Kita J’s Story

Female 2In 2015 I had a uti and was prescribed cipro. I usually google side effects for any new med I take. For whatever reason this time I didn’t. It would end up being the worst mistake of my life. I was prescribed 500 mg 2x a day. Day one I was fine. Day 2 at night while trying to fall asleep I kept jerking awake. That next morning when I got out of bed my feet and Achilles heel was… See full story

Deirdre M’s Story

Female 4Prior to September 26, 2006, I was a healthy, bubbly, active, lucky 29 year old wife to my best friend and mother to 3 beautiful children under the age of 6 living the dream that I had since I was a child. I came down with a sinus infection. I was prescribed “Levaquin” and that is what has altered my family’s life! I had been in the emergency room countless times, nerve blocks, many mri’s, ultrasounds of veins & arterial… See full story

Chana E’s Story

Female 1I am a 46 year old woman. For the past year I have struggled with the damage done to me by a ten day course of Ciprofloxacin 500mg BID, taken from October 1-10, 2014. It was prescribed for an uncomplicated bout of seasonal bronchitis. There was no indication whether the bronchitis was viral or bacterial in nature. The decision to prescribe a fluoroquinolone antibiotic was made by my physician without any suggestion that perhaps it was unwarranted; no thought was… See full story

Tim R’s Story

male_1I was on staff at the Cleveland Clinic as an acupuncturist when I was prescribed cipro for a bladder infection I acquired subsequent to a routine medical procedure. The physician insisted I take either bactrim (to which I had a documented allergy) or cipro though I told him repeatedly I wanted a safer antibiotic as I knew there was a warning on cipro for tendon damage. He refused any other alternatives – repeatedly. I took the cipro and crossed my… 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

Jodi G’s Story

Female 2my names Jodi, I am 52 I was into physical fitness my entire life. at 49 i was given cipro for a recurring uti. i was on and off for 2 years, over 200 pills. in that time i began having knee problems really bad,not connecting it and still taking cipro then i got an autommune disease and i got this weird rash and eyes twitching, it got worse i got surgery on my knee even though the mri showed… See full story

Brooke K’s Story

Female 1In October 2012 I developed a septic infection following surgery for a rare pancreatic/biliary disorder called Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction. I was given massive doses of IV Levaquin followed by several courses of oral Levaquin. It saved my life but since then my body has been a ticking time bomb, rendering me disabled. For the first nine months I could barely walk and couldn’t lift my toddler or anything heavier than a loaf of bread. I’ll never forget that first… See full story

Mary C’s Story

female_1I was diagnosed with severe peripheral neuropathy in 2008 and have lived with constant pain – 24/7 – the pain is always there — in the nerve endings, muscles and tendons. I had been researching all the meds that I took following an major abdominal infection at that time. It was definitely apparent that my pain and symptoms were drug side effects at the time but my searching was fruitless. I recently came across the references to Levaquin and Cipro… See full story