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   Posted 8/5/2010 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Anyone else out there take Flagyl and felt like death for days? I started on Monday and have been wicked sick since then. I have NO appetite and food repulses me right now...I can't even smell it without getting sick to my stomach. Been running to the bathroom like 10 times a day, which I've never even had with the Crohn's. I took a dramamine yesterday and it helped a lot, but it's worn off and I'm back to feeling awful.

Anyone else ever get like this, or am I just special?

On the bright side, my Crohn's has been feeling pretty good since. Ugggggh....
Diagnosed 2002 at 18. Remission for about 7 years. Getting back into the swing of things at 26.

75mg Imuran, 750mg Balsalazide 3x day, Tapering Pred (almost done).


Attempting SCD...fingers crossed!

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Date Joined Sep 2005
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   Posted 8/5/2010 7:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes. Flagyl is evil.

You might be able to cope better on a lower dose - maybe ring your doctor and see.
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 362
   Posted 8/5/2010 8:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Flagyl makes me ill unless I take it with a meal.

When I don't take it with food, I get so nauseus I vomit :(
33 years old, dx with Crohn's in 1998. Currently on :
Clofazimine 100mg daily,
Rifampin 600mg daily, and Clarithromycin 2 tabs daily
and Cipralex 10mg/day for anxiety.
Hydroxyzine, percocet, Ativan as needed.
5g pharmaceutical grade Omega 3's, 1000IU's Vitamin D3 daily
2 Perianal fistulas, and 1 more suspected. Crohn's only at end of colon, cecum. Remi, Asacol, Salofalk, Imuran, Humira did nada. Built immunity to long-term Cipro use, which also induced panic attacks.

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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 1343
   Posted 8/5/2010 10:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Flagyl gave me horrible D, and that was back when I was constipated all the time. The hospital couldn't understand why all the IVs they were pumping into me wasn't making me pee at all. Well, there wasn't anything left with all that D!
35 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: LDN, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin D, Calcium, CoQ10, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods

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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 417
   Posted 8/5/2010 11:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm taking Flagyl right now but I am also on Cipro. I'm constantly exhausted and could sleep 24/7, headaches, nausea, being in a haze. I have 1 week left on this course and can't wait to be off it!
Diagnosed with UC in February 2009.
Diagnosed with Crohn's December 2009.
Flaring since October 2008 with occasional spikes in symptoms
Possible Rheumatoid Arthritis

Medication: Imuran 75 mg, multivitamin, Vit B12 1 g, omeprazole. Sulfasalazine, Calcium w/vit D

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 8/6/2010 5:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep, Iwas on a ten day course and it was awful felt totally sick the whole time didn't even manage to finish the course Bev x
Diagnosed with crohns at 13 now 43
Salazophrine 2000mg daily,
Lomotil, 20mg citalopram & VSL#3.

“I may not be where I need to be but,
I thank God I’m not where I use to be “

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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 440
   Posted 8/6/2010 6:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry you feel so yucky! I've taken it..but was able to eat. Call you Dr. maybe a lower dose will help!
 "Get busy living or get busy dying"
Dx in 2005 with Crohns after a Hysterectomy. Re-section in 2006...came apart so got to do it again! Frequent Kidney stones and Shingles... a new present as of 08-09 Diabetes Type 2. Total of 12 surgerys.
Imran, Asacol, Colestid, Bentyl, Lamotil, Paxil, Nexium, Probiodicts, Vit D, Folic Acid, Lots of Potassium, Fish Oil, up to 6 Immodium a day. Oh, and one Giant Pill holder!

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   Posted 8/6/2010 7:11 AM (GMT -7)   
When I was rehospitalized after my July 6 kidney surgery, they had found I had an infection. They gave me Cipro and Flagyl via IV. Up to that point my nausea and vomiting had started to improve, but as soon as they put me on those antibiotics I was right back to square one puking my guts out with horrible diarrhea. After 1 1/2 days of it, they stopped them as it made me so much worse. I had told them I can't take those meds in pill form what makes you think I could do any better on IV. It was awful, so sorry you are suffering so. Hugs!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease 
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*
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