Andrea S’s Story

Female 2I have suffered long term, life-changing side effects from Levofloxacin. February 2014 I was a very active, athletic woman, a mother of 3 adult children and in excellent health. I have spent my life dedicated to health and wellness not only for myself but also for my family, my friends, and the greater community. I was prescribed Levofloxacin on March 3, 2014 for community-acquired pneumonia. I was not in a life threatening condition in fact I had just returned from… See full story

Miriam V’s Story

Female 1The holiday resort doctor insisted I would take antibiotics for a middle ear infection and mild sinusitis. I remember I asked him, can’t we wait? (I did not have a fever yet, just night sweats.) I was in pain and did not feel well. I was not familiar with the fluoroquinolones antibiotics. But having lived in the tropics I knew in some (semi) tropical countries there is a lot of resistance because of over use of antibiotics. The doctor assured… See full story

Ester S’s Story

Female 1In November 2011 – the Sunday before Thanksgiving I woke up with chills and a low grade fever. Monday, I called my internist who said – probably a virus – he had no appointments until Wednesday. I went to see him on Wednesday – he said chest sounds fine – “You’ll be cooking that turkey tomorrow.” By Monday, (November 28th, 2011) I was still not well – I called and they said go to Urgent Care – he had no… See full story

Cathy S’s Story

Female 2My life changed dramatically after being put on Cipro for 30 days in 2003 following colon surgery. The next six years were filled with one joint surgery after another – 5 surgeries in total. My doctors could not figure out why my body was completely falling apart. Unfortunately, during this six year period I was put on Cipro multiple more times for unnecessary reasons – diverticulitis, uti’s etc. Then in 2009, while on my last dose of Cipro, my life… See full story

Amy B’s Story

Female 1 Poisoned multiple times by FQs but majorly at age 47 and last early 2011. In 2008, I was given a few courses of Fluoroquinolone (FQ) Antibiotics (Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox) for uncultured presumptive sinus and ear infections. Neither the Urgent Care doctors nor the pharmacists mentioned any potential side effects. While taking the drugs, I noticed a slight soreness in my calves but, by December 2008, I had the following symptoms and did not make the connection: wall climbing anxiety (given… See full story

Elizabeth L’s Story

female_1In June 2011, I was prescribed Levaquin, a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, to treat Bartonella, a tick borne disease, by an LLMD, or Lyme Literate MD in San Francisco/Los Altos, CA. I was reluctant to take Levaquin, as i had heard of possible achilles tendon rupture as a side effect of the drug, but my doctor assured me she had never had a patient with an achilles rupture. After 14 days of taking Levaquin, I refused to continue, as I was having… See full story

Jeannie D’s Story

Female 2On Feb. 1, 2012 I went to my doctor for a prescription renewal of my seasonal allergy med. I discussed my immune system and frequent cold/sinus issues with her, asking if she could help me figure out why I kept getting sick so often. She decided to “clean out my system” and prescribe Levofloxacin (generic form of Levaquin) and prednisone (a steroid). I was to finish these and then re-do allergy testing. After just four (4) Levofloxacin my life began… See full story