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marshelly1 (@marshelly1)

Living with diverticulitis

Digestive Health | Last Active: Sep 6, 2022 | Replies (23)

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Is it really necessary to take Flagyl 500mg 3 times a day and Cipro 2 times a day?
I went on a liquid diet for three days and was feeling somewhat better, but now SICK from the meds.
I read that new guidelines are not so difficult.
Any thoughts?

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Hello @mcmaya and welcome to Connect. I agree that the meds of Flagyl and Cipro are very difficult. Have you discussed alternative medications with your doctor?

On Connect, we have a discussion about diverticulitis that you might find helpful. Here is the link to that discussion, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/living-with-diverticulitis/

You mention, "new guidelines are not so difficult." Could you explain what those guidelines are? Are they new meds?

That is the protocol that is mostly used Flagyl 450 MG three times a day and Cipro 450 MG two times a day. I have been on that so many times and can barely function while taking it. It’s like they are trying to kill you in the process of getting rid of the diverticulitis flareup. Every time I have to go on the antibiotics to treat the diverticulitis can barely stand it. Hope you can get rid of the flareups without having to take this crap.