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I am a victim of fluoroquinolone poisoning, an adverse reaction to fluoroquinolone antibiotics (fqs) such as cipro (ciprofloxacin), floxin (ofloxacin) and levaquin (levofloxacin). If you have ever taken fqs and suffered a sudden onset of chronic neurological conditions (recurring episodes of migraines, seizures, convulsions, dizziness, vision problems and/or ear ringing- often worsening at night) and/or joint and muscle pains you may also be a victim.

Clinical studies have clearly demonstrated the damage fqs can cause to the central nervous system, muscles and joints, but no study has ever been conducted to determine the long-term effects of these powerful drugs. As such, doctors refuse to accept that fqs are the cause of their patient’s debilitating condition, which can last for years. Many victims are misdiagnosed with ms, parkinson’s, lupus and other diseases, even when their tests for these diseases come up negative.

If you believe you may be a victim of fq poisoning, check out some of these sites:

http://www.Fqresearch.Org
http://www.Fqvictims.Org
http://www.Drugvictims.Org/
http://www.Allenpress.Com/ciproarticle.Pdf
http://health.Groups.Yahoo.Com/group/quino lones/messages
http://health.Groups.Yahoo.Com/group/fqstu dies/
http://www.Rxlist.Com/rxboard/levaquin.Pl
http://www.Rxlist.Com/rxboard/cipro.Pl
http://www.Geocities.Com/quinolones/adrs.H tml
http://www.Bitter-pills.Com/prologue.Html

i also encourage any medical specialists (neurologists, endocrinologists, toxicologists) to e-mail me for dialogue on the topic.


Tom lee
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replied June 30th, 2004
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What kind of reaction did you have? I think I have had a reaction.. But it seems to have been delayed.. By about 2-3 months with severe tendon problems. I was researching back to my history when I had bad tendon problems 4 years ago and realized I had taken cipro 4 month before it started.. Recently I took levaquin (last summer) and had problems with my rotator cuff 2-3 months later. In both cases they could not figure out why I got tendonitis (no injuries).
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replied May 30th, 2005
Get Involved!!!!! This Could Have Been Prevented!!!
A petition to the united states congress



date: ____________________





a petition to the united states congress:

i, (name) _________________________________________a m signing this petition to request the united states congress to immediately take action to protect american consumers from the serious adverse drug reactions that are occurring from a class of antibiotics known as “fluoroquinolones”. These serious adverse drug reactions often leave victims with long-term or permanent, crippling disabilities, and cause preventable deaths.

A few of the better known antibiotics include; ciprofloxacin - (cipro), levofloxacin - (levaquin), ofloxacin – (floxin), moxifloxacin – (avelox), and gatifloxacin –(tequin).”

the respective pharmaceutical manufacturers and the fda have failed to adequately warn the american public of the inherent risks associated with the use of this class of antibiotics and as a result many of these reactions are occurring unnecessarily and should have never occurred.

There are no known effective treatments or cures for a fluoroquinolones adverse drug reaction.

I am signing this petition to formally request that congress conduct an investigation and hold hearings to remedy this serious problem and to provide corrective action leading to proper warnings, proper prescribing and also research into effective treatment outcomes for a fluoroquinolones adverse drug reaction.

I am respectfully requesting that the united states congress immediately and fully investigate the misconduct of the respective pharmaceutical companies and the fda and to implement a procedure for the victims of this misconduct to be compensated for the damages they have suffered not withstanding existing statutes of limitations.





Name:__________________________________ (required)



address:__________________________________ ______________ (optional)



city:___________________ (optional) state: _______________ (optional)



zip code: _______________ (optional)



telephone: ( )_________________________(optional)



fax: ( )___________________________________(optio nal)



email: _______________________________________(op tional)



congressional district__________________________________ (required)

if you don't know your congressional district, please visit http://www.House.Gov/writerep/ you simply need to type in your zip code.

I, (name) __________________________took the fluoroquinolone aka (quinolone)

drug(s) (which drug) __________________________________________ _____(required)

to treat the medical condition of ________________________________________

on date: ______________________

the adverse drug reactions that happened to me is/are and started on date: __________________________________________ _________________________

__________________________________________ _________________________

__________________________________________ _________________________

__________________________________________ _________________________

sex: male_____ female_____ age _______

as of today's date,__________________ , I am suffering from the following:

__________________________________________ _________________________

__________________________________________ _________________________

__________________________________________ _________________________

__________________________________________ _________________________

__________________________________________ _________________________

__________________________________________ _________________________

__________________________________________ _________________________

*if you need more space to write please attach extra pages.





Signed: _________________________________ date: _______________________



please mail to:

quinolones
p.O. Box 305
glenview, il 60025
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replied May 30th, 2005
Get Involved - This Could All Have Been Prevented
For further information, please go to www.Fqvictims.Org or www.Drugvictims.Org or www.Fqresearch.Org..... Please print-sign and mail in the petition so an investigation into this class of antibiotics can start.... Thank you..... (below is the "short" form")



a petition to the united states congress



date: ____________________





a petition to the united states congress:

i, (name) _________________________________________a m signing this petition to request the united states congress to immediately take action to protect american consumers from the serious adverse drug reactions that are occurring from a class of antibiotics known as “fluoroquinolones”. These serious adverse drug reactions often leave victims with long-term or permanent, crippling disabilities, and cause preventable deaths.

A few of the better known antibiotics include; ciprofloxacin - (cipro), levofloxacin - (levaquin), ofloxacin – (floxin), moxifloxacin – (avelox), and gatifloxacin –(tequin).”

the respective pharmaceutical manufacturers and the fda have failed to adequately warn the american public of the inherent risks associated with the use of this class of antibiotics and as a result many of these reactions are occurring unnecessarily and should have never occurred.

There are no known effective treatments or cures for a fluoroquinolones adverse drug reaction.

I am signing this petition to formally request that congress conduct an investigation and hold hearings to remedy this serious problem and to provide corrective action leading to proper warnings, proper prescribing and also research into effective treatment outcomes for a fluoroquinolones adverse drug reaction.

I am respectfully requesting that the united states congress immediately and fully investigate the misconduct of the respective pharmaceutical companies and the fda and to implement a procedure for the victims of this misconduct to be compensated for the damages they have suffered not withstanding existing statutes of limitations.





Name:__________________________________ (required)



address:__________________________________ ______________ (optional)



city:___________________ (optional) state: _______________ (optional)



zip code: _______________ (optional)



telephone: ( )_________________________(optional)



fax: ( )___________________________________(optio nal)



email: _______________________________________(op tional)



congressional district__________________________________ (required)

if you don't know your congressional district, please visit http://www.House.Gov/writerep/ you simply need to type in your zip code.

I, (name) __________________________took the fluoroquinolone aka (quinolone)

drug(s) (which drug) __________________________________________ _____(required)

to treat the medical condition of ________________________________________

on date: ______________________

the adverse drug reactions that happened to me is/are and started on date: __________________________________________ _________________________

__________________________________________ _________________________

__________________________________________ _________________________

__________________________________________ _________________________

sex: male_____ female_____ age _______

as of today's date,__________________ , I am suffering from the following:

__________________________________________ _________________________

__________________________________________ _________________________

__________________________________________ _________________________

__________________________________________ _________________________

__________________________________________ _________________________

__________________________________________ _________________________

__________________________________________ _________________________

*if you need more space to write please attach extra pages.





Signed: _________________________________ date: _______________________



please mail to:

quinolones
p.O. Box 305
glenview, il 60025
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replied March 23rd, 2008
Levaquin Poisoning
I was given Levaquin 9 months ago before a partial Colectomy of which they removed 12 “ of my Colon due to a perforation. Since the moment I woke up from surgery, I have experienced Tremors, Vibrations, Tingling/numbness sensations all over my body (but more acute on my left side), Night Sweats, Panic Attacks, Anxiety, Temperature Sensitivity, Noise Sensitivity, Heart Palpitations, and Joint Pain. I have seen 11 doctors and have taken dozens of tests in attempts to find out what the problem is. All the test have come back negative. Two of the 11 doctors have finally admitted that I may be suffering from a severe reaction to Levaquin. DON'T TAKE THIS DRUG....IT CAN DESTROY YOUR LIFE. I had a thriving business and still have a wife and three sons to take care of. The only thing holding me together is my Faith in Jesus Christ and the persistent love and care from my wife.
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replied February 14th, 2010
I took FQ's on an off for a number of years, and my health continued to decline, and the dr assumed i needed more of the stuff (for UTI).). i ended up with tendon/ligament/muscle deterioration, and the excess protein flooding my system triggered autoimmune responses = hashimotos, systemic lupus, raynaud's, and, i nearly died. i have been using alternative medicines, and have been in remission for over 2 years (but, i can't work). The immunologist i went to reported it to ADRAC. Now, as the years progress, my ligaments/tendons/muscles continue to deteriorate! I am reeeally scared what my future will hold? And, i wonder just how long my future will be? All of these drugs should be banned for use other than life and death situations? The drug companies should be made to be responsible? Here in spam unapproved, they still do not black box warn these drugs (there are over a dozen differing ones within that family on the market). Most people end up being diagnosed with fibromyalgia or "chronic fatigue syndrome" or are just considered malingering nut-bags? APALLING.
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replied February 4th, 2011
FQs
Hello BeaGee,
I am french, living in France and in the same situation.
I wish to know what you call "deterioration" and also what king of "protein" is in excess flooding your system.
I am also using alternative medicine. I would like to compare it with my alternative medicine.
Maybe we can exchange some good things.
Thank you very much.
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