Both Cipro and Flagyl have side effects but Cipro is the one with the “black box” warning. My doc prescribed both Cipro and Flagyl for my perianal abscess. I looked up their side effects and warnings and dropped the Cipro and stayed with Flagyl. The good news is that not only did Flagyl clear my abscess but it jump-started me out of my flare and into remission.
Please consult with your doc before deciding to drop one or more of your prescribed antibiotics.
I have remained in remission since. I try to maintain it by monitoring my diet for triggering foods, supplements, and taking probiotics every day. Hopefully probiotics will help to encourage good bacteria in my gut so that I won't need to take antibiotics again for a long time.
Male/63 DX IBD in Feb08. No meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Remission since Mar2010. Psyllium Seed mixed with VSL3DS is very helpful. Food diary instead of SCD or Paleo.Lactobacillus Reuteri (NCIMB 30242),
Fish oil, magnesium,multivitamin, extra D3. When needed: DGL, boswellia, curcumin, E complex.
Resistant Starch and lots of fruit & vegetables (but no cruciferous), No Gluten, no soda, no HFCS, no xylitol or sorbitol, no trans fat, no shellfish, no carrageenan, no GMO foods saturated with Roundup.Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys
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