Category: General Medical

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New Dear Colleague Letter

Dr. Miriam J. de Jonge M.D., who herself was floxed has contacted me and asked me to post, what I feel, is a comprehensive and well documented “Dear Colleague” letter, informing other doctors of (FQ) toxicity. It can be used to foster patient/doctor discussions. It is available here to download.

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Slippery Elm

I suffer from gastritis post Fluoroquinolones (FQ). I have found one of the hardest places to help is the upper part of the stomach and or the lower esophagus. Enter slippery elm.

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Fluoroquinolones, FDA Memo Highlights Damning Evidence

Recently an internal memo dated April 17, 2013, issued by the Food and Drug Administration’s Center Drug Evaluation and Research, Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology, was obtained through the freedom of information act shows the FQs in a damning light.

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Steroid Usage Post Fluoroquinolones

The subject of steroid use is a controversial one in folks who have experienced an adverse event from Fluoroquinolones (FQ’s). I have talked to many floxies who have taken steroids since floxing. The results...

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Hopeless or hopeful, Fluoroquinolones and DNA Adduction, Part Deux

Since our physiology is not static and things such as enzyme levels and trace mineral are in a constant state of flux, not to mention genetic variances, all which affect metabolization, combined with the fact that the FQ molecule is very complex, there is no way of determining if the same decomposed and identifiable compound will form an adduct in each person.

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Nurse Practitioners, Not For Me

I would have to say that we are one of the most complex subset of patients that can be seen by a physician. More often than not, we often leave the average physician scratching his head as to how to diagnose or treat our condition. Keeping that context in mind, I have determined that I will never see another nurse practitioner again.

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Saving Money on Medications

Okay let’s face it, I don’t like taking medications any more than the next guy. However, it is an unfortunate fact that some floxed folks do have to take prescription medication. It is a guide to help those, who out of necessity find it necessary to obtain medication at a discount.