Question Re: FLAGYL

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   Posted 4/6/2009 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Does everyone who has Lyme and CoInfections have to go on Flagyl at some point? Or can you stay in remission without ever taking it?

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   Posted 4/6/2009 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Maria.  Flagyl is used to treat the cyst form of Lyme.  From what I understand, it needs to be taken in conjunction with another antibiotic.  I took Tinidazole which is similar to Flagyl but is supposed to be easier to tolerate.

I guess your doctor would be the one to know if you need to take it or not.

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   Posted 4/6/2009 5:12 PM (GMT -6)   

I couldn't tolerate Flagyl, so my llmd put me on the antifungal Diflucan 100mg twice a day, which has been shown by a German llmd and others to also kill the cyst form of lyme. It hasn't had near the side effects of Flagyl, if any besides chapped/dry lips, and as an extra benefit it helps with the yeast overgrowth from the abx for lyme and babesia.

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   Posted 4/7/2009 7:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much for all your answers.
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