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12-28-2012, 07:17 AM   #1
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Flagyl not helping

My daughters been on flagyl for 16 days and is not getting any better.

I've tried ringing the nurse for the last week but she isn't returning my calls...

I don't know what to do...last time i took her to the GP he told me to contact the GI.

I feel like we keep going around in circles.

Shes had diarrhea for 3 weeks (going 2 or 3 times a day) ....would taking her the ER be a good idea?
12-28-2012, 11:53 AM   #2
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I know that the flagyl can cause D, are any other symptoms better or worse?
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12-28-2012, 01:31 PM   #3
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In my opinion, when in doubt trust your gut. Going to the ER won't hurt, and maybe you can get some answers to ease your mind. Good luck, its so frustrating when you don't know what to do to help. Even more frustrating when the dr/nurse won't get back to you.
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12-28-2012, 02:01 PM   #4
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personally i would go er, its awful if no ones getting back to you, its so frustrating. Good luck and i hope your daughter gets sorted soon. Bloomin flagyl, my sons on it too and its appetite that worrys me. xx
12-28-2012, 02:19 PM   #5
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Today was my last day on these meds I had D the entire 2 weeks up to 7 times a day let me know what u find out !
12-28-2012, 03:07 PM   #6
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I know that the flagyl can cause D, are any other symptoms better or worse?
She was bleeding before but that has stopped.
12-28-2012, 03:15 PM   #7
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Its very frustrating ....we've been told any problems just call the nurse.
I don't see why i should be acting like a DR and making decisions ....

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12-28-2012, 03:21 PM   #8
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Today was my last day on these meds I had D the entire 2 weeks up to 7 times a day let me know what u find out !
My daughters supposed to take these for 6 weeks....if i find out anything i'll let you know...but let me know if you get better.
12-28-2012, 05:46 PM   #9
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Sorry, no advice, my son was fine on the Flagyl, strange how they all react differently. If in doubt and you can't get hold of anyone, I agree to an ER trip. Hope you get some help
12-28-2012, 08:18 PM   #10
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Also if you take her to the gp ask the gp to call the GI for instructions
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12-28-2012, 10:11 PM   #11
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We went to the GP. ...i was told to give her lomotil till i get in touch with the nurse
12-28-2012, 10:23 PM   #12
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My worry about Flagyl monotherapy is the resistance it is going to create, every time flagyl works it is in combination with quinolones like cipro to ensure gram-postitive and gram-negative coverage and to prevent resistance, I think flagyl on it's own is a bad idea and I mentioned this in another thread. If flagyl doesn't work you now have created resistance for a number of other antibiotics, like all the quinolones (cipro).

Flagyl should never be given just to try an antibiotic, there has to be evidence of a specific infection that warrants use of flagyl monotherapy, otherwise antibiotics that don't create resistance should be used or broad-spectrum quinolones should be added.
12-29-2012, 11:46 PM   #13
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How are things going upsetmom?

Have you used the Lomotil?

Thinking of you.
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12-29-2012, 11:51 PM   #14
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Yes i gave her some yesterday and things have settled down. Hopefully i get to talk to this nurse tomorrow.
12-29-2012, 11:56 PM   #15
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Good to hear that it has had a positive effect.

Good luck for tomorrow! I wonder if they will be there, being NYE and all???

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12-30-2012, 12:00 AM   #16
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It's not a public holiday ...so they should be.
12-30-2012, 01:38 AM   #17
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Yeah...I'm just use to everything, well most things, going into close down mode for the two weeks over Christmas/New Year. I surely do hope you get someone to talk to.

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12-30-2012, 01:45 AM   #18
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But Dusty you live in the sticks
12-30-2012, 01:49 AM   #19
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I'll take that as a compliment and as a comment. Do you watch QandA?
12-30-2012, 04:16 AM   #20
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Yes I sometimes watch Q And A. I grew up in the sticks. Went to visit my parents on Friday and was reminded of a different way of life.
12-30-2012, 04:23 AM   #21
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It certainly is a different way of life to the city. I was the opposite to you, grew up in Sydney and then went bush!

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12-30-2012, 04:40 PM   #22
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My daughters gets diarrhea from the Flagyl also. Among other issues belly aches, appetite loss. It gets pretty bad to we use Peptamin Jr for the lack of appetite, Florastor for antibiotic associated diarrhea, we also use bananas, mashed potatoes, rice, PB on white bread, cheese to help bulk up the stools. Keep you eyes open for signs of dehydration which is of upmost importance. Getting a CBC and metabolic panel can also ease you mind and quickly give you answers you need. This is what they will do at the ER, get the on call to write you an order and go to local Hospital blood draw they should be open I would think.
12-30-2012, 08:39 PM   #23
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I've been keeping her fluids up to make sure she doesn't get dehydrated.

I tried ringing the nurse but it doesn't look like they're working today.

I stopped the flagyl and the lomotil today to see what happens....i hate it when i have to make my own decisions.
12-30-2012, 08:53 PM   #24
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You stopped the Flagyl early??? Idk... My doctors say never to do that.
You said the bleeding stopped right. Was it to treat bleeding?
Why was it prescribed?
12-30-2012, 08:59 PM   #25
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Yeah....she was supposed to be on it for 6 weeks. Last time she only took it for 3 weeks.

I don't know if it was the right thing to do. I kept calling the nurse for over a week but she never calls back.
12-30-2012, 09:00 PM   #26
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Yeah she was bleeding that's why the prescribed it ..her bleeding has stopped
12-30-2012, 09:05 PM   #27
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Well then I would say it was helping. Sometimes the side effects are horrible but still better than bleeding right. My kids got diarrhea all the time bc she is a jpoucher though.

I hope she is ok.

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12-30-2012, 09:17 PM   #28
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Shes been on flagyl before and has never had a side effect of diarrhea ....now i'm confused....this might have just been a side effect..

Might go and give her her tablet now..
12-30-2012, 09:20 PM   #29
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So sorry to here she's going through this. Grace was on it for 6 weeks and her only problem was no appetite. I hope all gets better soon.
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If you can keep her drinking enough fluids I wouldn't go off flagyl either if it's helping, like Myre said, you can't go off and on it at will, each time you do that you create more and more resistance.

With antibiotics you get a limited amount of tries, the E coli and other strains flagyl can target are highly resistant to begin with. If you go on antibiotics and they work, do everything you can to avoid going on and off.

It's not clear to my why the Flagyl is being used though, is it for your daughter's crohn's disease or is it to avoid an infection from the wound?
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