Heal with Friends Podcast #3: Injured by Antibiotics

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It is with great pleasure that I announce our third Heal with Friends Podcast hosted on Fearless Parent Radio. (If you haven’t checked them out yet, do so now. They have fantastic podcasts.) For this podcast, I interviewed one of my favorite patient advocates, Lisa Bloomquist of FloxieHope.com. Together we discuss the ins and outs of fluoroquinolone dangers and post fluoroquinolone reactions.

Fluoroquinolone antibiotics are some of the most popularly prescribed antibiotics on the market today. Chances are you or someone you know has been given a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. Even though they are contraindicated in children under the age of 18 and in other populations, they are regularly prescribed across all populations. The fluoroquinolones are strong, broad spectrum antibiotics that carry with them and long list of serious side effects, some of which are permanent. Lisa Bloomquist, injured by fluoroquinolones herself, will walk us through the risks of using these drugs for common infections. We’ll also talk about recognizing the signs of fluoroquinolone toxicity and review recovery stories and research for those already injured.

Lisa has done a remarkable job spreading awareness about fluoroquinolone injury and pushing the research forward about recovery. You can read her articles on Hormones Matter and on FloxieHope.com.

Listen to the Podcast

Live 7pm ET, January 21, 2015: Injured by Antibiotics or archived soon after the show airs.

About Heal with Friends

The Heal with Friends podcast, along with our companion social health site of the same name, are about finding health together. It does not matter if you are physician, researcher, parent, or patient, we want to hear from you and learn from your health experiences. When you join the Heal with Friends network, you can share your stories, your ideas, your hard learned and lived wisdom about health and illness. Together we can find solutions to complex health issues.

Tune in, join the conversation, and follow us for monthly shows on topics that matter to you.

Participate in Fluoroquinolone Research

Hormones MatterTM  (sister site of Heal with Friends) is conducting research on the side effects and adverse events associated with the fluoroquinolone antibiotics, Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox and others: The Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Side Effects Study. The study is anonymous, takes 20-30 minutes to complete and is open to anyone who has used a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. Please complete the study and help us understand the scope of fluoroquinolone reactions.

Hormones MatterTM conducts other crowdsourced surveys on medication reactions. To take one of our other surveys, click here.

To sign up for our newsletter and receive weekly updates on the latest research news, click here.

What Else Can I Do To Help?

Heal with Friends and Hormones Matter are completely unfunded at this juncture and we rely entirely on crowdsourcing and volunteers to conduct the research and produce quality health education materials for the public. If you’d like help us improve healthcare with better data, get involved. Become an advocate, spread the word about our site, our research and our mission. Suggest a study. Share a study. Join our team. Write for us. Partner with us. Help us grow.

To support Hormones Matter and our research projects – Buy an Unsubscription to Hormones Matter. 

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Chandler Marrs, PhD

Chandler Marrs MS, MA, PhD spent the last dozen years in women’s health research with a focus on steroid neuroendocrinology and mental health. She has published and presented several articles on her findings. As a graduate student, she founded and directed the UNLV Maternal Health Lab, mentoring dozens of students while directing clinical and Internet-based research. Post graduate, she continued at UNLV as an adjunct faculty member, teaching advanced undergraduate psychopharmacology and health psychology (stress endocrinology). Dr. Marrs received her BA in philosophy from the University of Redlands; MS in Clinical Psychology from California Lutheran University; and, MA and PhD in Experimental Psychology/ Neuroendocrinology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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