1,000,000 Views!

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Floxie Hope just surpassed ONE MILLION views! Whoo hoo!

A lot of people have learned about fluoroquinolone toxicity through reading the stories and posts on this site, and I’m pleased beyond words about that! From reading the stories and posts on Floxie Hope, thousands of people have learned about how fluoroquinolones can cause multi-symptom, often chronic, illness. It is a pleasure and an honor to be informing people and spreading the word about the dangers of these drugs. More than that, it’s a pleasure and an honor to be offering hope and support to people who are going through fluoroquinolone toxicity. Floxie Hope wasn’t started to raise awareness – that’s just a lovely byproduct – it was started to offer hope for healing to people going through fluoroquinolone toxicity. It was started to let people know that recovery is possible, and to tell them that they too can make it through the mess of fluoroquinolone toxicity. I hope that with each of the 1,000,000+ times this site was viewed the person visiting gained a little more strength, and a little more hope.

Healing is possible. Recovery is possible. Try to believe it. It can be difficult to believe that recovery can happen when going through the depths of fluoroquinolone toxicity, but keep trying. Keep believing that you will improve. You will.

I should acknowledge the people who don’t recover from fluoroquinolone toxicity, and I hope that those who are still ill after years of struggling, who know that they will never fully recover, realize that I don’t mean any disrespect to them. I think that hope is important for all of us, even those who are forever changed by these horrible drugs. We all need hope, even if it’s hope for tomorrow to be better, not hope for a full recovery.

This site has gotten far more traction, and far more attention, than I could have envisioned when I started it in 2013. What I’m more proud of than the 1,000,000 views mark though, is the community that has been built. More than 12,000 comments have been made on the home page of Floxie Hope, and almost 19,000 have been made on the site as a whole. In these comments you will find people asking for advice, and others responding with support and guidance. You will find people sharing their hopes, fears, remedies, insights, and warnings in the comments throughout this site. Knowledge has been built and gained through the community of people commenting on Floxie Hope. People have selflessly offered their time, expertise, guidance, advice, support, and LOVE to other “floxies.” This offering of love and support for other people, whom each commenter hasn’t met in person, is really beautiful, and I appreciate everyone who has commented and formed the community that is Floxie Hope.

I also appreciate everyone who has contributed their story to Floxie Hope! The stories of hope and healing are so valuable, and so helpful! Thank you to everyone who has written a story about their journey through fluoroquinolone toxicity, and recovery!

I recently received this lovely message from Josh:

“Thank you so much for all you have done and continue to do on behalf of us floxies worldwide. Your guidance, insight and determined spirit helped me through so many dark days at the height of my illness. Where there was no good advice or hope, you provided the light of both. It’s been nearly 3 years since I suffered my reaction, and even though I didn’t think I’d ever get better…here I am, happy and healthy. Thanks again, you’re a rockstar and help people more than you understand.”

I cried. That’s why this site is here. That’s why thousands of people have viewed this site, and hundreds have joined the Floxie Hope community – because hope is powerful.

Our stories are moving, and our truth is powerful. What happened to us matters and the louder we scream our stories – our truth – the more we will change the system. Progress has been made, but we still have a lot to do. There are still too many people getting hurt by fluoroquinolones, but hopefully that will change someday soon. Until the day comes when the madness of people being hurt by fluoroquinolones stops, we can stay here and offer help, hope, and community to those who need it.

Thank you to all who have made Floxie Hope. It’s all of us, together, making a difference.

 

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13 thoughts on “1,000,000 Views!

  1. tammyrenzi June 23, 2016 at 6:42 am Reply

    Lisa, this is such good news – not that people need to come to the site, but that they have this resource available. I can attest to the importance of having others to share with and bounce ideas off. I was floxed in 2006 (my story is here on the site now), and I had no resources like this at that time. It was very scary. I only found your site in 2014 when I had a relapse. It was SOOOO helpful, and I met such a supportive group. I am now finding ways to stay on the healing journey and will continue to spread the word about your site and a message of hope. Thank YOU! You deserve that email you were sent and many, many more.

    • Lisa June 23, 2016 at 11:55 am Reply

      Thank you, Tammy! I need to make an edit and profusely thank all of the people who have contributed stories as well! You, and all the others who generously offered their stories of hope and healing, are greatly appreciated!

  2. Jason June 23, 2016 at 10:14 am Reply

    Great job Floxie Hero, you have truly helped these damaged people more than any other one person in the entire World I am sure, that is some kind of accomplishment and something to be extremely proud of 🙂

    • Lisa June 23, 2016 at 12:01 pm Reply

      Thank you, Jason! You should be proud of all the people you have helped and guided too!

  3. L June 23, 2016 at 11:06 am Reply

    You are a real hero Lisa. Now if we could figure out how to get DOCTORS and MAIN STREAM MEDIA to get educated! Thank you Lisa!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Lisa June 23, 2016 at 12:02 pm Reply

      Thank you, and I agree! You are a wonderful part of this community, and your efforts and input and insight are greatly appreciated too! xoxo!

  4. Marie - Sweden June 23, 2016 at 12:04 pm Reply

    Thanks Lisa and congratulations.

    I have not been floxed but a person close to me suffered from some mental issues and I started to go through his medications.

    One of them was Cipro (both pills and IV) and I started to look for information on the Internet in 2005.

    I found David T. Fuller´s site, http://www.fqresearch.org, and there was lots of information. I also ordered Bitter Pills by Stephen Fried.

    For quite a few years this site disappeared and now there seems to be a site with the same name. Does anybody know the story behind this.
    I think David T. Fuller made a fantastic job.

    People, here in Sweden, have never heard about “floxies” but I do my best to tell them.

    • Lisa June 23, 2016 at 12:14 pm Reply

      Hi Marie,

      I just got an interesting email from a Swedish film-maker who is looking into doing a film that features fluoroquinolone toxicity. I’ll ask him if I can pass your information on to him. Would that be okay with you?

      Thank you so much for your ongoing support!

      Hugs,
      Lisa

      • Marie - Sweden June 24, 2016 at 2:25 pm Reply

        Lisa,
        That`s okay with me.
        .

      • L June 24, 2016 at 4:03 pm Reply

        That would be great!

      • Daniel Högberg June 26, 2017 at 4:41 am Reply

        I’d like to get in contact with the swedish filmmaker, I’m one year postflox and also from Sweden. Nobody knows about it here, there is not a single flox resource in swedish or even the basic knowledge to avoid NSAID while eating FQ’s in the medical recommendations!

  5. Jan June 23, 2016 at 6:11 pm Reply

    Lisa,

    Thank you for all you you have done. Thank you does not serm like a strong enough word. I was so alone when I was Floxed. Now there is a whole community I belong to that understands.

    Please, keep sharing this information with doctors and nurses. We need to teach them about this
    I am very grateful to you!

    • Lisa June 24, 2016 at 11:14 am Reply

      Thank you, Jan! 🙂

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