It’s not exactly a hopeful post. In fact, it’s a bit frantic. But I wrote it and FloxieHope is my blog, so it’s getting posted. :p In case you’re curious as to what Lisa flipping out looks like, here it is:
Thank you very much for reading it! I hope with all my heart and soul that I am wrong.
Here is an email that I have sent to multiple autism research related organizations:
I am writing to respectfully suggest that the researchers at ______ look into fluoroquinolone antibiotics as a potential cause of Autism. The reasons for my belief that fluoroquinolone antibiotics, Cipro, Levaquin and Avelox, are behind the drastic increase in Autism rates in the U.S. over the past 30 years are as follows:
3. The attached note from retired toxicologist, gives some preliminary information about how fluoroquinolones effect human DNA and the tests that can be performed to show the damage done.
4. The rates of autism have gone up hand-in-hand with increased fluoroquinolone use. Cipro was patented in 1983. The rate of use of fluoroquinolones increased exponentially after the 2001 Anthrax scare. This correlation, of course, does not prove causation, but it is important when combined with the notes above.
6. there has been a persistent association between mitochondrial damage and autism. Fluoroquinolone antibiotics damage mitochondria. Here are some articles about the damage that fluoroquinolones to to mitochondria:
Assumptions about the safety of fluoroquinolone antibiotics have been made so many times that they are thought of as truth. In reality, fluoroquinolones are dangerous drugs that adversely effect every nerve in the body and every piece of connective tissue. If it is proven definitively that these already dangerous drugs are altering our DNA, the absurdity of their over-use will be amplified exponentially.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if there is anything that I can do to be of assistance.