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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24,500 thoughts on “Floxie Hope

  1. David February 22, 2020 at 2:55 pm Reply

    But don’t mitochondria replenish? We have billions …. surely new mitochondria are not damaged.

    • Henk Noordhuizen February 22, 2020 at 3:16 pm Reply

      David,I wish you would be right on that one,but not only the mitochondria,themselves,but their DNA as well is damaged.So,when they replicate,you get brand new,damaged mitochondria.That’s the main reason why recovery is taking so long,and so often incomplete,and the lack of energy keeps going on (just like after a chemo;in fact,Cipro,right now,is being re-marketed as a chemo).

  2. David February 22, 2020 at 3:45 pm Reply

    My doctor says it was designed as a chemo drug first. Yikes,
    I’m told that the accumulation of Cipro in my cells is permanent. That would be in line with what you said Henk. That would explain why now I’m susceptible to poisoning by any number of drugs. I’m 72 and at the age where I will need drug therapy for lots of stuff as my golden years lol continue. Frightening.

    • Henk Noordhuizen February 22, 2020 at 4:06 pm Reply

      A sfar as I know it was,indeed,designed as a chemo,but it failed in effectivenes,back than and was marketed as an antibiotic.Now there’s more demand for new chemo’s because the number of cancer patients is growing fast,and the bacterial resistance to Cipro is growing,as well.Seems,that in UTI’s,there’s an 80% resistance,while Cipro still is the first AB of choice for many doctors,despite of the growing Black List warnings.

    • Madge Hirsch February 23, 2020 at 11:16 am Reply

      You would do better to ignore your doctors when they tell you that you need drugs that are more likely to poison you than do you any good . Polypharmacy is one of the leading causes of death and disablement for older people. Concentrate on a healthy lifestyle. I bet you never needed the statin. I have just had a bad encounter with Cetirizine (Zyrtec). with bad side effects and withdrawal itching after miniscule amounts to try and get some relief from hives. In fact it is better to avoid the doctor if possible.

      • Henk Noordhuizen February 23, 2020 at 12:46 pm Reply

        Statins are among the “medicines” that,for most users do more bad than good.Only a very few might need to lower their cholesterol,anyway,and that can be done with several natural and very save remedies.An apple a day… (no joke;british research showed that the action of one apple a day is almost equal to using a statin drug,but without the nasty adverse reactions of statins).Some natural remedies do even better,and let’s not forget that several statins have been taken out of market because of dangerous,and sometimes even fatal adverse reactions.

  3. Madge Hirsch February 23, 2020 at 11:04 am Reply

    Statins too are mitochondrial poisoners. They stop the manufacture of Co enzyme Q10 by the liver as this is done on the same biochemical pathway as cholesterol manufacture. CoQ10 is needed by the mitochondria for the production of ATP.

  4. Dave February 23, 2020 at 4:20 pm Reply

    Again, we need a list of drugs that affect mitochondrial patients …..it appears we have to hand that list to our doctors because most are so poorly informed about mitochondrial issues.
    Lidocaine …who’d have thought we need to avoid lidocaine ?
    I don’t take anything now unless I Google the name of the drug ( generic and all ) and the word mitochondria.

    • Henk Noordhuizen February 24, 2020 at 2:01 am Reply

      Dave,I’ve introduced the slweb.org website here,quite a while ago,and asked everyone to add other Fluoride “fortified” medicines that hey know of,to make a list,as complete as possible,for the floxie community.I also asked to report on fluoride-rich foods and drinks,because many,probably even most floxies can’t drink a single cup of tea without getting a relaps (I am one of them).

      Fact is,that floxies seem to stay extremely sensitive to Fluoride for the rest of their lives,which makes such a list extremely important.But,untill now,there were no possitive reactions on my request.And the list on slweb.org is far from complete;about 20-25 % of all “medicines” contain fluoride,today,despite the fact that fluoride is one of the most dangerous and aggressive toxins,known to mankind!.

      A list of drugs that affect mitochondrial patients would be great but is even more complicated because it appears that all floxies react different on drugs and foods/drinks,while the fluoride sensitivity,making drinking a simple cup of tea a real adventure for floxies seems to be more universal.

  5. Henk Noordhuizen February 24, 2020 at 3:04 am Reply

    Great: the Bob Beck website is back online:


    His protocol has helped me numerous times,first,after I built the Blood Purifier,now,politicaly correct called Silver Pulser (for blood cleansing and generating high quality Colloïdal Silver),and the Magnetic Pulser.After several years of experience,and knowing that this would probably be the best investment,even,in my life,I bought both devices,ánd the Brain Tuner,now called (politics :-(( Bio Tuner from Sota Instruments.

    I couldn’t buy the Sota Ozonator here,in EU,at the time,so bought one of their own trademarkt ozonators from Mediverse (where I bought my Sota devices,as well).This proved to be rubbish,and way too expensive (later discovered that it is a cheap chinese ozonator,ment for use in aquariums.They bought it dirt-cheap,and put their owwn sticker on it ).This failed after a while,and when a wire from a Sota device broke,Mediverse proved to not be familiar with the word “waranty”;advised me to contact Sota.

    Well,I did,and Sota sent me a new wire,telloing me that there were some problems with those wires,at the time.And to my suprise,a few months later a received an other package,with a kind letter,telling me that they had improved on the wires,and that’s why they,again sent me new wires.This time it were the new,improved ones.That’s the reason that so many love Sota;not only are their devices of great quality,and the only ones,endorsed by Bob Beck,but they do have a great service!The devices,Sota makes,meet Bob’s specifications.

    Bob,and Russ Torlage,the owner of Sota later on became good friends,and when Bob died after an accident,all papers and documents of Bob went to Russ Torlage,who gave them to two great ladies.They created the Bob Beck website to honour this great man and to spread the knowledge he gave to the world,for FREE ;Bob never earned a penny on these inventions,he didn’t want to,and he didn’t need to.

    On the website is all the info you need to build your own devices,and how to use them.More info on how to use can be found on Youtube;Sota has made several instruction video’s;you’ll find them on their SOTA Instruments Inc. channel.

  6. Henk Noordhuizen February 24, 2020 at 3:11 am Reply

    Here’s a well written introduction to Bob Beck (who also invented the portable photo flash,now found in every camera and smartphone,worldwide.Untill then,flash units were big and heavy,and only suited for use in photo studio’s):


  7. Henk Noordhuizen February 24, 2020 at 3:24 am Reply

    Build your own devices,with this info and diagrams:


  8. Dee February 24, 2020 at 9:19 am Reply

    Dave, did you have a reaction to lidocaine????

  9. Dee February 24, 2020 at 9:23 am Reply

    So is there any hope our mitochondria can heal??? Can time eventually start healing the damage?? There are those Floxie’s that feel they are mostly or completely healed so it seems to me that it is possible out mitochondria can make a turn around????

  10. Don M February 24, 2020 at 9:59 am Reply

    Dee….. One theory is that over time it is possible that good mitochondria will again gain the upper hand and be able to crowd out the bad mitochondria. Mitochondria is supposed to die off and be replaced by new mitochondria but as Henk says. The bad fluoride contaminated mitochondria reproduces also so it will remain until the good mitochondria can overpower it. Only time will tell. Good research would help decipher the mystery.

    • Henk Noordhuizen February 24, 2020 at 11:40 am Reply

      I think that that is the only possible way to heal: the good mitochondria overpowering the bad ones.But remember;there’s lots of other damage,done by the FQ’s,as well,that will have to be repaired as far as possible;;tendons,nerves etc.All damage will take time,but there’s still that little bit of hope.The fact alone,that the Farmafia,who caused all the damage,refuses to do anything to help find solutions for the problems they created makes me hellish!

      They don’t know and they’re not interested in solving the FQTS,unless they can earn lots of money with it.In fact,they do,right now;think of all the people who don’t understand what caused all these symptoms,(long) after they stopped using the FQ poison.Most of them are very regular customers for other “medicines”,now.

      • Justin February 25, 2020 at 1:08 am Reply

        I think it is a combination of many things. Yes i do think Mitochondria will heal over time depending on age, lifestyle, etc. If you treat your body poorly your “good” mitochondria will not be any good to take over for the FQ poisoned ones. It’s a race between the replication of good mitochondria with damaged mitochondria to overpower the other. Luckily for most floxies there are many more undamaged mitochondria so they eventually die off and real healing can take place.

        The second peace is healing the damage done. Strengthening weakened tendons, healing damaged nerves, etc all is certainly possible but takes time as well. I think that’s the main reason this takes so long to heal from. I also think # of pills ingested plays a part (although not always) and age is a big factor. Better chance of full recovery for ages 20-40.

  11. Der February 24, 2020 at 10:12 am Reply

    Don. Hopefully time does heal mitochondria!! I would think it does or I don’t think we floxies would get better and heal?? But I’m sure it is a very slow process!!!

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