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Chronic Insomnia

Published July 12, 2015 by Amplio Recorrido

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So many people sleep at night and they wake up like toast popping out of toasters. I’m not a fan of mornings or morning people so this doesn’t work the same way for me.

I have had Chronic Insomnia for as long as I can remember and I have always found it hard to fall asleep with or without sleep medicine at night. For me, being awake at night while everyone else in my house is sleeping, it gives me a chance to either blog or catch up on all of that work I couldn’t finish during the day. After all, it’s easier to clean up everything when no one is going behind you making a mess.

I honestly don’t see a big problem with insomnia but I, have also become used to being awake at night and it’s what works for me.  I have been told that if I will go to bed early, I will feel great early in the morning. That was not true at all. I felt like crap the next morning even after, sleeping the recommended amount. As a matter of fact, even in the mornings, energy drinks, coffee and soda do not work for me to make me wake up and stay awake. So there it is, I function great at night and horribly during the day. I have never understood morning people and I probably never will.

I had a friend who was the most happy morning person you would ever know. She was wide open at 5:00 am and was able to sustain that energy level the entire day until at least 10 pm. I hated being around her in the morning because, I simply could not be awake much less talking that early (if I had slept). I’m sure you all know that super hyper morning person. 

Chronic insomnia is something that people who don’t have it, don’t understand. You can tell they have no clue by the way they talk to you and talk about you. Suddenly, you’re this irresponsible person who’s immature and lazy. They are the kind of people who start making suggestions about taking substances like Melatonin. Why? So that your body can quickly adapt to it and not be able to sleep without it? NO THANKS! Well, I’ve been up the entire night now and I wrote this blog 9 months ago and forgot to publish it, must be all that sleep I’m missing lol. Thanks for reading! 

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Levaquin – The evil behind the tablet

Published April 19, 2015 by Amplio Recorrido

I feel the need to write this blog about my experience with the powerful antibiotic Levaquin. You see, just a mere 3 weeks ago, I took Levaquin for the first time ever. It was prescribed to me by a doctor on the app Doctor on Demand who felt it would be good for a UTI. Little did I know, one pill would change my life forever.

A few hours after taking the pill, I knew something was wrong. I had taken a nap after taking the medicine and when I woke up, it literally felt like there was a big cactus in my throat. My throat was swollen and I was badly dehydrated. I ended up having to drink 7 bottles of water to rehydrate myself enough that I felt somewhat normal. A short while later, I noticed that my muscles were getting very weak and it felt like someone was stabbing me with a hot knife in my arm. Worried, I contacted the doctor on doctor on demand and they gave me Benadryl, imagine that, a medicine you give to kids and adults who have rashes. It did nothing for me, the next day I could barely move. When I tried to stand up, I fell sideways. The muscles in my legs were too weak to hold me up and I was basically skidding across the floor with a cane and a hunched over back position. It became to the point that I could no longer stand and I knew something went horribly wrong. I had someone to research Levaquin for me who found out that there’s actually lawsuits against Levaquin and other drugs similar like Cipro for exactly what I experienced. Again, I spoke with a doctor on demand who told me that I needed to go to the emergency room immediately and that I was having a serious allergic reaction.

Well, it’s been a few weeks and though I can walk better now, I’m in terrible pain. My muscles are extremely weak, everything feels like I just exercised for 5 hours straight and the pain never ends. I get very little sleep despite medicine that I’m on to control the pain, despite heating and ice pads, despite muscle relaxers. I continue to get weaker everyday. I realize now that taking Levaquin without doing my research is literally life changing.

I’m not the only one who suffers from injuries from Levaquin and other medicines like it. It’s not a safe drug and it needs to be taken off of the market completely. Now I’m left disabled and suffering and I can’t play with my 2 year old son anymore, I can’t run, hell I can barely walk. This medicine has destroyed my body, one pill and I’m stuck like this. Please get the word out, I don’t want anyone else to be hurt by this drug.

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