Dillie M’s Story

Female 8I was prescribed 3 days of CIPRO in November 2010 for a UTI. No noticeable side effects at the time. My Waterloo was a 10 day round of generic 500 mg Levaquin…Levofloxacin, for a bronchitis infection in February 2012; this was prescribed to me by an excellent doctor at a very reputable clinic in Atlanta; my regular doctor, also at this same well known practice, was out of town at the time. During and especially on the 10th day of… See full story

Dennis S’ Story

Male 2Sadly, my story is just beginning. I was first given Levaquin in 2012 for a sinus infection and then later that year for a sinus infection. I had not a clue of the risks. Doctor or Pharmacist never said a word to me about the risks. No reactions or so I thought. The symptoms I had I attributed to over use injury or whatever. I am (was?) a skier, cycler, fly fisherman, hiker, and work out regularly. In 2016 I… See full story

Cheryl H’s Story

female_1I was given Cipro intravenously four years ago, to battle an internal infection I did not know I had. It had turned septic and I was rushed to hospital for emergency surgery…..and loaded with antibiotics to keep me from dying from sepsis. I was an active, healthy 54 year old woman with twin daughters in high school. From the moment I woke from the surgery I knew something was wrong. My back was in so much pain and I felt… See full story

Sandra H’s Story

Female 2I have a friend who has been telling me that she is dealing with some side effects of “quin”. When she mentioned tendon pain, my ears perked up. I have been dealing with tendon pain in my ankles for the past few years, as well as “pins and needles” in my lower legs and in my feet. I have also have PVD in both eyes, and my coccyx feels bruised so I can no longer ride a bike and sometimes… See full story

Jamie B’s Story

Female 1I fell in Dec. 2001 and shattered my knee. Six months later, I had developed a super staph infection (Staphylococci with Clusters) in the bones of my leg. It was life threatening. I was place on Levaquin for 5 years. My sense of smell diminished and I still suffer brain fog. I thought it was a side effect of pain killers. I threw them away. I had suffered with numbness in my arms and legs and was off balance. I… See full story

Lida M’s Story

female_1i was in the Emergency room over Labor Day 2015 for severe pain caused by a kidney stone which had caused a kidney infection. I was given an IV antibiotic and morphine. After treatment I was given an RX for Levaquin. When my husband went to fill it the pharmacist called the doctor to remind him that I had had a severe reaction to Cipro and could not take this drug! The doctor said he thought I could and to… See full story

Elizabeth C’s Story

Female 2I was given FQ from 2004-2006 for bronchitis/sinus infection. I was working full time, married, caring for my daughter. I enjoyed helping in my daughters school, going to parks/hiking on the weekends. By 2008 I was disabled, bed bound, in pain 24/7. I had to leave my career and required assist with personal care. I developed a painful neuropathy in both legs from the knee down causing several falls over the years, one of which fractured my tail bone. I… See full story

Kelly N’s Story

Female 4In 2007, at the very young age of 21, I was prescribed the toxic antibiotic known as Levaquin. I was just graduating college to work with people with mental and physical disabilities, little did I know that levaquin would soon leave me permanently disabled. My adult life was just beginning when Levaquin took my health, and more importantly much of my future. Not all side effects are short term…especially not with the toxicity caused by this class of drugs. Levaquin… See full story

Cheryl J’s Story

Female 8My “Wall of Pain” began in July 2014. I was prescribed Levofloxin for sinus congestion. Within 2-3 days I started having some pain in my fingers and shoulders. I was told that the medicine could rarely cause some achillies pain so I did not connect it to the pain I was having. I took ibuprofen along with the levofloxin, not knowing that made reactions worse. By the 6th pill, I had extreme pain in both shoulders,all my fingers and both… See full story

Lois G’s Story

Female 1In August of 2014 I had hip replacement surgery. I went to rehab after that for three weeks. When in the hospital I got an UTI. I have a history of having a lot of them but had not had one for a year before going to the hospital. I honestly do not know what they gave me for it. After being in rehab for a couple of weeks I got another one but still don’t know what they gave… See full story