David C’s Story

male_1In the Fall of 2008 I was prescribed Avelox for a sinus infection. Prior to this I was in good shape. Avidly worked out, swam, hiked, ran, biked, etc. I was active duty Navy at the time. While I didn’t have an acute reaction to the Avelox, my health declined rapidly over the following months and years. Severe muscle cramps, muscle wastage, muscle twitching, memory and cognitive issues. A review of my medical record showed that I had at least… 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

Jeannie H’s Story

Female 8I was prescribed Avelox for a sinus infection Jan.2008. My Dr. did a Cat Scan on my sinus’ and reported that they were impacted. I had not taken an Antibiotic for years prior to this. I was very hesitant to take it, but I had taken Cipro in the past and seemed to tolerate it fine. I took my first dose and an hour later I was very dizzy, and had the shakes really bad. I did not want to… See full story

Keith W’s Story

Male 2I have no way to tell this story but to start at the beginning. My husband Keith, had been feeling very bad, and through a series of visiting the dr was diagnosed with severe bilateral pneumonia, with a lung mass, and placed in the hospital for a week. He was sent home with continued IV antibiotics, which I was administering at home. You see, I am a Paramedic, and have many years experience in EMS and felt comfortable taking care… See full story

Michelle S’s Story

Female 8A day that will never be forgotten. December 24, 2011. I had a cold that morphed into pneumonia. It was Christmas Eve and I ended up in an urgent care facility. I was very sick and my previous good health prevented me from a hospital stay. I was prescribed Cipro and sent on my way. I took the course of Cipro and my bacterial pneumonia was not responding. I went to to regular primary doctor and was prescribed Avelox. Twice!!!… See full story

Sandy V’s Story

Female 2I was ill about 3 months ago, (no definite problem identified). Was given an Antibiotic by a Doctor whom I (unfortunately) trusted. Three days after taking Avelox I felt like I’d been hit by a Mack truck. Sooo much pain, and it was everywhere. My hair hurt (no kidding either). Went to to “so called” Doctor who treated me like an idiot and claimed that this “could not happen”. Symptoms were serious: Heart palpitations, extreme anxiety, and depression which I’d… See full story

Amy B’s Story

Female 1 Poisoned multiple times by FQs but majorly at age 47 and last early 2011. In 2008, I was given a few courses of Fluoroquinolone (FQ) Antibiotics (Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox) for uncultured presumptive sinus and ear infections. Neither the Urgent Care doctors nor the pharmacists mentioned any potential side effects. While taking the drugs, I noticed a slight soreness in my calves but, by December 2008, I had the following symptoms and did not make the connection: wall climbing anxiety (given… See full story

Sheila K’s Story

Female 2My name is Sheila K. I am presently 50 years old. I am married, and we have 3 children. In May of 2010, Dr.H became our family GP. When we went to our “intake” appointment I told him I was having problems with; lower abdominal pain, night sweats, nausea and vomiting. I told him that many of my issues were longstanding problems. In September of 2011, after Dr. H had run many test, and come up with nothing, he diagnosed… See full story

Neal T’s Story

male_1Hello! My name is Neal. I am 30 years old. I used to work a full time job and run my own successful small business. My nightmare first started when I was admitted into critical care with pulmonary failure. I noticed they kept changing bag after bag of Levaquin and Avelox vi IV over the course of a few days. The first symptom that I noticed was the sheer anxiety, panic and mental agony. I begged the nurse to please… See full story

Judy W’s Story

Female 2I took Avelox many years ago just 1 and my life has been a living hell, i got cyst on my thyroid, liver, kidneys,, was bed-fast for 8 months, vit d deficiency, sooo tired all the time my life was over in a day nerve and muscle damage, bad part is doctors will not admit it was the drug.… See full story