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Jbeachgrl
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Date Joined Nov 2004
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   Posted 11/22/2008 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone here been prescribed Flagyl for their UC? I know it is used frequently for Crohns but I have never heard of it being prescribed for colitis. My GI put me on a course of it. Anyone else familiar with this as a colitis treatment?

beartooth
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   Posted 11/22/2008 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
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.
Brandon
 
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.


Christine1946
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   Posted 11/22/2008 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
     I've been prescribed Flagyl several times while flaring.  It is my understanding that it is for a bacterial infection.  However, when on it for extended periods of time I developed thrush on my tongue.  That's nasty!
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.


Michigoose
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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 11/22/2008 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
My GI doc puts me on flagyl and levaquin along with prednisone for bad flares.
 
Unfortunately, it didn't do much good this last flare--ended up on remicade, which seems to be helping a little so far.
 
Michigoose
Moderate to severe left-sided UC, Dx 1991
Lialda 2 per day
Prednisone for flares. SCD recipe yogurt daily for probiotics.
Fish oil caps and Multivitamin and Bee Pollen
Prima. Reuteri. L Glutamine, and iron supplement
Started Remicade infusions 11/06/08


Jbeachgrl
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Date Joined Nov 2004
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   Posted 11/23/2008 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the responses. The Flagyl is making my stomach very upset but luckily I only have a few more days with it. My last scope showed mild-moderate pancolitis so we are trying everything we can to reverse it!!

Christine1946
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   Posted 11/23/2008 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
     Are you taking the Flagyl with food?  On my script it says to take with meals.  May make a difference.  It never made me nauseated.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.


SocalJohn
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 160
   Posted 11/23/2008 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I was in a crazy flare a couple of months back. I was bleeding like crazy. I asked my doctor to give me flagyl, and it was the only that that actually started the healing process.

perach
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 116
   Posted 11/24/2008 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I took a flagyl/cipro combination once and it helped me get out of a flare.
-Lialda (4 pills/day), canasa, Align probiotic, kefir, multivitamin, calcium with vitamin d, iron


limey-g
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 7
   Posted 11/24/2008 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a course of Flagyl along with pred a while back, no real side effects for me.
However we are dog breeders and flagyl is used quite a bit in vet world. If given in a large dose over a couple of weeks it can induce seizures under certain conditions.
Geoff

fullsock
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 11
   Posted 11/25/2008 12:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Personally I wouldn’t take Flagyl unless I get C. Diff. because it is one of the few things that will get rid of it. Having had C. Diff twice now, it is not something to be trifled with, and so I am saving the big guns for when I need them the most. I would actually try taking an antibiotic to help, but I am more afraid of the getting C. Diff back than anything.

Male, 25

Diagnosed w/ Ulcerative Colitis in 2006

Hospitalized three times

Imuran 200mg

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