I'm at the point where I think Flagyl is doing more harm than good. I started treatment August last year. Was doing Mino, Zith, and Flagyl. Flagyl was only on every 3rd week and for only 2 days. However, I got worse during that period. I ended up completing 3 cycles and had to go on short term disability due to walking/balance issues.
Went and saw Dr J in DC. He changed up my protocol, but still had Flagyl 2 days out of every 3 weeks. Ended up stopping all abx the end of November and going to Mexico for 2 weeks. I seemed to stabilize and actually started getting better towards the end of January.
I started back on Dr J's protocol when I started feeling better. I continued to make strides until my 2nd course of treatment. This past weekend I took Flagyl twice on Saturday and Flagyl, Mepron, Omnicef, and Septra on Sunday. I felt decent Sunday morning. But, come afternoon, I could barely walk, fatigue, and heavy tinnitus. The elevated symptoms have not subsided since late Sunday, and it is now Thursday. Needless to say, I doubt I will be touching Flagyl again.
I see my LLMD next Wednesday. And there is no doubt that he will have me halt abx. He was ready to put me on IV abx. And I still think that may be beneficial. It seems the trouble begins with the Flagyl.
Wondering if I should go completely holistic at this point.
Anyone else have similar issues with Flagyl? Before I started seeing my new LLMD, I figured I would just ride out the herx. But, he believes herxes should be very minimal to none. That herxing is counterproductive.