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

Greg S’s Story

male_1In 2009 I was very healthy. I commuted to work by bicycle, worked out at the gym 2-3x per week, and I hiked regularly (I had just hiked the 8,000 ft peak of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park the summer before), but I am typing this seated on the couch… the same position I’ve been in since March, 2010. Why? Because now virtually every tendon, ligament, and nerve in my body has been damaged by the antibiotic Cipro. In… See full story

Joseph A’s Story

Male 2Two years ago I took a drug called Ciprofloxacin for a suspected prostatitis. Even though all the test showed I did not have an infection, the urologist wanted me to take this antibiotic “just in case”. Half way through the course I had what I can only describe as an explosion in my body. My vision went blurry, major pain in my eyes and head, massive tinnitus in both ears, loss of my sense of smell and taste, and burning… See full story

Anum P’s Story

Female 1I went for a backache and got misdiagnosed for a UTI! My urine didn’t even show a UTI, only a *slightly elevated* white blood cell count. Anyways, the nurse warned me if I didn’t take the antibiotic, my condition would turn into a serious kidney problem. Trusting this, I took it. I took it for 3 days. First day, ankle starts swelling up, I get knee pain, and feel completely out of it. Second day, same thing. I thought to… See full story

Jane P’s Story

Female 2Little did I know 8 years ago that my life would change so much and permanently at that. The simple trusting action of taking 5 day’s worth of 750 mg. Leviquin as my Doctor suggested it for an infection did it. Day One, I started having symptoms different than anything else that I had felt. I itched all over the place. Day Two, itching plus more itching, followed on Day Three by a drumming sound that went on 24/7 in… See full story

Jeff F’s Story

Male 2I have a story….it is long and I have diplopia from this drug. It makes me dizzy to write and read . FLUOROQUINOLONES have destroyed my life. I have lost everything. My life has been in ruins for 6.5 years now…. from well of and healthy to crippled and broke almost overnight.… See full story