Only this last year, with renewed genetic information at hand, desperation to change my failing health, and access to a researcher and personal physician that were willing to help, I was able to start researching more in-depth my own personal health issues as they related to methylation.
One of the results of nervous system damage or changescan be gastro-intestinal tract gastroparesis or dysmotility. Gastroparesis is a complex term for delayed stomach emptying which can be caused by the autonomic nervous system changes that can be done by the fluoroquinolones.
If you are not careful, you run the risk of believing that deliverance from your toxicity is entirely dependent on sources outside of yourself.
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.
Some in society argue its existence is necessary, saying it's power is needed to defeat an even more powerful enemy. But with great power comes great potential for damage; And when the cure becomes the disease, we have truly created a monster of epic proportions.
It just so happens that serious adverse drug reactions are not rare at all, we just choose to stick our heads in the sand and ignore the statistics which are there for all to see. We assume that things like this always happen to the "other guy" and never to us.
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.
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.
Having been involved in the FQ community you must have realized by now that the impetus for change that we seek in modern medicine and research must come from within the community. This change will not come from the outside.
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.
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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.
The complete lack of control can be psychologically unnerving and therefore drive a person to seek alternate paths to wellness. So is to give up, really the answer?
Fluorquinolone victims are engaged in a battle for survival on a battlefront that they never knew existed.
I also know, as psychological creatures, we can allow this unwelcome visitor more power than it actually deserves, thereby making our battle with insomnia an even greater one.