Andrew H’s Story

male_1My name is Andrew Hunter. I’m a 34 year old father of 4. I’ve been a very active, healthy person all my life. I go to the gym 3 times a week. I’m a mechanic by trade. I’m very active with my family and I help anyone when I can. All of this was a true statement up until last month…. After a 2 week course of the fluoroquinolone Levofloxacin, I could barely stand…. I went from bench pressing 350 lbs to needing my fiance to open a pickle jar for me! I felt bad on the antibiotic the whole time having extreme nausea and the occasional joint pain which I attributed to over doing it in the gym, thought nothing of it… The last night of the medication, I had extreme tingling in my extremities, a headache, I felt very anxious and had muscle spasms. Needless to say I didn’t sleep well that night. The next 2 days I was ok, or I thought at least… The 3rd day I woke up with extreme joint pain in both knees and my right shoulder. The next day it included my ankles and arms. I also had extreme weakness all over my body. Then the pressure in my head and the mental fog sat in…. So I started doing my homework…. The only thing that I had been doing different was the antibiotic, but an antibiotic can’t hurt you! Right?…. WRONG!!! SO WRONG!!! I Googled Levofloxacin and BOOM! There it was! All the horror stories! Everything added up! I had been what had been coined as “FLOXED”! This poison has taken me, a cocky, athletic, healthy, intelligent man and destroyed me mentally and physically! I’m so depressed and scared! There seems to be no cure… I can’t provide our do anything for my family! I’m an invalid! I can’t even think straight enough to barely read! The fact that this isn’t even recognized by the medical community is mind boggling…. It seems like a conspiracy! Somebody screwed up and dropped the ball, now we’re paying the price! I’m not crazy! We’re not crazy! THIS IS REAL! I just want to be normal again, or at least as normal as I was! I fear for my family and myself…. Please help us…. Thank you for your time!