To those who are new to my plight or are unfamiliar with my personal situation, my life is delineated with a clear demarcation line. The life before taking Levaquin, a fluoroquinolone (FQ) antibiotic, and my life after. My healthy life before and my not so healthy life after. It is my story, my quin story, my life after Levaquin; Extremely healthy in one season, and a struggle with health the next.
Articles that are of a general nature.
It is my regret to inform those reading, as a founding member and first director of the Quinolone Vigilance Foundation (QVF), I am forced to withdraw my support of the QVF and have no confidence in its current leadership.
More than 3,000 people have died after taking one of these antibiotics and hundreds of thousands of people have been damaged by these antibiotics. We can wait no longer. These deaths and destroyed lives were preventable.
The FDA has been derelict in their duty to fully warn the general public of the dangers these drugs pose to the general public. Its time for everyone to write in and be heard.
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.
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.
I want to thank Dr. Mercola for challenging the traditional medical paradigms that exist and bring a public platform to get the facts out about these and other dangerous medications.