QUINOLONE TOXICITY SUPPORT UK

Welcome to Quintox Support – the website for

 

QUINOLONE TOXICITY SUPPORT UK

 

 

 

Why are you here?

 

You're probably here because you've been taking Ciprofloxacin or Levofloxacin or one of the other Quinolone antibiotics and suddenly your body feels like it's crashed.  You might have been to your doctor already and he or she said it's not likely to be the Quinolone; so you've searched on-line and found some horror stories.  You discovered that you've been floxed - and then you found us.

 

Why are we here?

 

We're here because we've been there before you.  We took Ciprofloxacin for a UTI or maybe prostatitis, or we took Levofloxacin for sinusitis.  Whatever it was, we weren't really dangerously ill, but we did want to get better.  None of us were warned by a doctor that the antibiotic we'd been prescribed could ruin our lives.

 

We're here to offer help, advice and friendly support to fellow UK sufferers of

Adverse Reactions to Quinolone Antibiotics – Ciprofloxacin, Levofloxacin, Moxifloxacin, Ofloxacin and Norfloxacin.  We hope at least a little good will then  come from our collective agonising experiences of being floxed.

 

We're here to campaign for doctors to only prescribe Quinolone antibiotics as a last resort medication after everything else has failed.  They are very powerful drugs designed to tackle life-threatening infections such as sepsis, Pandemic Pneumonia and Anthrax.  They are called last line of defence drugs yet are very often prescribed as first line of defence for very ordinary infections.

 

We're here to raise awareness amongst both doctors and patients as to how debilitating, disabling and even life-threatening Adverse Reactions to Quinolones can be.

 

Who are we?

 

We're an assortment of people from all walks of life, who have come together because of the effects of Quinolone Toxicity.  Our Facebook group was founded in September 2015 by me, Miriam Knight (see story no. 10) after I had been searching for help, advice or just anything re floxing on the Internet.  I got 'chatting' with a very knowledgeable sufferer, Debbie Carol, who said she wished there was a UK group but that she felt too ill most of the time to do anything about it - so I blithely said I would do it!  She and I are the Admins of the FB group and you can find information about joining us on the Contact page.

 

We are neither funded by nor affiliated to any group or organisation.  We do not have a vendetta against any company or organisation. We know that Quinolone antibiotics do save lives and only ask that they be restricted for use in life-threatening situations.

 

 

Art by Debbie Carol