I have been floxed at least 4 times since November 2015 (60 FQ tablets over two year period!!!). I had no idea what was wrong with me and spent thousands on doctor bills.
It all started during November 2015 when I went for a routine check-up with my physician. At the time I had no health issues, just a routine check-up. He did some urine sampling and performed the normal routine tests. The urine test indicated white blood cells in my urine. He prescribed a Levaquin antibiotic called Tavanic 500mg for “in case” I have a UTI. I finished the 7-day course. While on the medication I experienced anxiety, lower back pain, muscle weakness and a feeling like I had a pinched nerve in my lower back. I communicated all this to my doctor who never mentioned that it could be the FQ (Fluoroquinolone) side effects.
He referred me to a Urologist, who long story short prescribed about 3 courses of Ciprobay 1000mg over 2 months which I finished! During this time my anxiety got worse, lower back pain and feeling of pinched nerves continued. I suffered from fatigue and tendon pain. He also performed a very painful cystoscopy only to find nothing wrong with me. By February 2016 I have taken 7 Levaquin tablets and about 30 Cyprobay tablets. For about 8 months I struggled with all the symptoms mentioned.
During October 2016 I started feeling better. I recovered to a point where I won a silver medal in the South African biathlon championships and took part in many long-distance triathlons and half marathons. Through all of this I would struggle with ankle and tendon pain, on and off as well as back pain.
Then, during December my doc, again picked up white blood cells in my urine and boom, Cyprobay 1000 was prescribed. I took 10 tablets. This time I only had mild symptoms to start off which slowly escalated during Jan to May 2017. My symptoms included: Tremors, muscle pain and weakness, tendon pain all over, dizziness, weakness in left hand, crawling sensation under skin, pain behind my eyes, feeling of a swim cap being pulled over my brain, anxiety, tension headaches, ringing in my ears etc.
I saw many specialists including, neurologists, orthopaedic surgeons, physicians etc. They did just about every you can do, MRI and CT scans etc. I had amalgam fillings removed and jaw cavities cleaned out. I spent thousands on doctors. Then the cherry on the cake came in June 2017 when one of the physicians I saw for a second opinion decided to put me on Avelox just “in case” I have an ear infection.
My symptoms got worse by the day. No one could tell me what was wrong. I eventually put 2 and 2 together by searching the internet. During August 2017 I realised that the Fluoroquinolone antibiotics poisoned me.
First thing I did was to chuck out every single western pharmaceutical drug I could find in my house. I read a book called “Pharmakeia the silent assassin”. I realised that western medicine is poison most of the time. PS, did you know that the greek word “Pharmakeia” can be translated to:
- The use or the administering of drugs
- sorcery, magical arts, often found in connection with idolatry and fostered by it
- the deceptions and seductions of idolatry
Anyway, my intention is not to scare anyone, I want to tell you about how God guided me through all of this, opening doors and closing doors in order for me to heal.
I joined the Fluoroquinolone toxicity group on facebook as well as Christian Floxies. I also spend some time on Floxiehope reading recovery stories and gaining knowledge. I changed my diet completely, eating only organic veg, fruit and meat. I avoided diary and as much as possible. Initially I took the following supplements:
- VIT C,
- VIT D3,
- Omega 3,
I did not take all of it at the same time, experimenting with it on and off for 5 months. I also had three glutathione and Meyers cocktail IV’s which I think helped a bit. The most “way-out” thing I did was injecting myself with a peptide called BPC 157 which has not been approved to be used by humans but are very successful in treating animals to heal tendons.
I never stopped moving despite the gradual decline in my ability to run, swim and cycle. It was very hard for me as I could run a 5km in less than 20 minutes one day and a month later I could not run at all, so, I walked. I would force myself to walk 4 times a day for at least 500m. I also messaged and iced my muscles and tendons and stretched them as much as possible.
Then, God opened a door which would make all the difference. I have been praying for a Christian, alternative doctor for a while. I found one on a farm in a very remote place in the mountains. I could only get there with an off-road truck. What an amazing experience. This doctor lives in the middle of nowhere almost completely off the grid. He performed life blood tests and a quantum physics test which indicated some DNA damage, but not irreversible. The machine “healed”/”corrected” some imbalances right there. After 4 hours I walked out of there with the following which changed my condition within two weeks. (The beauty of this plan is that it was uniquely tailored for me as an individual. Also note that this is by no means medical advice, I am merely sharing what worked for me.)So here we go:
- Organic eating
- Clean water (distilled with added minerals)
- Exercise (careful exercise)
- Eating plan which took into account:
- my blood group
- PH balance in my body
- Food combinations (never realised how important this is)
- Cutting out alcohol, caffeine, diary and gluten
- Magnesium formulation
- Advanced PH balance
- Berry C Formulation
- Omega 3
- Multi nutrient/vitamin
- Concentrace (trace mineral supplement)
- Resveratrol (This stuff is amazing, lifted my energy levels after the first dose)
I have realised that even though fluoroquinolones caused my body to break, that it was only the straw that broke the camels back. I belief that an unhealthy lifestyle that included quick fixes and instant pleasures such as refined food, pesticide contaminated fruit and veg, antibiotic pumped meat and non-organic food as well as polluted air, unclean water and western medication/poison will break you. It is just a matter of time.
Our bodies are amazing though. I belief that healing will take place when you remove toxins and add the building blocks for a healthy body. The cycle is 6-12 months and patience is required
Today 23 February 2018 I would say that I am 95% healed. My only lasting symptom is head pressure and dizziness, but I do belief this will go in time. I am running Cycling and swimming again. I am competing in our provincial championships on the 28th of February and very excited to get back into competitive sports. I really did not think I will ever be able to compete again. I see this as my second chance to a good life. My eyes have opened to a corrupt world out there. There is no money in healthy people, so why would big corporates be interested in healing people?
I want to encourage anyone who is struggling with FQ toxicity to hang in there. Give your body what it needs to heal and remove the toxins. I read a study which indicates that 97% of our bodies will regenerate itself over a 12-month period. You become what you take in. If you take in toxins, you will become toxic and the other way around.
Last thing I want to mention, targeted supplementing worked best for me. Just taking supplements for the sake of it did not work. I realised that you can make things worse if you just drink stuff and hope. Research everything and take control of your own health. No one knows your body better than yourself.
Be blessed and happy healing to you all.
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