*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. 

So about a month and a week ago I went to my school nurse for a sinus infection that just didn’t go away after the first round of antibiotics. The nurse refused to prescribe another z-pack and suggested we use ciprofloxacin to get rid of the infection. As she was telling me about the new antibiotic that was about to change my life, she mentioned that achilles tendon ruptures tend to happen to people who were above the age of 60 and that I would be fine. I left the nurse’s office and took my first pill. 3 hours passed by and my sinus symptoms had already started to improve greatly so I decided it would be a good idea to take another one 2 hours later. Around 4 pm my sinus infection had felt like it had never been there, but my legs now began to grow very sore to the point where I couldn’t walk. After just 2 pills of cipro, it had crippled me. I guess I am considered to be a lucky floxie because my only symptoms would be more uncomfortable than painful. My symptoms consisted of very sore legs with weird pins and needles up my legs and heels everytime I walked. This is where the internet took over, and I dove into horror stories full of people being handicapped by this drug. About a month had gone by and it seemed as if nothing had worked to make the symptoms better. Every supplement I took seemed to just make it worse, and I had more feelings of panic an despair. Then one day I had a realization. This past semester in college I had taken a course in microbiology and we had studied the importance of the human microbiome in curing diseases ranging from cancer to autism. One of the more interesting things that led to me making a connection was that in this class we learned that there is bacteria in our body everywhere. One specific example we looked at was bacteria that was in the elbow joint that kept it healthy. Thinking about this I remembered how the class of antibiotics that ciprofloxacin was in, is the equivalent of a nuke on the human microbiome. This was the real turning point for me. I immediately started researching the best things to promote a healthy gut microbiome and instantly began to see results. In one night I consumed a trivecta of 2 big spoons of coconut oil( natural antifungal), an entire bottle of fermented goat’s milk(which has 598 billion bacteria in it per 8 oz serving), and bone broth(which is supposed to be great for healing the gut). The next morning I woke up and every one of my symptoms had reduced greatly. I could walk without being uncomfortable and even skip up stairs. It’s pretty early in this treatment, but it seems to be  the only thing that’s actually working. I work as a teacher at a Montessori school so I have to be on my feet a good amount, and this combination of whole foods has eased my symptoms so such a great level so I just had to share this information.


** 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, affect 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.