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Another UC wife
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   Posted 2/16/2008 3:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there -  we have 5 days left taking the flagyl and doxycycline for this H Pylori.  Three - four days into this my husband has noticed a very definite improvement in the pain in his anal area.  When he is up and around or lying in bed he is not focusing on the usual discomfort in that area.  Quite a relief for him actually.
 
Is the flagyl somehow responsible for this improvement?  If so of course he is wondering if that means it will be returning once he no longer needs this medication which is hopefully getting rid of the H Pylori in addition to the doxyclycline.
 
(I'll be so glad to be off these - very harsh and the taste in my mouth is gross no matter how often I brush my teeth, have a mint etc.)

61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07  Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days.  150mg Imuran  Zero mg prednisone   12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, fiber capsule 1x day, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 40 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs  Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enema PM, Canasa suppositiry AM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month


princesscolon
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   Posted 2/17/2008 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I am glad he is feeling better. I would try not to stress about whether or not the pain might return, you just never know. Try to think positive.
Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15, Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, etc... had almost recto-vaginal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Remicade 700mgs every 6 wks (had reaction, will start Humira Feb 11) Clorazepate, Proctofoam HC, Glucosamine 500, Vitamin B, Lomotil,  Tylenol pm, Lyrica for Fibromyalgia started 1/17/08


blueclassring
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   Posted 2/17/2008 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
were the antibiotics prescribed for his uc or for his peptic ulcer disease/GERD? I see he is taking prilosec as well.
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chroniemomx2
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   Posted 2/17/2008 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I love flagyl! It helps my rectal issues so much! I have taken a lower dose of it for months, and then have periodically been on it. I just finished a 2 month dose.

I take mine with choc. milk. I put some in my mouth then pop the pill and chase it down with another swallow of choc. milk.....absolutely no taste this way.

UChick
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   Posted 2/17/2008 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hate Flagyl! Caused nerve damage in my feet and had to be put on Neurontin to make it go away. Nasty taste and made me want to gag every time I had to take it. Glad it works for some people though.
Age 17
Diagnosed September '01
Remission since July '02

Asacol- 4 pills 3xday
Azathioprine- 75mg 1xmorning
Centrium A-Z multi-vitamin
Took Remicade 3 times, BIG FAN!!!!
Have Taken: Prednisone, Flagyl, Zantac (for acid reflex)


Another UC wife
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   Posted 2/19/2008 1:02 AM (GMT -6)   
the prilosec was something prescribed preventatively due to the various meds he was on to keep him from having a heartburn type problem -- not prescribed for any type of disorder

these 2 anti biotics were prescribed for the H Pylori we are trying to eradicate from our systems -- we are down to 2 more days and then we're done with them

he seems to be tolerating them just fine and also got this little side benefit it seems while taking these meds...............if the flagyl is really helping and there is a definite change once he is off it totally and the rectal discomfort returns then maybe a low dose might be in order then....we will re-visit that and have to discuss if the risks associated with the medicine are worth continuing taking it

Thanks for the responses...I remember reading about your nerve damage U Chick in the foot and it half scared me to death as he is type 2 diabetic which is under amazing control but we definitely don't want something that can compromise a foot/feet

what a balancing act to try to keep ahead of

61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07  Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days.  150mg Imuran  Zero mg prednisone   12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, fiber capsule 1x day, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 40 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs  Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enema PM, Canasa suppositiry AM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month


pb4
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   Posted 2/19/2008 1:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad Flagyl works for someone out there, never did anything for me.

:)
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disco
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   Posted 2/19/2008 9:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I tried in on 2 seperate occasions and it never did a single bit of good for me.
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Numb78
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   Posted 2/19/2008 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
ATTN UCHICK....

Sorry to hijack this thread but I also suffered nerve damage in my feet during my course of Flagyl but I was never prescribed any meds for this. I was basically told to excersise and see if my feet come back to normal in a few weeks.

I personally can no longer stand on my heels and I have a severe case of foot slapping when I walk. What were your symptoms?
29 year old male, diagnosed after bad flare in Summer 2005, quickly brought into remission by pred and salofalk.   2 years symptom free after that!! 
Currently in a flare since summer 07 - I desperately miss remission!!!
Current Meds: 15mg Pred, 2000mg salofalk, calcium supplements, Pantoloc, Buscopan, Clonazopam
Started 100mg Imuran Jan 15/08 - no noticeable effect yet...


Another UC wife
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   Posted 2/19/2008 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Numb - not hijacking at all....I too was/is very concerned about the nerve damage thing.

I noticed you just started the imuran recently. Hopefully you will see some noticeable improvement soon. My husband was started on 75 mg low dose in May 07 and on July 3rd it was the first time he was up to going out and started to socialize. The Mayo clinic agreed with all his course of treatment except they upped him to 150 mg in Oct 07 at our first visit with monthly blood test monitoring. (Just went yesterday for labs and once the Mayo reviews them they will authorize another month of imuran. They are doing this for a year.) Although he was coming along on the 75 the 150 increase made a big difference for him. Of course the 100 may be your max as it is weight based and his local dr here was very conservative at the outset.

Good luck with it as it gave my husband most of his life back. He is finally off the prednisone and having some of the usual withdrawal side effects. But considering where he was last May when he was at Zero he is now an 8 or 9 most days.

(My husband's first flare was treated very quickly with prednisone and went into remission for a year and a half -- very similar to what happened to you.)

61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07  Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days.  150mg Imuran  Zero mg prednisone   12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, fiber capsule 1x day, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 40 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs  Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enema PM, Canasa suppositiry AM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month


Another UC wife
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   Posted 2/22/2008 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
chroniemomx -- could you tell me the low dose amount you took each day of the flagyl? thanks

61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07  Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days.  150mg Imuran  Zero mg prednisone   12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, fiber capsule 1x day, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 40 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs  Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enema PM, Canasa suppositiry AM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month


UChick
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   Posted 2/23/2008 12:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Numb78 --

I believe this happened in the Fall of 2002. I didn't really have any symptoms exactly. All I know is that out of nowhere it felt like my feet were constantly asleep. I thought they were asleep because I felt that tingling sensation. I didn't really make anything of it at first, but when it didn't go away I told my parents that my feet were asleep and it wouldn't go away. Two weeks later I told them again and then we called my GI I believe. I hate to say this, but I don't think my parents believed me since you can't see a foot being "asleep."

My GI told us to make an appointment with a neurologist and when I saw this guy he did some reaction tests and asked me questions about what it felt like and everything like that. He told me that there was some very minor nerve damage in my feet. He prescribed me Neurontin. (spelling?) After taking this course of meds it went back to normal. Something in the Flagyl had reacted negatively with my body.

Today there aren't any after affects except I don't like other people to touch my feet and my toes don't bend very well. I don't know if that has anything to do with my previous nerve damage though.
Age 17
Diagnosed September '01
Remission since July '02

Asacol- 4 pills 3xday
Azathioprine- 75mg 1xmorning
Centrium A-Z multi-vitamin
Took Remicade 3 times, BIG FAN!!!!
Have Taken: Prednisone, Flagyl, Zantac (for acid reflex)

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