Cipro/Flagyl - horrible headache

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sr5599
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   Posted 3/28/2009 3:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all...  Last Tuesday (5 days ago) I was put on the Cipro/Flagyl cocktail.  Cipro 500mg 2/day & Flagyl 250mg 3/day.  Starting yesterday I have had the worst headache I can remember in years.  I took 1000mg tylenol and it did nothing.  I confess to popping Advil.  (Now I feel like a junkie!  j/k!  ;-)  ) 
 
Anyway, it seems like every drug you read the side effects for lists headaches.  What I'm wondering is if anyone on here directly relates headaches to either Cipro or Flagyl.  I don't remember this from previous experiences.
 
I can't be dehydrated unless something else is seriously wrong.  I've had about 36 oz water between 8am and 3pm.  I just don't get it.  It's so bad that I am having trouble typing and that is *not* normal for me!  I just want to curl up.
 
Thanks...
--40 year old female, dx as UC in '04 (1st symptoms in '03), switched to Crohn's in '05, 1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine  --rejected (reaction/didn't work): Asacol, AZA, 6-MP, MTX, Remicade, Humira, prednisone
--Prochymal in Phase III study (can't wait til it's approved!)
--started Tysabri 3/21/08 => STOPPED 10/3/08 - now 2 months into it & it was the right decision
--currently taking budesonide suppositories, 3mg at night.  SLIPPING big time.  Started Cimzia first dose 2/10/09.  Dx Osteoporosis 10/08 started Forteo 1/27/09
--single mom to 11-yr-old girl


goldy3
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   Posted 3/28/2009 3:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been on both cipro and flagyl for years and have never had headaches from them....I do suffer from migraines so I can sympathize with the frustration of a bad headache...hope you feel better soon...
 


sr5599
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   Posted 3/28/2009 9:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks goldy3... I've never had a headache with it either. I guess it's just an odd coincidence. I've never had a migraine and I can say how very thankful I am for that! This headache is bad enough. And my head just feels wobbly. Oh well. Thanks again and be well!
--40 year old female, dx as UC in '04 (1st symptoms in '03), switched to Crohn's in '05, 1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine  --rejected (reaction/didn't work): Asacol, AZA, 6-MP, MTX, Remicade, Humira, prednisone
--Prochymal in Phase III study (can't wait til it's approved!)
--started Tysabri 3/21/08 => STOPPED 10/3/08 - now 2 months into it & it was the right decision
--currently taking budesonide suppositories, 3mg at night.  SLIPPING big time.  Started Cimzia first dose 2/10/09.  Dx Osteoporosis 10/08 started Forteo 1/27/09
--single mom to 11-yr-old girl


dreamer06
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   Posted 4/17/2009 12:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I am taking flagyl right now for the second time in a couple of weeks, same dose as you and i have had a killing headache for almost two weeks.  I hurts to look at my computer screen.  I am taking about 40 mg of morphine and tylenol and it helps kinda sometimes, not a lot.  I think it is one of those things that you have to suffer through. I've also got a lot of other symptoms going on the headache is just one of the many.

SherryAnn
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   Posted 4/24/2009 11:38 AM (GMT -7)   
My daughter also got headaches, as well as nausea when she took Cipro/Flagyl. We realized it was the Cipro so her G.I. suggested she try just going on Flagyl only and the headaches and nausea went away.

Bluize
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   Posted 4/24/2009 12:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Yep, headaches for me too.  I take tylenol daily with it and I don't let it get to the point of bad.
 
Sorry you are suffering. sad
Susan
 
28 years with Crohns in the term ileum.  Feb 07 Resection.  No meds currently..but there will be some I'm sure. Taking acidophilus.

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