flagyl and deathly ill

This is a horrible time of year for me with the allergies and they make the fibromyalgiai horrible.  I am in so much pain that I walk around with an ice pack on my neck and shoulders.  I look like a little old woman.  I started feeling really sick last weekend like I had the flu or something.  I started taking flagyli and felt better for 2 days then the last 3 days I've been shaking, can't sleep, flushed, exhausted, in horrible pain, etc. 

Do you think it's just because I was feeling bad before the Flagyl and taking it just made things worse?  I managed to do 4 1/2 days of Flagyl (did 10 days during the summer no problem) and had to stop.  Now, 3 or 4 days later I still feel feverish, haven't sleep for 3 nights in a row, in such pain, hard to breath. Last night I took another Percocet and about an hour later started itching so badly.  Took a benadryl.  Still itchy today.  I think if I had kept taking it I would have ended up in the hospital.

Nothing helps the pain.  I've been horribly depressed too but I know that can be a side effect from the flagyl.  I take ambien, 5htp, xanax to sleep but nothing helps.  What should I do?  It doesn't help that my husband had surgery Thursday (5 hours in doc's office), ER Friday (6hrs) and ER yesterday (3hours).  That just about killed me.  I'm just in a knot of pain and suffering on the floor and don't know what to do.  Sorry guys but I am at a loss.

 Is this heat shock?  I feel flushed and feverish all the time now.  I take vita c but must need to up it again to 10 grams a day.  I'm taking ibuprofen like candy.  Question about the charcoal.  It absorbs the toxins but then don't they just sit in your system?  Having ibsi-c makes taking charcoal impossible for me.  Any help would be appreciated.


I always think worst case

I always think worst case scenario. I will try to give you some real help from my own experience,  since I had a serious relapse 3 months back I have done a lot of changes. Ok first thing flagyli is unpredictable it can sneak up on you at anytime. and when it does watch out, depression city and extreme nasua. I can push through it and do 2-3 weeks if I want but Ive had enough and im switching to Tinni. You might want to consider it. Also I started Rifampin (see my protocol). After the first pill I felt a lot better. Rifampin saved my life but its also my last plan of action. if this doesnt work im screwed I have no where to turn.  I also uped my azithromcin. Extreme die off but worth it. lots of choices but You have to remember Lynn this is a serious game we are playing and sometimes we have to play docter to get results. What works for me might not work for you but what works for me I got from others on this sight so all im doing to give you some advise and passing on the information. I also thought I had the flu but 2 weeks into it I should have known better. Best of luck and any questions please email me.

Fibro, CFSi,  Myco, CPNi, Stratton protocol, Zithro 500mg M/W/F/S, Doxyi 100mg 2x day, NACi 1200mg 2x day, Flagyli and INHi 2 week pulses 400 mg 3x day, Rifampin, 300mg 2x day,  Still cant shake it but improving.

You are so young to be so

You are so young to be so sick!  I am so sorry.  Glad you found this website.  Thanks for the info.  I am going to check into the Tinii and I started M/W/F/S Azith on my own just recently.  I am going to try some Quercetin to see if that helps with the inflammationi.  Take care.

FMSi/CFS 1995. tinnitus">i, ibsi, sinusitis, EBVi, NACi 2400mg, valtrex, cortef, armour, doxy, biaxin, tinii, vita c 5 - 10,000 daily 

LynnP, Finch has an

LynnP, Finch has an interesting thought and for myself I was ill last Christmas season with something, likely viral flu or really bad cold that sapped my strength very strongly.  My illness was just as I was ending a 21 day pulse but it certainly was not like any pulse-related symptoms that I had had with any other normal length pulse of extended pulse (the previous had been 14 days and unremarkable.)  

Hope you are feeling better soon.   Louise

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I don't know, Lynn, but

I don't know, Lynn, but could you actually have the flu?  Maybe you should check in with your doctor just in case.  The only thing I know of is to try to just get a lot of rest and try to get through this.  I would back down for the next pulse, or maybe delay it a bit.  Maybe you could handle a warm Epsom salt soak.  I also find Emergen-C to be helpful, and the sublingual B-12.  I'm sure you'll find some better answers, but I hope you can start improving quickly.  I know how miserable you feel. 

Take care,


ME/CFSi since 1991. Cpni diagnosed 6/07. CAPi started 7/07. NACi 2400mg per day, doxycycline 100mg 2x per day, azithromyicin 250mg M-W-F. 8/09 switched from Flagyli to Tindamax 500mg 2x per day for 5-day pulse.

I don't have answers to

I don't have answers to these questions but I'm thinking of you with great sympathy - I hope you feel much better very soon.

RRMsi diagnosed 2008 (symptoms for 20 years). Also sinusitis, recurrent UTIs, IBS  Wheldon protocol began 31/7/09 Doxyi 200mg, Azithro 250 3X week.  Supplementsi B12, D3 Vit C, multivit, Fish oil, probiotics, NACi, vit E, turmeric

Thanks for the sympathy. 

Thanks for the sympathy.  We all get a little desperate at times, don't we.  How are you feeling since you started the protocol?

FMSi/CFS 1995. tinnitus">i, ibsi, sinusitis, EBVi, NACi 2400mg, valtrex, cortef, armour, doxy, biaxin, tinii, vita c 5 - 10,000 daily