Drug Ratings for FLAGYL

Average Rating: 2.5 (1381 Ratings)

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 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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 1  stomach bug picked up in Mexico Massive headache. Joint pain, dark urine, irritability, and did I say massive headache?? This drug is horrible. It should be taken off the market. F 54 10 days
500 MG 2X D
8/23/2014

 1  bacterial vaginitis Debilitating depression, suicidal thoughts (please don't take if you have history of depression). Also nausea, fever, abdominal pain and slight metallic taste all of which would have been bearable if it weren't for the emotional turmoil.I finished the dose because I didn't find out until day 7 that this was most likely the cause of my increased depression, it did clear the bacterial infection but gave me a yeast infection which I took diflucan for. Take my advice and try another antibiotic it may save your life and your sanity! F 34 7 days
500 mg
8/21/2014
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 1  C Diff I was prescribed a 14 day course for a c diff infection...Never felt so horrible in my life, not from the c diff, but from this medication! I had every side effect in the book...darkened urine, foul taste in mouth, itchiness, muscle pains, anxiety, depression, crying spells, feeling absolutely hopeless, anorexia, enlarged lymph nodes, slight tingling in right thumb, extreme lethargy (could barely get out of bed or up off the couch.) Asked my MD to stop after day 10, he said to stick it out...when i had unexplained bruising on day 12, that was it, refused to take any more. While it did clear up my C Diff infection very quickly, it was like i was being poisoned, never again. Thank God for this forum, i would have thought i was losing my mind. F 45 10 days
500 mg 3XD
8/20/2014

 1  C diff Worsening of diarrhea previously held in check with Welchol and Enteragam. Very nauseous and no appetite. Talked to drs asst. and was told to finish all the Flagyl, take on a full stomach, and basically just tough it out. She told me the symptoms should ease up a bit. Its hard to take on a full stomach when you are nauseous and on the verge of throwing up. I will continue to take the stuff as the disease is supposed to be very dangerous when left untreated. I think the drug manufacturers and doctors should be forced to take this med so they could know what the sick patient feels like. F 60 14 days
500mg 3X D
8/18/2014
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 4  c-diff extreme fatigue. Could not make it through 8 hours without bed rest. Dizziness, abdominal pain. Took a high dose of Clindamycin for a sinus infection that ended up causing c diff two weeks after I stopped the medication. Beware of this drug. F 57 14 days
500 3X D
8/16/2014

 1  Bacterial vaginal infection Extreme anxiety with shortness of breath. Severe depression... Suicidal thoughts. Crying, feelings of despair. Will never take again and as a nurse, will caution every future patient to request a different antibiotic. Horrible drug! F 45 5 days
500 mg
8/10/2014
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 1  Intestinal infection So relieved to see others with same side affects. Not that I would wish them on anybody, but only that it helped to know I wasn't loosing my mind! After about 5 days of taking this horrific medicine I started having uncomfortable pain in the upper part of my back, weakness in my arms & legs, & fatigue. On about day 8 I woke up with my skin feeling very hot (like a burn), my heart racing & feeling panicky, dry mouth & constant urination. I talked with the doctor & I was labeled a worrier & was told to continue taking it. I became so tired & weak I could hardly stand and would shake rigorously. Depression, foggy mind, confusion, despair & sleeplessness were now setting in. I ended up in the ER with dehydration, low sodium & potassium levels, rapid heart rate & high blood pressure. I didn't know how much longer I could take it. I've been through a lot of things in my lifetime, to include taking chemotherapy, but this experience has been by far the F 57 10 days
500 2X D
8/6/2014
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 1  c. dif NAUSEA, LIGHTHEADEDNESS, INABILITY TO CONCENTRATE, FEELING OF DOOM, METALLIC TASTE, FURRY TONGUE, THOUGHT I WAS DYING. THIS MEDICATION IN MY OPINION SHOULD BE TAKEN OFF THE MARKET. I HAVE TAKEN A LOT OF DIFFERENT MEDS IN MY LIFETIME, AND I AM ALLERGIC TO A LOT OF THEM. BUT THIS IS ANOTHER STORY ALTOGETHER. IT IS ONE THING TO HAVE AN ALLERGY, EVEN AS SEVERE AS ANAPHYLACTIC SHOCK, WHICH I HAVE HAD, BUT THIS MED MAKES YOU WISH YOU WERE DEAD. I AM A VERY HAPPY PERSON WHO HAS A GREAT OUTLOOK ON LIFE. I WILL NEVER TAKE THIS MED AGAIN. I AM PLAQUED WITH UTI'S. I RECENTLY HAD TO TAKE AMOXICILLIN AND ROCEPHIN SIMULTANEOUSLY WHICH LED TO C.DIF. I WAS TESTED LAST WEEK AND I AM NEGATIVE FOR C.DIF. HOWEVER, I STILL HAVE DIARRHEA AND GAS LIKE NEVER BEFORE. I HAVE STOMACH PAINS. I THINK FLAGYL DID ME IN. F 75 10 days
500 MG 4X D
8/3/2014

 4  Diverticulitis This drug has made me very nauseated and tired....however does it make Lymph Nodes under arms swell? I have also been on Cipro for the last week. F 35 2 weeks
1000 MG
7/23/2014

 2  suspected intestinal infection Generally felt run down. Constant nausea. Headaches. After 2 days on flagl i developed swollen painful glands in my armpits. Its the third day and they are still hurting. F 42 5 days
500 mg
7/23/2014

 2  Bacterial infection I had dinner with my kids at 6 and took this medicine shortly after. By 9 pm I noticed my gland was swollen under my next and was very tender. I had extreme panic attack and thoughts I was going to die. I stayed up all night crying thinking of ways on how I would explain to my kids I was going to die. This is all after only one dose. Next day and my gland/ neck is still swollen and I am uneasy. F 29 1 days
250mg bid
7/21/2014
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 1  Bv Lower back pain, achy joints and muscles,frequent urination and anxiety.. Horrible side effects but does seem to be working for the infection. F 45 7 days
500mg bid
7/19/2014

 1  gardnerella SEVERE swelling, itching, and redness of the lips think "howard the duck" this only after ONE pill. I pray my lips don't blister which is one of the main side effects. Good thing I have sick leave because I will NOT be going to work tonight. Never ever ever ever will I take this med again. Way to toxic. F 37 1 days
500
7/18/2014

 2  C. Diff (lower GI infection) Flagyl was prescribed to be for my C. Diff infection. C. Diff is a terrible infection to have but the side effects of Flagyl made me feel awful 24/7. Everything tasted metallic, my tongue felt furry and my stomach was so upset that I struggled eating. Taking the medicine itself was a challenged because it tastes really horrible no matter how fast you gulp it down. I suggest eating lots of yogurt with it to rid the bad taste. Unfortunately, I only lasted 10 doses before I couldn't take it anymore. This caused my infection to recur about a week and a half later. Now, I must go through another round of Flagyl and stick to it according to my doctor. Flagyl, is a very effective drug but do try and push through to take every dose, not miss any and follow through. You don't want to have to take it again! C. Diff is a NASTY infection that you don't want! I had to take Flagyl as a result of contracting an infection from taking a previous antibiotic called Clindamycin. I was prescribed Clindamycin by my gyno because I had a BV infection. However. the Clindamycin was too high of a dosage to the point where it wiped out the good bacteria in my lower GI causing an infection called C. Diff. Beware when your doctor prescribes Clindamycin, always question the dosage and duration!!!! F 22 10 days
500 3X D
7/15/2014

 2  vaginal infection very strange med, i felt really sad, and tired, by the third day as I was walking the dog, I was so tired , I rememeber being so tired I wanted to sit down, it was very weird , by the forth day, I had tingly shock feelings in my arms, I called the dr and and they acted like they had never heard of such side effects, never ever again F 44 10 days
500 2X D
7/15/2014

 1  A supposed gut infection Absolutely poisonous. Sore back. Splitting headache. Spaced out. Burnt my gut. The worst side effects ever. Doctor was not hearing me when I told her my allergies. Stopped the drug as soon as I realised toxicity. Be very careful. F 54 2 days
1X D
7/14/2014

 1  BV Pill got stuck in my throat and I almost threw up every time. Finally dreaded it so much I could not take the last pill. Symptoms started with nausea, back pain, and muscle weakness. By day 3 I got used to it but still felt weird like I wasn't really there. The worst side effects happened after I stopped. Weird white discharge and itchiness, which prompted me to search message boards and realize that my irritability and tearfulness are probably side effects too. I just got into a new relationship and was fine until I started getting all paranoid and upset, almost walked away but I really think it's this damn pill. This is day 3 since I stopped taking them and I hope I feel like myself soon. :( I will not take this again. Horrible. F 38 7 days
500 mg 2X D
7/13/2014

 1  abcess Its 5 days since I took this medicine and I'm bloated excuse my French my poop is yellow foul smelling I haven't felt right since I took it horrible taste in mouth feel sick having panic attacks dizzy my poop slides out and when I wipe its yellow!!! Awful smell feel constipated F 23 3 days
400
7/9/2014
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 1  Suspected cdiff infection Dizzy, abdominal pain, numbness, headache, feeling of impending doom, awful taste in mouth M 38 10 days
3X
7/7/2014

 4  jaw infection Insomnia was the only really troubling side effect for me. Slight metallic taste in mouth around day 3, but was gone within 24 hrs. Very mild diarrhea, stomach was a bit more acidic than usual but nothing I couldn't deal with. Always took with full meal, had NO ALCOHOL (even mouthwash with alcohol is too much on this med according to my pharmacist) and took every 8 hours with orange Gatorade (helps with bad taste from pill while it's on your tongue). Be gentle with your body while on this med. I found that not having caffeine, any NSAIDs (ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen, etc.) or anything harsh on the stomach lining works best. DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL while on this med - EVEN ONE DRINK. The med causes the body not to be able to eliminate it from your system and it WILL make you very, very ill. Read the pamphlet that comes with the med. It states this very clearly and it's nothing to mess around with. Overall, my symptoms are gone from the jaw infection (pain, swelling) and I would take this med again for a severe infection - all meds have side effects, but if the alternative is a severe illness or death, it's well worth it to me. You may have to make a few lifestyle changes while on the med (no alcohol or caffeine, as mentioned above) but isn't it worth it for a week or two to clear up a raging infection? I think so... F 36 7 days
250mg 8X H
7/6/2014
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 2  BV Light nausea, metallic taste entire time, when I would urinate -- urine passes slowly and not at a normal rate, Difficulty swallowing chalky pill F 33 7 days
400 2X D
7/4/2014

 1  suspected diverticulitus Extreme fatigue, headache, disorientation, stomach cramps, loss of appetite, slightly blurry vision, possible increase in blood pressure, diarrhea, bad taste in mouth, lite headed. This medication along with doxycycline was prescribed by primary care for suspected diverticulitis infection. GI doc did not know about infection, waiting for CT scan but recommended taking anyway to eliminate possibility of infection. Primary care originally had me on 2000 mg a day, no way on that so GI lowered to 1000 mg a day. I am an active person, walk 3 miles a day, do martial arts, and hit the gym several days a week after a day on this pretty much on couch watching TV, no energy to do anything else. I also live rural and have an hour drive over a two lane mountain road to work, called GI doc and offered that vision was slightly blurry and driving may not be safe-they offered to stay on the medication for the full 10-day course. I don't think I can do this as am house bound. I may offer that for folks who have a verified condition and this drug is "necessary" for treatment, although horrific in regards to side effects, take it with reservations, keeping the possible side effects in mind. However, for folks who have a "suspected" condition and the provider wants to "shotgun" treatment on a suspicion, be wary, especially in regards to the potential side effects. M 48 5 days
500mg 3X D
7/2/2014

 1  BV Nausea, can't sleep, anxiety, depression, severe mood swings. F 23 7 days
500 mg
6/28/2014
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 1  C diff Nausea, headache, burning red eyes, loss of total sensation through out entire body, confusion, disoriented, loss of concentration, anxiety, extreme depression, and crying about almost everything. Feeling pathetic F 29 10 days
150X 3
6/25/2014

 4  bacterial infection None F 44 5 days
500
6/22/2014
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 1  BV Severe mood swings, severe low back pain, dizzy-almost passed out, spots on tongue, dark urine, F 23 5 days
1000
6/22/2014

 1  PRE/POST OP WISDOM TOOTH REMOVAL first time just a little sick however one month later after extraction dentist thought wound was infected and repeated flagyl since then which has been 16th april till present I have stomach cramps bloating and constipation which ive never suffered from previous.Taking losec for gut pain and discomfort also gaviscon. caused oral thrush had to have medication for that and also vaginal thrush.Sweating over forehead terrible. Never ever will I allow this to be given again This should not be given to people on losec and not be ready available to dentists. F 64
2X D
6/21/2014

 1  UTI Depression, confusion, panic attacks, Anxiety, stomach pains, muscle aches, night sweats. F 49 2 weeks
3 x D
6/15/2014
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 1  Bacterial vaginosis Dizziness, loss of appetite, metallic taste, fatigue, depressed, tearfulness, lack of sex life. F 29 7 days
2 X a day
6/8/2014
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 1  BV Fatigue anxiety urine increased burning not decreased evacuated bowels frequently. Would recommend vaginal gel first before taking this nasty stuff F 54 7 days
500 mg
6/4/2014

 1  Bacterial vaginosis HORRIBLE. I feel dizzy all the time I have gotten to the point i feel like I'm going to pass out. I'm constantly sick to my stomach and have a head ache. I feel really out of it and tired and constantly have to pee. Depression too! And the worst part this is my second time being on it and it isn't clearing up my infection! F 21 6 days
500 2X D
5/21/2014

 4  BV I just had major surgery 12 days ago (hysterectomy), so I am taking Percocet and 800 MG of Motrin for pain as well as Colace to help me poop and then I get this BV on top of all of this. I called my doctor and he prescribed this God Awful Medicine. This is about the 3Rd time Ive been prescribed this and have never made it thru a cycle completely. Im on my 4th day out of a 10 day script and I cringe each time I have to take it (2x day) because of the Gross metallic taste in mouth, have to take it with grape soda and eat a snack afterwards to mask the taste. The other side effects aren't too bad ( dark urine, green stool,somewhat weird dreams, loss of apetite, nausea and some fatigue) considering the pain I'm in from having my gut cut open and trying to get up and walk around to ease the pain and swelling. It seems to have cleared up my BV as I no longer see the results from that but now I just have to grin and bear it and take this crap for 6 more days to complete my cycle so hopefully it won't come back. Next time I'll ask my doctor for an alternative medicine as I don't think I can make it thru another cycle of taking this drug. F 50 10 days
500 MG 2x
5/17/2014

 3  BV Horrible Nausea, headaches, dizziness, depression, feeling of impending doom, weak, flu like symptoms. But did notice it was clearing up infection F 20 10 days
500 2x
5/15/2014
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 1  C diff This drug is horrible I have depression anxiety muscle aches nausea phlegm constantly in my throat abdominal cramping... I'm moody I'm anxious I feel depersonalized I'm dizzy and I have a very uncoordinated sense of balance.... My mind is very foggy I started to think I was losing my mind then I spent a couple of hours looking on the internet at all the side effects of this drug... it's absolutely horrible But c. diff can turn into a life-threatening condition so I'm forced to take it I'm on my 5th day and a pharmacist told me that I wouldn't get vancomycin unless I went to the hospital and she said she had never heard of any of the side effects I think she's nuts... I read through about 10 reviews on this site and one of the ladies was a nurse and she repeated verbatim the exact side effects I'm having and the funny thing is is I had all the side effects before I started reading about it so I know its not the placebo effect.... I got CD from taking an antibiotic for an inflamed tissues and then I ended up on this and now I've got a horrible yeast infection because of it too I'm going to continue on a it because I want the cdiff to definitely go away... I used to be a pharmaceutical sales representative and in all honesty I've never seen a drug so horrible and cause such wretched side effects F 45 7 days
500 mg
5/13/2014
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 2  Tooth abscess Wow well to start I'm a person with pretty regular panic attacks. The flagyl made them waaaay worse!!!!! And isn't really doing much for the abscess either. This stuff is terrible. It tastes horrible and makes me feel aweful. F 28 5 days
500 mg
5/9/2014
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 3  Bacterial infection after c-diff EXHAUSTION, FATIGUE, memory loss, general feeling of death update: gave it extra point after I pushed through full 7 days, and I'm over the bacterial infection without having c-diff. I guess it's good to have SOMETHING, though really, expect a DARK WEEK while you're on it. F 35 7 days
500mg 2X D
5/6/2014
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 5  C.Diff Extreme sleeplessness. Haven't had any of the other side-effects others report, and it stopped the continuous diarrhea (35 in day) and horrid cramping, so I will mark myself one of the thankful ones. M 51 10 days
500mg 3X D
4/27/2014

 3  Diverticulitis Dry mouth, metallic taste, headaches, dizzy and very tired at the beginning, bowel urgency and going up to six times in a day, abdominal cramps and spasms, darker urine. I also took Keflex (same dosage) at the same time. I ate a lot less while taking this but had unrealistic amounts of bowel movements, finished a day ago and still can taste it, still having bowel discomfort and urgency and hoping it gets out of my system soon. Not sure if I need to take a probiotic or not. F 44 10 days
500 mg 3X D
4/26/2014
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 4  Intestinal infection Started taking 1-1/2 days ago and only side effect so far is extreme fatigue. Can hardly keep eyes open. Starting to have vaginal dryness/itching so hope I'm not getting a yeast infection. Hoping I can continue the drug without side effects that others have experienced. Supposed to take for 10 days 3x day, then 3x day every other day for 7 days, then 3x day for 7 days. F 56 14 days
500 3X D
4/25/2014

 1  Diverticulitis Worst medicine ever. Fever, exhaustion, can't eat, makes me gag. Went off after 6 days. Couldn't take it. F 56 10 days
500
4/23/2014

 1  bacterial infection horrible taste in mouth, fatigue, feel like by guts are being ripped apart, headache, joint pain. It is the worst Rx I've ever taken. It should be taken off the market. F 58 6 days
500 3X D
4/23/2014
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 1  Salivary gland stone and infection Very bad burning mouth sensation, loss of appetite, food tasted foul. Grogginess and fogged brain. Wouldn't want to take this again. F 51 7 days
450mg
4/19/2014

 4  stomach bacteria I've taken this drug once before and am just starting on it again, four years later. So far, it seems to have helped (as it did last time.) I'm taking it in conjuction with Cipro, which I started two days earlier and experienced no side effects (nor do I ever, with Cipro.) Flagyl is an entirely different story. Read the patient enclosure; it's there for a reason. The headache, diarrhea, taste in mouth I am already experiencing, as I expected. Because the diarrhea can be INTENSE, this time I will stay on the BRAT diet until I finish the Flagyl, thereby keeping the diarrhea a bit more manageable. Also drinking sports drinks to keep the fluid/electrolytes more or less in balance. My experience is that if you're taking Flagyl, though, expect to be housebound. F 60 1 days
500 mg 3X D
4/6/2014

 1  Gynaecological Reasons Brain Fog, Extreme Fatigue, blurred vision, depressive thoughts, tearfulness, headache, numbness, white/yellow coated tongue, strange taste, etc etc etc I finished the course 3 days ago and I am still unable to get out of bed. I ended up in hospital 2 days ago with raised blood pressure ( normally it's low) lost vision in right eye evening before, numbness down one side that is still all over my head to-date. I feel terrible as can't stand up without feeling dizzy and head feels foggy and aching all the time. I have tried to google help but not having much luck. Some say try Sulbutiamine a synthetic Thiamine but I'm afraid to put anything else in my system. Others say it is due to candida increase? I am trying to drink as much water as possible but so far no luck, I am really scared this feeling isn't going to go away........please can anyone help? thanks F 44 14 days
250mg 2X D
4/2/2014
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 1  Intestinal bloating Took 1 single 500 mg dose and I felt like I drank battery acid. Extreme off the charts burning in my stomach, esophagus and small intestine. This crap is poison at best and should be avoided !! M 59 1 days
500 3X D
4/2/2014
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