably make me feel like garbage.

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