So chuffed i think the flagyl has worked!!!

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 7/5/2009 4:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi All,well i have nearly finished a 10 day course of flagl today thank god! It was ok to take but kept getting cramps in my feet and headaches but it was worth stuggling through its seems to have done the trick so far the fistula has almost stopped leaking i can now just wear a little dressing on it instead of a pediactric stoma bag (the fistula is through old scar on belly just incase anyone thinks its a fistula down there and why is she wearing a stoma bag on it ha ha!!!!!!) i just hope it stays like this once the antibiotic  has finished  S just thought i'd share my good news hope you are all  well as can be expected. Bevx  
Diagnosed with crohn's at 13 now 42
resection, right hemi 1993 In remmision from 93 till last sept with no meds or docs
2 resections small bowel  and fistula jan 09 and given temp stoma. Asacol, Flagyl, B12 shots,iron syrup,loperimide, Sertraline 50mg (for Anxiety)

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   Posted 7/5/2009 5:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Congrats!!! I'm so happy for you.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Precription Folic Acid, Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics, Protonix,  Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.

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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 7/5/2009 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Lass, this same thing happened to me and I stopped the flagly and it returned! I would say make sure you KEEP taking the flagyl until it is completely healed. I had to have a seton placed because mine didn't.

It was leaking very badly for awhile, and then my gi started me on flagyl, and it started healing right away, but he didn't give me a refill so I stopped after the ten days, and it's been complications ever since. Please keep taking the flagyl until its all healed.
I am a pre-30yr. old who has been diagnosed with Crohn's for 14 years.  Symptoms change from cramping and weight loss to severe anemia with fatigue and diarrhea. 
100mg mecaptopurine, 20mg Prednisone, 500mg Metronidazole 3x daily, Darvocet for dessert.

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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 7/5/2009 8:48 PM (GMT -7)   

I was given usually 4-6 week stints..I had muscle pain and weakness & wicked headaches..It works well..My doctor has mixed it with cipro or avalox as well...



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