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

Cherie H’s Story

Female 2My name is Cherie and I was prescribed Levequin in early June of 2015 for pneumonia. At the time I had also been prescribed Ibuprofen 800mg 3xday for the pain in my chest from coughing.(later found out Ibuprofen/NSAIDS are contraindicated in FQ) The only thing my Dr. asked me was if I was allergic to anything and I wasn’t. I was not warned of the black box warning or any potential permanent side effects. I went to the pharmacy that… See full story

Patty A’s Story

Female 1My story began in 1996, two years after being in an auto accident. On November 23, 1996, Thanksgiving day, I began having SEVERE leg and foot cramps that went from my toes to my groin. From the severe pain I passed out…this happened three times on this day. I went to the hospital by ambulance. I had I think was an EMG? The scan they do on a persons head I believe to check for seizures. Long story short, this… See full story

Stacy H’s Story

female_1My story of how i was given Levaquin I went to my primary Dr. complaining of Uti. and itching , my dr gave me Levaquin. I was never prescribed any type of this antibiotic before this day in August 2009.  As soon as i took the pill i began to have twitching in my arm to where i could visibly see it jerking in my muscles i also had burning in my sternum area where the esophagus meets the stomach.… See full story