NOT to be used as a first line of defense.
Billion of dollars are spent every year on the damage these drugs cause ripping people lives apart.
Who Cares? Not Johnson and Johnson
In December 2012, the Dannelly family posed happily for their Christmas card photo blissfully unaware that it would be their last. One month later Levaquin changed their lives forever. Chris Dannelly (beloved husband and father), came down with a bad cold and went to see a doctor over the weekend. He was diagnosed with pneumonia and was given two pills of Levaquin. Unfortunately, he had an immediate adverse reaction to the fluoroquinolone antibiotics, and began experiencing excruciating limb pain.
Kathy Dannelly (Chris’s wife) took him to see their family physician the following Monday. At that time his doctor saw no sign of pneumonia, but it was too late, he had already taken two pills of Levaquin unnecessarily. The following day he had to be rushed to the emergency room at the John’s Creek, Georgia Emory location with increasing pain. They administered multiple doses of morphine to no avail…the pain never stopped.
Tragically, by Wednesday Chris coded and was charged 18 times in an attempt to save his life. He went into a coma and his death was officially called the following morning on January 17, 2013 at 8:15 am. After reviewing the autopsy report, doctors stated that “all signs point to Levaquin” as being the cause of death. Mr. Dannelly was survived by his loving wife Kathy of 12.5 years, his 7 year old son, and his 4 year old daughter. The last time his children saw him alive he was crying in a wheelchair in unbearable pain. Continue reading
My life changed about 1 month after I took 5 tablets of Levaquin on October 2010.Then I started to feel all adverse reactions to the “antibiotic” that I and neither was the doctor prescribing this drug for bladder infection weren’t aware of. This drug happened to be a strong broad-spectrum synthetic chemotherapeutic with a high risk of adverse reactions which doctors prescribe for simple infections, because drug companies like Johnson & Johnson and Bayer described it as safe and with rare adverse reactions and our government allows this to continue. All the symptoms I experienced are 2 pages long and include neurological ,gastro-entorological, cardiological, mitochondria damage, laryngologial ,opthalological, respiratory, allergical , bone and muscles adverse reactions I am not going to mention how much it destroyed my soul and ruined my life in general .It is a very sneaky “drug” or should I called by its real name: Poison? It can rip your body, mind and soul just after 1 pill or you can take it “successfully “ several times but eventually it will get you , sometimes even months later. Nothing is being done to stop it ,because of its hidden, imposter character and lack of information. People spend tons of money to be misdiagnosed, because of so many problems. Doctors also don’t know and are afraid of sick people who they often think are mentally unstable. Drug companies on the other hand are money oriented and prone to hide up any problems to make even more money. They can even “scientifically “ prove that drug is safe to cover up themselves. If nothing is going to happen to stop them many people will continue to suffer including our beloved children. Until an known or important person gets sick nothing is going to change. Let’s change the fate before it is too late.
Jessica Reid 01/24/13
My Name is Jessica Reid, 24 with a wonderful family of a husband, and 3 wonderful children. My life was Blessed! I started having some dizzy issues, went to a doctor i was told i could trust at the time i had no Health insurance… I wished i would of NEVER WENT! I was misdagionsed and put on 10 antibotics of the course of 4 months! One being Leaqvin (750MG)10 pills, but ionlt took 9. The whole time i had brain fog, Hallunications, Heart papls,Ear pain, Worse headaches, Tingling, Numbness, bruning pain. I called the doctor and i was told everything i had was “Anxiety” which i believe was BS! ive never had health problems before. After that i started getting pain in my back legs bathroom problems, i was told i had a uti! So i was put on CIPRO! 500mg 2x day for 10days… I got worse and worse by the 6th day i couldnt take it anymore, I ended up in the hospital, i was told i never had ANY infections and was put on all the antibotics for NO REASON. I was told to stop and to never take anitbotics again and that i may have a nerve diease. She was thinking MS,Lupus.My thryiod went to a 6.8 to 8.1 than back down to a 2.5, never had problems like that before. I also at this time had very bad bowel problems but was told it was normal due to all the anitbotics and my gut would get better. I found out that i had C-Diff for 4 months since starting antibotics and of course they wanted to feed me Falgyl also, got strep throat and they begged me to take another anitbotic. I have never been on drugs and hate taking them… They had me on xannx, Tried to get me Amritplyine? Celexa, and others.. I refused i would take 4 pills and stop. It just made me WORSE. Ive had and still have Nightsweats, Heart papls, eye pains, blurry eyes, stomach pains, Kidney pains, Ribcage pains, Pretty much muscle pain throughout my body, bone pain throughout my body, and nerve pain (tingling burning and throbbing) my ears pop all the time and my left one goes out than my face gets numb. I have Carple tunnel that ive never had! My life was taken from me! I LOVE being mother and wife! My life is around them.. Now i have to miss going to the school events, running aorund with my kids, pushing them on the playgrounds. I use to workout 2x a day 45mins now i cant do it anymore. I push myself to do 15mins x2 a day now but afterwards im screaming in pain.. Ive tried supplements, Espom baths, Detox pills, proboitics, And right now i have stoped all Redmeat and eat Organic Free Anitbotic Chicken and rice. I have no clue where to go from here. I would have ended things but my Family keeps me going. No doctors believe me. And i cant get justice but everyday im left crying in pain. I wonder if it will kill me? or will it ever go away? Please someone give me some good advice and tips. I was thinking of Ozone treatment, but ive heard scary stories about it. So im not 100%. Anyone has any advice please feel free to email me!!! I am sorry for everyone that is going through this. I hate the FDA and i hate Doctors now! I dont trust them with anything! So its hard for me now to listen to the ones that wanna see whats wrong with me.. I pray for all of us. Thanks for listening to my story!
Welllll…. I was prescribed Levaquin(Levofloxacin) a Fluoroquinolone, twice in 2003 along with 3 pills of Avelox(Moxifloxacin) also a Fluoroquinolone, making a total of just 20 pills, to treat the same sinus I’d been battling. No warning…. no discussion…. just told that this (Levaquin) was a “powerful antibiotic”…. I actually felt relieved, trusting that my Doctor really ca…red about my health. This was the first time I was ever diagnosed w/ a sinus infection…. I had never suffered anything more than a common cold or virus except for a bout of bronchitis once. I’ve always taken excellent care of myself, somewhat proud of staying active and physically fit well into my forties, and even after giving birth to twins at 40!!
You can read my actual words of horror and disbelief below…. this was originally an email I had sent to Gary Moller after reading an article he had written about Fluoroquinolones on his website. At that time, there were not too many online articles…. just mostly research articles or data. I had no idea he would publish my cry for help on his website, and in fact came across it by accident a few months after I had emailed him.
The words were from my heart…. the only thing I did not write was the subject line, which was added by Gary…. but I decided to leave it, since POISONING is what we’re dealing with as far as the Fluoroquinolones are concerned.
Also note that this was “just the beginning”……
Gary has since contacted me several times for follow-up. Feel free to post a Comment…. his page on the Fluoroquinolones could use a little action!! And we need all the exposure we can get!!
Thank you Tami for putting up this FB page as well. My heart goes out to every one of you!! United we can make a difference!!
Keep the FAITH ~~
My name is Janet, I have decided to write my story, before someone else might have to do it. So far this is not a victory story, but I do not know the ending….
I came from Canada to come down and marry the love of my life and got poisoned. …Ten long years long distance until I made it to the USA to be with my love. I had health issues most of my life. CFS or now what they think is mitochondrial disease but I had my good times, always tired but never in horrible pain. I had been given cipro in Canada several times for bronchitis.
The first floxing was a delayed reaction to levaquin and prednisone give to me for bronchitis. Three months later I woke up with a frozen shoulder . Pain was like nothing I have ever experience and I have broken bones before from equestrian riding. More cortisone shots into the arm, 7 months of therapy hands on and it healed, but healed damaged. It has been a year and a half and still very painful to this day.. That I could have lived with.. I could still do my jewelry shows with my husband and live life.
A few months later I was given levaquin with prednisone again for bronchitis which was severe. Again three months later I woke up screaming , vomiting and what I think was a seizure OR the drug crossing the brain barrier into the spine as I had a bullet like feeling going through my neck. I could not move my legs without horrible pain, walk, and severe pain hit into my buttock bone area. Off I went to so many doctors with no answers. I started looking through my medications and saw levaquin with prednisone twice and started doing some research. Continue reading
Hello. My name is Nick Santino. I live in the NYC/Long Island area. I am 29 years old. I feel like I am 100 years old. My life was normal and I was a functional person prior to taking Levaquin in October of 2011. I had environmental allergies and I would get headaches and sinus infections from time to time but other than that I was normal. I had taken must lower doses of Levaquin in the past which could explain why I was getting the pressure headaches and at one time I had problems with focusing my vision. After taking 750mg of Levaquin for 14 days for a sinus infection I developed severe attacks of vertigo that sent me to the hospital. This occurred a few days after finishing the Levaquin treatment. During those immediate days following the last pill I didn’t feel like myself. I was weak and just felt weird. My allergist was the one who prescribed the Levaquin. It was obviously an overdose. I do not know if I should sue him. I have been sick for 7 months now. Over these past 7 months I have been getting worse. My most severe symptoms are: loss of balance, constantly dizzy (especially when turning my head), extreme fatigue, blurry/double vision, pains in my right arm hand leg and foot and hyperacusis. It is extremely difficult to do anything. I am basically disabled. Even thinking is hard. I drag myself to work every day. I do not know how much longer I can do it. I walk with a cane but it just helps me drag myself along. I have been to many many conventional doctors who have done many tests. No one knows what to do. I have been told I have fibromyalgia, ataxia, autoimmune diseases, Candida and other things. I should also mention that I was given a round of Cipro back in February of 2011 for an intestinal infection from eating a bad shrimp salad from a NYC salad place.
My finance left me in April. She didn’t believe I was sick. She thought I was making up the whole thing just not to get married. She also became very selfish and said she had to leave and think of herself. So I have lost the love of my life, my independence, had to drop out of my masters degree program and my life in general. Now my job is on the line. I do not know if I should go on disability or sue the doctor. I am searching for something anything that can relieve my disabling symptoms. Has anyone been successful with alternative treatments for loss of balance, dizziness, chronic fatigue, hearing sensitivities and vision problems? Glutathione? Ozone? Hydrogen peroxide? Diet? Supplements? Hyperbaric chamber? It seems like I have developed autoimmune diseases. Does any of this get better with time? Will I ever get my life back? I have been seeing an alternative doctor but all she has given me are some injections, Klonopin, Diflucan and supplements and told me to stay away from gluten, sugar and dairy. I know people have said to stay away from soy and meat with antibiotics in it. So what do you eat? I am sick of people saying what not to eat. So what do you eat? Just vegetables? I have lost almost 30lbs since getting floxed. I am so weak and frail. I made another appointment with another alternative dr who has more experience. Maybe he can help me. As I said my symptoms are increasing in intensity. Continue reading
I took Levaquin for an sinus infection that would not go away and I had fluid in my ear. I had a terrible amount of increased pain in my Achilles tendon that was bothering me. Having fibromyalgia, pain is always a problem, but Levaquin made it worse. It took awhile to get out of my system. I was fortunate, and I am starting to feel better. I had horrible stomach pain while taking this drug also.
I made sure all of my doctors knew how terrible these drugs are, and patients with fibromyalgia should never be given these drugs. I was really upset at myself for not researching this drug before I took it. From now on I read about the drug before filling the prescription.
Karen’s story: I was given Levaquin in an IV for a back procedure on December 9, followed up with 750 MG Levaquin for 5 days. By the second day, my right calf hurt and by the 4th day, I could no longer walk. The pain management PA told me it was fibromyalgia or the flu–still will not admit that it is the Levaquin. I will never go back there. I cannot sleep, cry all the time, and have excruciating muscle, nerve and tendon pain and it feels like electric shocks are traveling all over my body. I had a total knee replacement October 19 and the pain from this is worse than the pain from my knee replacement recovery. I don’t know what to do other than drinking detox teas, taking epsom salt baths and making vegetable juices that are supposed to have anti-imflammatory properties in them. I see my primary doctor tomorrow and am hoping she can help. She is more of a natural medicine doctor.
Rose Terry before Levaquin
Telling my story is very painful. I’ve cried a swimming pool full of tears and I feel so old now disabled at only 59! It’s been 7 long painful years that Levaquin has taken from me!It was March 20, 2007 when I was handed a package of 10 antibiotic pills called Levaquin which I faithfully took for a bronchial condition and possible pneumonia. No tests were taken and I trusted the Doctor as I had always trusted Doctors. But I didn’t get better and …actually felt worse; extremely tired, couldn’t sleep, very dizzy, sore feet, joints & muscles, just all over miserable and frustrated with Doctors as this was the second round of antibiotics, the first being a common one such as Amoxicillin.I was fed up with regular Doctors by this time so decided to go the route of an alternative Dr of Naturapath – but had to wait a while to get an apt… meanwhile the pneumonia got better, but the rest of me didn’t! I still hurt all over! Sleep disturbances like I never had before. And my darn feet hurt!
Lisa’s story –
I took 500 milligrams of Cipro/ciprofloxacin twice a day for 3.5 days in 2009, and again in 2011, to treat urinary tract infections. In 2009, I did not react badly at all and was able to continue living my life as a normal 29-30 year old. When I took Cipro/ciprofloxacin again in 2011, I experienced a severe adverse reaction to the drug.
Before I reacted badly to Cipro/ciprofloxacin, I was a very active, healthy, happy 32 year old. I enjoyed hiking, crossfit, reading, dating, dancing, traveling, etc. I was so fit that I had hiked the entire 500 mile Colorado Trail in the summer of 2010. I was “healthy as a horse” as they say and never needed to go to the doctor – except to treat the occasional urinary tract infection that I got about once every 2 years.
After I took Cipro/ciprofloxacin, I experienced the following adverse effects:
- Weakness in my legs. I could barely walk. The steps that I could take took a tremendous amount of effort and energy. I couldn’t stand for more than a minute.
- Tightness of the tendons in my legs. I had inflammation, and possibly tears, in most of the tendons in my legs and feet. My hips, knees and ankles, to simplify things, didn’t work right.
- Loss of use of muscles / loss of strength. My muscles, especially the muscles in my legs, wouldn’t move like they used to. All of my movements were slow and deliberate.
Wentzville, Missouri (right outside of St. Louis)
The pain, Charlie horses, muscles popping, deep muscle spasms, swollen lymph nodes, headaches, severe gastroenteritis, IBS, sores on my mouth, swollen tongue, insomnia, heart palpations, sore throats, confusion, memory loss, dyslexia, visions problems, hallucinations, thoughts of suicide and murder, vivid haunting dreams, extreme fatigue, my immune system shot. I remember when this all started. It started January 2005 I began to feel sick. My doctor insisted that whatever was wrong was viral. Finally the doctor did blood work and I had a bacterial infection. I remember it so well because it was around my 45th birthday and I was so sick.
March 15, 2005 this was the day I was given Levaquin. Continue reading