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A 43-year-old female asked:

need a referral for a dr. who knows about fq toxicity syndrome -- either in las vegas or via virtual consult. ?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Good luck!: The fact that doctors often ignore the excellent advice not to use flouroquinolones as first-line therapy (in order not to contribute to resistant organisms, especially), does not speak well of us as a whole. Partly because the push to use it is colored by biased reports (Most research in this country is paid for by industry), and the other is the fear of being sued if safer first choices fail.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Provided original answer
The existence of "Flouroquinolone Toxicity Syndrome" is little known and discussed. So a doctor who deals extensively with this may be hard to find. There are several supports sites out there. http://fatsn.org/Doctor%20Intro%20to%20Fqs.pdf
Jan 20, 2015
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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Hopefully a doc on this board will have expertise with this and can respond. There are some sites which are devoted to sufferers, and have resources that may help you find the help you need. See http://fatsn.org/Doctor%20Intro%20to%20Fqs.pdf and see http://floxiehope.com/fluoroquinolones-links-resources/
Jan 20, 2015

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