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Fluoroquinolone Stories is a website that is a collection of personal stories about experiences with adverse reactions to fluoroquinolone antibiotics (Cipro, Levaquin, Avelxo, Floxin, etc…). Click HERE TO SUBMIT your story or click on the Submit Tab at top right of the screen. Many times, these reactions are devastating to those who experience them. The stories listed here are in the words of the sufferers and for viewing by interested parties such as, reporters, news anchors, media outlets, politicians and… See full story

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

Loretta W’s Story

Female 4Hi out their I was hospitalized last year in April an may for a rupture appendix an pelvic abscess went back to work on may 28,15 a week later I started having this weird pain in my neck on both side thought they scratch my throat why in hospital so I went to my primary dr about pain in my neck all out though my ears felt like I had a ear infection so the dr really didn’t give me… See full story

Debbie K’s Story

Female 1In May of 2016 I was in the hospital with double pneumonia , They started giving me the usual IV fluids along with IV ” LEVAQUIN ” .About halfway through the first bag I started to notice upper limb pain , primarily in my shoulders and biceps . I was hospitalized for 4 days in which they administered numerous IV doses of Levaquin During my stay I experienced (along with the upper limb pain ) hallucinations , very vivid nightmares… 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

Sarah G’s Story

Female 2Here is my account of the events beginning February 2016. Some pertinent facts before I begin: I am a 36 years old masters level psychotherapist working with mental health and dual diagnosis underprivileged clients. I graduated in July 2015 from Chestnut Hill College with a M.S. in clinical and counseling psychology. I am also a yoga instructor. My goal was, and is still, to bridge yoga and meditation with traditional psychotherapy, especially to at risk youth, domestic violence victims, and… 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

Candice F’s Story

Female 1February 2016 began with a chronic upper respiratory infection that was not responding to amoxicillin 10 day course. Dr prescribed the Zpack and Flonase A week after completing these I was not better in fact I was worse. Symptoms now include light headed dizzy and chest pains making it extremely difficult to breath. Visit to the hospital Emergency department included a chest X-ray that diagnosed a collapsed lung and pneumonia. Began albuterol nebulizer treatments, prednisone and levoquin. Sent home 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

Dillie M’s Story

Female 8I was prescribed 3 days of CIPRO in November 2010 for a UTI. No noticeable side effects at the time. My Waterloo was a 10 day round of generic 500 mg Levaquin…Levofloxacin, for a bronchitis infection in February 2012; this was prescribed to me by an excellent doctor at a very reputable clinic in Atlanta; my regular doctor, also at this same well known practice, was out of town at the time. During and especially on the 10th day of… See full story

Dennis S’ Story

Male 2Sadly, my story is just beginning. I was first given Levaquin in 2012 for a sinus infection and then later that year for a sinus infection. I had not a clue of the risks. Doctor or Pharmacist never said a word to me about the risks. No reactions or so I thought. The symptoms I had I attributed to over use injury or whatever. I am (was?) a skier, cycler, fly fisherman, hiker, and work out regularly. In 2016 I… See full story