Levaquin and flagyl for diverticulitis

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Avatar f tn I have had a total of 10 diverticulitis attacks since 2006, of which 7 have been in the last 2 years, and 3 in the last month an a half. I had 10 days of Flagyl and Levaquin beginning March 15, then 10 days beginning April 15, and I'm starting a 14 day dose today. My sed rate was 80 but WBC is normal. Scans in March and April showed mild diverticulitis. Is this normal to continue to have to take these anti biotics? It seems to me that they must not be working for my infection.
374249 tn?1208011946 They also said my white blood cell count was really high. They put me on Flagyl and levaquin IV for the next two days. They released me today and I have the same medication in pill form that I need to take for 5 more days. One of the doctors under my care said he doesn't think this was Diverticulitis because I am so young. They released me and didn't give me an actual verdict. No diet plan or anything either. So now I am a little unsure and wondering if I should be worried. Please help.
Avatar n tn I have had agonizing pain for one week on the lower right hand of the abdomen and am constipated. Had blood tests which showed no infection. The doctor is treating me with penicillin as she thinks it is diverticulitis. Grateful for a reply from anyone who has had this problem before.
1512544 tn?1363530893 I wouldn't say it's the type of pain that's intense, more of a dull aching pain and can feel it more while sitting for long periods of time. At first I was being treated for a mild case of Diverticulitis flare up and given flagyl and levaquin but after seeing My Gastro Doctor he's teeling Me he don't think the pain I'm feeling is related to this condition all because when he pushes on My Stomach I don't hit the roof in pain.
Avatar n tn Flagyl, Cipro, Levaquin were the most frequent. I was hospitalized, for 5 days, over the holidays, and that is when I both met my surgeon and made the decision to do the surgery. They took out about 7 inches. Deciding factor was the fact that if the colon were to rupture, as the doc put it, the results could be "catastrophic".
187666 tn?1331176945 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.
Avatar n tn cipro, flagyl , levaquin to name the ones I was on the most. Nothing seemed to help as it keep coming back. I ended up in the hospital over the holidays and was advised to have an elective colon resection due to all of the scar tissue that had formed and the fact that my colon, in the sigmoid area, was starting to stricture( close up). I had it over 3 months ago and am recovering, although slower than I hoped.....lol...I am a very impatient patient.
Avatar f tn I filled the prescription but before I could start taking it, I had another diverticulitis attack. I am currently taking flagyl and levaquin for the diverticulitis. I am also on omeprazole daily. My question is how do I manage these two conditions when one requires a high fiber diet and the other a low fiber.
Avatar n tn I went to the ER for Right lower abdomen pain and they took a cat scan and told me I had diverticulitis and gave me flagyl and levaquin. The levaquin was for 7 days I started taking both and I got severe diahrea. Everything I ate comes out asap.....well Ive been off it for 7 days and I still have diahrea and still everything I eat comes out asap Ive lost about 5 pounds since then and now I am afraid to eat cause Ill end up in the toilet anyway...
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn Thinking it could be diverticulitis, the gastroenterologist has me on first was Levaquin then on Cipro and flagyl and a clear diet for two days. All that did was make me extremely hungry although the left quadrant pain did subside a little. Starting back up with low fiber diet has started the left pain again. I have tried Hyoscamin and that helped a little. So far I am still in pain and discomfort and am getting extremely frustrated. Any suggestions or comments.
Avatar n tn I ate a lot of fiber to flush my system but the pain remained so my doctor put me on Flagyl and Levaquin for 10 days. It did not do anything. I went to the ER and they did another abdomen and pelvis CT scan and found nothing except a small cyst in my left kidney. That was also there in July. I kind of find it hard to believe that is the problem because I have no pain in the back, but my doctor is having me see a urologist.
Avatar n tn I went to the emergency room on Tuesday because the bloating was scaring me and for the pelvic discomfort. She took tests for pancreatis, pregnancy and h-pylori, then told me I need to schedule an appointment with a OBGYN. I called the OBGYN, but now they aren't able to see me for another two weeks. I am scared and anxious because I feel like no one's paying attention to me (I'm 29 years old), and this has been going on for 6+ months now. I don't feel myself. Thanks for your insight.
242516 tn?1368227505 This new box warning via FDA is something i've been aware of for some time in patients using ciprofloxaxin, levaquin (levofloxacin), Moxifloxacin (Avelox), ofloxacin (floxin), gatifloxacin (tequin), and i'm glad it'll be highlighted on labeling, showing it's increasing incidence: risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture is further increased in those over age 60, in kidney, heart, and lung transplant recipients, and with use of concomitant steroid therapy.
Avatar m tn About 7 months ago I was diagnosed with my first ( of 6 ) attacks of diverticulitis. They would put me on the antibiotics( cipro, flagyl, levaquin) but it would keep coming back. I had pain in the lower left side. Several ct scans later, my GI started talking about surgery as I had diverticulitis that was not responding. Christmas Eve I ended up in the hospital for 5 days.
Avatar n tn I ran across this forum by accident. I was looking up possible appendectomy complications. I sure hope somebody out there can help me! I had an emergency appendectomy three weeks ago today after going to the ER with severe lower abdominal pain. The surgeon told me there was alot of free blood and debris in my lower pelvic/abdominal area, but that the appendix only looked bad on the outside - the inside was fine. After five days in the hospital, I was sent home without complications.
Avatar n tn and Family MD, I've been on many antibiotics such as Flagyl, Cipro and Levaquin. I am really concerned now about being on antibiotics, mainly because my mother almost died with a case of C-diff. I'd just like to find some natural cures instead of the antibiotics. How do I know if it's diverticulitis? What's the risk of me getting Diverticulitis again? I have so much diahrrhea, it's hard to know whether I'm "normal" or not. Normal's pretty much out the window.
Avatar m tn They did a CT scan and he was diagnosed with diverticulitis. He was put on Levaquin and told to see the doctor in about five or six days. The night before he saw the doctor he developed a fever. He called and was told to come in first thing in the morning. He was sent to get another scan (they had him drink barium) and he was called and told his colon had perforated and to go straight to the hospital--he was told they may do surgery. His white count was very high.
Avatar n tn Nothing grew in the cultures of my blood or my urine and it was assumed that was because of the nuclear weapons that were used to fight the infection - flagyl, levaquin, by IV that time. Keflex, Amakacin and other heavies. At one point I was taking flagyl and cipro, daily, for three months. That was just to get me well enough to have the bowel surgery. I've had every heavy duty antibiotic you can think of. Allergic reactions to some that made me sicker than I started out.
Avatar n tn I had been admitted after the last episode and sent home with a PICC line to continue Flagyl and Levaquin, IV, to prepare for the surgery, which I had a month later. Anyway, I did not have to have a colostomy bag. The surgeon said that a lot of times, if there is no emergency perforation and they can do a nice clean cut, they can sometimes re-attach the colon at the same time. That is what they did for me. I still have my appendix. I hope that helps. I would ask your surgeon about that.
433485 tn?1321816990 That's when I made the decison to have the surgery. They sent me home with a PICC line and I infused Levaquin and Flagyl daily . 1 X for Lev. and 3 X for the Flagyl. Then, on Jan. 24 I went in for the surgery. The PICC wasn't so bad as I was able to be mobile. The home health nurse and company would send out these Balls, containing meds and I would stick one in a Fanny Pack and connect when it was time. They empty on their own.
Avatar f tn A typical day for me now is scrambled eggs for breakfast, leftover dinner for lunch, grilled meat and a vegetable for dinner (make enough for lunch the next day). I snack on fruit, nuts, and cheese throughout the day. I've made a couple of the bread recipes in the cookbooks that use nut flour and they are nice to have around as a snack also but in no way replace the real thing!
Avatar n tn I was really sick, getting sicker and on Levaquin--on 4-6 wks, off 4-6 wks. I noticed that for me, the orange tongue correlated with how sick I felt (mind you I do/did have other complicating factors not necessarily relevant to the orange tongue theory so I'll spare you). Long story short- I found a doctor who finally treated me for Lymes with Doxycycline and I low and behold, I got better and consequently--no more orange tongue (it's been a year since treatment).
Avatar n tn I was admitted to the hospital and had hida scan, ultrasound, catscan,x-ray,colonoscopy and endoscope. All were perfect except for some gastritis. I was sent home on Flagyl after a weeks stay and felt better for about a month. Pain returned and I was re admitted. They removed my gall bladder and found that is was diseased, non-woking and had the beginning formation of gallstones even though ALL TESTS WERE NEGATIVE. I felt better for about a month and the stomach pain returned.