Diverticulitis & IBS: Trouble with the Cipro and Flagyl reme
I have diverticulitis, ibsd, and acid reflux. My first diverticulitis flare up was four years ago. Had another three years later, and another last month. The liquid diet for three days and then small amounts of white rice and boiled chicken help. I also take Cipro and Flagyl for seven days. I get very weak from not eating and very very bloated from the Cipro and Flagyl. The Flagyl causes insomnia and of course horrible metal taste in my mouth. This last flare up I could not even switch to rice and chicken after seven days because of lack of appetite. I was still on liquids the entire course of the antibiotics. Now after being off the antibiotics for 24 hours my bloating has calmed down and the metabolic taste is gone. I’m starting to eat solid bland foods again fortunately.
My question is: has anyone had luck with any other antibiotics paired up with Cipro? Flagyl has so many side effects that I can’t take the full dose for seven days. I am okay with the Cipro for seven days even with the bloating. Flagyl is my problem.
By the way, when I am starting to get a flare up my signs are: diarrhea, chills and nausea before during and after a BM.
With my ibsd, I only have diarrhea.
The chills and nausea before during and after the BM are how I know it’s diverticulitis flare up again.
Has anyone had similar symptoms and has anyone had luck with some other antibiotics besides flagyl?
Thanks for all your help 🙂