I’m feeling a little overwhelmed.
This isn’t an altogether bad thing. I’m overwhelmed because so many people are reaching out to me to ask me questions about fluoroquinolones. This is great – it means that word is getting out about the dangers of Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox and Floxin. It means that people are reading what I write and connecting their pain and/or chronic illness to their prior use of fluoroquinolones. Though it’s scary and infuriating for anyone to realize that they have been poisoned by a prescription antibiotic, knowledge is power and I’m pleased to be part of anyone putting together the pieces of their health puzzle, and realizing the cause of their pain and suffering.
There are a lot of you who I need to get back to. There are multiple emails in my inbox that need responses. You deserve a thoughtful response and I promise that I’ll get to you as soon as I can. I’m trying to answer FQ related questions and emails, while also trying to keep my job, maintain my relationships and continue to write. It’s hard to balance it all. I’m not doing a very good job at finding a balance right now. I’m overwhelmed.
My main goal in starting Floxie Hope was to help people through their Floxing experience. Part of doing that is responding to people when they reach out to me. I will get back to all of you. I promise, I will. I really am sorry for my less than timely responses. If it has been more than a week and I haven’t responded to you, please re-send me your email – or just send me a note saying that you’re waiting for a response.
When I do respond to your emails, please keep in mind that I really don’t want people to think of me as an expert. I’m doing my best to put the pieces together. I’m doing my best to be right. I’m doing my best to rely on credible research. But I have been wrong about many things in my life and I don’t want people to take what I say as gospel. I promise you, I am quite fallible. (I’m right about fluoroquinolones being dangerous, over-used, ill-understood drugs – that is well established – but I may certainly be wrong about some details and some of my assertions.) My perception that others are thinking of me as an expert is somewhat adding to me feeling overwhelmed. It’s pressure. It’s pressure that I brought on myself, but I do ask that you keep in mind that I’m just a Floxie who is trying to put together the pieces and I don’t know all the answers.
To all of the people who are helping me – THANK YOU! Thank you to everyone who responds to comments on Floxie Hope. Thank you to all of those who take time out of their busy schedules to support fellow Floxies on the facebook support groups. Thank you to my family, friends, coworkers, allies and associates for your support. You are all appreciated!
I encourage all of you with fluoroquinolone related questions to join a facebook support group. There are lots of friendly people in the groups who can answer your questions and help you out. Here are a few of them:
Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/floxies/
Fluoroquinolone Poisoning Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/616904631689613/
Surviving Antibiotic Adverse Reactions: Avelox, Cipro, Levaquin, Floxin: https://www.facebook.com/groups/261231253984443/
That’s enough for this post. I need to get to some emails. Or work.
Thank you all for your patience!
All my best,
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