I will tell you about my personal history. I was a very happy married man growing a family. During 2008, when I was 43 y/o, I got an UT infection because I was having symptoms. The symptoms were painful urethra and discomfort. I went to see my MD ( I had a good insurance ) then, he ordered an urine analysis and prescribed a course of Cipro ( 10 days ) I took it and the discomfort continued. The urine analysis turned back negative. I went to see him again, then he told me to repeat the Cipro treatment, I did it again. Nothing changed and the discomfort increased. Then, I went to see another MD (second opinion) I told him all that the first Dr did. The new one repeated the urine analysis and told me to take a course of Azythromicin. He told me probably the bacteria was resistant to Cipro. I did it, nothing changed and I was getting worse. Then, he sent me to see an Urologist ( a famous one in the area with many awards hanging on the wall ) That one told me I had a prostatitis and told me you will see how you gonna solve it this time. He prescribed Levaquin for 25 days. You know what it means ???
I didn’t know anything about candida and about the damage the antibiotics cause to the flora and I followed my Drs. I have no reason to know it because I am not a Dr. I did the correct thing. I was sick and went to see MDs. You have to understand that the billed the insurance huge amount of money every time I saw them.
End of the history, Levaquin almost killed me to the point I lost my 21 y/o marriage, my job, my house, my family and all. Adding to all this I was left bed ridden and nobody had an idea what I had. It was simple, I had candida in my UT and after the antibiotics it growth massively in my intestines.
Something that probably could have an end with a simple Fluconazole treatment, ended destroying my life. Today, it is still 2012, and I am not the half of the stronger and happy man I was. My intestinal flora was devastated and my intestines mined with fungus. Yes, that was what they gave me after paying the consults.
They are alive because I have an small daughter, I have wished to end with them more than one time.