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Dania84
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I just started taking Flagyl. So far so good. I have read so many horror stories about it and I just want to hear something good about it for once. Anyone have good results with Flagyl??

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TF
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It got rid of lyme for me. Took it combined with amoxicillin and probinecid.

Flagyl caused the only herx I ever had. It kills the cyst form of lyme.

Squeeze fresh lemon juice into water and drink that every day to lessen your herx. Lemons are a natural cleanser per my now famous lyme doctor.

Flagyl did not cause me any side effects. Wish you the best!

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My husband made great improvement on Flagyl. No side effects.
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how long did you herx? how long were you on flagyl? dosage?

i sure could use some specifications.

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OMG....where'd you buy that winning lotto ticket TF? lol. ONLY herx with all those hardcore drugs you took? You're 1 in a million. [Smile]

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It got rid of lyme for me. Took it combined with amoxicillin and probinecid.

Flagyl caused the "only herx" I ever had. It kills the cyst form of lyme.

Squeeze fresh lemon juice into water and drink that every day to lessen your herx. Lemons are a natural cleanser per my now famous lyme doctor.

Flagyl did not cause me any side effects. Wish you the best!


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I was lucky in love and lucky in herxing, but I was very unlucky in a lot of other things.

I had lyme and co for 10 years before being diagnosed. The last 5 years were bad. I say lyme stole 5 years of my life.

And, I had a lot of bad days during lyme treatment, but they weren't herxes. Maybe the strict diet I followed and drinking nothing but lemon water all day long during my entire 1 year of Burrascano type lyme treatment did this for me.

I was very obedient to do every single thing the lyme doc told me to do.

My herx lasted a week. The first three days were bad and the next 4 days were half bad.

My doc said my previous lyme treatment (no cyst buster for 2 years) had converted all my lyme into the cyst form.

To attack it, he had me stop meds for 1 week so the cysts would come out. Then, I took the amoxi, flagyl and probinecid to hit it in both spirochete and cyst form. A real ambush.

I took 250 mg of flagyl 3 times per day.

The doc warned me to spend the week off meds drinking the lemon water and on the special lyme diet and also taking diflucan to be sure I didn't have any yeast.

All this helped me have a mild herx, I am sure.

He was a great doctor.

It has now been over 5 years since I completed my treatment and I am still symptom free, enjoying my life.

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randi, I took flagyl for 60 days continuously.
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Flagyl helped me get well and truly made a significant difference, although the first few days were a bit tough on my stomach.

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My experience with Flagyl and Tindamax has not been good at all...constant migraines and other neuro symptoms, huge fatigue and pain. To the point at times I would have to stop because I just could not tolerate it anymore.

I always wonder, why is it that some people seem to do so well on it, while others have such terrible reactions?

I'm also on IV Rocephin and have been for 3 yrs (had to start at 50mg a day and work up very slowly, am now at 1650mg/day).

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I have read that age works against us with flagyl
as people over 50 have a much harder time with
neuropathy side effect than people under 40, or 30 etc. Anyone in their 30's here have a hard time with it?

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Maybe something to that. I'm over 50 and had death fatigue from hell last time I took flagyl.
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I'm 64 and Flagyl has been very kind to me

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Both Flagyl and Tindamax make me herx like a banchi, but have helped me lots.

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(The ole disclaimer: I'm not a doctor.)

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IS it effective on its own?
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IS it effective on its own?
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Does anyone notice that it keeps you awake or makes you sleepy?
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i think it gives me neuropathy and sleep issues.

i also noticed a huge increase in symptoms so maybe it's herx.

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I'm 33 and I felt like I was going to die on the 3 days of flagyl that I took. I never want to take that drug again.
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I thought this question was aimed at the good results, like alot of us had.. not dwelling on the bad ones.. not every drug works for everyone!

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I dont notice much difference when i take it, except my anxiety gets out of hand, but honestly its hard to tell if thats the drug or not.
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And the other question i had was; In theory if you can tolerate this med, can it treat you on its own, even a little, in theory?
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Brorson and Brorson's research showed it mainly works on spherocystic spirochetes, and is one of a smaller list (of meds) that very readily
crosses the BBB - blood brain barrier. It may even have some benefit against Babesia (not proven) and Bartonella - by my inference
from anecdotes on the LymeMD Blog. By itself though It should not completely clear Lyme/Borrelia (or any other tick borne disease).

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Can you take flagyl with zith and mepron?

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