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MBB3
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Hello Everyone [Smile]

I will soon start treatment for Lyme and possible Bartonella (mostly neuro sx's).

My doctor has prescribed Flagyl at 1500 MG daily...Is anyone else taking this much along with IV Rocephin (4 on/3 off)?

I've read where Flagyl can cause neuropathy and that is currently my worst symptom caused by either Lyme and/or Bartonella. I am very concerned about making the neuropathy worse? Realize Flagyl is a cyst-buster and is probably very necessary, just want a heads up in terms of side effects and improvements too!

I trust my doctor but also would enjoy hearing from those taking the drugs...

Take Care, MBB3 [group hug]

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Grown men weighing 300 lbs can be knocked flat with one 250mg pill of flagyl.

No way I would begin with that much... but then I'm chicken!!

It took me several weeks to work my way up to 1000mg per day.

Do watch for the neuropathy. Call your dr if it gets bad.

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MBB3
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Hi Lymetoo [Smile]

Thanks for your comments...what do you mean by 'knocked flat' with on 250MG pill? Sounds frightening?

I'll need to ask the Dr. about all of this, thanks for the thoughts

Take Care, MBB3

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groovy2
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Flagyl can cause you to get Real Depressed-
and think wacky crazy things --

1500 mg aday is a Hi dose to start treatment
maybe start with 250 aday and work up -

Its a good idea to have someone keep a eye
on you too - Jay --

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Geneal
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I started flagyl at 250 once a week to prevent c.diff.

Then pulsed it with doxy. Flagyl at 250mg for Fri, Sat, Sun.

Next week it was 500mg.

Third week it was 750mg.

The Extended Release flagyl is more expensive, but to me definitely worth it.

One pill vs. 3 pills a day.

Plus flagyl gave me insomnia if taken anytime after noon.

I had the worst, stabbing headaches initially with flagyl.

1500mg would have probably done me in if I had started on that.

Are you pulsing it?

My suggestion would be to go slowly on ramping up.

I learned this the hard way. [shake]

Hugs,

Geneal

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Hi Mbb3,
Are you going to Dr.C in Tampa? I am on the same regimen.
IV Rogephin-4 days on 3 day off
two weeks in add Flagyl 1000mg,for 14 days
Zithromax 5th wk IV.
I only started flagyl today so I will let you know how I feel.
Lots of sweating and overwhelmed by anything.
Atheana

urso for gallbladder.

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I got terrible diarrhea/upset stomach from 500mg Flagyl the first few times I took it.
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when i had c. difficile, my gastro gave me 1,000 per day of flagyl. At about the 3rd or 4th day, I had a migraine from hell that lasted for a couple of days, then i felt wonderful.

I felt the best I had in years!!!! I know it was a large dose, and I'm only 5 foot 3 about 190, but man, it worked!!!!

I was only on it for two weeks tho, and he wouldn't give me anymore.

RATS!!!!!

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Be VERY good with your pro-biotics on Flagyl. I had terrible GI problems when I forgot mine. But, there are great benefits to the drug.

Also, watch for changes in sensation in your hands & feet and definitely tell your doc if they are new. Flagyl can do that to some people, but usually goes away after stopping.

Good luck with your treatment.

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