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I have been on Cipro and Flagyl, 500 mg, twice a day, for 8 days for diverticulitis.

By April 10, 2010 - 7:04pm
 
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Ciprofloxacin and Metronidazole (Flagyl)

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I have had so many side effects from ciprofloxacin and metronidazole (Flagyl), I went to the ER. CT scan confirmed diagnosis, but they ignored my thoughts that the meds were making me sicker and told me to coninue them for the full 10 days, despite debilitating nausea, cramps, and diarrhea worse than I had at the beginning. Online, I see the meds can be RX'd for 7-10 days. Am I OK to stop them now? What is the experience of others with this diagnosis?

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Had a similar case. CT confirmed my diverticulitis was absessed and possibly leaking. They debated emergency operation but felt other tissue surrounding intestins was holding things together. Ended up on ciro and metro for 28 days. So consider yourself lucky. The side effects were like the wose flu, drunk and anxiety etc etc all rolled in one. Worst month of my life hands down. This drug combo is horrible, but I guess it saved my life.

October 1, 2016 - 7:21pm
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Sure. Stop the meds. And then let the bacteria become drug resistant and next time the infection might abscess and burst and you'll have 16 inches of your guts removed and spend 45 days in the hospital fluttering between life and death.
I think that's s totally reasonable alternative, ya think?
Oh and if the CT confirmed it,you are in an advanced stage. You better watch your ass. Literally

July 18, 2016 - 10:26pm
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Anonymous

I have recently been diagnosed with my second bout of diverticulitis in 10 months. The BEST medication to help MY abdominal spasms and cramping is Bentyl! Its amazing! Also, I maintain a CLEAR LIQUID DIET for AT LEAST 3-5 days. The clear liquid diet helps to not further irritate my already inflamed intestines and colon. I have, however, been having bloody diarrhea since day one. I've been taking the meds for about 3 days so far. The bloody diarrhea and serious bloating are my only side effects so far. Ask your Dr about Bentyl for the stomach cramps. It really helps ME! I hope everyone feels better soon!

January 8, 2016 - 11:10pm
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Anonymous

I have pouchitis, I was prescribed flagyl and cipro, my side effects are dizziness, I feel like I'm walking like I am drunk, I have trouble with my speech sometimes, feeling like I can't get my words out that I am thinking. I have constipation, but I have no colon, so my side effects may be different than others. I can't wait until I am done taking them, it's hard to work.

November 20, 2015 - 9:16am
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Anonymous

I was on Cipro and Flagyl for 10 days for colitis. I have had dizziness, diarrhea, nausea, pain, headache, muscle tremors, nightmares from hell that are so real I can barely tell they are dreams, and extreme paranoia. None of the paranoia or nightmares existed before this round of meds. Anyone else experience this??

July 7, 2015 - 1:17pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Absolutely on the paranoia. I'm not driving (dizziness and disorientation) or seeing anyone (paranoia) until the medication ends. I can hardly wait. The Flagyl makes me loopy, suspicious and paranoid.

February 1, 2016 - 12:19pm
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Anonymous

I was diognosed with diverticulitis ... I'm feeling alittle better sometimes and other times I feel horrible..diarrhea started today.. These 2 drugs are very difficult to deal with... The bloating in my lower tummy is the worst... But knowing I have infection in my body.. I'd rather deal with these side affects of these drugs and get rid of the infection.. I've seen first hand what this sickness can do to you... Hope everyone feels better soon

February 19, 2015 - 4:24pm
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Anonymous

OMG I had the same treatment for my diverticulitis. I seriously thought i would die from these meds. I was literally on the couch, unable to walk due to dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, and a horrible taste in my mouth for the entire 10 days. It was so much worse then the diverticulitis, I mean seriously I have never felt so horrible in my entire life!

September 16, 2014 - 10:46pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

on flagyl 500 mg. 3 x day and keflex 500mg. 4 x day. I am on day 6 and feel lethargic, diarrhea , nausea. had catscan today with drink and dye. Cannot wait to get off this crap and out of the bathroom. I am allergic to Cipro so really have not much choice.

April 14, 2016 - 4:58pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I had diverticulitis in Dec. then again in April. Had 3 Catscans with dye. Had Colonoscopy on June 8, 2016 had 3 polyps removed one precancerous and was told I had a little colitis on the right side. On June 19th I got so sick and had such doubling over of pain in far left lower side and across back with nausea have been ill ever since. I was in 2 ERS did not find out anything GI Dr. has no explanation I go to talk to a surgeon on Monday. God Bless all who are plagued with this and no one really knows what to do. I am allergic to Cipro so I take Keflex and Flagyl...not so many side effects for me. Right now I am on nothing except nausea pills and tramadol which I hate going back on bentyl.

July 21, 2016 - 9:28am
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