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    Default Gulf War Illness Tied to Cipro Antibiotics

    Lisa Bloomquist
    January 6, 2014

    A U.S. military publication, The Air Force Times, made the connection that victims of Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Syndrome (“Floxies”) have been screaming about for years – that Gulf War Illness is tied to Cipro. In an article entitled, “New FDA warnings on Cipro may tie into Gulf War Illness,” it was noted that the August, 2013 update to the warning labels of all fluoroquinolone antibiotics stating that PERMANENT peripheral neuropathy is a possible adverse effect, prompted The Air Force Times to make the connection.

    Civilians suffering from Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Syndrome (an adverse reaction to a fluoroquinolone – Cipro/Ciprofloxacin, Levaquin/Levofloxacin, Avelox/Moxifloxacin, Floxin/Ofloxacin and others) have noted the similarities between Gulf War illness and Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Syndrome for years. It is beyond likely, it is probable, that they are one in the same.

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    Now how long will it take the Veterans' Administration (VA) to sit up and take notice of these findings? Or will this mean that they actually must be required to DO SOMETHING for the sake of these military Veterans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maurya View Post
    Now how long will it take the Veterans' Administration (VA) to sit up and take notice of these findings? Or will this mean that they actually must be required to DO SOMETHING for the sake of these military Veterans?
    They will bury it as deep as they can for as long as they can!

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    Lisa Bloomquist really seems to know what she's talking about. Thank you for an excellent article, Islander. I find it exceedingly inappropriate that a military commander who is apparently not a doctor can command the men in his care to take a drug. I sincerely hope some of the wounded warriors will fight this injustice as Bloomquist encourages them to. My heart goes out to them and all who have been affected by this wicked toxicity.

    I once had what seemed like a urinary tract infection. It started out with symtpoms of UTI, which then went away. But I continued to feel extremely ill, and had a fever. I think it was the sickest I've ever felt. (I now think these symptoms were due to a too-fast detox as it happened right after taking a strong detox-type formula. Subsequent tests showed no UTI.) I had had UTI's off and on since grade school, but had never taken Cipro.

    This time I went to a doctor we'd recently met who was into Chinese medicine. I didn't like him, and in fact felt repelled by him. But he gave us some advice. When I didn't improve he suggested I go to the hosptial. I said no way. He then said I should take Cipro, and told us how much. A few days later, I called a specialist from the phone book who told me on the phone that that was a toxic amount of Cipro, and to stop immediately. I am so thankful for her advice, and that I was not harmed by it.

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    Thanks be to God you were not permanently harmed Pattypans! That is frightening.......

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    Antibiotics containing fluoropquinolones should be used only in "life or death situations." Unfortunately, "some" doctors are prescribing them for infections of the urinary tract, prostate, and upper respiratory and ear infections, etc. These antibiotics should never be used for these purposes. Also, these fluoroquinolone antibiotics have devastating effects on your gut flora--killing off good bacteria that may take years to replace, if ever. Don't take these things. Here's a complete list of them. Avoid at all costs:
    1. Cipro (Ciprofloxacin); 2. Factive (Gemifloxacin); 3. Noroxin (Norfloxacin); 4. Levoquin (Levofloxacin); 5. Avelox (Morifloxacin); and 6. Floxin (Ofloxacin).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reesacat View Post
    Thanks be to God you were not permanently harmed Pattypans! That is frightening.......
    I do thank God, Reesacat, believe me!

    I should have listened to my gut feeling about that Chinese medical guy (he wasn't Chinese, but that was his modality.) He didn't know enough about prescription meds, probably, to know a) how dangerous Cipro is, and b) what a dangerous dose was. (Actually, as we've been reading, any dose is a dangerous dose.) So he just shouldn't have prescribed it. And I didn't want to take medicine. Deep down, I felt almost as though something was happening that was supposed to be happening, though I knew almost nothing about detox back then. The only reason I agreed to the medicine is that people close to me were talking hospital and pressuring me to do something and I figured it was the lesser of two evils. I should have just stood my ground. We live and learn.
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