One of the many frustrating things about floxing is that everyone’s experience is different.  We have enough in common to know that we have all been welcomed into the lovely club of Floxies, the club that no one wants to join, that includes the benefits of connective tissue and nervous system damage, but the differences between us are vast.  Some people have GI issues, some don’t.  Some have tinnitus (ringing in the ears), some don’t.  Some have vision issues, some don’t.  Some have severe pain, some don’t.  Some have mental health issues, including psychosis, some don’t.  The list can go on and on.  Our symptoms are not one-size-fits-all.  Neither is our timeline.  And, unfortunately, neither is our cure.  I hope that what helped me will help you.  If what helped me doesn’t help you, I hope that what helped another person whose story is on this site will help you.  Everyone’s path is different though.  It’s sad, it’s frustrating and it’s annoying.  Please have hope though.  Most people do recover.  When you recover, I want your story.  🙂

****** Of course, the disclaimer is necessary – I am not a doctor and none of the advice contained in this site should be seen as a replacement for the advice of a doctor or other medical professional.  Please be careful with all supplements and treatments that you self-administer.  Trusted supervision by a medical professional is a good idea.

I hope that you find healing and hope through these stories.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

4 thoughts on “Stories2

  1. Gwen Jones December 3, 2014 at 11:51 am Reply

    I can see from reading several posts here that Cipro has caused many people untold suffering.

    I was also prescribed Cipro, with devastating consequences. My vicious cycle started when I went back to the doctor and told him of my increasing nausea and severe stomach pains, from Cipro, and he then prescribed other medication to counteract the side-effects of Cipro. These also caused adverse reactions.

    This went on for some time and about a year ago I came across a book titled “Porphyria: The Ultimate Cause of Common, Chronic & Environmental Illnesses, with Breakthroughs in Diet, Supplements, and Energy Balancing” by Steven Rochlitz, which pointed me in the right direction. I realised that all the medication I was taking was causing me to become sensitive and/or allergic to drugs and to many other things too. To say that my life was turned upside down is an understatement.

    As this self-help book suggests, I had myself tested, only to find out that I now have chronic porphyria (disordered porphyrin metabolism), which was induced by Cipro. People don’t realise that going back to the doctor for more and more medication including steroids is just making them sicker and sicker. The author mentions that chronic or allergic illnesses and porphyria are two sides of the same coin, and that porphyria is NOT a rare disease at all!.

    Take a look at the Testimonials page on the website Wellatlast dot com and discover for yourself one of the best health books ever written. And, it’s not only about porphyria, but explains in detail several other disorders which are common illnesses amongst people today. It’s great value for the money! In fact, I was so impressed with this Author, I ordered all his other health books too.

    By following the recommendations in the book and changing my diet, I have made a remarkable recovery. Whatever goes into the body, whether its food or drugs, it affects the well being of that person.

    After reading Prof. Rochlitz’s great Porphyria book, which comes with illustrated self-help corrections to take away pain or many other symptoms, I can now see the Forest, and the exit there from!

    This is the problem I see many have at this site. Only seeing a tree (Cipro) then the next tree ( a new drug such as a steroid, also porphyrinogenic for many) and not realizing they are in a forest!

    The book also details that vitamins may also cause many adverse reactions once chronic porphyria has been induced. The book has some unique solutions to these problems.

    For your own sake get this large size book so full of new crucial info on the forest you likely are in. Again just check out the testimonials page from the book’s readers at wellatlast dot com. Getting Rochlitz’ Porphyria book was one of the best things I ever did for my health. Though I am now 65, I have recovered from the damage done by the drugs and am healthier than I have been in decades!

    • Lisa Bloomquist December 3, 2014 at 12:40 pm Reply

      Hi Gwen,

      Thank you so much for the information! You are the second person in just a couple of weeks to mention porphyria to me. I will take that as a sign and buy Dr. Rochlitz’s book. 🙂

      I am so glad that you are doing well now!

      If you are interested in posting a recovery story here on floxie hope, please let me know. You can reach me at


  2. Gwen Jones December 6, 2014 at 9:19 am Reply

    Thank you Lisa. I will think about writing a story of my recovery. Maybe it will be good therapy for me.

    I am happy for you that you are getting Prof. Rochlitz’ first Porphyria book. You will be pleasantly surprised with all the practical and useful information in it, and how far ahead of the field it is. You’ll see that when a physicist writes a health book, it’s beyond anything else. Dr. Rochlitz’s books have lifted a veil for me, as far as getting to the ultimate causes (not just porphyria as you will soon see) of my lifelong problems and the optimum things to do that led to my wellness.

    I know you will tell your sick, floxed readers about the awesome book you will hopefully get and read.



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