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Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Help Picture

In this section, you will find resources to help you through your journey through fluoroquinolone toxicity.

There are recommendations of steps to take when first floxed in the post

There are book recommendations here –

There are hundreds of media stories about fluoroquinolone toxicity here –

There are hundreds of peer-reviewed journal articles about the dangers of fluoroquinolones here –

Links to other sites with information about fluoroquinolone toxicity, “Dear Doctor” letters, and sites for lawyers that are taking fluoroquinolone toxicity cases are also on the page.

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9 thoughts on “Help Available

  1. Patricia brown January 3, 2016 at 10:45 am Reply

    I wake up every morning feeling like I have never felt before mentally mostly could I have beenfloxed. I took ciproflaxin for 7 days felt no side effects until after I finished it.that was nearly a year ago.

  2. Lisa M February 6, 2016 at 11:30 pm Reply

    I was Floxed back in 2007, I took Levequin six times in 2&a half years, last dose just before the Warnings about tendon tears were ordered by the FDA. I had some things happening that seemed off but couldn’t place it with the Levaquin’s use. Then in 2009 about two years after my last dose it hit me like a ton of bricks. I heard popping of shoulders knees ankles I was having tremors in my sleep horrible nightmares and then I slept & slept & slept. I finally started to come out of it a bit but nothing helped. Finding Floxie Hope saved me mentally & physically. I am going into my tenth year post Floxing and haven’t felt this good since pre floxing, Waiting on the colostrum knowing it will heal me even more, thank you so much Lisa Bloomquist for putting up this website, you are literally a life saver God Health always.

    • ChristmasCarla February 16, 2016 at 1:12 pm Reply

      I was Floxed in June 2013 and had mostly minor health issues until December 2014. I was recovering from an injury and attributed most of the symptoms to that.

      The serious and really noticeable effects appeared a year and a half after the Flox. I did not make the connection of cause and effect until I read one of Dr. Mercola’s columns about Fluoroquinolones and checked with my doctor to find that I had been given IV Levaquin while in the hospital in 2013.

      In the last 14 months, I have been functionally disabled, but also finding out a lot more about this subject. I am also tremendously grateful to Lisa Bloomquist for maintaining this forum. It is a major part of our healing to share with others and have the availability of information. We can’t thank you enough, Lisa.

  3. August taboni May 1, 2016 at 2:53 am Reply

    August iaboni email
    Coping with Nerve Pain, Tingling, Weakness, Depression
    written originally August 2003 (updated September 2007
    Coping With Peripheral Neuropathy: How to handle stress, disability, anxiety, fatigue, depression, pain, and relationships
    . I cannot even have a normal conversation with people because my body feels like it’s ready to explode. Nothing has helped me. I am suffering in misery as of 2003
    . I have suffered with chronic pain and stiffness since 2004 due to . My condition worsened. In 2006 I was diagnosed with neuropathy polyneuropathy more than 1 nerve damage in the central never stems ), stenosis by 2008 received disability thank you God I was running out of savings 2009

    As of September if 2012 I am a mess. My arms burn inside like they’re on fire. My backside I have agonizing toothache-like . sharp radiating, stabbing, pain all so down my right leg and right arm. I am sad from the medications. I fight depression on a daily basis. I hardly ever have the motivation to do anything anymore. I feel bad about myself. I don’t want to live like this. Yet I find strength I don’t have a social life, at all. I can’t . Be around people because I am so irritable. People understand. The panic when I tell them how messed up I am, like they need to do something but don’t know what, so the feel bad for me . This is hell on earth I assure you. There’s nothing that anyone can do to help me. No one seems to care. Most-doctors don’t understand that pain, I am going to explode with tension), and nerve damage—can cause a person to become depressed, irritable, have mood swings, fatigue, anxiety, and a feeling of utter hopelessness and of being overwhelmed I went through all of that. I lost my ability to work. My quality of life . I lost the desire to have fun alone without a soul in the world by my side. I wanted to scream , and would have if it weren’t for my faith in God.
    I don’t understand life at times, but I do understanding (that only comes from casting all my cares upon the Lord. I pray for the Lord to help me

    look normal, but I feel burning from head to toe at times, sharp pain radiating down the entire backside of my body. Both of my arms feel puffed-up, but my right arm feels twice it’s normal size. My right leg feels half-asleep all the time. My backside feels like I have agonizing toothache-like pain in the bony area of the backside with chronic tension. My backside pain radiates into my back area and make it them feel sore. The backside pain by itself is absolutely debilitating, making me want to die and go to Heaven. I take 30 mg oxmorfein 2 times a day 10 mg oxcodine 2times Gabapentin 300mg 3 times a day metaxalone 800 mg 3times a day lyrica 150mg 2 times a day duloxetine hcl 60mg one time a day folic acid 1 mg daily and praise God for it, because without it I cry in pain and cannot survive. Yet the medications adversely affect me.
    How in the world am I supposed to enjoy my meal, carry on a conversation, and live normally? I try, but my body is afflicted. I live alone because of all this, and it is lonely often. It is my burden, the cards I have been dealt in life, and I can only cope daily with God’s help. The legs arms backside pain is so bad as I am typing, which is why I am typing, it helps me to preoccupy my mind. Why do you think this website is so long I’ve had increasing horrible pain in both hands lately.
    If you are suffering from neuropathy, stenosis, and radiculopathy like I have been since 2004, my heart goes out to you. I do understand. I have no real social life because of my bodily afflictions. At times my condition is bearable, and at other times unbearable truth, fighting against tyranny and corruption, and defending liberty and freedom.Thank you for those who pray for me regularly I love you all in the Lord whoever you may be!
    I ask for the continued prayers of my web visitors. I’ve felt overwhelmed lately from my health afflictions. I saw the picture to the left and immediately my mind said, “That’s it! That’s exactly how I feel inside my body. That’s it!” Peripheral Neuropathy is a horrible thing to suffer, which causes daily spasms of burning throughout my nervous system, intermittent sharp radiating pain in my arms and legs, aching pain from head-to-toe and overwhelming fatigue that causes me to have to take some medications and rest. In my bed amount 24 hours a day
    I’d love to go places but due to my afflictions. I am not a by nature. I went out to eat last night, which I do. I asked if I could sit on the outside,sit because of my suffering and didn’t want to be feeling pain around people. The burning, tingling, pain and backside tension in all overwhelm me at times, as last night. I have a noticeable backside pain when I walk or sit down If I walk for a while it’s not as noticeable.arthritis-in my hip I will get a operation in March. Or April 2016 It’s when I sit down and then get back up that my leg backside harms and hands do not want to move.
    I ordered a turkey and cheddar sandwich with some potato soup. I ate the soup and only half of my sandwich. I just didn’t feel too well. I felt like crying. I tried to shift in my chair due to the radiating pain from my backside down my right leg. It feels like a razorblade is passing across my nerves (from my shoulders down my right arm and leg) into my finger and toe. And then there’s the chronic tension inside my feet which feels like the backside is being ripped out. It never goes away. It feels like a golfball is stuck in my backside for the constipation , ready to burst out. I have constant toothache-like pain (where the bone is located in backside )which radiates into my arms area. The other night it felt like a knife was stabbing me down side of my legs my right side feels sore all over continually. The pain radiates from my toes upward. Makes me irritable understandably. If that wasn’t enough to endure, then there’s the burning, tingling and both of my arms feeling like swollen air-bags all the time I am trying to get a scooter I need extra money
    I just have to be careful not to allow my sufferings to overwhelm me with grief and depression. I have a ministry of suffering.
    People sometimes get nervous when they sense that I’m suffering, because they don’t know what to say or do. There’s nothing they can do. I used to try to break the tension by telling people that I have Peripheral Neuropathy. I said that one day and a married couple in their 50’s literally took two-steps backwards. That hurt. I don’t have Bubonic Plague! They sincerely didn’t know what that term meant, so I don’t use it anymore. So then I started telling people that I have a damaged spinal cord, but that freaked some people out. So now I just tell people that I have a messed up never damage This is betteThese are heavy burdens I carry, but the Lord promised that He wouldn’t give us more than we can handle
    in my life, Like a pregnant woman in travail, I had so much to tell the world. My problems started in March of 2003 At that time my website was still very small but by the end of 2013 this website took off and hasn’t stopped growing in popularity since
    (as infamous or famous as it may be). I have found out about
    The devastating pain that I went through in one week than I had for the entire years of of my life combined. God! given me a voice to preach the truth in cyberspace. It could end at any time if it be God’s will, but you have no idea who is listening and but There are so many suffering people today. You can see it on their faces. They need answers, but all they’re getting is garbage from government, pharmaceutical doctors who only want to make money . I heard Even when a wicked person is trying to harm a righteous man, the righteous man is ready to fight
    In pain August iaboni please call my email.

    Go on from here Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

  4. Brin October 27, 2017 at 11:15 am Reply

    Hi, I’ve found that Kratom (specifically, Red Vein Meng Da, although maybe other strains do it, too) corrects my neuropathy. Mine used to get so bad that I had to stop crocheting, which was the only physical thing I could do while lying on my back with my legs up, due to intractable back pain, but then I tried Kratom for my pain, and found that it greatly improved the neuropathy. If I took it 2x week, I could crochet.

    • Laura Herring February 19, 2019 at 2:12 pm Reply

      Kratom tea has helped me SO much also. Although I don’t like relying on anything, it keeps me from taking any medications which I no longer trust. I brew a few cups a day and I’m able to work.

      • lisalisa12years March 31, 2019 at 5:55 am Reply

        The first thing neurologists want to do is put you on Gabapentin. I refused even with Progressive neuropathy. 13 years out just last week I’ve researched vitamins and minerals combinations of different types. I found taking vitamin b-6 with biotin has actually made that burning pain subside. I used a lot at first now 2 capsules of biotin and 1 b- 6 every other day. B vitamins especially B 6 helps heal nerves. Its not a medication. No side effects and no more burning and feeling as if bugs are biting the insides of my legs. BORAGE tea for allergies. Just glad I found my original log in ? Best of luck with healing one step day week month at a time. Just never give up. ✌

  5. lisalisa12years March 31, 2019 at 5:38 am Reply

    Yes absolutely some people have instant side effects or very subtle ones you barely notice. That’s what happened to me. I took levequin 6 times in three years. I had bad dreams and tremors. My left shoulder was excruciating. We are all different. If I knew than what I know now. The first thing I would have done was go to an endocrinologist. They’ll usually do full blood work on you check for deficiency. I would have started the Magnisium right away and Caltrate with D and also vitamin K as we need D to absord calcium and K to absorb the D. 13 years later my teeth are breaking as without me knowing my body was using the stored vitamins and minerals as I wasn’t absorbing nutrients properly. Please read through here . LOTS of great advice. We’re all different yet a lot of things actually help us all. Good luck and wishing you a way back to health. Absolutely NO FLOURIDE.

  6. Renci Denham November 26, 2019 at 3:58 pm Reply

    I am desparate. I was floxed in 2004 and my life has been a living hell ever since. I am unable to work or socialize. My family says I’m lazy and if i just exersise or take motrin i will be fine. No one believes me when i explaine i am a floxie. The pain and fatigue ate unbearable. I just want attention brought to this topic so freinds and family will believe me.

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