Randibear, Is it the flagyl causing the diahhrea? If it is, it's true, flagyl is rough on the stomach. But as a cyst breaker, flagyl is really important. I empathize. My stomach had gotten so bad on my combination of flagyl, omniceff and ketek, that I stopped all my antibiotics.
My dr. then had me go on some vitamins, "Thorne Research BasicNutrients III" and then gradually re-introduce my antibiotics (I'm only supposed to do flagyl on the weekends).
The re-introduction protocol worked pretty good. But I think any of our antibiotics can cause stomach problems. But of course our problems are much worse without antibiotics. I am a strong believer in long term use for chronic Lyme.
By the way, the vitamins are on back order. See if your doctor recommends any particular vitamins. They might help the stomach.
In the mean time, hang in there. We're all with you.
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Carol in PA
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quote:Originally posted by faithful777: Try eating some more fiber to slow down the diarrhea. Can you eat brown rice or quinoa?
Faithful, I think you are mixed up. Fiber will INCREASE the peristalsis of the intestines, not slow it down.
If you have diarrhea, eat no fiber until things return to normal. White rice is good, also bananas, apple sauce, tea, toast (white bread).
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Insoluble fiber normalizes large intestinal function - slowing down diarrhea and speeding up constipation.
The BRAT diet is constipating, and very easy to digest, which is why it is often recommended for acute gastroenteritis (stomach flu, food poisoning, etc.)...but that is only useful for temporary issues.
For more severe issues such as diarrhea from abx or inflammation, one needs to look at overall gut motility management.
This is where fiber comes in.
Charcoal and other binders may also help.
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im not sure if this is true ...
"Doesn't make sense that your joints hurt when you stopped the cipro. The pain from Cipro stops as soon as you stop taking the Cipro."
i know some ppl who have stopped cipro or lev and been disabled by it
i dont know if i can contact them to find out how long they took it...it was a while ago. but i would be very careful.
i know when you stop lipitor your muscles/attachments can hurt for a long time...i know it is a different type drug...but it makes the same pain
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