Floxie Hope


This site is to give HOPE to those who are suffering from Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Syndrome as a result of being poisoned by fluoroquinolone antibiotics – Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox, Floxin, etc.  It contains stories of healing.

Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox and all other fluoroquinolones are dangerous drugs that can have devastating effects that cumulatively I’ll refer to as Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Syndrome or Floxing.  Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Syndrome/Floxing includes damage to connective tissue (tendons, ligaments, cartilage, fascia, etc.) throughout the body, damage to the nervous systems (central, peripheral and autonomic), and more. The damage done by fluoroquinolone antibiotics can destroy a person’s quality of life or even kill them. Certainly, there is a time and a place for drugs with dangerous side effects. If you find yourself in a septic shock induced coma, fluoroquinolones may save your life. Unfortunately, these drugs are not being reserved for life or death situations. People are being prescribed them for urinary tract infections, suspected prostate infections, upper respiratory infections, as a prophylactic for travelers’ diarrhea, ear infections, pink eye, etc. Thousands of people have suffered needlessly from the devastating effects of fluoroquinolone antibiotics, when another, safer antibiotic could have, and should have, been used.

The damage done by fluoroquinolones is largely unacknowledged by the medical establishment and an accurate diagnosis, compensation and relief are difficult to come by. There is no known cure for Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Syndrome/Floxing.  However, many people continue to LIVE after being poisoned by fluroquinolones.  They find healing, recovery, perseverance, compassion and hope.  These are their stories.

This site is meant to give hope for healing to those who are adversely effected by fluoroquinolones.  It is no way meant to disregard the pain of those who are chronically suffering from the horrifying effects of Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox or the other fluoroquinolones.  There are people who don’t recover.  Their stories are real and they matter.  There are also people who are able to recover and I share their stories with the hope that they inspire others, or at least give hope that recovery is possible.

Here is a New York Times article about the dangers of fluoroquinolone antibiotics – http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/10/popular-antibiotics-may-carry-serious-side-effects/?_r=0 – more news stories, research papers and other resources can be found on the “Links and Resources” page.

Here is a Facebook group that is a great resource for those going through Fluoroquinolone Toxicity – https://www.facebook.com/groups/floxies/

Featured post – I’m floxed. Now what?

The Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Solution Ebook has helped many Floxies to recover, including DanielCindy and Ruth.  As a bonus, you will also receive The Floxie Food Guide – a book of diet guidelines to help you through fluoroquinolone toxicity:

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25,079 thoughts on “Floxie Hope

  1. Andrea March 29, 2020 at 11:53 am Reply

    Hey, does anyone know how long a mask for the covid 19 last? I’m always thinking that, bringing home something that could have been infected and reusing it time after time it’s probably more dangerous than not using one at all? Any idea? I’ve heard some people disinfect them with alchol…The problem with these masks, it’s that are almost impossible to find, at least here, and they cost quite a lot. Using it once a day it become pretty expensive

    • L March 29, 2020 at 1:25 pm Reply

      Well they are SUPPOSED to be one time use. Sadly doctors are using them over and over again. I saw one on the news who had a paper bag clipped to her waistband…where she kept her one and only mask. This CDC site is for healthcare workers but says “Hang used respirators in a designated storage area or keep them in a clean, breathable container such as a paper bag between uses. To minimize potential cross-contamination, store respirators so that they do not touch each other and the person using the respirator is clearly identified. Storage containers should be disposed of or cleaned regularly.
      Clean hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer before and after touching or adjusting the respirator (if necessary for comfort or to maintain fit).
      Avoid touching the inside of the respirator. If inadvertent contact is made with the inside of the respirator, discard the respirator and perform hand hygiene as described above”


    • Sheila March 29, 2020 at 3:30 pm Reply

      What I have been reading says that the Covid19 virus is 1 micron wide and the N95 masks are 3 microns wide the assumption is that if the doorway is 3 microns and you have a blast of 1 microns that you will still protection cause they can’t all get through that one opening at one time sparing you somewhat. We need better protection.

    • Andrea S. March 29, 2020 at 6:18 pm Reply

      My understanding is it is a one time use deal. Disposable! My friends husband who is an ER doc said they had resorted to having to sanitize and reuse them.

      • L March 29, 2020 at 6:33 pm Reply

        Yes it is SUPPOSED to be…but desperate times…

        • Henk Noordhuizen March 30, 2020 at 1:11 am

          Concidering mask use:the best solution seems to be a mask that kills virusses,and is reusable.These researchers took three filter layers (out of three masks),and imprignated them with salt.Here are the research results,as published in Nature:


        • Henk Noordhuizen March 30, 2020 at 1:37 am

          About the difference between a “normal” surgicaal mask and the N95 respirator mask:


          Conclusion: the “normal” surgical masks,most people use,are almost useless against the corona- and other virusses.N95 is a better,but not the ultimate solution,but hardly usable for most people.My opinion is,that the “salt-mask” is the best option to go for (three layers of filter material from the usual surgical masks,and salt impregnated to eliminate corona and other virusses).

          Best of all:avoiding contact with other,possibly infected people,direct AND indirect (things that might be contaminated by infected people),and wash your hands frequently with SOAP (kills virusses by disolving their outer layer).

  2. Don M March 29, 2020 at 12:49 pm Reply

    Andrea…………. Here is an article about masks. You read it and then decide about masks. https://www.positivemed.com/2020/03/13/which-masks-actually-protect-against-covid-19/

    • L March 29, 2020 at 1:34 pm Reply

      This seems mostly contrary to what the Korean doctor said in the video that was posted here. Their numbers are low because everyone is wearing different types of masks there. It just makes sense that ANY kind of barrier put in front of the nose and mouth will offer more protection than nothing. But again, these kinds of pronouncements are put out to keep people for hoarding masks, I believe.

      • Andrea March 29, 2020 at 2:28 pm Reply

        Uhm…but in the video the doctor seems to be quite sure about the N95 and the KF94 types…

        • L March 29, 2020 at 3:17 pm

          yeah, but if you look at the videos of people walking around, there were a variety of masks being used. There are hospitals where they are using scarves. Any kind of barrier is better than nothing. Obviously N95 is ideal…but when you don’t have that…..

      • Andrea March 29, 2020 at 2:33 pm Reply

        I came to this conclusion : surgical mask, good to not spread the virus around, not good for your own protection, N95 and KF94, good for not spreading the virus and your own protection.

      • Don M March 29, 2020 at 4:36 pm Reply

        L….. Your right. Anything is better than nothing. Just so people don’t start thinking that masks are the complete answer. The only thing that seems to be nearly 100% OK is a properly fitted full face respirator.

  3. Don M March 29, 2020 at 1:16 pm Reply

    Video about masks and respirators. Just any mask does not cut it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=38&v=D38BjgUdL5U&feature=emb_logo

  4. L March 29, 2020 at 4:18 pm Reply

    One of my integrative doctors sent out this video, from a Dr David Price, working in NY. Lots of good info, but at around 32:20 he talks about how the nurses are wearing surgical masks ONLY 80 percent of the time, and use the N95 only during certain procedures. (and around 47 minutes he talks about home made masks.)


  5. Don M March 30, 2020 at 5:59 am Reply

    Spent the better part of an hour putting together information about how the FDA has rushed through an approval of hydroxychloroquine for treating COVID-19 and because it had 2 references in it the spam filter canned it and did not allow it. Thanks!!!!!!

    • Henk Noordhuizen March 30, 2020 at 9:38 am Reply

      Don,when you put more than one link in your comment,Lia has to permit it before it is placed.That can take a while.After having done a lot of work on your comment,you can make a temporary back-up of your work by copy-pasting it to a text document,just to be sure.I did that quite a few times,but,untill now,most of my comments were placed,sometimes after a few minutes,those with more than one link took a bit longer (Lisa is a very busy woman).

  6. rae March 30, 2020 at 12:25 pm Reply

    Some help dealing with hives, please!

    • Henk Noordhuizen March 30, 2020 at 12:34 pm Reply

      Rae,you might try some of these advices:

      A good zinc,or colloïdal silver might help,too.

    • Henk Noordhuizen March 30, 2020 at 12:38 pm Reply

      Rae,I tried to place a link to a YT advice clip on hives,but my post wasn’t placed.Once again:

      Two more things you might give a try:colloïdal silverwater,or a good zinc salve.Hope any of this works for yoiu.

    • Henk Noordhuizen March 30, 2020 at 12:41 pm Reply

      I found some good advice in a YouTube clip with the name “How to treat hives in children” but two times after another it wasn’t placed.You might search for it,yourself.Two other thoings that might help:Colloïdal silverwater,and a good zinc salve.I hope,one of these aadvices will help.

    • Henk Noordhuizen March 30, 2020 at 12:43 pm Reply

      Well;now all the comments I wrote you were placed.I guess the spam filter reacted a bit slow.

      • rae March 30, 2020 at 1:27 pm Reply

        Thank you, Henk. But in my case, the hives move around, so I dont thing anything topical would help taht. It would help the itching at the time, but not stop why they are coming out. As soon as one area is finished, another area pops up!

        • Henk Noordhuizen March 31, 2020 at 2:43 am

          I know,Rae,that’s mentioned in the YouTube movie I linked.Also mentioned is the fact that certain foods can cause hives,so,you could tackle the problem by avoiding those foods,and,by experimenting,find out what foods are the foods you react on.I think that the foods,known to caause hives,are listed in the movie.Otherwise;do a web search on it.

          I know that several Floxies,here have (had) hives;maybe they can help you better than I do.

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