I finished the last of my 5-day tinidazole pulse last Wednesday morning. Later on, I started my 1st ever metronidazole pulse. In theory, the very last occasion that anyone would want to start taking metronidazole would be half way through their holiday. The tinidazole tablets that I had been taking had barely been - if that - keeping my dental pain at bay. Metronidazole seemed to have stamped on it. I shall continue taking this Spanish-bought metro until I have seen the dentist on Monday afternoon.
I have been doing CAP for three years now and have always dreaded metronidazole. I remember seeing liquid metronidazole being dispensed the an elderly lady in a nursing home. It looked looked like something that one might expect to see coming from the discharge pipe of a nuclear reprocessing facility. It really isn't that bad at all. I do actually feel that it may well be more effective than tinidazole. Here in Spain, tinidazole is certainly more expensive. Tini tabs are over €4 for four, whereas metro are €1.8 for 21 (mind, metro are 3 times a day compared to tini only being twice a day).
Yesterday, I had a few drinks - nothing over the top - and later, I was totally Donald Ducked. Whether or not that was due to mixing metformin, metronidazole, roxithromycin and doxycycline along with sangria, white wine and pina colada, I really do know. I am gonna blame dehydration.
Yesterday, I purchased another 21 tab pack of metronidazole. I splashed out. Money really is no object.