This article is part one is a series exploring the history of fluoroquinolone antibiotics viewed from a unique perspective trying to uncover insights on their propensity for harm.
Category: General Medical
After so many unremarkable tests, and so many years, some of the bigger pieces of the puzzle, for me, are starting to fall into place.
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.
I have found that there is a great misconception by many, including doctors, about the concept of senescence. Most believe it is just simply ‘old age’, but its far more….
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.
A simple three step action that logically links FQ’s to the ability to initiate delayed adverse “late effect” reactions. There are no grand leaps of faith or conjecture required to link the steps.
Theoretically, the use of pharmaceuticals, even those that are not designated antibiotics, can exert negative influences on your body’s microbiome and contribute to antibiotic resistance.
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.
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.
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.