My Quin Story Blog

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New Internet Sites

Some new internet sites have popped up lately. Please visit or join these sites to help them grow and raise awareness. New Google Support Group:Quinsupport Google Group Thank you.

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Excercising After a Fluoroquinolone Reaction

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.

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The Obnoxious Patient

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.

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Recalls and Congressional Hearings

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?

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A Story of Hope…

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.

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The Semmelweis Effect

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.

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Coping with Depression

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

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Determining The Reaction

One of the biggest hurdles that we face as FQ victims is determining the type of reactions that we are having.  Becoming an FQ victim creates absolute uncertainty.  When we experience a new symptom...

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Falling Into A Hole

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.