About Admin

David experienced an adverse event to the the fluoroquinolone Levaquin in 2007 at age 46. Prior to, he was a healthy law enforcement official. Now, disabled with drug induced mitochondrial disease/dysfunction, he is an FQ patient safety advocate, citizen scientist, FQ researcher, author, and commentator. He has contributed to case studies and published academic papers on the FQ’s in the BMJ, European Journal of Medicine, The Journal of Community and Supportive Oncology, Oxford Academic Clinical infectious Diseases, and contributed data to many more outlets.

“Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence!”

Claims of self-empowerment are more often than not contradicted by the behavior of health care providers. In reality, informed, assertive, and confident patients are often penalized for doing what they’ve been told to do. For the first time in my life I felt discrimination, alienation, and dismissal.

What is a Delayed Adverse Reaction?

If the patient never connects the dots he/she may never uncover what the root cause of his/her mysterious illness is, or are given a default diagnosis that is a "catch all" for the medical community. Considering the day and age that we live in, it is one of the greatest medical travesties, that is of monumental proportions, that is continually being perpetrated on innocent individuals.

Amino Acids, Could They be Causing You Problems?

Although amino acids are indeed natural, it doesn’t mean that they’re always safe... I think that, at times, some FQ sufferers assume that since amino acids are present in food, that they are benign and would not suspect them to cause problems.

How Would You Respond?

Although, Frank himself is damaged from the fluoroquinolone he received, he also is the delicate position of being convinced that the same fluoroquinolone saved his life.

Excercising After a Fluoroquinolone Reaction

One of the many activities curtailed by having an adverse reaction to fluoroquinolone is physical exercise. For most FQ sufferers, there comes a point in their reaction timeline when they choose to start integrating a physical exercise regimen into their road back.