David R’s Story

male_1I took 30 pills of 500mg Ciprofloxacin in 2005 before they made me sick. A year later one pill sent me to Urgent care walk in. Rapid heart beat pain all over ears ringing blurred vision sensitivity to light. Noted as allergic reaction to on records. 2010 I was given a 750 mg injection in my IV. I was comatose 7 days. In undiscribable pain with tachycardia hives cross eyed grinding teeth caused dental damage. Then symptoms of peripheral Neuropathy… 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

Chris J’s Story

male_1I am a 30 year old male firefighter in Southern California. Before I was damaged by Cipro I was in excellent health and in great shape. I had a yearly physical where I was always told I was in optimal heath. I also was very into fitness and played competitive soccer. On October 6th, 2014 I was prescribed Cipro. I had to stop taking the medication because of the adverse affect I had three weeks into my prescription. The two… See full story

Matt Y’s Story

male_1On April 6, 2015 I was admitted to the hospital for treatment and surgery for diverticulitis. I am 46 years old and am healthy and fit and exercise 5 to 6 days a week. I am extremely active and own and operate two busy restaurants. After being diagnosed with a perforation due to diverticulitis, I was on IV Cipro for 6 days and oral Cipro for 4 days. The day after I finished the Cipro prescription, my family noticed that… See full story

Dean C’s Story

male_1Before my 2nd and 3rd surgeries in 2009 and 2011, I was prescribed 3 weeks of ciprofloxacin (generic), with the only evidence of possible infection being a swollen and painful testicle. The testicle eventually had to be removed (in 2011). Since 2009, for six years now, I have been in constant unrelenting pain, particularly in the legs and feet but also in the hands and face. I also have tremors, involuntary movements, tinnitus, Raynaud’s syndrome, central sleep apnea, sharp night… See full story

Greg S’s Story

male_1In 2009 I was very healthy. I commuted to work by bicycle, worked out at the gym 2-3x per week, and I hiked regularly (I had just hiked the 8,000 ft peak of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park the summer before), but I am typing this seated on the couch… the same position I’ve been in since March, 2010. Why? Because now virtually every tendon, ligament, and nerve in my body has been damaged by the antibiotic Cipro. In… 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

Joseph A’s Story

Male 2Two years ago I took a drug called Ciprofloxacin for a suspected prostatitis. Even though all the test showed I did not have an infection, the urologist wanted me to take this antibiotic “just in case”. Half way through the course I had what I can only describe as an explosion in my body. My vision went blurry, major pain in my eyes and head, massive tinnitus in both ears, loss of my sense of smell and taste, and burning… See full story

Joseph R’s Story

Male 2My name is Joseph and my life was changed last year in July 2014. I have been a very strong and active person my entire life. I loved to run and workout 5 out of 7 days a week. I enjoyed playing outside with my boys with football, baseball and basketball. I wasn’t feeling well and went into a clinic where I found out I had a UTI. The doctor prescribed me Levaquin as an antibiotic to combat the infection.… See full story

Andrew H’s Story

male_1My name is Andrew Hunter. I’m a 34 year old father of 4. I’ve been a very active, healthy person all my life. I go to the gym 3 times a week. I’m a mechanic by trade. I’m very active with my family and I help anyone when I can. All of this was a true statement up until last month…. After a 2 week course of the fluoroquinolone Levofloxacin, I could barely stand…. I went from bench pressing 350… See full story