I've never taken flagyll as a UC treatment, and it seems weird that it would be considered as one, but I have seen some on the board that it has helped their symptoms. Both of the times I took flaygll, it was to knock out bacterial infections (giardia and c diff). For the giardia, I took it twice a day for twenty days with little negative side effects. When I used it for c diff, I was taking it 4 times a day, and I got the full range of side effects: the nausea, D, and loss of appetite, to go along with the fever, lack of energy, metalic taste in my mouth, dry mouth, and how bad the pill itself tasted when swallowing. The flagyll was almost worse than the c diff infection, and definitely worse than my UC symtoms.
I'm not trying to scare you from trying the flagyll. It was only when taken in large quantities that I got the really bad side-effects. Maybe it will do the trick for you. Good luck.
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ moderate UC in May '06
Meds & supplements:
Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda, Colocort, Prednisone ( down to 7.5mg), flaxseed oil, L-glutamine, magnesium, and vit B-12.
Trying the spinach/sunflower diet. If needed, my next experiment will be to try LDN.