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Nature - When antibiotics turn toxic

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by MarcNotMark, Apr 15, 2018.

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  1. MarcNotMark

    MarcNotMark Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-03267-5


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    TigerLilea Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I will go to my grave knowing that I did not have ME/CFS until three days after starting on a "skookum" dose of Penicillin. That is when my ME kicked in, and within the year, allergies and Chronic Sinusitis.
     
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    Same here. I was having some bowel problems and a few allergies and intollerances. I then was prescribed cipro for a misdiagnosed bowel infection and that triggered my ME. It made me sick as a dog and i wanted to stop using it but the physician kept pushing me i had to finish the course or she would drop me as a patient.
    I've never been the same since.
    Now i have no more life. Thank you.
     
  4. Trish

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    Hi @Thinktank, welcome to the forum. I'm sorry to hear you have had such a devastating effect from this drug.
     
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    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    There is a support/advocacy group
    https://floxiehope.com/
    I too think that Fluoroquinolones may have played a part in my getting ME.
     
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    Welcome @Thinktank and great to see you over here. You know my story already but a neurotoxic reaction to Levaquin was the very beginning of my entire illness and the first trigger in a series of hits to my immune system. Hoping for the day that Levaquin is banned from the planet.
     
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    @Trish , thank you.

    @Gingergrrl , nice to see you here. Yup, your story is a prime example of the damage that these fluoroquinolones can achieve.
     
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    I didn’t know fluoroquinolones caused psychiatric and sensory disturbances along with the physical problems. :arghh: Why on earth are they still allowed to sell them.
     
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    Because they are an enormous money maker for Ortho-McNeil/Johnson & Johnson. They are one of the top drugs in the US (maybe worldwide, I am not sure) which shows that they are given out like candy if a drug that you take for seven days is given as frequently as a med that someone would take daily (365 days/year).
     
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    Not sure what kind of antibiotics were prescribed for me when I first got ill in 2006, but it was for two mycoplasma lung infections (following a strep infection, what a fun summer that was) which apparently is one of the most common uses of floxie.
     
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    https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm611032.htm
     
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    James Morris-Lent Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Levaquin is what got me out of severe cfs. Strange world.
     
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    The MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority) has now issued a formal warning to health professionals and introduced new prescribing regulations.


    “Disabling, long-lasting or potentially irreversible adverse reactions affecting musculoskeletal and nervous systems have been reported very rarely with fluoroquinolone antibiotics. Fluoroquinolone treatment should be discontinued at the first signs of a serious adverse reaction, including tendon pain or inflammation.”
    MHRA Website Announcement – 21 March 2019
     

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