can you take Zithromax and Flagyl at the same time?

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therearemiracles
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   Posted 3/26/2010 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
 
I have Lyme's as well as babesia and c. phenomia, so the flagyl is part of the Whendol protocol off of the cpn.org website to kill off the C. Phenomia. Has any taken the two antibiotics together? Is it safe and has does anyone find taking Flagyl makes them tired? I seem to crash after taking one dose.
 
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Linda
Very mild left sided (could have fooled me with the "mild")  UC.Just found out 4 years into it I might have Lyme's Disease, going to a LLMD in December. Confirmed Lymes on 12/8/09 before my new antibiotic protocal from my LLMD, I  Started and stopped LDN ON 1/25/09 to mid May no improvements. Tried Asacol, Pentesa, Colozol, Sulfasulsadine and Lialda, they made me worse. A range of antibiotics, not much better. Supplements: Threelac, multi, iron, very low yeast/sugar/wheat  No UC meds at this time. Started Doxy and Cedfinir too rough on stomach, started Bicillin injection 1/12/10, once a week of injections. Feel much more energy on shot.


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   Posted 3/26/2010 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   
It is always best to speak with your Dr. when trying a new drug or a combo you have not been on or told to take.

What may work OK with someone, will not necessarily agree with your body chemistry.
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therearemiracles
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   Posted 3/26/2010 11:15 AM (GMT -6)   
He prescribe all of my meds, but i fogot to ask if I can take the two orals at the same time. I will space it out to be safe.
 
Why on Flagyl can't you drink alcohol do you know? Will it make you sick? I'm ok with it either way, but vacation is around the corner and I love margaritas, on the rocks, no salt. Darn!
Very mild left sided (could have fooled me with the "mild")  UC.Just found out 4 years into it I might have Lyme's Disease, going to a LLMD in December. Confirmed Lymes on 12/8/09 before my new antibiotic protocal from my LLMD, I  Started and stopped LDN ON 1/25/09 to mid May no improvements. Tried Asacol, Pentesa, Colozol, Sulfasulsadine and Lialda, they made me worse. A range of antibiotics, not much better. Supplements: Threelac, multi, iron, very low yeast/sugar/wheat  No UC meds at this time. Started Doxy and Cedfinir too rough on stomach, started Bicillin injection 1/12/10, once a week of injections. Feel much more energy on shot.


ria123
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   Posted 3/26/2010 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Some say they have gotten very sick when they drank Alcohol while taking Flagyl so badly they will never chance it again. So for me it's just not worth it.

1bitten2xshy
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   Posted 3/26/2010 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, absolutely no alcohol with the Flagyl. It can make you wish you were dead..not kidding. Some people cannot even use mouthwash when taking Flagyl. There again, everyone is different. But I would highly recommend not drinking when on Flagyl.
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Agmaar
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   Posted 3/26/2010 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Zitrho and flagyl together are used by some to treat both Lyme and Cpn.  Think you could check Dr. B's guidelines for Lyme, and I believe both are used for Cpn in the Stratton/ Vanderbilt protcol (cpnhelp.org).
 
They serve different functions and that's why both are being Rx'ed.  If memory serves, Zitrho will kill spirochetes and has penetrating power to kill the L form inside your cells.  Flagyl will kill the cyst form of the bacteria.
 
Similar thing for Cpn - zithro works on the elementary or reticulate bodies, flagyl on the cyst form.
 
You can get a real Herx reaction from either antibiotic.  I'm not sure where you are at in treatment.  If you're just starting, it might be good to take Zithro alone til the herxes are tolerable and then start on the flagyl.  It'd be really rough if you started both at the same time. 
 
Always good to check with your Dr.  Mine was all in favor of phasing the abx in.  Not to worry you, but with my first herxes, I couldn't follow a conversation, etc - I was pretty scrambled.  It'll get a lot better as time goes on.
 
Edit - oh, like my Dr said, a herx usually makes your worst symptom worse.  So could be fatigue, malaise, depression, anxiety, etc.  Everyone is different cause Lyme can affect so many different body systems - and everyone's case is a little different.


Rich
 
Lyme, anxitey, depression, chronic C. Pnuemoniae
 
"... expect the unexpected ..."  (O. Wilde)
 
"I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened." (Mark Twain)
 
 

Post Edited (Agmaar) : 3/26/2010 4:19:44 PM (GMT-6)


Korissa
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   Posted 3/26/2010 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
While on flagyl, I have on occasion taken a couple sips of wine at 5:00 am when I woke up and wanted to still sleep a couple of hours.  Just a little wine can put me back to sleep.
 
My thought was that it was a long time after having taken the flagyl so it would be mostly out of my system. But I would have abdominal aches during the day. Nothing serious, but enough to convince me I shouldn't be drinking ANY wine while on flagyl. I can imagine being very ill if I drank any alcohol in the daytime.
 
I'm on zith and flagyl at the same time right now. I do this on the fourth week along with doxy which I take the whole month.
 
Prescribed by LLMD:  week 1 - doxy; week 2 - doxy + zith; week 3 - doxy + flagyl -week 4 - doxy + flagyl  + zith.
 
Was told I could skip flagyl first 3 days of week four if it's giving me a problem.

Nicky D
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   Posted 3/26/2010 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey,

I am on Zithromax and Flagyl together. You cannot have any alcohol within 24 hours of having flagyl, but Zithromax is fine.

Korissa
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   Posted 3/27/2010 9:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Willy, I think lyme is why a couple sips of wine will put me to sleep. I didn't used to react that way.
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