It is a shame in American today, that the patient knows more about a medical condition than the doctor. If that makes me obnoxious, then label me “guilty as charged!”, but forgive me if I don’t sit idly by while the doctor dismisses the information that I present to him/her.
This insidious response from the medication creates the perfect storm in which it disguises itself so the patient and the doctor do not associate the adverse reaction with the medication.
"One common point of fear and trepidation keeps coming up; that is whether to use anti-anxiety medications during their fluoroquinolone reactions.
Toyota recalls millions of cars and has to appear before congressional hearings because of the possibility that a defect cause 275 crashes and 18 deaths over 11 years, and the fluoroquinolones antibiotics have caused, at the very least, 163,329 ADR’s and 3,124 deaths, and no hearings, no outcry, no acknowledgement from the medical community?
We need to know that recovery from fluoroquinolone toxicity is possible, if not very likely, even for the seriously impacted. Whatever plan you choose for your recovery you must remember that a big part of that recovery is hope.
The Semmelweis effect takes place when a credible, articulate, intelligence patient presents a plausible mechanism for their medical problem, in the absence of any irrefutable diagnosis, and is dismissed by the medical establishment.
Living with FQ toxicity is a tremendous challenge, and periods of grief and sadness are to be expected as you come to grips with your condition and its implications, but keeping a positive attitude and, maintaining hope can help you create a better quality of life and improve your medical condition
I have found that most people want the truth; they do not want to be lied to or have any information candy coated. Other the other hand they do not want to be punched in the face with it either.
One of the biggest hurdles that we face as FQ [...]
I still find it quite amazing that in the 21st century with all our technology and supposed compassion for the sick and ailing, we, the floxed, have fallen into a hole, while in plain sight of the rest of society; A hole that the medical community denies the existence of.
It is a paradoxical irony that we then must turn back to the same system that hurt us to attempt to troubleshoot our problem.
Most people, even the suffering, are intelligent enough to be glad that they don’t have something worse.
I wanted to document the information that links fluoroquinolones with the older anti-malarial drugs that were known to be very toxic.
Many people damaged by FQ's have gastro-intestinal problems caused by [...]
My intent is not to convince anyone to take medication. My intent is that whatever your choice, it is important for you to be informed and very cautious.