John P’s Story

male_1I’m 56 now but 2 years ago Around April 2013 I went to the ER after my throat closed up and needed a hyeadial hernia repair. The afternoon of the quick repair I noticed an IV bag that I assumed was a saline solution. I didn’t ask what it was until the next day and that’s when they told me it was Levaquin. I didn’t know what it was sense they never told me other than what the name was… See full story

Debbie K’s Story

Female 2I wanted the opportunity to tell my story because it is the story for many, many, many people worldwide and it seems so many of them have no voice because they don’t even know or they don’t understand what ails them – they are denied even that dignity very often by the medical fraternity. In June 2012, I was given a 5 day course of Cipro for a mild UTI. At that point I was 51 years old, in excellent… 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

Talona P’s Story

Female 8Hello, My name is Talona P. I am 66 yrs old. I have been damaged by Fluoroquinolones. 50 years of good health before being introduced to Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics (FQ) causing many side effects associated after using: *** FQ EYE DROPS – Cleared up eye infection. Up side: I didn’t need eye glasses for 3 or 4 years. Down side: Floaters, electric like static circling outer edge of eyes closed (not detected in eye exam). Questionable Cataracts. I refused surgery because… See full story

Terry L’s Story

Female 1I had a suspected UTI and was given a prescription for CIPRO (was not tested for UTI). After taking seven days of CIPRO, I still had symptoms of UTI and was given a prescription for LEVAQUIN. I had taken the first pill, no problems. I took the second pill and went to bed. I was up and out of bed within five minutes with extreme pain in my wrists. The tendons were pulling so hard I thought they were going… See full story

Shan H’s Story

female_1May 2012 I purchased a hybrid bicycle for myself just prior to my fiftieth birthday. “No more excuses,” I told myself; “Its time to get fit and healthy again.” I began slowly, but worked up to riding twenty miles each outing, three to four evenings a week after work. But I was stuck at this level by what I thought was exercise-induced asthma. A hospitalist/friend recommended a local Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology specialist; Dr. K. I began to see him… See full story

Larry A’s Story

Male 2August 28,2009 , I was a 51 year old self employed c-store owner/operator of 33 years, husband of 33 years, father of two sons. Life was not perfect but it was good. I had diabetes type 2 that I took oral medication for but that was all. I had developed neuropathy in my feet but did not take medication for this. I had experienced some mild depression due to the death of my mother and a close friend and had… See full story

Jean K’s Story

Female 2Since the 90s when I had a hysterectomy and various uti infections I had increasing auto-immune problems. This was when I was first given cipro. I was living in California and was able to calm my body by adopting a diet that excluded wheat, dairy and sugar. Fast forward to the 2000s when I moved to Florida and for various reasons I had cipro perhaps 5 times. My immune issues became increasingly worse to the point that in 2014 I… See full story

Erica G’s Story

Female 4I was put on Cipro about 16 years ago when I had my sixth UTI in a year and my ob/gyn sent me to a urologist. I had an upper and lower GI done and ultrasound and MRI in 1/2010 and if my memory serves me I was dealing with the problem for a while. I thought it was a food intolerance and it would kinda come and go. My symptoms were pain very low just above pubic bone area… See full story

Diane D’s Story

Female 8On August 28, 2015 after having a high fever for nearly 24 hours on and off, my husband took me to the ER and I was administered Levaquin, intravenously at 11:24 PM. My blood pressure dropped quickly and they admitted me to the hospital, critical care unit. At 1 AM I began to shake and shiver uncontrollably. My heart began to race and my breathing quickened. I could not catch my breath. After two hours they gave me Tylenol and… See full story