Flagyl-for rectal pain

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therearemiracles
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   Posted 7/10/2009 9:25 AM (GMT -6)   
My doc is recommending Flagyl for my rectal pain and what I described as the "hole" i see possible fisstual. Has anyone had good luck with Flagyl?
Linda
Very mild left sided (could have fooled me with the "mild")  UC. Started LDN ON 1/25/09, stopped LDN on 5/1/09 didn't seem to help. Supplements: Probiotics, Cipro antibiotics 4/29 for 8 days seemed to help a little. Bad diarreah in the mornings about a hour of "dumping" no meds at this time for UC. I take Bentyl as needed, lomotil as well.


quincy
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   Posted 7/10/2009 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
fistula...that now makes sense regarding your pain. Oh, how awful you're not getting a break. Hope the flagyl helps you feel better soon.

q
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 


Eva Lou
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   Posted 7/10/2009 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
So your doc thinks it's a possible fistula? Flagyl is strictly anti-biotic, it offers no pain relief at all- if it is a fistula, the Flagyl will help keep it from becoming infected or abscessed. I also took that & Cipro when my abscess burst, to prevent infection. But I have had no pain with the fistula- it only hurt prior to forming, when it was abscessed. When it finally burst thru & formed the fistula, it was a relief.
diagnosed with UC '02
meds-
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
Remicade-10mgs/kg- since 4/07
Imuran- 150mgs/day
various probiotics
Fiber supplement
 
 
 


therearemiracles
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   Posted 7/10/2009 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I  really don't know, looking up fistula and reading posts people said the only thing that can help is Remicade or Flagyl to kills the bacteria. I'm confused but I hope it helps with the diarreah I've been having. They also prescribed b/c I just back from Mexico in June and my BF had to take antibiotics b/c he was sick with montasumzas revenge, so I've been dealing with diarreah thinking its UC. I don't know anymore!!!!!!It's so frustrating!
Very mild left sided (could have fooled me with the "mild")  UC. Started LDN ON 1/25/09, stopped LDN on 5/1/09 didn't seem to help. Supplements: Probiotics, Cipro antibiotics 4/29 for 8 days seemed to help a little. Bad diarreah in the mornings about a hour of "dumping" no meds at this time for UC. I take Bentyl as needed, lomotil as well.


suebear
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   Posted 7/10/2009 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, you won't heal a fistula without radical intervention (usually surgical but Remicade can knock them out) and often surgery fails depending upon where the fistula is located. If your abcess has already fistualized the flagyl won't really do anything for you, unfortunately. If you are in pain it might be an abcess and in that case the flagyl might help.

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 7/10/2009 12:51 PM (GMT -6)   
You poor thing. I've taken Flagyl, I think it helps with erridicating unfriendly bacteria. I can't imagine it helping with a fistula. I would give it a try though. Have you ever use Flagyl before? It is sometimes used to treating bacterial infections of the gut or vagina.
Diagnosed with mild proctitis in March 2007: Treated with Canasa (as needed)
December 08: Began treating with Asacol 400mg (9/day) + Canasa 2x/day - Anemic
May 09: Off Canasa, taking Asacol (9/day)
Back on Canasa every other night + Asacol (9/day) + Probiotics + Iron
Reducing to 6 Asacol/day + Canasa + Probiotics + Iron - So far so good!!! -SPOKE TOO SOON! Back to 9/day...


therearemiracles
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   Posted 7/10/2009 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
No this one I haven't been on. I tried Cipro about a 2 months ago for what they thought was a UTI but it wasn't. Cipro and Flagyl are not the same thing right?
 
I just had a skin tag removed and now I feel like theres two more coming on. They start as tiny bumps and then they grow bigger hanging out of the butt. It's terrible. I don't know how to stop the gut from spasms and quit pushing on its own. I thought Bentyl helped with that, but it doesnt. I'm bummed right now. I will know in a couple of days if the antibiotics help any.
Thanks for your well wishing, I wish there was a cure.
Linda
Very mild left sided (could have fooled me with the "mild")  UC. Started LDN ON 1/25/09, stopped LDN on 5/1/09 didn't seem to help. Supplements: Probiotics, Cipro antibiotics 4/29 for 8 days seemed to help a little. Bad diarreah in the mornings about a hour of "dumping" no meds at this time for UC. I take Bentyl as needed, lomotil as well.


notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 7/10/2009 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
They are not the same I don't think - Flagyl is metronidazole. It is often prescribed for bacterial vaginosis. Maybe it will help you. I've always wanted the doctor to give me a course of flagyl to see if it helps but none seem to be openminded to it. They also use it to treat C.diff. It is a lot cheaper than vancomyacin.
Diagnosed with mild proctitis in March 2007: Treated with Canasa (as needed)
December 08: Began treating with Asacol 400mg (9/day) + Canasa 2x/day - Anemic
May 09: Off Canasa, taking Asacol (9/day)
Back on Canasa every other night + Asacol (9/day) + Probiotics + Iron
Reducing to 6 Asacol/day + Canasa + Probiotics + Iron - So far so good!!! -SPOKE TOO SOON! Back to 9/day...


therearemiracles
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 3670
   Posted 7/10/2009 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I remember reading some post of good and bad about taking Flagyl, but remember one that made me say "yes" I would like to take that! I'll keep you posted.
Very mild left sided (could have fooled me with the "mild")  UC. Started LDN ON 1/25/09, stopped LDN on 5/1/09 didn't seem to help. Supplements: Probiotics, Cipro antibiotics 4/29 for 8 days seemed to help a little. Bad diarreah in the mornings about a hour of "dumping" no meds at this time for UC. I take Bentyl as needed, lomotil as well.


suebear
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Total Posts : 5698
   Posted 7/10/2009 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Flagyl is commonly prescribed for GI issues. I'd rather take flagyl over Cipro but if you like to drink alcohol you cannot take flagyl.

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free

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