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kimmie
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just curious about what everyone else is taking for a flagyl dose? Daily or pulsed?

I take 1500-2000mg flagy daily for 4 days X 2 weeks.

My neuro symptoms have kicked in, but are managable. Thanks [hi]

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blinkie
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500mg tid for one month
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Marrit
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kimmie,

That seems like an awfully high dose. Are you a large person? Keep tabs on those neuro symptoms as they can escalate rapidly and are a red flag to stop.

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kimmie
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Thanks Marrit, I am 120lbs. It is my muscle twitching that is my worst symptom on flagyl.
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bcb1200
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I'm 35 yo male, 6'2" and weigh 210 lbs.

I pulse 1000 mg Flagyl (500 mg 2x / day) for 3 days every 2 weeks.

It's working well for me. I'm 95% most days...sometimes better!

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Bite date ?
2/10 symptoms began
5/10 dx'd, after 3 months numerous test and doctors

IgM Igenex +/CDC +
+ 23/25, 30, 31, 34, 41, 83/93

Currently on:

Currently at around 80% +/- most days.

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BackinStOlaf
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that seems like a high dose to me too

I pulse 750 mg a day for 3 days every 2 weeks. May start pulsing every week.

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First Symptom 9/09
Multiple docs, negative Labcorp test
LLMD: 1/10
Positive Igenex/CDC test
Treatment 2/10
2/10-8/10 Amox, ceftin, zith, flagyl
Currently: Bicillin, Minocycline, still dealing with severe breathing issues

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TN Kim
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I am on my first pulse of Flagyl. 500 mg. Twice Daily for 3 weeks on then 3 weeks off and repeat.

I am having lots of pain now and feeling like crap! Counting days til my 3 weeks off! [Frown]

Kim

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Bite 4/22/12
abx 5/03/12
neg. Lyme
pos. Cpn 5/17/12

Bite 5/22/10
abx 6/25/10

IgM Igenex Positive & CDC/NYS Positive with 18+ ; 23-25+; 31+; 34+; 41+; 66+; 83-93 (IND)

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Lymetoo
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I took it everyday for months on end. Nightmare!

I can't remember my dosage, but don't think it was ever more than 750mg a day. It liked to have killed me.

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swedish lyme sufferer
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I took 500mg x 3!
Just take it, you will feel like XXXX but it works!
I took it IV. Pulsed 10 days on every month.
It made me almost well.
almost.....
still fighting.

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mojo
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One of my Dr's had me on only 250 tid but the dose is usually 500 mg tid.

That IS a high dose!

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BackinStOlaf
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When we pulse flagyl, we bust the cysts open...but what happens when we stop and continue with our other meds? it just reverts back again?

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First Symptom 9/09
Multiple docs, negative Labcorp test
LLMD: 1/10
Positive Igenex/CDC test
Treatment 2/10
2/10-8/10 Amox, ceftin, zith, flagyl
Currently: Bicillin, Minocycline, still dealing with severe breathing issues

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bcb1200
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No...it busts the cysts and kills them or else it busts the cysts and then whatever other abx you are on (doxy, biaxin, zith, etc) kills them.

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Bite date ?
2/10 symptoms began
5/10 dx'd, after 3 months numerous test and doctors

IgM Igenex +/CDC +
+ 23/25, 30, 31, 34, 41, 83/93

Currently on:

Currently at around 80% +/- most days.

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Kimmie's dose is a normal dose. It is usually 500 mg 3 or 4 times per day for every day treatment. When you pulse the dose is usually increased to 750 mg 4x per day, for a normal body weight. Most of the doses I hear people taking are very low, so this is nice to see. Flagyl is essential to getting well. [Wink]
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