Daniel L’s Recovery Story


*The following is an individual’s story of surviving fluoroquinolone toxicity. It is not medical advice. Please see the disclaimer at the bottom of the story. Thank you, and please be cautious with all treatments. 

The Prescription

I took a 6 week course of Cipro 1000mg once/day in early 2015 to treat prostatitis.

First Signs of trouble

The first signs of anything unusual were a low B12 level about four weeks in.

A few weeks later, while on vacation, I started to notice unusual bruising near my joints, in the elbows and ankles after engaging in sports.

I also started to notice pain in my ankles, near where the achilles tendon wraps under the heel. It felt as if the tendon was tearing away.

Further complications

Symptoms began to worsen on my return to work. My ankles would ache if I had to stand for any length of time.

Navigating stairs became difficult because of pain in my Achilles tendons. I used to be able to hike all day, mountain bike and surf all day, but now I could hardly walk around the block.

Walking on hard floors caused stabbing pains in my heels.

My eyes started to give me problems, especially when transitioning from bright light to a darker interior.

A bit later I discovered that one of my front teeth was loose.

We had a very harsh winter this year, and I was extremely sensitive to the cold. It felt as if I could never warm up. I was so cold on the subway, I started to have to wear the warmest boots I could find and my toes would still turn white.

I also had ‘brain fog’ and difficulty thinking (and my job is very analytical, so I started having difficulty getting through my workday.)

Forums scared me to death

I went online and started reading the forums and after that I became very anxious about what I had done to myself.

This information also made me hyper vigilant about every little change in my body.

All of these symptoms I was experiencing were very stressful, and also after reading the forums, I now worried about all the other symptoms I might get.

I started to be very anxious. Every new symptom or worsening of an existing symptom caused pangs of anxiety that were difficult to control.

Doctor’s Responses

My own doctor is wonderful and felt very badly that the medication she prescribed caused this terrible reaction. The only problem was she didn’t know much about fluoroquinolone toxicity or how to treat it.

A urologist I consulted had heard about the reaction but only advised me not to worry, and that summer was around the corner and things would get better.

Treatment Programme

I mainly followed the programme in the The ‘Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Solution’  (affiliate link)(https://floxiehope.com/2014/11/25/the-fluoroquinolone-toxicity-solution-ebook/).

I also started seeing a naturopathic doctor who suggested taking contrast showers to help my body better deal with the cold, and who helped me consolidate all of the supplements I was taking into a more balanced and more manageable number of pills.

First signs of recovery

I felt that things started to improve about 10 weeks into my recovery.

I started to have good days.

The tendon problems in my upper body were the first symptom that substantially improved, then my Achilles tendon on the right went back almost to normal, my left Achilles was not symptom free, but started to improve.

Around this time, I quit my job which was a long commute by subway after a friend offered me a job where I could work from home.

I found a nature trail near my home and I started to ride my mountain bike on it gently, this improved my mood and also seemed to help my joints and tendons recover. On days where I didn’t exercise, everything seemed to tighten up and become more painful.

My List of supplements

Epsom salt baths, Mg Glycinante/ Mg Threonate


Vitamin E

A good multivitamin (Ortho Core: http://www.aor.ca/products-page/advanced/ortho-core/)

My message to you

This is the part I’m excited to tell you about.

All the text above is just for context, and honestly if you are on this forum, the story will perhaps seem very familiar already.

What I really want to tell you is that despite what has happened, some of the happiest days of my life have been during this difficult recovery.

It is possible to be be in pain and be happy at the same time, it is possible to be uncertain about the future and be happy at the same time, it is possible to be scared and be happy at the same time.

I have been practicing meditation for about 10 years before this happened. Maybe that’s has something to do with my outlook. If you haven’t started already, it’s not too late to start now. (https://floxiehope.com/2015/05/15/meditation-and-mindfulness-to-get-through-fq-toxicity/) Don’t worry, meditation is a secular practice that anyone can try.

I aslo noticed that during some of my most difficult days, when I just couldn’t take it anymore, I got what I call little signs.

One of those signs was this little flower graffiti I kept seeing on the subway. Sometimes the sign would be a song in a passing car. And one time a usually elusive squirrel in the woods behind the office seemed lead me on a chase through the woods, chattering at me to follow it like a playful child.

I am a very rational thinker and am skeptical of new age Woo, but these experiences made me question those certainties.

My grandmother, who was the strongest person I ever knew, always told us that if it was possible after her death to come and visit us that she would. I never saw a sign of her after she passed away, or did I?

Thoughts and advice

-Don’t call yourself a ‘Floxie’. This happened to you, but don’t make an identity out of it, you are much much larger, more beautiful, stronger and more magnificent than that.

-Drop every onerous or stressful thing in your life that you can. This is your year. Tell everyone you love that you are concentrating on you this year, and that you need their help. Those that love you will understand. Bonus: you will learn who really loves you!

-Trust in your ability to recover.

-Don’t over-think. My rule: thoughts should inform action. If thoughts are leading you in circles and are not helping you decide what action to take right now, drop them.

-Stay away from most internet forums. Follow a good plan, like the ‘The Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Solution Ebook‘ (affiliate link) and stick to it. If you have online discussions about FQ toxicity, keep them focused on problems and specific solutions. Don’t seek commiseration and other psychological support.

-Find an affordable source of joy. For me it has been Hawaiian Reggae music (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGl_d4QWors), for you it may be something else. Find something that brings out your joy and drink it in.

-Stay as active as you can. Find an enjoyable physical activity you can tolerate. For me this was swimming and cycling, both of which are not too hard on the joints. By trial and error, find out how much exercise you can tolerate. I found that no exercise was worse than a bit too much exercise. You need to get the blood flowing to promote healing.

-You will get better. Give yourself a year. You won’t believe the difference 10-12 weeks will make even. What doesn’t get better after a year, you can live with!

-Let go of anger and resentment: those are truly toxic.


I believe that Cipro has and the adverse reaction I had to it has given me a great gift.

My life after Cipro and my life before Cipro really aren’t that different. Cipro just brought it into sharper view.

It reminded me that life is precious fleeting and fragile, and that every day, good or bad, is a gift.

I am now determined to not waste a single day more being angry, not to miss one more opportunity to hug my wife and tell her that I love her, not to waste one more sunny day preoccupied about nonsense.

May you all be happy and well!

On 2/29/16 I got the following message from Daniel:

I took a monthlong trip to Victoria BC to avoid a big chunk of the winter.

I walked all over, sometimes all day, and climbed a small mountain.

Here are some pictures from that trip:


The park across the street from where I was staying was all in bloom.


Mt. Douglas Park, where I climbed the first ‘mountain’ since my FQ reaction.


A chalk mural by the beach seemed to speak directly to me.


Another chalk mural by the beach seemed to speak directly to me.

** The story above is truthful, accurate and told to the best of the ability of the writer. It is not intended as medical advice. No person who submits his or her story, nor the people associated with Floxie Hope, diagnoses or treats any illness. The story above should not be substituted for professionally provided medical advice. Please consult your doctor before trying anything that has been mentioned in this story, or in any other story on this site. Please also note that people have varying responses to the treatments mentioned in each story. What helps one person may not help, and may even hurt, another person. It is important that you understand that supplements, IVs, essential oils, and all other treatments, effect people differently depending on the millions of variables that make each of us unique. Please use appropriate caution and prudence, and get professional medical advice.

176 thoughts on “Daniel L’s Recovery Story

  1. Nicole July 19, 2016 at 5:08 pm Reply

    Congrats on your ride Daniel! What a great feeling that must have been!
    I have a room for you & your wife when you are ready for those North
    Vancouver trails!!!!

    • Daniel L July 19, 2016 at 5:18 pm Reply

      That’s very kind of you. And yes it did feel great.

      It’s like riding a bike, you never forget I guess. 🙂

      Hope you are doing better.

  2. Sarah July 20, 2016 at 3:22 am Reply

    Wow, some of those trails look pretty hard-core!! It’s so good to hear that you’re able to bike again, even if you’re not up to the harder trails yet 🙂

    The cyclical nature of recovering from cipro toxicity is really difficult to deal with, it feels like two steps forward and one step back, but I know I need to take encouragement from any small improvements. Would you suggest resting a tendon when it’s swollen and painful, or should I continue to try and stay mobile?

    Is there any reason why recovery is so cyclical? Does the cipro stay in the body for months, years, or maybe even the rest of our lives? Is it stored somewhere? Maybe in the fat cells, or is it that the cipro has mutated the DNA within the cells of collegen and bone, so when the cells of these tissues are replaced they are already damaged? It’s very unclear as to what the actual damaging mechanism of cipro is.

    Anyway, I’ll try to stay hopeful and keep reading your positive posts which are very inspiring 🙂

    • Daniel L July 20, 2016 at 5:27 am Reply

      >”Would you suggest resting a tendon when it’s swollen and painful, or should I continue to try and stay mobile?

      If it’s swollen I’d rest it, if not swollen but tender I’d walk on it. However it really depends on how your activities make you feel the next day.

      What I mean for rest isn’t exactly crutches or bed rest, just minimal walking, minimal stairs. If very swollen then I guess total rest might be needed.

      I personally don’t think cipro stays around for years, although it is lipophilic, and does get stored in fat cells. However it can be inactivated easily by taking Magnesium anyway.

      It has been shown to alter gene expression in tenocytes.

      You might consider taking Biosil, available in drop form because Biosil also alters gene expression, except in favour of collagen regeneration.

      I personally don’t think cipro alters our DNA directly, but it does alter gene expression. How long that effect lasts for. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

      But the main point I want to make is you recovery sounds a lot like mine, if you got to a point of feeling good in 3 months, then it’s a very encouraging sign.

      Recovery from each cycle got shorter for me, and should for you too.

      Also make sure to take a really good probiotic, and to be on the lookout for signs of malabsorption. (look up symptoms on google). If you have that then consider taking Betaine HCL + Enzymes. THis will ensure you get the nutrient you need to recover.

      I recovered almost fully until this problem came up (due to a pre-existing condition, non cipro related) and it set me back a bit.

  3. Sarah July 20, 2016 at 7:07 am Reply

    Thanks for the supplement tips, I’ll look into the Biosil, I’m currently taking Great Lakes collegen powder or chicken bone broth, not sure if they help, but they can’t hurt.

    When you cycle through symptoms, have you ever found that initially it’s one tendon that is affected, then next time it may be another? I think the fact that I was having achilles swelling and pain and now it’s the posterior tibial (did a bit of googling and this seems to be the most likely culprit) has me a little worried.

    I have a doctors appointment next week to have this tendon looked at, I don’t think she’ll be able to advise me to do much more that RICE it, but apparently damage to this tendon can cause a fallen arch and eventually foot deformity and permanent difficulties with walking, so I just want to make sure there’s nothing else I can do to help heal (sometimes a cast is advised for this sort of tendon problem).

    I’m just really hoping that this is just a down cycle in my recovery and I’ll bounce back from it eventually. I’m staying positive and believing it’s just another part of my healing.

    • Daniel L July 20, 2016 at 7:30 am Reply

      Cycles definitely migrated to other areas.

      My upper body has been mostly spared, but I did get tendonitis in my arms and upper body even my sternum, but they usually went away in a week or two.

      The trouble sport has always been the left achilles. This is the tendon that is under the greatest strain in the entire human body.

      I read somewhere that it can experience stresses under dynamic load that re 17x your body weight.

      Makes sure you are digesting well. I thought I was digesting fine and I wasn’t.

      I take NuLife Veggie Zyme. It can’t hurt to try it even if you think you digestion is ok. If you notice an improvement with that it may speed your recovery.

      There is Betaine HCL in there, so if you experience burning in your stomach when you take it, then it means you are making enough stomach acid yourself.

      If the burning pain bothers you just take 1 tbsp baking powder diluted in water to neutralize it.

      This is just an optional supplement, but it helped me a lot.

    • Danie L July 22, 2016 at 9:20 am Reply

      I thought it over and if you have Plantar fasciitis, then consider taking vitamin D and vitamin K and Magnesium.

      This will help keep calcium from settling in your tissues, and direct it to your bones instead.

      • Sarah July 25, 2016 at 7:21 am Reply

        I’m definitely not digesting food properly as I have SIBO and have had stomach issues for years (all started after a course of antibiotics when I was a teen). I’ve tried digestive enzymes in the past, but the HCL has always caused too much burning, even when taking only a quarter of a capsule. I’ll try taking them with some bicarb to see if that helps as I really want to get my digestion sorted out.

        I saw my GP today, she wasn’t very helpful, but she a least admitted that the cipro may have caused my tendon issues, although she said she’s never come across it happening before and that it should only take me 4 months to recover from it (!!!!). She’s going to send me to get some specially fitted orthopedic lifts which will be useful, as I’m only wearing shop bought lifts at the moment. But besides this, she couldn’t offer me any other help (which is what I was expecting to be honest). Seems like the medical community either don’t know about cipro toxicity or just don’t want to admit that it’s a problem.

        On the plus side, I rested as much as I could over the weekend and the pain and swelling has decreased. I also cut out oxalate containing foods and this seems to have had an almost immediate effect on the intensity of my pain. Is this something you’ve come across before? Oxalates are quite toxic to mitochondria and, as I have a mito disease, this is something that could be hindering my recovery. Might be a problem for other people effected by cipro toxicity too, even without a mito disease.

        • Daniel L July 25, 2016 at 7:28 am

          Ok then if the betaine gives you burning, then you don’t need it. But digestive enzymes could be of help.

          If you have malabsroption consider taking a mineral and amino acid supplement.

          As for Oxalates, cipro my kill some of the bacteria in the gut that help break down oxalates. Some nay sayers say they never come back, but I think they do, it just takes a long time.

          I take Remyte and “Truehope Freeminos”.

          Googling either should show you where you can buy those products.

          I also take supplemental glutamine, which helped heal my gut. (my abdomen used to be sore on palpation, but it went away after 4 weeks of gluamine)

          Sorry you are still having so much trouble, but hang in there, and make sure you are getting those nutrients!

  4. Daniel L July 20, 2016 at 10:32 am Reply

    Getting ready for a surfing trip to Tofino in September.

    So excited.

  5. Nicole Reedy July 22, 2016 at 10:06 am Reply

    Hey Daniel,

    I understood what you meant & know that is so true!

    I had been letting a fear from a return of my diverticulitis pain put me in a dark place for worry of going down the antibotic trail again! My WBC is fine so far so no infection so like you & your scare of your illness returning I am hoping it just heals itself, but if not I am not going to live in fear because I know there will be times we all have to face having to take a drug again or even have a surgery. Time to let that part go!

    My new burning symptom is getting much better & has been around 6 weeks so you are right on about the time we kind of get through things.

    Had a good talk with my doc about my shoulder tear and he told me that my tendon would not be healthy enough for surgery & shoulder surgery often makes things worse anyway. Since I have full range of motion to not worry about it. He did check my feet again and knows most of my tendons are in pain but just like the rest of you he tells me to give it time. He actually knows a lot about FQ’s from his time working in the States. He told me that many mistakes were made with me in the ER but most Canadian doctors do not know the dangers of these drugs at all & what was done to me was just without knowledge! Still mad about it but it’s done so need to move on.

    I know we all will have fall back days but you are right there are at least go forward days!

    My brain has really cleared a lot but my body has not caught up, darn it!!! LOL

    Wishing you a great weekend!

    Sunny & nice here on the west coast! (: August is looking good weather wise for you!


    • Julia May 9, 2019 at 9:54 am Reply

      Hello Nicole could you explain the burning that you felt and how long it took to disappear?! Also what was your dosage

  6. Nicole Reedy July 22, 2016 at 1:59 pm Reply

    Just read your post on the day after your ride & know in my heart you are ready to give it a little more. Let the FQ Daniel go & ride the trails & the waves! (:

  7. Martin July 25, 2016 at 2:03 am Reply

    Hi Daniel, it’s a great story and even greater that you have recovered. I was given cipro in Jan this year for prostatitis. I took it for 1 month but I’ve had chronic fatigue and gritty eyes since then and wondered what’s wrong with me? I started cycling again and felt better doing longer and more intense rides as the weeks progressed. That was until the past 2 weeks when I took ibroprufen following a hip Arthorgram (where they inject contrast dye). Since then I’ve started with burning hands and feet, crawling tingling feelings in my lower legs and tendinopathy throughout my body. I’ve also recently been getting dizzy and having cognitive problems at work. I’ve just got some Epsom Salts and ordered some magnesium to help me heal, but
    I also take vitamin D, probiotic, turmeric and omega 3 tablets. What’s the thing that made the biggest difference to you? I’m off to see a natural doctor in September hoping she will help me recovery. Thanks Martin

    • Daniel L July 25, 2016 at 7:12 am Reply

      It’s hard to tell from your post, but I would get checked out for Adrenal fatigue and also run some thyroid tests just to rule that out.

      The best way to check out adrenal function is a saliva cortisol test (rocky mountain labs or similar, with 4 tubes).

      For thyroid (dry eyes is a symptom, fatigue and cognitive problems also ) get at least these labs: Free T3, Free T4, RT3, TSH.

      Consensus on the TSH reference ranges is changing, and many think that the typical range leaves some hypothyroid patients untreated. Some say TSH > 1.5 is bad, even though the range in Canada considers people normal up to as high as 5.5.

      Athletic training (and worrying about things such as Cipro toxicity) can put a great strain on the adrenals, which can put a strain on the thyroid. Some say Cipro has a direct toxic effect on the Thyroid.

      I would have these things checked out, to possibly rule them out.

      And what is the solution to all this if you do have adrenal fatigue? You might not like the answer but it will require taking a break from strenuous exercise for at least 2-4 weeks.

      This is just IF you have any of that.

      Definitely take Magnesium, Vitamin E and Vitamin C at a minimum (see the ebook in the links below).

      Also consider taking Elixa probiotic. See links below.

      Do not neglect your gut, I thought mine was fine but it wasn’t!

      And to answer your question, the thing that helped me the most was joy. More specifically happy music, but it could be something different for you. Try to find something that brings you joy, preferably something affordable, and try to feel joy and gratitude every day.

      I know all this can be overwhelming and confusing. Take it one step at a time, one day at a time.

      If you feel like talking on skype, write me back a message and we can schedule a time.



    • Daniel L July 25, 2016 at 7:50 am Reply

      Hi Martin,

      I replied at length with resources and links. I think because my reply contained links that it’s now sitting in a moderation queue waiting for Lisa to approve.

      I’ll check back later and make sure the longer comment shows up.

  8. Daniel L August 7, 2016 at 1:35 pm Reply

    I discovered a link between vitamin D and my tendon pain. I started taking vitamin D even in summer, and even despite my levels being within range on the lab tests.

    It could be a coincidence but my tendons are 100% clear right now.

    It may be due to calcium ending up in the tissues, so that when you take vitamin D it puts them in your bones where it belongs.

    My joints are holding up fine. I’ve even started cross training for surfing on a carver skateboard, which puts enormous strain on the knees and lower legs.

    A video of the Carver surf style skateboard in action. They turn like a surfboard!

  9. Nicole Reedy August 7, 2016 at 1:52 pm Reply

    That is great Daniel! How much D a day are you taking & how much calcium?
    So when are you & your surf board heading out?!

    • Daniel L August 7, 2016 at 4:49 pm Reply

      I pop a few D3 pills, maybe up to 3000-4000 IU per day.

      Calcium, I just take 350mg Calcium Citrate and pair it with a 400mg Mg Glycinate to balance things out.

  10. Nicole Reedy August 8, 2016 at 11:30 am Reply

    Thanks Daniel, I have been taking the D3 but not any calcium because I thought it absorbed the mag. up. I will get some & add a bit more mag.

  11. Daniel L August 22, 2016 at 5:41 am Reply

    Hey everyone.

    I think this is going to be my last message for a while.

    After 18 months, all my Cipro induced symptoms are gone.

    All my remaining symptoms actually are caused by slight hypothyroidism that my medical records show I have had for years. It looks like both my doctor and myself missed that one.

    It has been great getting to know you guys on this site, and I wish you a speedy recovery.

    I am headed to Tofino in september to surf. I am also starting to train to get back on the North Shore trails in BC.

    I am also starting a new job in september, which I am excited about.

    I’ll leave you guys with two funny stories.

    My brother spontaneously ruptured his achilles tendon just a few weeks ago. He never took Cipro or any FQs in his life. My friend who is my age has been complaining about his achilles tendon, saying it felt too short and that it gets inflamed. He has never taken Cipro in his life either.

    My brother my friend and myself are all getting older, and these anecdotes taught me that you can’t blame everything on Cipro.

    I wish you all health and happiness. You will get better. When you have a good day write it down on the calendar. Then when you have a bad day tell yourself you can get back to feeling like that.

    I will respond to direct messages to this page, but I can’t promise anymore updates since I don’t want to think in terms of floxing anymore.

    I also have plans to spend a year in Hawaii!

  12. Daniel L August 22, 2016 at 5:56 am Reply

    Ok couldn’t resist.

    In Canada we have a beloved band called the Tragically Hip. Sometimes they are referred to as Canada’s house band.

    The lead singer Gord Downie was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer at the age of fifty two.

    They had planned a tour for their latest album before the diagnosis. Bravely they decided to go on tour anyway.

    This is expected to be goodbye.

    The last show of the tour on August 20 was watched live by millions of Canadians. Our prime minister was at the show.

    Here is the last song from the last encore.

    Life is short people.

    I try not to waste a single moment being angry and thank god for each and every single day of my stupid little life! Maybe that could work for you too.

    (Sorry for the sound quality, it’s not great, but I believe it captures the moment.)

  13. Nicole Reedy August 22, 2016 at 12:49 pm Reply

    This was the most exciting update I have seen!!!! If I could jump up & down I would!!!

    I have a prayer I say for all the people who have been hurt on here every morning & at bedtime but always name you & Ruth. Ruth is also starting a new job & just had a wonderful post on her facebook page playing in the surf. You two have made me so happy!!!!

    I had been on your page because I just had the worst setback with new symptoms at 6 months now & thought I had remembered the same happening to you. There is was and gave me back my hope as you always have with a song!

    Must tell you though that my son went into a walk in clinic last week & the Dr. gave him a scrip for cipro & he told her he would not take it because of the effect it had on me. She ask what that was and he told her about my tendons & nerve burning and she said she had never heard of anything like that! Gave him another scrip & he had taking it for two days before he clued in it was just another FQ, levaquin!!!! Of course he googled and saw all of the USA warnings & called me yelling about what is wrong with these Canadian doctors!!! I told him to start some mag. right away & the next morning I sent him a text that I was going to my NP for my myers, mag. & glut. IV & would have her give him one if he would like one. I was sure he would just blow me off but he got right over there & did it! She gave him some supplements and told him why he should not take any Advil which he takes a lot.

    I did try to get him to stay off of the bike trails for a few weeks but did not work. Will just pray he does not get hit, that’s all I can do.

    You are so right about the fact we can not blame everything on FQ”S. I had problems before & will continue to as things happen. My daughter in law has a shoulder tendon rupture & did not even know it until a MRI and like me is just letting it go. No FQ’s there as well. So there you go!!!

    I do believe we at least should have more understanding about FQ”S in Canada & even though I do not want to live the rest of my life in Floxiville I will do everything I can to get to the doctors & druggists here when my health is better. I just can not live with letting people get hurt because the education is just not out there or believed!

    My home is still open to you when you are ready to hit the northshore trails.

    I just can’t tell you again how happy you have made me today.

    Hawaii dreaming my young friend!!!

    Courage was seen in watching the Tragically Hip! Went to Earl’s and watched in the bar.
    It was my first trip to a restaurant in 6 months! They have antibiotic free meat now. LOL

    Thank you for everything you have done for so many people on Floxie Hope!

    Hugs to you always,


    • Daniel L August 24, 2016 at 6:17 am Reply

      Thanks Nicole for the kind words.

      We will be driving past you on the way to the ferries soon. I’ll try and send good energy your way as I pass.

      Feel free to comment here anytime and I’ll reply as soon as I can.

      Good on your son for not taking those FQs. I think you definitely helped him dodge that one.

      Maybe I’ll meet him on the trails one day. May favourite one is ‘Upper Oilcan’ and I ride it with all the toughest double black lines too. 🙂

      Also just a final comment for anyone who reads this page and thinks: “well, he’s just a positive person, I’m not like that”.

      When teaching math to kids the number one gift you can give them is to tell them that we all find math hard, and that no one is born good at math. If you don’t tell them this and they struggle, they may give up thinking they are not a ‘math person’ and that they’ll never get it.

      There are not positive people or negative people. Just people.

      If you are finding it hard to stay positive in the face of FQ problems, you are in good company because we all do.

      The best way I know to work on it is to: 1) be grateful for what is good about your life today, 2) don’t assume pain equals damage all the time 3) don’t worry about future symptoms, cross that bridge if you get there 4) trust your body to heal, because it is doing so already 5) cultivate good feelings every day

      Also I wanted to say that I sometimes don’t feel qualified to give advice to people who are either worse off than me or older than me. I am humbled by what our older members are dealing with.

      I’m in my mid forties and I’m already creaking, so props to every one of our elders who are bravely dealing with this too.

  14. Sarah August 23, 2016 at 3:49 am Reply

    So nice to hear how well things are going for you, good luck with your new job and your time in Hawaii, you’ve been such an inspiration 😀

    • Daniel L August 24, 2016 at 6:19 am Reply


      The job is real, and Hawaii is just in the ‘dream’ phase right now.

      Hope you are doing well.

  15. Nicole Reedy September 1, 2016 at 6:43 pm Reply

    Hey Daniel,

    I hope you have a great time on Vancouver Island. When you pass the Cypress exit on the way to the Ferry you will see 3 highrise condos on your right that look just alike, I will be in the 1st one watching for you!!!

    Thank you for thinking about us oldies!
    I had figured you were in your early 40’s, that was when my body started changing as well! 😄😀😃

    It is very hard to fight all of these setbacks, the pain & craziness of this toxicity when you are older for sure. I just sometimes feel I am so weak I am just going to die! 😄😀😃 But on the other hand we just want to go for a walk, do our own shopping, clean our home & play with our grandchildren.
    Do not have to get back to the place you young ones do. I have no plans to mountain bike or surf!!! Thank goodness! So we just have to get back to making it through a normal day.

    I know you have had depression over this, how could you or any of us not?!
    But you have found the happiness in the moment which has been your secret!

    I have thought so much lately about the most wonderful thing that has come out of this & it has been the wonderful & caring people I have met on Floxie Hope & Kerri’s site. Everyone cares & try’s so hard to help each other!!! Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the whole world could be like Floxies?!

    So anyway let us hear about your trip out here in beautiful BC my friend!


    • Daniel L September 19, 2016 at 5:40 pm Reply

      I had a great time.

      I surfed 3-4 times, each time a 2-3 hour session, which if you’ve surfed, you’d know is a LOT of exercise.

      I handled this all pretty well. I ate at Westside Grill afterwards as if my life depended on it though.

      It rained 5 days straight, but you are already wet in the ocean, so who cares. If anything the surf break is less crowded that way. Eagles flew overhead as we surfed in the rain.

      I also went on long hikes, no problems from the tendons.

      The wilderness is amazing over there. We saw a bear and cougar prints. They say that in cougar country you hardly ever see a cougar, but you can bet that a cougar has seen you!

      I’m putting on muscle so much that the chest portion of my wetsuit is too tight now. 🙂

      • Daniel L September 19, 2016 at 5:42 pm Reply

        Every time I caught a wave it made me say “Hana Hou” (“Let’s do that again!”)

    • marie wheeler December 16, 2020 at 9:36 am Reply

      hi nicole
      how are you doing? I hope you have recovered. I am going through the same things. Body weakness and tremors and. Would like to know im am looking for some hope.

  16. Nicole Reedy September 19, 2016 at 7:49 pm Reply

    So happy you had a great time on the Island! 🐆🌊🏄🏻
    I am even happier with your non Floxie life now! Time for a new wetsuit!!!
    I expect to see you on the north shore trails on your next trip out! 🚵🏽🚵🏽‍♀️🏔
    I am thinking positive thoughts of you everyday.
    Enjoy the new job & update us every once in a while. 😀

    • Daniel L September 23, 2016 at 5:26 pm Reply

      More good signs, I’m putting on wight like crazy and no it aint fat (well maybe a bit, but I needed it…)

      I’ve been gaining 1/2 lb every 2-3 days over the last two weeks.

      I’ve been exercising a lot more and the muscle has been packing on.

  17. Nicole Reedy September 23, 2016 at 5:56 pm Reply

    That is great, Daniel!
    I have another friend like myself who has had low weight so there is hope!!! Maybe not for the muscle for me though! LOL

  18. Ryan L October 31, 2016 at 2:38 pm Reply

    Daniel L,

    Thank you for letting us follow you in your recovery story. Hearing that your tendons have gotten stronger over time is very encouraging to all of us who are struggling with that symptom. I recently ordered a 6 day pack of Elixa based on your recommendation. Just curious, did you only take it for 6 days, or did you continue taking it longer than that?

    • Daniel L November 1, 2016 at 5:00 pm Reply

      Hi, I have taken Elixa on and off for about a year and a half. I never really took as directed, because as you know our systems can be delicate.

      It took at most three at a time, over a period of a week.

      I found Elixa really helped rebalance my gut flora.

      Another little know probiotic I would recommend is General Biotics (www.generalbiotics.com), I like that one as well because it has _lot_ of different strains. 115 if I recall correctly.

      On a personal note, I have been commuting to a new job by bike, for a total of about 20k a day and it’s made me put on muscle in my legs. The joins are pretty good. I can do this pullup rock climbing exercise routine which is brutal on the tendons of the forearms. SO far so good.

      I think for most, there really is hope after FQs, but we do have to wait for it, so for those of you still in the thick of it, hang in there! (http://www.fitmomofnine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/tumblr_mgaa646asU1rgol3no1_500.png)

      Hope you are doing well.

      • Ryan L November 21, 2016 at 4:02 pm Reply

        Thanks Daniel for the super fast response. You are the man! I have the general biotics probiotics as well per your previous recommendations. I have digestive problems taking an entire capsule of any probiotic, but I find I can sprinkle a little bit into my morning yogurt each day without any major problems. Glad to hear you’re continuing to improve.

  19. Nicole Reedy November 1, 2016 at 7:24 pm Reply

    Wonderful to see you doing well, Daniel.
    I keep you always in my prayers.
    And thank you so much for the kitty tonight. I really needed it!!!!!
    I hope you are enjoying the new job.
    See you on the north shore next year!

  20. Daniel L November 15, 2016 at 6:20 pm Reply

    Another update, though I’ve said I wouldn’t. 🙂

    I’m doing well at my new job, working with very very smart people. It’s humbling to be there actually. We have seminars on Fridays where we cover the whiteboard with equations.

    I was very lucky that this job landed in my lap just when I needed it, and the previous job where I got to work from home while I recovered, landed in my lap just when I needed it.

    Isn’t that funny?

    At difficult times, I often encounter a red squirrel. It’s becoming odd, I call it my power animal.

    Look for those things in your own lives. Be open to it. It may sound silly, but I’m becoming convinced. You can be the kind of person that works with equations, and believes in power animals.

    I’ve been surfing in BC and in the lake nearer to my home. The waves don’t break that often in the lake, but I’ll take what I can. I can skateboard, do pullups, I bike to and from work every day in all kinds of weather. I’m packing on muscle.

    One thing I’d like to point out is to look for signs of adrenal fatigue, and treat it if you can. (https://adrenalfatigue.org/adrenal-fatigue-questionnaire/)

    It was a big part of my problem.

    I’ve found I needed a tiny dose of Thyroid meds, which I now believe I will be able to go off of eventually (because weak adrenals put pressure on the thyroid.)

    I have found Pregnenolone to be of great help in resolving my adrenal fatigue. Be careful with this stuff though, it is a hormone so take tiny doses. It’s probably best to work with a practitioner with this one.

    It helped me a lot. I was so fatigued just a month before taking that job, it was like a leap of faith that if I landed the job that I could actually do it. Success was not assured. I had to believe that I could go from needing naps at 11:00 and 2:00pm every day to being able to keep up with geniuses, and I somehow pulled it off.

    I am overflowing with gratitude for that.

    I wish you all the best.

    A mellow one and a rowdy one:

  21. Daniel L November 15, 2016 at 6:27 pm Reply

    And two more:

    J Boog covers Junior Murvin, not sure which version is better!

    and an oldie

    Featuring Ernie Cruz who died recently, body surfing. Life is short, make the best of it!


  22. Daniel L November 15, 2016 at 6:57 pm Reply

    Also, from the only Rock’ ‘N Roll band that matters, the Clash.

  23. Daniel L November 22, 2016 at 6:47 pm Reply

    Ava Root – A kava Ceremony I believe?

  24. Nicole Reedy December 20, 2016 at 6:56 pm Reply

    Hello Daniel,

    I think about you all the time & keep you in my daily prayers.

    I hope the work is still going well & you are getting stronger everyday.

    A very happy Holiday to you & your wife.

    Peace & Love,


    • Daniel L December 23, 2016 at 3:58 pm Reply

      Thanks for you kind wishes. I think of you often as well.

      I hope things are going well for you.

      Merry Christmas, to you and your husband.

  25. Daniel L December 23, 2016 at 4:01 pm Reply

    It doesn’t get any darker than this.

    Literally, for those of us in the northern hemisphere, these are the darkest days of the year, but from here on it gets a bit brighter every day.

    Maybe this is a metaphor we can live by. Accept the cycles, but also know, that when things seem like they can’t get any darker, often the recovery is just around the corner.

    I wish you all a wonderful holiday season, and a full recovery.

  26. Nicole Reedy December 23, 2016 at 4:45 pm Reply

    I pray many Floxies see this, Daniel.

    So well said, hope & faith is so important to healing!

    To just around the corner! (:

    Thank You!

  27. Claw January 5, 2017 at 3:04 pm Reply

    Great advice! Glad you made such s great recovery!

    • Daniel Lavoie January 7, 2017 at 3:48 pm Reply

      I’m glad when people tell me my story helps.

      Hope you are doing OK.

  28. Daniel Lavoie January 7, 2017 at 3:51 pm Reply

    BTW, if any of you like the music posted here, you can stream good tunes from here:

    http://native925.com/ (Click on ‘Listen Live’ Button at the top of the page.

    It’s available in the US and Canada.

  29. Daniel Lavoie January 16, 2017 at 5:50 am Reply

  30. Daniel L February 25, 2017 at 7:36 am Reply

    It’s been two years on the 18th of February.

    Honestly I forgot, till someone reminded me.

    I’m still putting on muscle like no tomorrow, rock climbing, riding to work 20km per day.

    Headed to Hawaii soon to do some surfing.

    Wishing you all a quick recovery.

  31. Nicole Reedy February 25, 2017 at 9:13 am Reply

    This is the most wonderful news I have heard in a long time!!!! So…..happy for you Daniel.
    I still keep you in my prayers everyday and you were my 1st floxie friend.
    Happy surfing! 🏄🏄🏄🏄
    a hui hou,

  32. Daniel L March 18, 2017 at 4:11 pm Reply

    Just got back from Maui where I surfed 2 to 3 hour sessions almost every day for two weeks. My surfing improved a bit every day. Got reef cuts all over though 🙂

    I had adrenal fatigue that persisted for a long time sometime after being floxed. I guess I don’t have it now, cos when you have adrenal fatigue, you can’t do that! 🙂

    I also noticed not even a tingle in my tendons the whole time i was away, but on return, especially when stressed, I could feel little tingles.

    There is no damage, it’s all psychosomatic at this point. (see Dr Sarno’s book “Healing Back Pain” for more info on that.)

    Full and complete recovery is possible, hang in there and don’t give up!

    • ROger July 22, 2018 at 3:46 pm Reply

      Do you still take magnesium and other supplements?

      • Daniel L August 7, 2018 at 7:04 am Reply

        I do take supplements but not very consistently anymore.

        But honestly the supplements are to address conditions other than ‘floxing’, and for sports performance.

  33. Daniel L March 18, 2017 at 5:03 pm Reply

    Go to the website below and click on play next to the song “Not Tday”.


  34. Sarah Banno March 19, 2017 at 1:53 am Reply

    That’s so great to hear Daniel 🙂 How long has it been now since you initially took cipro? It’s almost a year for me and I’m doing really well, I plan on writing my story when I return to snowboarding and ballet, which I’m going to give a go next month. Fingers crossed I’ll be up for it! Your story of recovery helped me so much in my darkest hours, just want to say thanks for the support and encouragement. X

    • Daniel L March 19, 2017 at 4:48 pm Reply

      It’s been about two years.

      A good sign is when you start missing ‘anniversaries’. I forgot all about it until someone reminded me.

      Good luck with your snowboarding and ballet. And remember to not get discouraged if you have some trouble getting started, stick with it and be patient. You will get there.

      Take it from Iakopo, the “White Samoan”, don’t be practical and tell yourself it’s safer if you don’t go for it, cos “Dreams will fill your soul”

  35. JAMES April 11, 2017 at 4:39 pm Reply

    this is a great website for hope but if you dwell on each one of these stories you will delay your recovery. by all means read up and study on your illness, get a holistic treatment plan, then try to move on with your life. positive vibes help….RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE… I PROMISE…..

  36. Melissa July 8, 2017 at 7:59 am Reply

    Hi Daniel, Thank you so much for having posted on this page. I have had symotoms for 1 week. Am doing everything possible to do my best with staying in Faith, getting educated, and moving forward. Your posts of going through the process with the results are very beneficial. Your tips are uplifting. Thank you again for posting*!

    • Daniel L July 23, 2017 at 5:51 am Reply

      I’m glad it was helpful for you.

      Honestly I don’t visit here too often anymore because I’m recovered and I’ve had to put it behind me.

      Hang in there, don’t read too many horror stories and be positive, recovery is definitely possible.

  37. Daniel L September 24, 2017 at 6:19 pm Reply

  38. Daniel L March 9, 2018 at 12:30 pm Reply

    Want to feel good? Listen to this song “Here to Stay” by this hugely talented little kid from Aotearoa (aka. New Zealnad).

    • Dee August 10, 2018 at 7:19 am Reply

      Hi Daniel! I love reading your story and comments!!! I live in California and go to Hawaii every other year!! My favorite place for sure!!! Maui and Kauai are my “go to’s”!! Happy to see how well you healed and recovered!! I am 14 months out and “mostly” better. I am a bit older (62) so figure it will take longer to fully recover. I am having a lot of stomach issues and some adrenal fatigue. I noticed those were big symptoms for you? Do you have any suggestions now that you have recovered on what you felt was most crucial in healing your stomach and adrenals. I am hypothyroid and been on synthroid for almost 30 years so that has already been addressed. I had to change my thyroid dose 3 times since being floxed. I still am having flareups of symptoms so not quite done with all of this but pray I’m time it will all disappear! You have made some suggestions for stomach and adrenals but thought maybe at this point you have narrowed down what was truly most helpful to you. I hope you are still doing well and surfing your heart out!!!! Dee

      • Danie L August 10, 2018 at 9:10 am Reply

        First of all I am surfing my heart out. I just got back from a month long surfing trip to Tofino.

        I surfed 2hr session every other day.

        Some days I even surfed two hours, hiked 1 1/2 and then went on a 3 km canoe trip.

        I don’t say these things to boast, but just to show what is possible.

        So I guess can say that I did fix my adrenals.

        I was at stage 3 diagnosed by 4 sample saliva test. Very flat cortisol curve. I’d suggest you get a cortisol test as well. I know they are expensive, but worth it.

        Some things that got me out of the rut.

        I tried all sorts of stuff, but I think the two main things that have helped me with the adrenals were to:

        – Take my thyroid meds at 4:30 am sort of according to the CT3M (https://stopthethyroidmadness.com/t3-circadian-method-for-adrenals/) ‘Luckily’ most nights I wake up to pee, so I take my desiccated thyroid then.

        – Look for ways to de-stress, find as many sources of stress as you can and prune ruthlessly. So take away the bad.

        – It’s not enough to take away the bad, but you have to add in the good. Look for cheap, easily available sources of joy. That’s why I focus so much on music in this page, because that’s what did it for me.

        – Start exercising very gradually. I figured it wouldn’t kill me if I did 5 min of aerobic exercise, then I ramped it up to then and now I can hammer on the exercise bike 20 min at 140+ heart rate.

        My stomach, you don’t specify, I had low stomach acid, which then led to some nasties getting into my gut.

        – I use digestive enzymes and Betaine HCL to improve my digestion.

        One thing that can help for both the stomach and Adrenals is Licorice, but be very careful with it because it can spike your blood pressure.

        Licorice increases the half life of cortisol in the body, meaning that you can get more out of the quantity you are making already, and it helps heal the stomach lining.

        Not DGL, you want the real stuff, get it in tincure form so you can take it one drop at a time.

        In a way your question humbles me because looking back it’s hard to say for sure what worked. But I’ll add one final note.

        Try to recognise ‘Illness Behaviour’ when you see it.

        I got my adrenals retested this spring, because I was curious, and because sometimes I sill would feel fatigue and wanted to see where I was. And I was surprised to see that I had a normal curve and plenty of DHEA.

        This was the final aha moment for me: why was I still feeling like I had adrenal fatigue, because I had a habit of _behaving_ that way.

        Adrenal fatigue is an HPA axis disorder, meaning it is mostly in the brain. In almost all cases the glands are fine and can produce all the cortisol we want. It’s the brain that is telling them to produce less.

        Some scientists have theorized that the brain has a so called ‘central governor’ that keeps an eye on the effort we expend, and then causes us to feel fatigue as a protective mechanism to avoid over stressing the body.

        This mechanism, some people believe, and I am one of them can become oversensitive and make you feel fatigue for normal everyday activities.

        I have learned to recognise when my brain uses ‘illness behaviour’ to keep me from doing things I feel will stress me out. Kind of like a little kid gets a very real stomach ache when he doesn’t want to go to school, we as adults can also make ourselves feel bad when we anticipate stresses.

        So long story short, there s a mental component and a big part of recovery is requires setting realistic, but challenging goals for where your adrenals are now, and going for it.

        It especially helps if those goals bring good feelings, joy, happiness, because you will be saying to the governor: “See, it’s ok to expend energy on this, this feels good, we’re ok…”

        I wish you well, really, because I know how hard and confusing it can be.

        I have an ebook coming out soon. Containing info on this and the rest of my FQ recovery.

      • Danie L August 10, 2018 at 9:22 am Reply

        Also, Dee, I forgot to respond to the most fun part of your comment.

        Yes I do love Hawaii-nei, it’s simply the best (no ka ‘oi)

        It was at Hanalei bay, right next to the pier where Evan Valiere pushed me into my first wave. I paddled out and caught the next one under my own power.

        From then on I had the bug and I surf wherever I can: Martinique, Maui, Tofino and even Lake Ontario.

        I’ve been surfing at Maui, Ukumehame and S-turns mostly. I’m not ready for Jaws yet, maybe never at my age!, but my goal is to surf Honolua on a big day soon.

        So I know what you mean about Hawaii. Try to find a little piece of Aloha wherever you are.

        You might try listening to: Hi92 Maui (http://hi92maui.com/listen-live/)

        The first thing when I get into my rental car at Kahului is to preset that into the rental car stereo and leave it locked there the whole time.

        • Dee August 10, 2018 at 11:12 am

          Daniel. Thanks for the Maui radio station tip!! I will check it out!! Love love Hawaii!!! I want to go back soon but with my stomach acting up and some fatigue plus just not feeling very well in general I’m not quite ready for a big trip yet. I hope by next year I will be past most of this crap!! I think a lot of people get better at the year in a half to two year mark?? When did you feel fully recovered??? I had leaky gut before getting floxed but lately my stomach has gotten worse. I mostly deal with morning issues being loose and some diarrhea. TMI for most but that is how stomach issues go!! I’m pretty good during day and eve without too many problems. I am wondering if it might be malabsorption?? Is there a way to find that out or know??? You mentioned a couple of probiotics. Is there a brand that worked extra well for you? Also a brand for digestive enzymes?? Not sure what is causing all the morning stomach issues but sure would like to fix it!!! I take lots of Angstrom magnesium which does not cause diarrhea and several supplements. Up to the last 2-3 weeks I haven’t been to bothered by them that I know of but lately my morning business has gotten pretty bad?? Any thoughts?? So glad to hear you are surfing like crazy!!! That is awesome and awesome you are fully recovered!! Did you have setbacks or small relapses? Not really even sure of the difference!!!! Mahalo for getting back to me!!!! Really appreciate!!!

        • Danie L August 10, 2018 at 12:02 pm

          Yes I see what you mean.

          I had a similar gastro-intestinal situation, I just take a middle of the road probiotic, does not need to be an exotic brand, but…take it on an empty stomach. If you are _lucky_ enough to wake up in the middle of the night like many of us are, take it then.

          This helped me with a similar problem. The other thing that helped was to take metamucil, or psyllium husks. You can buy psyllium husks at the bulk store, which is better because it contains no sugars or sweeteners unlike metamucil.

          It helps to ‘consolidate’ things shall we say.

          I believe the guts need some exercise, something to work against, and adding a bit of bulk can help them to tone up.

          It could well be malabsorption, as you say. Again, any digestive enzyme blend + betaine HCL should help with that. Just ask a knowledgeable person at a good health food store for a broad spectrum digestive enzyme, then go by price honestly.

          I could recommend exact products bu I bet you might not find them since I’m in Canada.

          I definitely had setbacks, especially in the first year and a half.

          Even now 3+ years out the symptoms in the achilles come back when I’m extremely stressed, but I believe this is ‘illness behaviour’ as I said before.

          When I am too hard on myself and get very stressed my body uses these pains to tell me to slow down. The body is non verbal, non rational even, so it has to find _some_ way of communicating.

          I believe that today, there is no tendon damage, but it hurts sometimes like there is. It can switch on just like that then disappear. This is a classic clue that the cause is psychosomatic.

          And I don’t mean imaginary, the pain is real, the body uses different means of causing the pain, restricting bloodflow to a previously injured body part for example.

          Also, when we pay so much attention to pain from a certain bpdy part, we actually train the nervous system to grow better neural pathways to transmit that pain, so that we are more likely to perceive pain from that area.

          It can take a while for those neural pathways to go back to normal.

          So my two cents:

          1) Take a decent probiotic, one you buy from the fridge (I take “Ultimate Flora” by Renew Life) on a totally empty stomach one per day, then take a heaping tablespoon of metamucil with a big big glass of water in the afternoon.

          2) Start slow with the metamucil at first, if you have bad bugs in your gut it could feed them, but work your way up to a heaping tablespoon.

        • Dee August 10, 2018 at 2:49 pm

          Daniel. Thank you so much for your feedback and suggestions!!! I will look into the digestive enzymes and licorice. Hopefully my stomach will heal in time!! I am at that point where I am happy with my improvements and healing that has taken place these past 14 months. The first 6 months were pretty bad for me as I couldn’t even finish my last semester of being a PE teacher I was so sick. I retired in January and have “slowly” gotten better. I am frustrated with still having a few lingering symptoms mainly tinnitus, very early wakeup with anxiety and of course the morning stomach issues. Off and on I have setbacks of other symptoms. The setbacks really discourage me and of course cause me worry. I enjoy drinking wine but am scared to try it?? I’m scared to eat regular meat from a restaurant. I live in fear to take any future meds! I just want my normal life back and these lingering symptoms to disappear. I guess for many it can take about 2 years?? Are you ok to drink and eat anything you want?? Have you had to take any more medications?? All of this is scary!! Thanks Daniel for posting back to me. It means a lot and shows you still care about helping others! D

  39. Daniel L August 19, 2018 at 10:23 am Reply

    I simply do not eat any meat that I don’t buy myself and that I can’t be sure isn’t 100% organic.

    As for wine, I don’t think having a bit would hurt you too much.

    I have been lucky enough to not require any antibiotics since being floxed. But honestly I think some of the older bacteriostatic antibiotics would probably be fine.

    I have however used fucidic acid, which is an antibiotic, on some wounds that were in the eraly stages of cellulitis. The difference is that it was a topical cream, which means it does not go everywhere in your system.

    There are other ways to treat infections, even if they aren’t the ‘standard’ of care. But don’t play around with late stage cellulitis, it has a 11% mortality rate.

    All that aside, try not to be afraid and let yourself trust in your own recovery.

    Your recovery will happen whether you work on it or not. It’s inevitable.

    And you have evidence for that too, since as you say, you are better now that during the first 6 months.

    You can speed it up, nudge it in the right direction, but ultimately your aren’t in the driver’s seat, your body is.

    It is working on finding its way out of this, with a wisdom much more ancient than all of our puny brains put together.

    One tip, if you digestive issues tend towards diarrhea, try taking Saccharomyces Boulardii. It can help a lot with that.

    • Andre April 4, 2019 at 10:24 am Reply

      Hey Daniel I am also a fellow Canadian and I’m also thinking most of my lingering symptoms are tms related as i took Avelox in 2012 for a week and had no noticeable symptoms after maybe some back pain but I was working a heavy labor job.

      But I took cipro in April 2017 i got dry eyes in that summer. and didnt get calf tightness foot pain until October 2017 as well I didnt get symptoms of pelvic pain and lower back pain until a fall I took in February 2018.
      And my most recent symptoms as of November 2018 has been tinnitus, joints cracking, and tmj which I know alot of these can be considered tms.

  40. Dan Jervis March 2, 2019 at 2:32 pm Reply

    Dear Daniel, I am Dan Jervis, a 69 year old man biker. I am the last one on the long list.
    Would you please consider sharing your story to CBS 60 Minutes? 60m@cbs.news.com

  41. Dee September 21, 2019 at 7:48 am Reply

    Daniel, I wrote to you a year ago and you were very kind in getting back to me with helpful information! I am 27 months out now and still slowly improving but not quite there yet. I seem to still cycle with setbacks and milder relapses that come and go. I think this is pretty typical in a Floxie healing. I was just checking on you to see how you were doing?? Hopefully still surfing away to your hearts desire!!! You mentioned putting out an E Book about your recovery. I was wondering if that ever came to happen for you?? I hope you are doing great and dancing on the waves!!!!

    • Daniel L September 23, 2019 at 2:47 am Reply

      Thanks for checking in. Hope you are ok. I’m rushing off to catch plane. Will write more later. The E-book is almost done. I’ll be posting here when it is available. Of to surf in Cornwall UK.

      Will post longer reply later. Take care.

  42. Harry October 17, 2019 at 4:55 pm Reply

    Hi Daniel

    I live in toronto and recently took cipro and having pain shoulders and ankles. Do you any naturopath in Toronto area who can help me. Currently I’m taking Iconic Magnesium. Vit C-2000, Vit d2000, Coq10, PQQ, NAC. and probiotics.

  43. Harry October 17, 2019 at 4:57 pm Reply

    And is their anything i can do to deal issue with my shoulder. the pain comes and go same with the ankles.

  44. Harry October 18, 2019 at 6:27 pm Reply

    Please reply me on harinder86@live.ca … please if u can explain which supplements you took


  45. Daniel L November 14, 2019 at 12:25 pm Reply

    Always glad to see the list of recovery stories getting longer. Now I have to scroll through many many other recoveries to find my own post.

    Here’s a tune to brighten up your day:

  46. Daniel L November 14, 2019 at 12:27 pm Reply

    Also the ebook is coming, almost ready. Lisa has seen a sample chapter, so it’s real. 🙂

  47. Paul March 1, 2020 at 12:07 am Reply

    Awesome! I’m.hapou you have healed and I am.so stoked to be healing also

    • Daniel L March 14, 2020 at 7:21 am Reply

      Paul, so psyched to hear you;re recovering too.

      When things start to turn around, I believe it’s best not to overthink it and just let it work itself out.

      Get out there and play at whatever you are into.

  48. Daniel L March 14, 2020 at 7:19 am Reply

    My ebook has been sent to some proofreaders.

    It’s been a long process, and I’ve put all my heart into it.

    It’s almost ready, stay posted for details.

    In the meantime, have a listen to this. Amazing collaboration style music.

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