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My husband has been diagnosed with diverticulitis and is being treated with Flagyl and Cipro. He now has a fever and terrible stomach pain and a hives like rash on his face and a slight fever. He has had three doses and I am wondering what to do.
And if you don't feel better, call your surgeon and describe what's going on. People think just because they have been released, they are supposed to be 100%. Sometimes extra followup or checking in is required, and they do expect you to call for problems.
Without the use of Cipro or Flagyl, I most likely would have died. I have been on Cipro since about 1993-1994 and still use it on occasions where I end up with a UTI, or kidney infection. Since I have a permanent catheter, I'm more prone to infections. As much as I give credit to Cranberry juice or pills, as well as drinking lots of water, it does not prevent any infections nor does it cure infections, or at least not in my case.
I woke up this morning 2 days after having to take cipro for a UTI and my foot right next to the bone in the middle is tender...........im paranoid now do i have tendonitis? I didn't sleep on it wrong!
I had a lower GI test done in '04 and was told that my pain was divertuculitis. In early '05 I had a flex-sigmoidoscopy and later a colonoscopy. I was given Flagyl and Cipro and it took away the pain. I also changed my diet (eliminating seeds, high fats, etc) and increasing fiber along with Metamucil. It was explained to me that the diverticulitis was widely spread, but could be controlled through diet and awareness. My doctor retired and I changed to a new primary care provider in '05.
3 days later i was hospitalized with infectious colitis. stayed 3 days and they did cat scan(radiation) and had me on flagyl and cipro very strong broad spectrum drugs. ever since then i have occasional gut discomfort and diarrhea. lately i seem to have symptoms more often. i went to a gastroenterologist and he suggest limitiing alcohol consumption.. i stopped drinking my beer and drank tons of milk hoping to soothe my stomach..
I have been off and on flagyl, levaquin, bactrim, and cipro for the last 14 weeks and am having bowel resection surgery for diverticulitis tomorrow. The Keffir really helped me - tastes kind of weird but it works . You can also eat any kind of yogourt that contains live culture - DanActive or Activia.
Hello, I recently developed diverticulitis again. My doctor prescribed Cipro and Flagyl as he had in the past. 5 days into the treatment, I started to get hives on my hands and feet a swollen lower lip. Called the on call doc and he said it was probably a reaction to the Cipro. Ordered both it and Flagyl be stopped and called a script for Bactrim instead as well as Benadryl. The Benadryl helped with the hives (and a good night's sleep LOL) but in the morning they returned.
Flagyl and alcohol should definitely not be mixed. Sometimes fluoroquinolone antibiotics such as Cipro are used for gastrointestinal bacterias. Please discuss any alternative treatment with your physician. Alcohol can lower your general energy and delay your recovery so it is best to minimize drinking until you've finished the prescribed course of any antibiotic treatment. (Beyond that, chronic liver damage from excessive alcohol consumption can affect the metabolism and toxicity of antibiotics.
im a male and the urologist prescribed me cipro... he did not perform any tests for trich b/c i had previously had chlamydia months ago but was treated of that and retested and cleared of the chlamydia... though my urethra pain persisted... i was just wondering if i need to go back to the doctor to get this flagyl or if the cipro that i just was prescribed will wipe it out...i don't have insurance and it costs me a lot each time i visit the doctor.
I just finished 20 days on flagyl and cipro for colitis and diviticulities....Just a word of advice....be sure to eat when taking medication...The Rx made me so nausous but as soon as i took my last pill I felt so much better the next day...still can't add fiber back to my diet yet but am doing better...I've been sick for almost 4 weeks now.
Certain antibiotics do seem to cause nausea and dizziness for some - for me it was flagyl and it was incredibly unpleasant. If you've had two ultrasounds and a colonoscopy you should have had a report that indicated if you had any diverticular pockets or any other findings. I believe that they, as well as an infection can cause similar symptoms to what you appear to be experiencing. I think to the left of the belly button is your pancreas and/or spleen.
Well, flagyl is for bv and trich, and trich isn't technically a bacteria. I think you need to ask the doctor and find out exactly what it was.
The warning applies to drugs of the fluoroquinolone class, including Cipro, Cipro XR, Proquin XR, Levaquin, Floxin, Noroxin, Avelox, Factive, and marketed generics." http://www.webmd.com/osteoarthritis/news/20080708/fda-warning-cipro-may-rupture-tendons ******************** "Apparently there has been a change to the Black Box Warning for Floroquinolones.
I took flagyl and cipro for an intestinal infection two weeks ago. I had a horrible reaction to both meds that made me VERY dizzy and weak to the point all I could do was lay flat on my back and try not to move. After I stopped taking the antibiotics, the dizziness got steadily better however I am still having relapses of the dizziness every few days. What caused the initial dizziness and why is it still happening? How long will it take to go away completely?
After the 2 weeks I improved alittle but I was still in alot of disconfort. The urologist took me off of cipro and told me to wait and see if I recovered more!? which scared since I knew I was not cured. After 2 days a got worse again and called the doc....He put me on Bactrim for 2 weeks which really did not do anything for me...after bactrim he put me again on cipro and after 2 weeks a i developed prostatitis which is basically an infection in the prostate.
I have cirrhosis and I took Cipro throughout my treatment for many months to prevent infections during treatment. This is standard protocol at my transplant center for cirrhotic patients so it is safe even for those with more advanced liver disease than you have. Because it results in fewer hospitalizations for patients with advanced liver disease. FYI: A family doctor has no expertise in hepatitis C or liver disease so you can't expect him to provide medical help for your condition.
19:19: Dear Doctor, My wife is 6 weeks pregnant and has Crohn's disease. She takes pred as needed but she was taking flagyl for the first 2 weeks of her pregnancy and cipro for the first 4, before she knew she was pregnant, then stopped taking them. I have seen flagyl catagorized as a class b drug and was concerned about the possible effects this could have on the baby. I have tried to find info on this but cant find any real facts. Are there any facts or just speculation.
pregnancy and flagyl and cipro and prednisolone posted by bryan on December 06, 1998 at 00:19:19: Dear Doctor, My wife is 6 weeks pregnant and has Crohn's disease. She takes pred as needed but she was taking flagyl for the first 2 weeks of her pregnancy and cipro for the first 4, before she knew she was pregnant, then stopped taking them. I have seen flagyl catagorized as a class b drug and was concerned about the possible effects this could have on the baby.
And then if the urologist is wrong about that, I’m thinking could he be wrong about the treatment? I had already taken Metronidazole (Flagyl) and then Doxycycline (10 days)with no effect. The urologist prescribed me a month worth of Cipro, which I’m hesitant to take. I really would like to avoid such a long period of antibiotics, and I have read on here that perhaps I should try Azithromycin (a Z-pak) before taking Cipro for so long.
1 My heart is excellent by sonic scan. I have no chest pains, no arthritis, and no gall bladder. I have been taking 1 gram of Flagyl each day for 8 years along with 1 gram of Erythrymicin (sic). Of course I have some loss of sensation in my feet. It progresses month to month slowly. The course of treatment has been effective at eliminating serious vomiting and diarhea which will occur after 1 week without the Flagyl.
The course of treatment has been effective at eliminating serious vomiting and diarhea which will occur after 1 week without the Flagyl. I work about 60 hours a week for a good wage and am employed variously in the U.S. and Europe for the same employer for the last 4 years. My stool has been analyzed several time without any remarkable results. My blood chemistry analysis is excellent. My cholesterol is excellent at 140. I do not have diabetes. I do have corrected atrial fibrilation.
old, and have diverticulitis, and am on my third day of Moxiflaxin, because I can't tolerate Cipro and Flagyl. Because I have severe chronic constipation, I take Miralax (PEG) daily. The emergency room doctor that dxed me (with CT scan) advised I be on clear fluids for a few days, and advised me that perhaps Miralax might not be such a good idea until flare-up over.
Two weeks later after two weeks of urethra and meatus pain, went to Urologist, whom diagnosed me with prostatitis, and he put me on Cipro, but that was killing my joints after 5 days, and was switched to Minocycline (15 days now) for 30 days. I have a constant feeling like my urethra is irritated, and the tip of my penis is also irritated right at the opening. With all of the antibiotics I've taken, how can this still be going on? Nothing has changed.
I have an infection and am taking cipro and flagyl. I thought that because of the rules around taking one on an empty stomach and the other with food and because it makes my insides not feel so good that I would lose weight. Not so! I can almost watch my thighs grow! I've been good except to help the burning in my gut I did make some tapioca pudding yesterday and ate it all last night. I've cut my wine as it is a no no with the drugs and thought that would help too.
Only when I was in the hospital and put on IV meds did the inflamation go down enough for the surgery. I had a PICC line for awhile and would infuse Flagyl and Levaquin. Oh and the bitter taste in the mouth, definately Flagyl...makes drinking water hard as it tastes weird....Take care and God Bless.
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