Drug Ratings for FLAGYL

Average Rating: 2.5 (1426 Ratings)

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 1  Parasite Extreme nausea. Took Zofran with it even. Very weak, not myself, dizzy, no appetite Would never take this again. My family and friends were very concerned about me. I have to pace myself everyday because I am still so weak even after going off the Flagyl now for 3 days. F 61 6 days
500 3X D
12/20/2014

 1  Post oral surgery infection Side effects got worse every day. Severe nausea, ringing in ears, extreme confusion, 1 mild hallucination, mild diarrhea, horrific taste in mouth (like I imagine how formaldehyde would taste). Stomach pain, extreme weakness and fatigue, sweating, neck stiffness at first. I have no idea what my mood was like. I had to clear my calendar due to eventual inability to function. Neck stiffness can be the beginning of drug-induced acetic meningitis, which Flagyl can cause. Don't play around with this one. My surgeon told me to stop it today (was prescribed for 10 days & I took it for 6). F 46 6 days
500 3X D
12/19/2014

 4  Diverticulitis Spaced out, tired, short attention span, only able to work part time. No problem with taste. (I took it 10 years ago and could barely get it down due to foul taste. This time not so bad.). Except for diverticulitis I am in very good shape. It works. I take it with cipro. Diverticulitis is bad stuff. Very important to finish full course of drug, as prescribed. M 72 10 days
500 mg 3X D
12/16/2014

 3  H-pylori bacteria Tiredness, VERY bad taste in mouth for a couple of hours after taking, and bad nausea if I don't drink at lease 400ml of water with the tablet every time I take it. If you're taking this drug make sure to drink PLENTY of water or will cause extreme sickness. Avoid taking if you can, I couldn't because I am allergic to erythromycin, and the antibiotic they normally combine with amoxicillin to kill h-pylori contains a drug of the same family. Not a great antibiotic though people! F 21 7 days
400mg
12/15/2014

 1  C. Diff Body aches, terrible weakness, nausea, joint pain, headache, general feeling of being unwell, can't walk on my own, dizziness, fear of death (probably because I felt like I was dying), very bad cough - like whooping cough, dark urine, etc...etc..., the bad effects went on and on Everyone that wrote that this drug is poison is absolutely right. I felt like I was going to die and it was one million times worse than the C. Diff symptoms. I had a terrible time deciding whether to go off of this drug due to being scared about C. Diff, but I was getting sicker and sicker with every pill. As soon as I stopped taking it, I started feeling better and like I was gradually coming back to life. Now at more than 24 hours without it, I finally feel almost normal. Even the cough I had developed since starting it that I thought must be unrelated has gone away. I have had a lot of medical problems, but Flagyll made me feel worse than anything else ever has. Now my doctor has prescribed Difocid instead, but it is $3300 and Vanco is $7000, so I am not currently on an antibiotic. Not sure what I will do, but am taking massive doses of probiotics and hoping that helps. F 45 4 days
500 3X D
12/15/2014

 1  colitis Body chills,Extreme tired,depression F 62 10 days
30 3X D
12/13/2014

 3   Extreme fatigue and sleepy. Dizzy feeling and lose of coordination. Feel disoriented and extreme hunger. I can eat a full e al and still feel hungry. Horrible pill taste...almost devolves too quickly to swallow you end up gaging on it on the way down. Medication seems to work well on curing the infection. F 45 3 days
500mg
12/11/2014
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 1  chest infection I had all the side effects could not sleep shaking all the time hot and cold sweats vile taste in my mouth.numb legs burning pain in my back shaky legs when I walked.feeling of doom fuzzy head finished the course almost a week ago and still feel vile.Can't go out side as I still feel really awful I thought I was goinground the bend.I will never ever takes these again. Still feel as though I am going to throw up at any moment and still have blurred vision. If you can help it never take these pills. F 52 10 days
1000mg
12/9/2014

 1  BV I am so happy I found this forum because I was on my way to the ER. The side effects are horrible!! I finished the last dose on yesterday and I am still feeling disoriented. My side effects included the following: Mood changes felt extreme anxiety (feeling depressed) Hot sensations in my groin and down my entire leg Nervousness/shaky Feel like I am dying like everything in my body is about to crash Dizzy (couldn't even work out) Lower back pain Dark urine Blurred vision Thrush on my tounge Concentration has been off (can't function at work) I hope there are alternate medications because I never want to take this again! Boy am I glad I found this site to avoid spending $$$ at the ER. F 30 7 days
500 2X D
12/9/2014

 1  Gum infection Everything under the sun. Numbness, pins and needles, joint pain, splitting headache, fever, chills, insomnia, hyperhidrosis, nausea, sharp pains in my abdomen, feeling weak, confused, blurry vision, photosensitivity, congestion, sore throat, dry mouth, bad breath, awful taste in mouth, anxiety, fits of crying, feeling like I'm going to die, and panicking. I am going to try to be taken off the treatment tomorrow because I can't do 4 more days of this. I don't feel like myself, hell I don't feel alive. F 20 5 days
800 MG
12/8/2014
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 3  Diverticulitis Severe headache, nausea, extreme lethargy, irritability, depression, feeling of being drunk. F 40 7 days
500 mg 2X D
12/7/2014

 3  BV Lightheadedness, extreme nausea, weak, feeling hungry every hour even if i just ate a full-course meal I took it for 2.5 days. It seems fine. Doesnt taste bad. Then the side effect hit me big time. Have to call on sick at work as i can't even get up. I've stopped taking the pill as i know that worst is yet to come. I'd been sleeping endlessly for the 4th days now and i'm still not ok. I have to eat every hour as i feel like i didn't eat at all. I just ate a full size meal and have to dive at bed as i'm still dizzy, i can already hear my stomach growling seems like grinding & digesting all the food that i ate moments ago. I've faibed weight for like 4 days at home. I hope this crappy feeling will go soon! Dont take this antibiotic if you have option. My infection seems to clear up though. F 34 2 days
500mg
12/7/2014

 3  infected throat and tonsils These are the things i noticed with this drug.Darkened urine foul taste and anxiety.i would cry with fear that I was going to stop breathing because of my throat infection. Sleeping bad. A little bit sick with this medicine. Not wanting to eat.panic attacks oh I hate that happening. Dry mouth have to keep drinking water. Furry tongue and I had the shakes I called the doctor as the panic attack was bad F 43 7 days
400mg
12/7/2014
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 4  Tubo-ovarian abscess Food tasted horrible, lack of appetite. Alcohol tasted horrible(good thing b/c supposed to have adverse reaction to it). Brain fog, lethargic, mild depression. Muscle spasm in back. Would prefer never to take ever again. Did its job though. F 42 10 days
12/3/2014

 4  H Pylori I don't normally have problems with medicines but this made me feel shaky and disorientated (taking with ampicillan and omeprozale) and then panic attacks. Also memory and concentration affected. A slight headache as well. Digestion OK till day 5 when started to have nausea and looseness. Tired and having hot flushes at times. Would find it hard to be at work but off due to a sore back anyway. F 61 7 days
400 mg 3X D
11/30/2014

 4  Diverticulitis This med works but yes it has side effects. Last day here on it and problem is cured but tired,fatigued, trouble sleeping. It tastes bad but I found that cake icing if you roll the pill around on it and then swallow with a glass a water is a good way to avoid the taste. Good luck to you all and I hope this tip helps someone. It was one tough week. This med left me tired, not much sleep , and I would cry over next to nothing. Metal taste in mouth with a loss of appetite too. Forced myself to eat each day since I was losing weight. Finally went out and bought some Boost to add extra calories. Ready to finish my last pill tonight and then recover M 56 1 weeks
500 x 3
11/29/2014

 4  bacterial vaginosis I experienced heavy heavy fatigue, irritability, and some days woke up feeling like my eyes/face were swollen. My urine is also alot darker than usual, I drink a lot of water so it's usually very light or clear.I'm glad the med did cleared up my infection. My biggest complaint was the fatigue, I bartend and waitress. When I first began the med I became so sleepy at work. I literally was not keeping my coordination, i spilt drinks on multiple occasions and even went from pouring in a glass to pouring on the floor during a sleeping spell. I even spilt a drink on a guest. The sleepiness has gotten hardcore since beginning the meds and I've debated on calling out of work because of it. I also developed some sort of shortlived fear/ anxiety of what could be in the dark. I'm not usually concerned about the dark or of what goes bump in the night, but since beginning the med, ive noticed my heightened awareness of those things or my imagination amuck. But I really don't mind, 7 days isn't that long; I'm greatful that it hasn't made me sick to my stomach or worse whatever that may be. It's endurable and I'm OK with that. F 22 7 days
500mg
11/29/2014

 3  Diverticulitis with bowel perf. After 4 days, severe joint/muscle pain. Sore throat. Diarrhea. General weakness. This is the worst drug I have every taken. So much joint/muscle pain I had to have help getting out of bed. Pill tastes bad but sore and constricted throat was the worst. No appetite and when I forced myself to eat I threw up. Reported this to doctor and he said to stop the Flagyl when I called after 5 days. He said it would take a few days to flush out of my system. M 71 5 days
500 3X D
11/29/2014

 1  c.diff infection This is a drug from the devil himself seriously! I got c.different infection from an antibiotic I took for molar infection. Now I'm stuck taking this shit.I constantly feel high/drunk-ish,uncoordinated, emotional jacked on this!, spaced out, feel like I'm floating,I have horrible crying spells, this stuff puts you on a bad trip.I already have Anxiety&this makes my anxiety 20times worse! This should be banned this stuff is so horrible. I refuse to take medicine unless I need it proven point why! I ended up with c.diff off my first antibiotics (clyndamycin)&now I have to go through horrible side effects of this medication. Antibiotics make people suffer more then make them feel better. F 31 10 days
11/29/2014
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 1  c- Still on this medication for c-diff and I literally feel like I'm dying. I have never felt so horrible in my life. Fever, chills, headaches, whole body aches, extreme nausea, diarrhea. Do not take this medication if you can avoid it F 26 10 days
500 mg
11/26/2014

 4  Diverticulitis Having extreme fatigue and cannot sleep even with sleep meds. I know it's working and have to finish the dosage but I'm missing work and depressed M 56 5 days
500
11/25/2014

 1  bacterial infection in bowels Depression, fatigue, bad taste in mouth, inguinal pain, constant fear of death I was given this drug because I had diarrhea. After 4 days it didn't still go away and I got even worse. This drug finished me. I couldn't leave my home, I couldn't go to work. I couldn't even stay alone in my room for fear that I would die alone. I'd never been in depression before and it scared me. On the physical level, I felt tired all the time. My arms and legs felt weak and I had constant nausea. But what made me quit the drug was the inability to gulp and breathe. I felt like there was a stone in my throat. This was the final straw. I wouldn't recommend this drug even to my worst enemy. F 25 4 days
500 mg 2X D
11/25/2014

 1  BV Dizziness, MAJOR fatigue, insomnia, metallic taste, furry tongue, abdominal pain, constipation, with need to go to bath room, vision change, breast tenderness, high emotions, anxiety, mood swings. Headache Worst thing I have ever taken in my life, I don't ever remember having a reaction to this drug and was starting to think I was absolutely crazy tell I found this forum. Called my dr. She said to ride it out and finish the prescription. I'm on day 3 and I'm not so sure I can handle this feeling any longer. I feel horrible. Completely out of my element. Horrid eye squinting headachs ... Had a butterfly sensation in my stomach I feel as if I'm pmsing and going Into lala land all at the same time. I haven't slept well in 3 days but yet in exhausted. I cry at anything remotely sad. I don't recomend this drug at all. I don't think it should even be aloud. Be prepared for one of the weirdest and darkest weeks you'll ever experience while on this medication. F 24 7 days
500mg
11/24/2014

 1  Bacterial overgrowth in vaginal area Depression. Dizziness. Headache. Upset stomach. Terrible gas. Fatigue. Cannot sleep. Depressed. Anxious. Over berring erg to cry. Terrible. I don't advise even if it's your only option. The taste is terrible (which most medicine is, but this is a disgusting taste you cannot get rid of). If you want to feel like death is upon you then by all means go ahead and take it. F 20 10 days
500mg
11/24/2014
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 3  BV Was spaced out and dizzy when I took this, pelvic pressure, dry mouth and severe anxiety and depression that lasted 3 days after stopping meds. I prefer the cream, less side effects. F 43 7 days
11/21/2014

 4  c diff fatigue, joint pain, stiff neck I have read a lot of the reviews on here about this drug and I must be very lucky because I haven't had hardly any bad side effects as most have listed. I have felt fatigued, mostly weak during my gym workouts. My appetite actually has seemed to have increased since I've been on the meds. I'm still on the meds and have been with diverticulitis and now c diff. Seems to be working. M 39 10 days
500mg 3X D
11/20/2014

 3  Blastocystis hominis (parasite) I went to Mexico in May and ever since then, didn't feel quite right. In August, I had to take Azrithromycin for another infection and a week later, I started feeling really sick; food intolerances I never had before, diareah in the mornings, some anxiety, and my body and mind just felt different. It was finally discovered that I had a parasite and have been prescribed Flagyl to kill this terrible parasite. At first, I felt okay, I was still going to the gym and trying to go on with my daily life. I am now on day 8 of 10 and feel anxious, depressed, nauseated, don't want to eat anything, and definitely tired. The side effects are pretty terrible but if it works to get rid of my parasite and I don't have to live with a diagnosis of IBS for the rest of my life, I will be extremely happy. I don't think this should be prescribed for something such as a tooth ache as these harsh medications can cause other worse, long-term side effects. If it is effective in clearing conditions such as parasitic infections and C diff, then it's worth the couple of weeks of hell to be cured for a lifetime. I'm not giving up hope that this will work for me. If you have a story of how this medication helped you, please let me know!! I want to hear some positive stories :) F 30 10 days
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11/15/2014
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 2  Bacterial Vaginosis Drowsiness, dizzy, lethargy, abdominal pain, severe thirst! Anxiety, feelings of sadness and feelings of 'I think I'm dying!' Taking this after being hospitalised on IV antibiotics and these antibiotics have wiped out all of the good bacteria in my system. F 27 2 days
200 MG
11/15/2014

 1  Bacterial infection Thank god I found this forum and realized that so many others were experiencing what I am experiencing now. Otherwise I would have thought (as others have mentioned) that I was being poisoned. Nausea so bad that I can't sleep and have absolutely no appetite. Chills. Lack of energy/motivation. Three more days left and not sure if this crap is worth it. My symptoms have gone away, so that's a plus, although at this point it seems like a high price to pay--feel like I can barely get out of bed/move, let alone go to work or function on even the lowest of levels. As others have stated, if your condition is very serious and you have no other alternative this may be an ok option. Otherwise, try to avoid this drug at all costs. Horrible. F 22 10 days
11/15/2014

 1  Bacterial Blood Infection I started taking this not even 24 hours ago ( I have had 2 doses). I am having lower back pain, I have been running a fever all day, really fowl almost death like urine. a weird hot warming feeling. thought that someone was right near me a few times, extremely thirsty, very slight hint of lung pain. vision has blanked out, i started to have an increased cough, very mild sore throat. slight headacke. feeling very out of sorts, I can not sleep. F 39 5 days
500 2X D
11/14/2014
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 1  diverticulitis super metallic taste in mouth at all times, severe nausea, but the worst was the depression. gloomy, depressed, despondent. never felt that way before or since, had not idea why until I researched it. dreaded the next time I took a dose because it was worse a couple of hours afterward for me. cure worse than the disease M 48 10 days
500? 2X D
11/13/2014

 2  took it after cervical cauterisatio To sarat with dark urine you need to drink lots of water. Feeling of a dry mouth with metalic taste. It gave me twitches at the lower limps. A bad felling of being bloated all the time. Little of stomach ache. Blurry vission as well But to say the truth it is mr doctors first choice and he adviced me to have it while I am having tge meal. Cant wait to finish the dose F 49 10 days
1200 mg
11/11/2014

 1  Stomach Severe Panic Attacks, Dizziness, Headache, Nausea, shakes, hot, cold, thirsty, metallic taste in mouth. Very similar to dozens of other on this website. I also was thinking I had a severe anxiety disorder. Panic attacks coupled with sever thirst and headaches meant I nearly took myself to ER. Thank you to everyone that has added reviews. I feel more at ease now. F 7 days
400 3X D
11/8/2014

 1  tooth abscess Vomiting, loose stools, metalic taste, breast tenderness, blurred vision, swelling of throat, tiredness, whites of eyes are yellow, headaches, bloating and wind Its horrible stuff and I feel like im being poisoned. Been on it for 4 days in combination with amoxcillin. Had amoxcillin before so know its not that which is causing symptoms. This is a toxic drug and highly dangerous in my opinion. F 51 7 days
400mg 3X D
11/1/2014
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 1  For Diverticulitis I am taking this Medication as well as Cipro for Diverticulitis. After taking this Medication I am freezing cold, and very sleepy. Also the pain in my Back and Ribs seem worse. The Doctor says my Blood work looks much better but I just feel horrible. I don't even want to do anything but lie down in my Chair. M 51 6 days
500mg
10/30/2014

 1  Bacterial Vaginosis Immediately after I started taking this medication I noticed my BV symptoms going away. No complaints there. The taste was horrible, but if you eat something afterwards you won't notice it anymore. Shortly after beginning this medication I began having very severe nightmares and trouble staying asleep for long periods of time. Around day 2 or 3 of the medication I also noticed that I was becoming very irritable and impatient with others. The worst of all the side effects for me personally was the constant drowsiness and difficulty driving. I would literally have to keep my music blaring in my car to keep myself fully awake and alert. This medication should seriously only be taken when there are no other options available. F 22 7 days
500mg
10/29/2014

 1  c diff all of the same side effects as others..the worse medication. I had c diff 2 yrs ago..I had to take 2 rounds of flagyl and then a dose of vanco to kill it 2 yrs ago. I lost 2 months of work. 1st time I had cdiff in 2012 I was using alcohol hand wipes. bad idea as any form of alcohol, not just drinking alcohol, will make your symptoms worse when you take flagyl. I did not use hand wipes/cleaners at all this time but the flagyl is terrible. I acquired c diff again 2 weeks ago because I had to be on 2 diff antibiotics for sinus infection and bronchitis. feelings of doom, arm tingling, dry mouth, horrible nightmares the 1st 5 days. day 7 I thought my gut was dying, terrible stomach pains...I have loaded up on probiotics and yogurt to help kill the cdiff this time...hope it works. will be taking my last flagyl this eve. I cant' wait. I cant' exercise, have confusion, hard to work and concentrate. Hard terrible terrible headaches 1st week...if the cdiff comes back, I will have to try van Flagyl did not kill my c diff 2 yrs ago, even after 2 rounds,,,I know I wont' use it a 2nd round this time if c diff comes back. F 58 14 days
500 3X D
10/22/2014

 1  Bacteria overgrowth in stomach Was given this to help with a possible bacteria overgrowth in my stomach after months of having issues. I took a full day dosage (1 3x) and then the next day I took my morning and afternoon dose and haven't taken any since!! Horrible flushing, night sweats, chills, depression, anxiety - it has been 3 full days of being off this medicine and I still have horrible anxiety, depression chills - I am on medication for depression but in all the years I have been on any medication, never have I wanted to end it all! I went to my primary doctor yesterday because my heart was racing and I felt so anxious - had to be prescribed something for the anxiety I am having because of this medicine! DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICATION!!! It should be taken off the shelves!! I would rather wait out an infection than take this every again!! F 35 1 days
500 3X D
10/21/2014
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 3  abscess after appendectomy Negligence from my surgeon caused me to have leakage and abscess after my appendectomy. After they drained me the first time, I was in the hospital for 7 days on cipro/flagyl thru IV, then released where I was on oral cipro/flagyl/fluconazole for another 7 days. Going oral is when I felt the sickness, after 4 days I felt loss of appetite, nausea, bad stomach aches, anxiety attacks,sweats but I did the course. Had a follow up appointment only to realize I still had another abscess that needed to be drained (no infection tho) so they 're admitted me and I was again in the hospital on iv flagyl/cipro for like 4,5 more days after draining. Now I've been released again where I've been on oral cipro/flagyl for 7 more days and its towards the end of whatever bs course they told me and I'm just feeling all the side effects so I'm quitting this crap. I doubt there's an infection anymore since I've been on these meds for about a month now. My hospital is getting a lawsuit because I'm too young and healthy and this experience has really scared and traumatized me. I wish the best to all of you on this and please be brave. M 26 1 months
500 MG
10/19/2014
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 2  diverticular disease Prescribed for c.diff after 3 stays in hospital for diahorria and severe pain. The flagyl has caused nausea, cold sweats,severe exhaustion and many other nasty side effects. I feel ill all the time and unable to leave my home. Have always been healthy but now every day is a struggle. 2days left of 10day course. Diahorria much less but pain and all other side effects remain. Am I alone with this problem? F 79 9 days
400mg
10/19/2014
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 1  C Diff If they had a negative rating for this drug I'd give it. I know I will forget some. Nausea, vomiting, migraines, dark urine, abdominal pain, horrible insomnia (it's been a week and I'm still not right) Now for the crazies: Horrible anxiety, feeling of impending doom, thought I was dying, shortness of breath, sinusitus, cough, depression... my mother was taking care of me and left the house for 3 hours, I called her begging her to come back because my mind tricked me into believing she was never coming back and she hated me, hallucinations, heard things, swore I saw a man staring at me through my door. Swore I heard bells, thought my boyfriend was abanoning me, horribly violent dreams when I could sleep that had me terrified I would try to kill my mother in her sleep. Complete loss of controlling my own mind. Horrible taste of the pill. OMG I'd rather swallow vomit. Told the drs my reactions, they said it was all normal and to finish the antibiotics. It took everything in me to finish the antibiotics. 2 ER trips plus and urgent care trip. Worst experience of my life. I will refuse to take this ever again. Not worth my sanity. After further reading also found that it has been linked to causing cancer in some test... greaaaattt. UNLESS YOU ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO, DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG. IT SHOULD BE RENAMED "SATANS PILL" F 22 7 days
500mg 3x d
10/16/2014
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 2  diverticulitis Major nausea, insomnia, brain fog, severe fatigue, tastes like death, aftertaste like licking a battery, mild coughing. Needless to say I was also pretty damn irritable. I had to quit taking this a day early. If your condition is serious enough, then maybe it's for you, but dear god the side effects are hell. I would only take this drug again if there were no alternatives. M 33 4 days
500 4X D
10/14/2014

 1  mild diverticulosis dizziness, dehydration eye pain confusion low potassium Still not feeling completely better after 4 weeks. Ears ringing and balance problems F 68 4 days
250mg 3x
10/8/2014
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 1  BV Severe anxiety and depression; feeling of impending doom; itching; dry mouth; swollen gums; tingling sensations in hands and feet; crying; hearing bad things in my head (lowest point); tingling sensation on right side of face; loss of appetite; loss of weight; diarrhea; yellow stools; fever; cough; shivering (even when hot); brain fog; dizziness; insomnia; heaviness; overall loss of zest for life and living It's been 3 days since I've stopped taking the drug and threw out tht remain ding tablets. Still having symptoms and praying it will go away soon. They have a vaginal cream version so not understanding why they don't prescribe that for BV versus the tablets especially when they know a lot of people have a bad reaction to it, as told to me by my doctor's assistant. Will NEVER take this again by choice!!!! F 35 4 days
500 2X D
10/8/2014

 1  Bacterial Vaginosis Extreme exhaustion, literally all I wanted to do was sleep. I could hardly move my limbs felt that heavy. Dry mouth, headaches, nausea, loss of appetite, a feeling of hopelessness, constantly felt depressed. I had no idea I had BV until routine swabs and living in ignorance was bliss compared to this! Not recommended at all. F 20 7 days
400
10/2/2014

 1  for c diff I experienced sleeplessness, giddiness, visual difficulties and inability to focus. Flagyl helped lesson the diarrhea I was having, but it wasn't worth the horrible side effects I had. F 54 8 days
500 mg 4X D
10/1/2014

 4  Diverticulitis Was hospitalized for 7 days due to advanced Diverticulitis. Was put on the drug while in the hospital and prescribed it when I was discharged. I can say absolutely that some of the side effects mentioned by others are correct. The EXTREME insomnia, appetite loss, brain Fog and disorientation, weakness, lethargy, confusion, depression, anxiety, forgetfulness, loss of motivation, weird dreams, loss of sex drive, itching, rashes, EXTREME numbness and pain on the bottom of my left foot. I'm a pretty athletic guy, 5'11, 210pounds, and I workout 4-5 times a week. Using this drug so far has indeed helped to clear up up the Intestinal infection and greatly reduce the crippling abdominal pain I had before, but the side effects are really REALLY starting to wear me down and begin to question whether or not I should keep using it..... Hopefully the bad side effects will lessen over the next couple of days. Would I recommend using this drug?....I'm not sure. I guess if your condition is extremely severe and potentially life threatening then perhaps. All I can say is that so far (in the short term) it has helped relieve the intense severe abdominal & intestinal pain I've had for some time now. M 43 4 days
500mg 3X D
9/29/2014
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 1  lletz infection The worst antibiotic iv ever takin!every side effect,nausea, diarrhea, dizziness,very weak was an awful experience i never will take these again!i stopped taking them after the fifth day got too bad!! F 25 5 days
400 mg
9/28/2014
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 3  bacteria infection While on the med, had minimal nausea, lightheaded, dark urine. Now that I completed it, severe back pain, abdominal discomfort and nausea. Never drank alcohol, took as ordered. When will it go away?! F 27 7 days
400mg
9/26/2014

 1  Bacterial infection I was prescribe to take this medicine for a bacterial infection.... I had a major allegric reaction! Dry mouth, fast heart rate, dizziness, upset stomach and I had the worse axiety every, I thought I wAs going crazy, went to da ER three times to my PC doctor still they thought I was bugging out... 12 days after taking the medicine I'm just starting to feel like myself again this is the worse medicine ever!!!! F 32 1 days
500mg
9/26/2014

 1  pancreititis Severe stomach pains dark urine weak would not recommend this medicine to anyone terrible feeling M 41 3 days
500 mg iv
9/22/2014

 1  BV Dizziness, BRAIN FOG, headache, nausea, dry mouth, fatigue, general feeling of weakness throughout my entire body, negative thoughts, slight depression, lack of motivation, darkened urine, increased bowel movements, chills, stiff neck, anxiety, panic attacks -- I felt like I had every side effect in the book except the bad taste, I had no problem taking the pill or with any taste, but everything else was absolutely HORRIBLE! I finished taking this drug 3 days ago but still feel like I have a vice on my head, still slightly depressed/unmotivated, still feel like I have poor circulation. It messes with your mind and makes you feel like a crazy person until you find this page and realize you aren't the only one! So thankful for all these accounts of how horrible this stuff is. The thing that really stinks for me is that I had absolutely no symptoms of the what I was taking Flagyl to treat, and the Flagyl has turned my life upside down! I would have much preferred to go on living without knowing I had BV than going through this horror again. I told the nurse at the clinic about my side effects and she said she's never heard of anyone having them, so I plan to call back again and making her write down all these things that have happened to me so that they can WARN others about this before they take it. I don't even know if it has cleared up my infection since I wasn't even aware that I had it in the first place. F 26 7 days
500 mg 2X D
9/18/2014
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 1  Diverticulitis Extreme lethargy, horrible stomach pains,body aches, dizziness. I have had my 12th and most severe bout of this disease. I will be having a portion of my colon removed soon. I welcome th surgery over the extreme pain, and trips to the ER. I am supposed to take this for 6 more days with the Cipro, but can't do it. I am an extremely fit person and this medicine has brought me to my knees. DON'T TAKE IT. F 55 10 days
500 3X D
9/16/2014

 1  Bacterial vaginosis I took one, 500 mg dose and was nauseated and bloated within the hour. Then I started doing some research on the side effects. This drug needs a black box and some serious re-review. Never again. F 53 1 days
500 mg 2X D
9/16/2014

 5  possible giardia or bacterial infec None, except smelly gas and gas pains, but that may have been from the condition being treated I am surprised to see so many negative comments. I am on Day 3 of flagyll, but took it once before about ten years ago for parasitic infection and it was a miracle cure. I have no fatigue or headaches, and have had a glass of wine a couple of times with no noticeable effects. Yesterday I went on a two-hour bike ride, felt fine. For those thinking of taking the drug, my guess is that the people who have written to describe their experiences did so because of a bad experience. I am sure for many people the drug has few effects. F 64 7 days
2X D
9/3/2014

 4  Diverticulitis Night sweats, fatigue, diarrhea, dizziness, ankle joint pain. M 48 10 days
500 mg
9/2/2014

 4  C. Difficile I tried Vanco first for 10 days and it did not get rid of my C. Diff. My MD put me on flagyl. First 12 hours were no problem. Then came the side effects. Yeast infection, oral thrush, nausea, anxiety attacks, sleeplessness, depression, fatigue, malaise. I told my MD that I couldn't take it 4 times a day and he let me take it 3 times a day, which helped (even though I was on it for longer). It made a HUGE difference going down to 3x/day. I also helped not to have to wake up to take it at 6am- I could wait until 8am! After 10 days I became very despondent and depressed and began to have thoughts like "this will never go away" and "I will never feel better." I told myself it was just the medication talking. I came on this website, read everyone's comments, and immediately felt better knowing I was not the only one going through this. I began to feel better 36 hours after I finished the flagyl. It took another two weeks to stop feeling tired all the time. It's now been I know it's tempting to stop taking this, and you should be honest with your doctor if you think you cannot go on taking it. You are NOT going crazy, this is a REALLY HORRIBLE drug. I am thankful that I kept taking it (with zofran and ativan to hep the side effects) because it got rid of my CDiff. Good luck to everyone taking this. I hope you all feel better soon! F 33 10 days
500 4X D
8/28/2014
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 1  Intestinal Infection Blurred vision, anxiety, shooting pains, thrush, yeast infection, muscle cramps Well I just got off this horrible f***n medicine...I would NEVER recommend this to anyone!!!!! Gave me twinges throughout my whole body, felt like I was dying. Could not read any longer than a paragraph without feeling dizzy and sick, because my vision was blurred!!! And on top of this it gave me a yeast infection and thrush!!!!!!!! Hate hate hate metronidazole. F 18 4 days
500 MG 2X D
8/27/2014

 3  Intestinal Infection Blurred vision, trouble focusing vision, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, brief shooting pains in limbs, anxiety TAKE WITH CAUTION IF YOU HAVE ANXIETY!!! I have been having panicked symptoms for 2 days now. Cannot wait to get off this drug. However it seems to be clearing up the infection and is FAR better than Cipro. F 18 3 days
500mg 2X D
8/24/2014

 3  bv I decided to drink a glass of wine while on this medication. Got very very sick. Was the worst idea I've ever had. On other days dizziness, extreme fatigue, tastes horrible. But cleared up BV. So don't drink while on this medication and you will be fine. F 29 7 days
500mh
8/23/2014
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