Need Help with Cipro and Flagyl pulses for cpn Macular Degeneration
Hello again. I really need some guidance. My mother is on Cipro twice a day and Flagyl (metronidazole) pulses every other week.
Problem: her fatigue has greatly improved, her blurry eyes are better and she can read again a bit. Her joint pain improved over about 4 or 5 months.
But: I know Cipro can cause tendon rupture and the other day she got a severe pain in Achilles (sp?) tendon. So I told her to only take the Flagyl since last Thursday and wait for the pain to go away before resuming Cipro.
Then I thought ... is it all right to take Flagyl by itself? Just for a few extra days?
I know the protocol says Doxy - and Aziith (twice a week) with Flagyl pulses. But I could only get Cipro and Flagyl from our doctor. I have hoarded a one year supply so far.
Will the Cipro take the place of Doxy and Azith? Is it OK to not do Cipro for another few days or maybe a week, and do straight Flagyl?
I am in a complicated situation in not rocking the boat and antagonizing the doctor. Please adivse me. I read that Cipro gets into the cells better than Doxy and she needs to improve quickly before getting totally blind with wet Macular Degen.
Many thanks. So much to do, so little time that I feel very scattered and running in a panic half the time.