Thanks for the info, Ides. I might look into it one of these days if I get desperate enough again (not quite there yet - "yet" being the operative word).
I'm on day five of the Flagyl. So far, so-so. It's giving me headaches and nausea every day; common side effects, I hear. But I had three days of great poos - Thursday through Saturday. I mean, they were picturesque! I was so proud and optimistic. Then on Sunday I had the big D again all day long. Crushed. But it's not over yet. I still have five days left to go.
I just feel like I have so much medication and "stuff" in me - Flagyl, Protonix, Zofran, Imodium, and acetominophen, plus I've started the calcium, Citrucel, and probiotics again. I feel icky and washed out, like a marshmallow.
I'm on day 8 of the Flagyl and I am proud to report that I haven't had the big D since Sunday! I am having beautiful poos again! The headaches are also improving. I think that part of the reason I've been so nauseous is that I started taking zinc again - that stuff is hard on my gut, even if it's good for diarrhea, so I'm taking that out of the regimen to see if that takes care of it.
I am so excited to see if this will last beyond the end of the 10-day course. Some people with IBD are on Flagyl long-term, so if I finish it and start having the D again, I might inquire about whether long-term use might be beneficial.