Levaquin, Cipro, & Avelox Lawsuit!

Anyone ever got hurt (floxed) by Levaquin, Cipro, or Avelox, here is a lawsuit you can join.

How do you know if you were floxed?

Not everyone has the same symptoms but what these drugs share in common is that they destroy bacterial DNA. Great for the bacteria you want to get rid of but not so good for the bacteria that actually keeps you alive. One particular bacteria that we cannot survive without is the mitochondria in our cells. Every human cell has mitochondria. Their job is to convert whatever comes into the body to energy so we can function. Without mitochondria we are not alive.

These antibiotics, collectively fluoroquinolones or quinolones, all destroy bacterial DNA and they have caused damage to human mitochondrial DNA. Since mitochondria reproduces on its own in each cell, repair of the DNA is only possible by accidental mutation in synchronous mode in all damaged cells. Not likely… Not everyone got hurt from these drugs equally. The differences are not understood. But the primary adverse reactions of these antibiotics are:

  1. Torn Achilles tendon — these can also become what I call “jumping tendons” that is tendons that are looser than should be and pop left or right on your joints (painful!)
  2. Damage to the nerves of the eye that can cause blindness — partial or full
  3. Peripheral neuropathy — most common and most devastating. This is the case when your mitochondrial DNA is so damaged that the damage is irreversible. People with this version of the damage have committed suicide, here is one example for you but of course there are thousands more. We now also know that the Gulf War Syndrome is also peripheral neuropathy. This is nothing new by the way.
  4. There may even be a connection to these antibiotics causing type 2 diabetes.

I am one of the floxed ones with the torn Achilles and the jumping tendons so far but who knows, I may later come down with other problems. One of the biggest problems with taking these medicines is that any or all of the problems can hit you months after you stopped taking the medicine because the damage has to reach a threshold before it shows up.

At the same time, these medicines are held in high esteem by many doctors because as broad spectrum antibiotics, they can treat some illnesses that others cannot–I should say could, because bacterial resistance now made them quite useless in most cases!

I have a citizen petition against these drugs for almost a year now that the FDA responded to saying they cannot make a decision! Well lets help the FDA make a decision! Either post a comment on my petition (click on “comment now“) and/or apply to be part of the lawsuit. In either case the goal is the same: get these drugs off the market for common everyday prescription possibility! They can keep them for emergency use of life and death but for heaven’s sake, do not prescribe it for a urinary tract infection or a sinus infection! There are safer antibiotics for that!

Act now!!!

Comments are welcomed, as always!

Angela

About Be Healthy

Angela A Stanton, PhD, is a Neuroeconomist who evaluates changes in behavior, chronic pain, decision-making, as a result of hormonal variations in the brain. She lives in Southern California. Her current research is focused on migraine cause, prevention and treatment without the use of medicines. As a migraineur, her discovery was helped by experimenting on herself. She found the cause of migraine to be at the ionic level, associated with disruption of the electrolyte homeostasis, resulting from genetic mutations of insulin and glucose transporters, and voltage gated sodium and calcium channel mutations. Such mutations cause major shifts in a migraine brain, unlike that of a non-migraine brain. A non-migraineur can handle electrolyte changes on autopilot. A migraineur must always be on manual guard for such changes to maintain electrolyte homeostasis. The book Fighting The Migraine Epidemic: How To Treat and Prevent Migraines Without Medicines - An Insider's View explains why we have migraines, how to prevent them and how to stay migraine (and medicine) free for life. As a result of the success of the first edition of her book and new research and findings, she is now finishing the 2nd edition. The 2nd edition is the “holy grail” of migraines, incorporating all there is to know at the moment and also some hypotheses. It includes an academic research section with suggestions for further research. The book is full of citations to authenticate the statements she makes to be followed up by those interested and to spark further research interest. While working on the 2nd edition of the book she also published academic articles: "Migraine Cause and Treatment" Mental Health in family Medicine, November 23, 2015, open access "Functional Prodrome in Migraines" Journal of Neurological Disorders, January 22, 2016, open access "Are Statistics Misleading Sodium Reduction Benefits?", Journal of Medical Diagnostic Method, February 3, 2016, open access “A Comment on Severe Headache or Migraine History Is Inversely Correlated With Dietary Sodium Intake: NHANES 1999-2004” Angela A Stanton PhD, 19 July 2016 DOI: 10.1111/head.12861 not open access, subscription is required to read it. Dr. Stanton received her BSc at UCLA in Mathematics, MBA at UCR, MS in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, PhD in NeuroEconomics at Claremont Graduate University, and fMRI certification at Harvard University Medical School at the Martinos Center for Neuroimaging for experimenting with neurotransmitters on human volunteers. For relaxation Dr. Stanton paints and photographs. Follow her on Twitter at: @MigraineBook
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One Response to Levaquin, Cipro, & Avelox Lawsuit!

  1. Pingback: Levaquin, Cipro, & Avelox Lawsuit Press release! | Fighting the Migraine Epidemic

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