I increased my Biaxin again a few days ago, only by 62.5 mg twice a day. I was ok for a few days, but then I had reactions of increased inflammation causing sinus discomfort and other problems. I felt flu-like symptoms last night, but then instead of getting my usual fibromyalgia symptoms, I skipped that and went straight to very achy joints, fingers and knees especially, and some lower back.
This is weird, because the aching joints might occur a little if my fibro gets really bad (which now only seems to happen as a reaction, but used to be pretty standard for me at one time) but not without really bad symptoms of fibro (sore muscles) first. Also it is weird because it is worse now than it usually is even with fibro symptoms.
Others complain of joint aches after taking flagyl, but I am getting this before even starting flagyl. I wonder if this happens to others or if most people have these reactions only after starting flagyl. It puzzles me how such a little increase in Biaxin could cause this, but it is not my imagination. I also wonder if the first two abx are helping me kill bugs (in my cells or outside my cells?) without flagyl?
I wonder if this means flagyl will not be too terrible for me, because I've perhaps already killed some of these bugs?, or if it means flagyl will really give me a beating? Only time will tell.
Anyway, the joint aches are very annoying, but I hate the inflammation the most.
I see my doc tomorrow. I'm asking for flagyl/Tini but don't have a clue if he'll give it to me as I'm having a hard time figuring out his take on all of this. Anyway, I hope to increase my Biaxin to 500 mg x 2 in the next 2 or three weeks and start taking ONLY ONE starting dose of flagyl, and then waiting.
If I ever in the past even considered having a devil-may-care attitude when it comes to increasing meds, I'm pretty sure I've lost it by now! So no taking several days in a row for me and then getting knocked off my feet!!! I've read enough here to know better, thanks to all of you who didn't know better, or did know better, didn't care, and did it anyway! More power to you.
Memphis,TN - FMS, IBS, rhinitis, depres (~20 yrs) CFS, intestine, bladder, pelvic inflam., red itchy skin, anxiety (~5 yrs). CPn titer 1:256. CAP 6-07 Current NAC 2400 mg; doxy 100 mg x 2, Biaxin 375 mg x 2, supplements