I am just thinking about how someone could have so many things go wrong all at once like so many of us have had happen here. In my case...I got a flu in Dec. 2006 and then was given a 6 day dose of an antibiotic called "levaquin" ( sister to Cipro ) and I was given this in the middle of a flu with electrolyte imbalance. Never in my life up until this time did I ever have brady cardia ( low heart beat )tendonitis or middle GI tract damage so bad I couldn't eat without going into shock and losing 40 pounds in 2 ans /2 months. I never had temperature feeling problems...everything either too freezing cold or too hot...tendontitis all over and so bad it feels like shoulders, wrist and sometimes ankles and knees have torn ligaments...weakness so bad you truly truly feel like you could die on the spot...and so many other incredible and odd medical problems like imbalance, light intolerance to eyes, ringing in ears, cellulitis from bee sting after having many bee stings and never having this and on and on and on. Could it be that for me anyway, that the super powerful antibiotic Levaquin damaged my GI tract so bad that it damaged my immune system since 80% of your immune system is in your gut? And that this poison also got into my tendons and other internal body parts and has even effected my endocrine system? I believe that may very well be the case. I had had shingles in the past so I already had this herpes zoster bug in me...I had been bitten by many outdoor bugs as a 25 year gardener so who knows, maye I had Lymes...and I had fungal problems in my body for years also...so when the Levaquin destroyed my immune system all this bad stuff went beyond being kept in check by a previous healthier immune system ? I remember my right hand getting these itchy little red bumps right after I first got sick..first week...and then all the skin on top of my right hand from palm to base of thumb turnd white and peeled off just like a snake skin. That was a fungal problem lout fo control. But the docs just missed this even though I showed them all. Not one doctor would even comment on this...but it was obvious that my system was so weak that the fungus inside of me took off. You have to try to figure this stuff out on your own and it takes years sometimes to get some idea or theories to weigh things in regards to trying to figure out what happened to you.. But something definitely knocked my immune system out and for so many of us it is a MONUMENTAL struggle ON OUR OWN to try to get these back physically just enough to barely function. And we are also on our own to try to figure out how all this happened! What a lonely stuggle it is. Don't know anything for sure...but man, you sure wonder when you are in so much pain and life damaging suffering for so long.