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.
The philosophical nature of fluoroquinolones.
So the next time someone asks you ‘Why are these drugs still on the market?” even though you may not agree, you will at least know the answer.
Every once in a while I get the dubious honor of talking to a doctor who has been floxed. This conversation was a poignant example of dangerous the FQ’s are in our society
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.
The cult of personality is not limited to public figures on the world stage. I do not get particularly upset by these leaders and consider them an inevitable hazard of internet community politics. As the saying goes, “You can’t have a picnic without ants.” Just remember, sometimes those who rise to power in an internet community would never be able to rise to power in “real life” and for good reason.
Claims of self-empowerment are more often than not contradicted by the behavior of health care providers. In reality, informed, assertive, and confident patients are often penalized for doing what they’ve been told to do. For the first time in my life I felt discrimination, alienation, and dismissal.