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ria123
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   Posted 1/6/2010 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Doctor is starting me on Flagyl. Can anyone give me any advice on taking it. also what to expect good and Bad.
Thanks

CajunGrl
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   Posted 1/7/2010 12:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Flagyl is a cyst buster and is supposed to be really good at getting rid of Lyme bacteria. Here is a great site to read about it. Don't let it scare you. Many doctor's prescribe this for Lyme Disease. It's also better to be informed than not know. Good luck!

www.drugs.com/metronidazole.html
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achievinggrace
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   Posted 1/7/2010 5:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ria,

My doctor had me start on it gradually, and I think that was a good thing. It does help to have a little something in your stomach when you take it and follow it with something light. I use ginger for the nausea, I'm experiencing, but maybe you won't find that is a problem.

Feel better soon!

ria123
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   Posted 1/7/2010 7:00 PM (GMT -6)   
 
Thanks achievinggrace and CajunGrl
Cajun I will look into that site. I have to be honest i'm really afraid of this drug. : (

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   Posted 1/7/2010 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
"Killing cysts early seems to improve outcomes. Tindamax is clearly better than Flagyl and Albendazole. "

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   Posted 1/8/2010 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm starting up Flagyl in too weeks as well. My Dr. is starting me on low(ish) doses for the first bit, and then working up to higher doses, since I seem to have very strong die-off reactions with every medication change. I'm hoping it isn't too bad.

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   Posted 1/9/2010 8:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ria,

A couple of months ago a had a little wake up call from my son-in-law. I was telling him that these antibiotics I was taking seemed like poison to me and he said, sarcastically, "Well, that's a great attitude." He was right. What kind of damage was I doing to myself to believe that I was poisoning myself two times a day? Even before being treated with Lyme antibiotics helped me out of some terrible physical ailments. Where would we be without them? Now when I take my Flagyl three times a day I visualize reinforcements coming over the hill to help in seeking out and fighting the bacteria. It feels a lot better!

ria123
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   Posted 1/9/2010 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Nicky let me know how it makes you feel and I will do the same.. Good luck with it..

achievingrace Thats a great atttitude but what I fear most is being very dizzy from it and not being able to go to work. I have to work or I can not afford my docotrs or my meds. : (
does it make you feel dizzy?

achievinggrace
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   Posted 1/9/2010 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, I won't lie to you Ria, the first two weeks were pretty rough. But I also had the cold from hell that I just got additional antibiotics for because of a secondary infection. I'm feeling pretty good now and my mind is clear for the first time in -- gosh decades. Well worth the initial herx! Rest really helps with any dizziness or fatigue I feel. I know, sometimes rest just isn't an option! Good luck.

ria123
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   Posted 1/9/2010 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
achievingrace, thank you, right now i have a headcold from hell and swollen glands so my doctor told me not to begin the Flagyl until I am well. Thanks for all your help.
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