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I never would have thought that one would be left at home, seriously ill, without help.
I would never have thought that children have to suffer in the dark at home, that relatives would be mocked at the same time, instead of doctors providing help.
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I never would have thought that #MEcfs sufferers had to fight so much and actually become a political issue.
I never would have thought that the so-called health care system could let people down in such an ignorant way.
I never would have thought that in addition to #MEcfs, devastating illnesses such as #SmallFiber #POTS #MCAS, CranioCervical Instability #CCI #Lyme #PostVac and poisoning by #fluoroquinolones #FQAD would also be swept under the carpet in the so-called healthcare sector.
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Just a reminder:

For those who do not know what #PEM is ( i do not like the word „malaise“, because it’s not malaise - it’s a horror trip) Definition excerpt from the Canadian Consensus Criteria document (2002/2005):
„2. Post-Exertional Malaise and/or Fatigue
Physical or mental exertion often causes debilitating malaise and/or fatigue, generalized pain,deterioration of cognitive functions,and worsening of other symptoms that may occur immediately (‼️) after activity or (‼️) be delayed (‼️)2/x
Patients experience rapid muscle fatigue and lack endurance. These symptoms are suggestive of a pathophysiology which involves immune system activation,channelopathy with oxidative stress (‼️) & nitric oxide related toxicity (‼️),and/or orthostatic intolerance (‼️)(#OI #POTS) 3/x
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Du neuf sous le soleil – brûlant – des #fluoroquinolones. En 2020, je me penchais sur les effets secondaires parfois catastrophiques d'antibiotiques massivement prescrits en Belgique, souvent pour un usage non indiqué. Ciprofloxacine, lévofloxacine ou moxifloxacine. Thread
Outre les ruptures et dégradations des tendons, ces antibiotiques exposent aussi à des risques neurologiques, cardiaques et même des anévrismes de l'aorte. Des antibiotiques tueurs en série ?
Des associations de victimes tiraient la sonnette d'alarme, des restrictions d'usage étaient adressées aux médecins par les autorités sanitaires. Avec quels effets? L'Agence européenne des médicaments (EMA) a mené une vaste étude sur le sujet. Ses résultats sont édifiants
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Why are fluoroquinolones so dangerous? A🧵

There is a popular belief that the only side effect of toxic #fluoroquinolones antibiotics is tendon rupture, if any - apart from that, fluoroquinolones can also produce aortic ruptures, BUT they have also terrible long-term effects
on mitochondria, collagen, vessels, nerves, etc. The irreversible damage can start immediately after ingestion or/and still occur years later.

„FQAD - Term and Diagnostics
Fluoroquinolone-Associated Disability – in short FQAD - is a complex disease of severe, long-lasting…
to irreversible side effects caused by fluoroquinolone antibiotics. The Diagnostic criteria of the FDA are as follows:  
Substantial limitation/disability of everyday life
Two or more of the following systems are affected:
Musculoskeletal System
Peripheral Nervous System
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Antibiotics are commonly prescribed medications in the inpatient and outpatient setting and it's important to recognize #AdverseEvents, including idiosyncratic reactions, such as #encephalopathy.

Antibitiotics associated with #Encephalopathy:
- Beta lactams
- #Cephalosporins (#Cefepime is the most common,
- Imipenem
- #Penicillin procaine
- Fluoroquinolones
- Macrolides (clarithromycin)
- #Metronidazole
- Isoniazid

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