- I believe that hope is healing.
- I believe that seeing the possibility of healing and recovery are necessary for both healing and recovery.
- I believe that time heals many fluoroquinolone-induced wounds (and that supplements, diet, and other methods are helpful too).
- I believe that you will be okay.
- I believe that almost everyone improves, and that thousands of people have fully recovered from fluoroquinolone toxicity.
- I believe that each recovery story on Floxie Hope has valuable information in it.
- I believe that spiritual and self-help work helped me immensely in my journey through fluoroquinolone toxicity.
- I do not believe that fluoroquinolone toxicity is “all in your head,” but I do believe that the body, mind and spirit are connected, and that having a positive mindset can help you to get through the pain, loss, depression, etc.
- I believe in the power of love.
I sincerely hope that Floxie Hope gives you hope that you too will recover from fluoroquinolone toxicity. I hope that it helps in every way!
With that said, I’m going to note that I don’t think that my basic disposition is that of an optimist–but I really do try.
You can see my struggle in the posts on Floxie Hope. I’ll write an optimistic post about continuing on through FQ toxicity (“Keep Going“), then I’ll write about how FQs deplete mitochondrial DNA (“Study Finds that Ciprofloxacin Depletes Mitochondrial DNA“). I’ll write about the progress we’ve made (“Progress Gained in Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Awareness“), then chastise the FDA for their ineptitude (“Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Damage Mitochondria – FDA Does Little“).
Overall, I think that the world is shifting toward corporatocracy and that the poisoning of the people (by chemical, agricultural, and pharmaceutical corporations) will get worse and worse. But I try to suppress those thoughts, and replace them with more optimistic ones. There are PLENTY of reasons to be optimistic:
- Awareness about fluoroquinolone toxicity has increased substantially in the last couple years.
- At the 11/5/15 FDA meeting regarding fluoroquinolones the committee found that current warning labels are not sufficient.
- Several lawsuits are in progress – increasing the possibility of justice for victims of fluoroquinolones.
- There have been more than 100 news stories about the dangers of fluoroquinolones lately, and some high-profile doctors have acknowledged it.
Of course, there’s more, I just can’t list all of them in this email.
There are reasons for pessimism too, of course, but I’m not going to list them.
Whenever I need a boost in optimism, I read Diego’s story, listen to his podcast, or read his facebook wall. There are a couple of wonderfully optimistic quotes from him in the post, I Heart the Floxie Community.
Though I aim for optimism, Floxie Hope will likely continue to be a mixed bag of optimism and pessimism.
For those of you who prefer the optimism, and would like to skip the pessimism, I have put my more hopeful posts in a book, “Floxie Hope: A Journey Through Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic Toxicity.” It’s available through Amazon Kindle. I hope that it’s helpful!
Staying hopeful is difficult, but it truly is helpful. I wish you all hope!