I read on the FQ Facebook forums of a couple of victims who did hyperbaric ( HBOT) treatment. Both of them had some level of improvement. Niether of them were close to being cured though. Fluoroquinolone toxicity is often so severe and diffuse that there really is no single cure. I figured I would give HBOT a try as I have been on pain medications for many years from my Levaquin poisoning. I have completed thirty treatment sessions in a hard shell chamber. The office staff is really wonderful. None of them ever heard of Levaquin toxicity. I gave them lots of cards and literature on this poisoning. I plan on doing ten more treatment sessions for a total of fourty. The hard shell chamber is equiped with a small Tv so that patients can watch dvd videos. So far, I haven’t seen any reduction in pain. My head tremor is slightly reduced but none of my other symptoms have lessened. I was told that the benefits of HBOT are sometimes seen after treatment. I hope this is true. In addition to HBOT, one of my many doctors prescribed supplemental oxygen. The oxygen company provided a portable unit along with the free standing machine. Maybe it will provide some benefit along with the HBOT. I would be estatic if there was even a 10 percent reduction in symptoms.
I am contemplaing bee venom therapy as my next move. I have watched quite a few videos of bee sting treatment for pain. Bee venom therapists are known as Apitherapists. I am not sure if I can stand the sting of live bees. I may have to if I want to try and reduce my pain medications. I hope 2014 is a good year for the floxed community.
Dr. Marc Rodwin has written extensively about off-label marketing and the medical industrial complex. He has a new book out below. It looks to be a fantastic read for anyone interested in this subject.
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I have been reading a lot of information on the benefits of Vitamin C. Some say the best way to take vitamin C is from a whole plant food source. I was reading about a fruit called Camu Camu. Apparently this fruit has the highest known food source of vitamin C on the planet. The vitamin C content in a teaspoon of Camu Camu is 30 to 50 times more than the vitamin C from a glass of orange juice. I recently ordered some organic non GMO Camu Camu from Navita Naturals. There are several different suppliers of Camu Camu to order from. I will post any positive results. Below is some information on Camu Camu.
4/6/2013 – Camu camu, also called camocamo and cacari, is a small tree that grows alongside rivers in the central and western Amazon basin in South America.
10/2/2012 – A nutritiously dense superfruit from the Amazon rainforest, camu camu (Myrciaria dubia) is the most potent botanical source of Vitamin C in the world. With 30 to 50 times more vitamin C than an orange.
Below is a Fluoroquinolone study that is headed by a very prestigious doctor. This physician helped to prove that Gulf War Syndrome was real when many said it was just psychological. Nothing like this in the Fluoroquinolone community has happened before and if we don’t get enough people to participate, it may be a very long time before we get another opportunity like this again. Please register for the study yourselves and share on your social media networks. Here is the link: http://www.fqstudy.info/
New FDA warnings on Cipro may tie into Gulf War Illness according to the publication “Military Times”
Military Times article on Cipro and Gulf War illness.
Wall Street Journal article on the $2.2 Billion dollar settlement regarding Risperdal.
Below is a link to a clinical trial using hyperbaric oxygen for the treatment of traumatic brain injury. For fluoroquinolone injured victims who have documented central nervous system damage, this NIH study may be something to consider. Especially if you reside near an active hbot recruiting site and meet the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The cost of hyperbaric oxygen for self-pay runs anywhere from $120.00 to $250.00 per hour.
Why Matt Sorrell is running a marathon for the Quinolone Vigilance Foundation.