David C’s Story

male_1In the Fall of 2008 I was prescribed Avelox for a sinus infection. Prior to this I was in good shape. Avidly worked out, swam, hiked, ran, biked, etc. I was active duty Navy at the time. While I didn’t have an acute reaction to the Avelox, my health declined rapidly over the following months and years. Severe muscle cramps, muscle wastage, muscle twitching, memory and cognitive issues. A review of my medical record showed that I had at least once before been exposed to Cipro. Now, at 31 I am disabled and unemployed due to severe chronic fatigue, muscle weakness and stiffness, and neurological symptoms. No doctor will recognize the correlation of my decline in health with the exposure to Avelox. These drugs are heinous.