This board has been a lifesaver for over 20 years for me.
I've had good success with combining Flagyl and Levaquin for pouchitis. Cipro for some reason just did not sit with me, but I'd be willing to try it again.
Here is my dilemma: Flagyl works, but the side effects are rough on me. I can deal with the metallic taste and the appetite, but the agitation, anxiety, depression, general malaise, are not so fun to deal with. I feel like I can take on any problem in life when I'm healthy (I'm in the Army), but the 10-14 days of Flagyl really bring me down. I get reserved and short with people, especially my family.
I think I've tried Levaquin alone, but I think I decided that I needed Flagyl too. Does anyone have any ideas of what I could replace Flagyl with? Levaquin is the heavy hitter and I know it works, so I think the secondary one might be ok if it is still in the same family as Flagyl (maybe Augmentin). Sorry for long post. 20 years post takedown and still trying to get things perfect.
3 Step: 1999,1999,1999 (takedown).