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westat
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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 12/10/2008 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Please tell me it is the flagyl that is making me go 20 times a day. Normal for me is atleast 6 since my surgery, but it seems that everyday I seem to go more and more. The past week I have been averaging 15 - 20. I don't want that to be my new norm!!
Does flagyl make everyone else go more often? Will it all slow down once I am off that stuff? I am on Cipro too, but I haven't had problems with D when I was on Cipro before.
Dx with Crohn's in 1997 after 5 years of worsening symptoms.
Resection a few months after dx after 1 month on TPN and IV steroids.
Resection October 2008.
Also have severe asthma.

Tried: Pentasa, Cholestyramine

Presently taking: now on 45 mg prednisone, Tylenol 3, Cipro, Flagyl, probiotics, calcium, B12.
For asthma I take Advair 500, singulair, arieus


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 12/10/2008 11:21 AM (GMT -7)   
It can happen with flagyl and cipro combo, (wonder if with that combo do you have cdiff infection? which would completely explain why you are going more, and it should get better once you finish all the meds) but when all else fails call your doc.
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westat
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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 12/10/2008 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
never thought of cdiff. I see the surgeon today at 4:00 to get the results of my ct to see about my drain. I will have to ask him about it.
Thanks for the info.
How is cdiff treated anyways. I have never had these problems before.
Dx with Crohn's in 1997 after 5 years of worsening symptoms.
Resection a few months after dx after 1 month on TPN and IV steroids.
Resection October 2008.
Also have severe asthma.

Tried: Pentasa, Cholestyramine

Presently taking: now on 45 mg prednisone, Tylenol 3, Cipro, Flagyl, probiotics, calcium, B12.
For asthma I take Advair 500, singulair, arieus


MMMNAVY
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Total Posts : 6927
   Posted 12/10/2008 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   
with cipro and flagyl...
Forum Co-moderator - Crohn's Disease
...I will find a way, or make one. -Philip Sidney 1554-1586
Make sure your suffering has meaning...
All suggestions/options/opinions are caveated with please consult with your local health care provider...


stephx
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 88
   Posted 12/12/2008 7:32 PM (GMT -7)   
flagyl seems to harden my stools when I take it its when I don't take it that the D gets out of hand. The med may have different effects on people. I had a resesction on the 5th of November, my doc placed me on flagyl to help prevent crohn's from coming back while I am healing from surgery.

westat
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 167
   Posted 12/13/2008 6:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I am done with the flagyl and cipro as of yesterday so I will see if the D slows down. Goodness I hope so!!!
I am still having some mild right sided pain, so I am going to call the dr on Monday. My CT on Wednesday looked good so I am not sure what is causing all this. I would think everything would be healed by now if my surgery was back on Oct 29th, even with the bleeding, etc I had afterwards. We shall see.
Dx with Crohn's in 1997 after 5 years of worsening symptoms.
Resection a few months after dx after 1 month on TPN and IV steroids.
Resection October 2008.
Also have severe asthma.

Tried: Pentasa, Cholestyramine

Presently taking: now on 45 mg prednisone, Tylenol 3, Cipro, Flagyl, probiotics, calcium, B12.
For asthma I take Advair 500, singulair, arieus


Kaycie
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 449
   Posted 12/13/2008 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hope it slows down...

Flagyl alone OR with Cipro, ALWAYS did me in..ALWAYS.. Plus, if I take any kind of antibiotic, I get a flare-up and D.

Hang in there.... once the course is over, hopefully it'll slow down. I'm not a big fan of Flagyl (bc of the D & Metallic Taste). I do better on Cipro alone, but it doesn't seem as aggressive/effective as Flagyl.
Kaycie - Age: 26
Crohn's - Dx Nov 05
Failed Remicade, moving onto a Clinical Trial called ABT-874 - Tentative start date - 10/2/08 - 10/16/08  - Infusion, every 4 weeks.
IVF #1 (In-Vitro Fertilization) - Failed
IVF #2 - IVIg, Heparin, Baby Aspirin - TWIN GIRLS!!!
Reagan Dawn - 8/2/07 - Lived 1 hour 27 minutes due to Cloaca, NOT affiliated with my Crohn's
Addison Maria - 8/2/07 - 13 months old

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