Before starting a family, my husband called me MomLady. Calvin & Hobbes is his favorite cartoon and Calvin would call his mom, MomLady. I live in Oregon with my husband of 22 years, our 15 & 12 yr old boys, and two dogs. I was poisoned by an antibiotic called Levaquin in July 2010. Levaquin is a Fluoroquinolone and a chemotherapeutic drug. For the last nearly 4 years, I have been researching what caused such strong, negative, long lasting “side effects” to the Levaquin and how I might overcome the adverse reactions.
During this process, I’ve learned I have multiple autoimmune disorders (first one diagnosed when I was a kid), which in turn means I have a leaky gut. For me, the floxing (the process of Fluoroquinolone Toxicity) was just the straw which broke the camel’s back. I had no idea just how sick I was. Yes, I was hypothyroid and had psoriasis among other issues, but really, I was a pretty “healthy”, average American; eating the Standard American Diet (SAD). In reality, my body was crumbling beneath me. It was just a matter of time before something would give; whether it was diabetes, cancer, heart disease, you name it.
I am also a survivor of childhood incest. I hope over the next few years to write my story and show the world you can overcome such horrific challenges. I would never wish my life on anyone, but those experiences have made me the person I am today; which is a loving, caring, strong leader.
As for my AIs, I have (or had) Hashimoto’s, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Psoriasis, Raynaud’s, Roseacea, and cold induced Urticaria.
Welcome to my journey.