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   Posted 10/8/2007 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Has anybody with IBS-D ever taken Flagyl??  If so, did it help??
I don't know anything about this drug and my Dr. wants to try it on me.  I am supposed to start taking it today and I'm a bit afraid to.

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   Posted 10/8/2007 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Flagyl is a medication that is quite helpful for many reasons. It kills different types of bacteria in ones body. Don't be afraid, it may very well shohw signs of wonderful helpful relief. If the Doctor did not tell you DO NOT drink any type of alchol while taking this medicaition. Also eating yogurt with active culture, is quite helpful, while flagyl kills all bacteria in the bowel, yogurt replaces the good bacteria, and that is a good thing.

Bless you, I am sure you will be fine, Ii will keep you in my prayers.


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   Posted 10/8/2007 12:53 PM (GMT -7)   

Thank you so much!

I just get a little skiddish about taking antibiotics.  I have diarrhea really bad anyway and my stomach is always upset.  I just don't want it to get worse frme something that I took and did to myself. I'm a little gun shy about taking any Rx drugs. 

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   Posted 10/8/2007 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I think it is usually used for C. difficile most often which is usually caused by antibiotics to begin with. This one is a different type. I have heard that it is a little hard on the system but there is some reason the Dr. prescribed this. Did you have a stool test or some test to determine that you do have a certain bacteria.

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   Posted 10/8/2007 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
My docs have put me on Flagyl numerous times.  I used to have some parasitic issues.  It can also help relieve symptoms of IBS in some people with diarrhea.  It's not really a picnic taking it (like Keri said, DO NOT drink any alcohol while you're taking it or for 3-4 days afterwards); it can cause headaches and a funny taste in your mouth and occasionally nausea.  But, I found that it helped my symptoms every time I took a 10-day course of it, usually for about 3-4 months.  That was worth 10 days of headaches for me.

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