Some Antibiotics May Blind, Cripple, or Kill You!


From Organic Lifestyle Magazine


Pharmaceutical drugs come with risks, risks most users choose to ignore. We block out the risks when we hear about a drug on television or the radio. We either skim over the words in print or ignore them altogether. Due to trust that the federal government will protect us and a belief that pharmaceutical companies have our best interest at heart, we play Russian roulette, believing we would never be so unlucky as to suffer a serious side-effect. After all, they are so rare!

We are all aware that antibiotics can cause allergic reactions, even fatal ones. It is not so common knowledge to find an antibiotic can cripple or kill in other ways.

Chris Dannelly was in the prime of his life at age 41. His physical (two months prior to his death) showed he was in excellent health. He was an athlete who stayed in shape. When he came down with the flu and pneumonia, he was prescribed levofloxacin (brand name Levaquin) an antibiotic manufactured by Johnson and Johnson, Jansen Pharmaceutical. This antibiotic was the best selling antibiotic in the United States in 2010.

Chris took two pills. Those two pills killed him.

Chris did not have an allergic reaction. He died an excruciatingly painful death from rhabdomyolysis, a syndrome caused by the death of muscle fibers and the release of myoglobin into the bloodstream. Death occurs due to toxic overload with resultant kidney failure, heart attack, liver damage, or compartment syndrome (which inhibits blood flow).

Chris died 48 hours after taking the second pill. The diagnosis of rhabdomyolysis was made through autopsy.

Death and Injury Caused by Levaquin

Rhabdomyolysis is not the only serious reaction patients have had to Levaquin. Many have experienced Achilles ruptures; severe on-going joint, muscle, or tendon pain; rupture of the retina; or neurological damage that may well be irreversible. Two other possible fatal outcomes are related to skin reactions: Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrosis (TEN). Stevens-Johnson syndrome results in blistering of the mucous membranes, while TEN causes widespread necrosis of the skin. It can literally fall off the body in sheets.

The circular for the drug includes a current stand statement for prescription drugs:

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

This statement is one that supports the mindset that these things happen to other people, not us. Seriously, would any of us risk our health with pharmaceuticals if we really paid attention to and understood the warnings? Not if we understood that foods, herbs, and natural supplements would cure that pneumonia, sinus infection, or strep throat. Not if we all understood that natural treatment strengthens the immune system and that over time through the use of natural remedies we would catch fewer infections and when we did, they would be less severe.

The Beneficial Risk Profile

Pharmaceutical companies are quick to talk about the benefit risk profile – the fact that a particular drug has helped so many people as opposed to how few it damaged or killed. And though this drug has 20,000 or more lawsuits filed against it, claims can be made that it has helped many more. (And yet, many other medicines with less risk could have been used instead.)

This is a very expensive medication. It makes a great deal of money for its company. It is one of the drugs in the class called fluoroquinolones. Another well-known drug in this class is Cipro.

Do you think Johnson and Johnson bases their risk-benefit calculations on anything other than profit compared to losses through lawsuits? If you do, you drank the Kool-Aid.

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I have taken Cipro before….. I had a severe reaction two hours after taking the second dose! I thought I was going to die. Later I found out that it contains Fluoride and the reaction I had was not uncommon! I was lucky….I had no lasting effects from it ( thank goodness!) probably cuz my body totally and violently rejected it in my system! At least no damage that can be seen as yet. Who knows though….it might have damaged my kidneys or other organs. Time will tell I guess but it will be too late to do anything by then.

I actually am very sensitive to most prescription drugs which is why I try to stay away from the Doctor’s office and use herbal medicines when I need them. I’ve had too many close calls to take it lightly.

~Blessed B~

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30 Responses to Some Antibiotics May Blind, Cripple, or Kill You!

  1. JenZ says:

    I have a friend who still has nearly debilitating fatigue from taking Cipro months ago for a kidney infection. The irony is that it was the second antibiotic they tried after the first didn’t work, but it was actually the third type of antibiotic that got rid of the infection. She said the acute symptoms were terrible, but they still wanted her to take it longer.

    • Blessed B. says:

      Isn’t it crazy that Doctor’s would say to keep taking a drug even though one is having a definite problem with it? What happened to the oath they took that says ‘ above all else, do no harm.” ?

      I know that Lugol’s iodine detox’s fluoride from the body….. fluoride could be now playing havoc with her thyroid gland causing the fatigue. Get your friend to google about the thyroid and what it’s functions are and also iodine supplementation and protocol. She just may need to get rid of the fluoride in her body.

      I also find it crazy that doctors prescribe Cipro for a kidney infection. Fluoride can damage the kidneys!

      • upaces88 says:

        When I was a child, I almost died when the doctor gave me PENICILLIN.
        Then he tried sulfa drug…I was allergic to that too.

        • Blessed B. says:

          I’m allergic to Penicillin also! Sulfa drugs were the only ones I could have for a while. Now though…. I seem to be getting even more sensitive to all of them! It’s scary for me when I have an infection that needs an antibiotic to cure. I just never know if I’m going to have a reaction to the drug they prescribe.

          The only one I can take at this time is Clindamyacin but the list of side effects is beyond scary!

          • upaces88 says:

            Good Grief, Blessed B. It seems to me like the ol’ Herbal Remedies are better.

            I personally prefer about 10 oz. of Pineapple Juice (NOT CARTON) per day.
            I also drink a LOT of water (8 oz per 10 lbs) per day. I haven’t been sick in years and years!

            LOL…with the exception of being diagnosed with ALZ about(?) 4 yrs ago. (due to a hard fall down some steps–hitting my head on each step as I hit the cement walk-way.). Ain’t stopped me yet!!!!!

            Otherwise, I just don’t get sick.

            • Blessed B. says:


              The ol’ herbal remedies usually work fine for me 95% of the time…’s the 5% that don’t respond quick enough that really bug me. Like the Urinary tract infection I had that made me feel like a walking cranberry juice jug after a week of consuming bottles of it! I had already made an appt. with the doc when my hubby brought home a bottle of Uva Ursa, a bottle of Cran-Max tablets and 1000mg Vit. C tablets! I took them along with my cranberry juice and the infection was gone in a day! Guess I just needed to up my dose of vitamin C and to flush my kidneys a bit more!

              BTW….. I don’t think you have ALZ! If anything you may have TBI ( Traumatic Brain Injury)….though I don’t see you having any problems with your thinking process!

              • upaces88 says:

                shhhhh…don’t tell anyone. First I had to go get my calculator to figure out how old I am. I do NOT like knowing LOL. I am almost 70 yrs old (this October).
                Something was wrong with my hip. It was the nerve in the hip. If felt like someone stuck a hot electrical wire into the hip joint. I had to walk with my left foot crossing in front of my right foot (forming a “T”. It was slow walking! Stairs were impossible.
                I started drinking 8 oz of REAL pineapple juice (frozen only-cartons don’t work) per day. Within 48 hours, I could walk again normally!

                Now I also buy crush pineapple and chunks in a can. I have a favorite sandwich I make Whole wheat Bread-Grilled Velveeta Cheese with Avocadoa,.and bits of purple onion.

                I haven’t been in pain for over a year..

                • Blessed B. says:

                  I give the kids and myself Pineapple when we have a cold… cuts down on the mucous and it’s loaded with vitamin C!

                  • upaces88 says:

                    I am glad to hear about the”colds”, etc. can be healed by Pineapple.
                    I am sitting here right now drinking a glass of it.
                    I’ve noticed I don’t have the “yearning for coffee” as much as I did before since I have been drinking or eating Pineapple.

              • upaces88 says:

                I have argued with the doctors that it IS “TBI”. I found out that doctors get $$ for diagnosing ALZ due to the meds they hand out.
                How much do you charge for diagnogsis and tell me what I should take? LOL
                The test they give you is verbal. They give you “5” items that have nothing to do with each other. You can’t even form a picture in your mind for remembering.
                They wait 5 min and ask you again. If you can’t remember “ALL 5″ they diagnose the patient with ALZ.
                Here is MY answer:
                I am almost 70 yrs old. I have so much knowledge that I have to move all the new information to its filing cabinet (my butt). It is a whole lot harder to retrieve from there” LOL

                • Blessed B. says:

                  Doctors get paid by the Pharmaceutical companies for ALL prescriptions! Glorified drug pushers IMHO!

                  LOL! Unfortunately there is a law against that. I can give my opinion on what I would do though. Just ask me in private!

                  As for remembering five things in sequence…I have a hard time if I can’t put the object to a road map to my home. The trick is to have a road map in your mind from a certain point …say from downtown or your community and pick out significant stores or objects that you see to your home. When the Doc. gives you the first object to remember just put it beside the first thing you see on your way home and do the rest he/she gives with the next ones…so you’ll have five points of interest on your mental road map and beside them the objects the Doc. has given you to remember. When he/ she asks what they were….you just have to remember your road map and the objects will be there beside them for you to remember! Just a little mind trick for remembering all sorts of stuff…like names!

                  LOL! Yeah…I know! My filing cabinets are in that area too! Sometimes it takes weeks to find the information and to pull it up to the computer system on top for me to use!

          • upaces88 says:

            My Lord! Why in hell are they allowed to get away with this!!!

            • Blessed B. says:

              Cuz not enough people are screaming their heads off about it….. and that’s probably due to not many people knowing about it!

              I once had a lawyer tell me….anything is legal as long as no one takes you to court over it.

      • JenZ says:

        Thanks – I will pass that along! I didn’t know before this discussion that Cipro had fluoride in it. Boo to her doctor for putting her through this!

        • Blessed B. says:

          There are other drugs also that contain Fluoride. Some you can find here:

          Many modern pharmaceuticals (e.g. Prozac, Paxil) contain “organofluorines.” An organofluorine is a chemical compound that contains both carbon and fluorine. The fact, however, that a pharmaceutical is made with an organofluorine does not mean that it will increase your exposure to fluoride. This is because the fluorine in the drug forms a very strong bond with the carbon and this bond resists metabolizing into fluoride ion. It is generally believed, therefore, that most organofluorine drugs do not contribute to daily fluoride exposure.

          There are some organofluorine drugs, however, that do metabolize into fluoride. This is evident by studies finding elevated levels of fluoride showing up in the urine or blood following use of the drug. Because organofluorine drugs contain high quantities of fluorine, any drug that metabolizes into fluoride will likely be a very large source of daily exposure. Drugs that are known to break down into fluoride ion include: fluorinated anesthetics, Cipro, Niflumic acid, Flecainide, and Voriconazole. It is possible, and indeed likely, that other drugs do so as well, but have not yet been discovered.~~

          Here also they have a list of not only antibiotics but also antacids and such!

          There even is a vitamin supplement that has Fluoride in it! OMG! To Give to children!!!!

          No end to the evil that the Pharmaceutical industry will push upon those who are not vigilant to finding the truth!

  2. Uriel says:

    So true. The best advocate for your health is YOU. If you are told xxx. Check with pharmacist at least at the very least checking side affects and interactions with other perscriptions. Get every word on internet you can. Every doctor I see gets frustrated with me. But I don’t care. It is my body and my life.

    • Blessed B. says:

      LOL! I do my checking! My Doc gets frustrated with me also cuz I come in with information and tell him what I think the diagnosis is! I let him run his tests just to confirm! LOL! Then we have a discussion on the best treatment plan!

      He has said to me before, “Why do you come to see me if you already know the problem and how to treat it?”…my answer…. “Cuz I need a second opinion!”

  3. Kathy says:

    If you listen to the possible side effects in those drug commercials, you’d never take another pill the rest of your life.

    I’m big on vitamins and supplements, but try to stay away from Rx medication as much as possible.

    • Blessed B. says:

      LOL! Yep….those commercials just make me Shake My head!

      I also am big on vitamins and supplements. I do a lot of herbal remedies myself. It helps that my hubby is an Herbalist. I tend to think that the old fashioned way of healing my body is better in most cases. It’s only when I’ve tried everything and the problem is getting worse instead of better, do I go to the Pharmaceuticals. It doesn’t happen very often though. Most of the time I can get rid of the problem myself.

  4. tiretramp says:

    My Ex was a burn units nurse or 16 years. They had several that died from interaction with antibiotic where ALL there skin just fell off. Dope them up and watch them die, no treatment helped even a little.I am extremely allergic to the Mahican family of drugs.
    Read the big sting on supplements from big places like CVS,Walgreens and others where there was no Vitamins or supplements but grass/weeds and junk in many of the caps there were selling? So just who can you trust? Heck the daily bombardment for new drugs on TV scary as Hell. The side affects sound worse than the Problem.


    • Blessed B. says:

      Yep…..Drugs kill over 100,000 people per year!

      It pays to do your own research on the companies who manufacture the supplements. Just because a big chain store is carrying them doesn’t mean diddly squat.

      I’m wondering though if that story isn’t propaganda put out by the Pharmaceutical industry…. there has been a war on supplements and herbal remedies for quite a few years now. Lobbyists trying to get the Gov’ts. to ban certain vitamins and such that the Pharmaceutical industry know actually have a benefit for those using them.

      There are natural remedy books at the Health stores and I would suggest buying one or two for those who want to take this approach to control their own health and well being.

      • upaces88 says:

        I know some of you may know other pharmaceuticals that have been involved in lawsuits against them. The COURTS seem to be the only one who can do anything about this. I know because I was in a law suit. Do you remember the Dow Corning Law suits with the women who had breast implants?
        After I had my daughter, my poor body milk baby feeders looked like sagging balloons. I had the implants (only back to make me look normal NOT huge).

        They broke!!. I had silicone on my brain and in my spinal fluid. I have never felt that kind of pain except from a burn. To get out of bed was torture. I had to inch by inch crawl to my bath tube (water jets)…and lay there for about 45 min. until the spasms in my neck and back subsided.

        I finally heard about a clinic of U.T. SW Medical for the Military coming back from the Gulf War (“Gulf War Syndrome”. I sat in a reclining chair with an IV hooked up for two hours with “Straight Vitamin C..” .

        When I completed the sessions, I was able to walk without pain, bend over and walk down stairs without pain.