What Does it Mean to Be “Floxed”?

When a person is given a toxic dose of a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, they are “floxed”. Fluoroquinolones (FQs) are genotoxic, meaning that prolonged exposure (over 48 hours) will alter DNA and cripple or destroy cells. For some people, a single pill is enough to cause a toxic reaction. Patients suffer from tendinopathy, chronic fatique, microbiome die-off, peripheral and automomic nervous system damage… and the medical community generally turns a blind eye. Patients who have experienced a toxic reaction are diagnosed with psychiatric disorders such as anxiety, depression and hypochondria, or physical ailments such as fibromyalgia or arthritis. Sometimes they are accused of simply being lazy.

FQs are used as a first line of defense against UTIs and sinus infections, but they are so toxic that they should only be given if the alternative is certain death.

If you think you have been floxed, please visit the Floxie Hope Facebook page. You are not alone.

I think this is the most telling link I can provide: on April 17, 2013, less than a year after I was floxed, the FDA revealed that Cipro damages mitochondria and causes neuropathy.

Fluoroquinolones cause DNA damage and oxidative stress to cells:

The mechanisms by which fluoroquinolones destroy connective tissue may be better understood as they are being studied as an antifibrotic drug in the treatment of Scleroderma, which is a thickening of connective tissues. It appears that Cipro alters gene expression in connective tissue growth factor — a bad idea for anyone with normal skin, tendons and muscles, and a very good explanation of why many people go from fit and athletic to having to use canes or wheelchairs.

Some fluoroquinolones are phototoxic:

The longer cells are exposed to fluoroquinolones, the more profound the damage:

Fluoroquinolones increase risk of neuropathy:

How to reverse the effects of aging on the brain:


Why Floxies need a lot of sleep:

Sleep Produces Cells that Grow and Repair Nerve Cell Insulation