On this page I offer various options to those who want to donate to Fluoroquinolone Research or Help with Fluoroquinolone related causes. If you can’t afford to donate to research, don’t worry, I also list other ways you can help.
My Caveat: Retiring from a career in law enforcement, I want you to know that I abhor victimization or the making of money off of other’s misfortunes, especially health related issues. Oh yes, I know that it is common place on the Internet today and our entire medical industry is based on this, but I still don’t like it. I have seen FQ toxicity destroy lives, ruin marriages, and make people homeless and destitute. Because of this I want you to know that I do not personally make any money through this blog. Personally, I do not need anyone’s money. Despite being floxed, I was able to retire with a pension, albeit much smaller due to my having to retire early because of the Levaquin, but I was able to get healthcare for my family. In 2018, I was also able to win disability due to my floxing.
Why We Need Donations For Research: I also abhor asking for money but I also understand the need to fund research. We have only three academic researchers in the U.S. that officially research FQ’s and FQAD on an academic level. The problem is that the research is NOT community directed or funded. It is highly unlikely, no its damn near impossible, to get funding to research a popularly prescribed drug, so researchers do not have many options. Instead what they do and when the can, is piggy-back FQ research into other grants, etc… This means that very little research actually gets done and it usually is limited in scope. The bottom line is that we do not get a very big bang for our buck and it won’t result in any tangible treatments for the foreseeable future.
There are a few FQ related non-profits that are in our community. The problem is that these non-profits are either involved in advocacy or they are chasing the elusive ’cause’ of FQAD. Although I have nothing against these non-profits, and they may serve a useful function, they are not working towards any tangible treatments for the foreseeable future.
Bottom line, my goal is to get usable treatments out to the community sooner than later.
My Proposed Research Solution
If we had an unlimited pool of money, I believe we would already have treatments for floxed individuals, or at least some of them, as the technology to determine ‘what’ is uniquely breaking in each person already exists. The problem is that money does not exist.
As far as I know, and I have been around the FQ community for quite some time, I am the only one who has a goal of researching true treatments to help sooner than later. Don’t get me wrong, there are some alternative practitioners and doctors who claim to have various treatments, but none of them pan out to be of much help to the larger community. As a matter of fact, many people get harmed by many of these “treatments.”
To be truly helpful and long lasting, a person needs to know ‘what’ is breaking before attempting treatment. The technology now exists to find the answers, it just needs to be tweaked for floxing.
My Research Plan:
Metabolomics & Seahorse Bio Science Assays
Phase 1: Using metabalomics & Seahorse XF Cell Mito Stress Test, I want to develop a combination testing that will identify “what” is breaking in each floxed person. Initially I will do this running metabolomic assays on myself and a few select floxed folks through a private metabolomics lab in the U.S. That will happen in several phases, as long as my health holds out. I have already started some of the preliminary aspects of this running tests on myself. Concurrently I will be working conducting Seahorse XF Cell Mito Stress Test, which currently is the best optimized solution for assessing mitochondrial function. If you would like to donate to this phase of my research click the link below (the donation will be earmarked solely for this purpose):