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Dania84
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I have been taking 750mg of flagyl for over a month now along with other abx and I have never herxed. It has only made me feel a little better.

Does this mean my main symptoms are co-infection related?

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Wow lucky you flagyl was the abx from hell for me.
I'm by no means a medical expert but it would seem to point to a co-infection to me.
I'm saying that also not knowing what all you took prior to Flagyl.

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I dont herx from falgyl. I dont have very strong herxes in general, so you're not alone :-)
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750 mg how many times per day? 3 or 4?
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Dr. M. a world renowned Lyme expert, now retired from BC recommends between 750 and 1000 mg per day depending on weight. So it sounds like your dosing is bang on.

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I never herx either...added oral flagyl 1000mg/day and did have some increased muscle twitching/mild headache. I should not complain because I sympathize with those who herx severly. I need to go infuse my zith and rocephin and hit it hard. Maybe we dont have a high cyst load? Hopefully
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BackinStOlaf
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My doc told me that if I don't herx from flagyl, I should stop taking it.

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2/10-8/10 Amox, ceftin, zith, flagyl
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Dania84
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LOL. 750mg 4x a day??? That sounds crazy. Can anyone honestly tell me they are taking that??

Kimmie: That very well could be since I only had LD for 3 months before treating.

BackinStOlaf: I think I agree with your doc. Its not doing much for me. I think because my main issue is a co infection im not dealing with.

Thanks for the input!! <3

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Actually if you don't herx but instead feel better I think that is very encouraging, just as much an obvious herx. Some people don't herx and simply get better.

Metronidazole and Tinidazole aren't anti-inflammatory like some of the other antibiotics. There is no reason it would make you feel better unless it was killing Lyme (doesn't hit any co-infections either).

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I hope you all are right. This disease is so tricky and effects everyone differently. I'm sure just like everyone else, I want to hit it hard and get into remission.

Dania84...I started treatment at 4 months. I heard adding a cyst buster early on is good. And although I was "disseminated" 4 months is early considering some of the people I have spoken with. When I got sick, I got VERY sick fast...

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I took 750 mg 4x per day on Flagyl pulse (with 3 other antibiotics) under Dr. B and that is how I got well. Most of the doses I'm seeing on here seem very low which is likely why it is not working (herxing).
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wildcondor, did you take the Flagyl daily? When you said pulse, exactly what do you mean? And for how long did you do this?

Thanks so much.

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Wildcondor - I would also like to know what combinations of antibiotics worked well with Flagyl ?

Thanks

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Perhaps I spoke too fast...flagyl kicked my butt last month and it took 2 weeks to recover from, but I think it did some good. Did 1500mg every Sat and Sun, along with rocephin and zith. THis stuff is really hard to kill...
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