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

Kim B’s Story

female_1This nightmare started back in 2002 when I was given Cipro for either a UTI or kidney infection, my memory is shot. Up until 2014 it was mostly just the all over pains that I was told was fibromyalgia. But my memory was getting so bad it was getting embarrassing. Then in 2014 I took it for a sinus infection because I had no idea Cipro could hurt you. About a month after I took it it was like a… See full story

Missy B’s Story

Female 2I posted my weird symptoms on a holistic Doctors page because I had been having autoimmune symptoms for years with no explanation. I took two doses of Cipro and went into a deadly allergic reaction. I thought my body had never fully recovered and I was experiencing PTSD from almost dying on the way to the hospital. Little did I know that the Anyphalactic Shock saved me from being disabled for life. The doctor and his colleagues told me to… See full story

Joyce W’s Story

Female 4I took a total of 3 cipro for a commom uti. Swelling started in my left knee then right hand was on fire I couldn’t walk or go to bathroom on my own so I went to my local er and they immediately gave me morphene and ran tests said I was having a reaction and sent me home with pain pills. Then the next two days were hell. I couldn’t walk I was suffering like nothing I have ever… 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

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

Sally K’s Story

female_1I took Cipro March 2015 for a UTI. It was 250mg 2 times a day for 7 days. I did not get well. I got worse. I developed a fever of 102.8 which was not evident until I took Cipro. I could not eat or drink. I had chills and I could not control my jaw from chattering. I have always seen an improvement in the past when I took antibiotics this was very confusing to me. My wrist started… 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

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