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User Reviews for Metronidazole to treat Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Also known as: Flagyl, Metro, Flagyl IV, Flagyl 375, Metro IV

Metronidazole has an average rating of 3.4 out of 10 from a total of 30 ratings for the treatment of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. 13% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 60% reported a negative effect.

Metronidazole Rating Summary

3.4/10 average rating

30 ratings from 31 user reviews.

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Reviews for Metronidazole

Pam · Taken for less than 1 month October 19, 2020

“I cannot believe these metronidazole tablets are allowed to be given to people. I was prescribed metronidazole 500mg x 2 for 14 days for quite a severe pelvic Infection. I noticed the first few days my anxiety increased somewhat and I had headaches but I continued. I woke up fine took the tablet and within an hour I had pain in both my eyes and a heavy pressure around my skull. My vision started to deteriorate rapidly. The room started to spin and I started getting severe pains in both my legs. At this point I had the worst panic attack of my life I was completely confused and acting unlike myself. I started to get severe deja vu and my thoughts had become agitated and strange. I spent the next few hours on the floor sat by the door incase I needed to run outside for help. I felt like I was going to have a seizure. Called for medical help and was told their is no alternative and I either take them and try to handle the side effects or let the infection continue to worsen. Worst experience of my life.”

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Ay March 3, 2020

“I have been prescribed metronidazole for 14 days for PID not related to STD. I am on my day 4 and I have to say , I don’t know how I will do 14 days. I am feeling really sick, insomnia has hit me hard , exhaustion, metal taste, cold sweats. I wonder if I can reduce the dosage or call my GP and see if he can swap it with something else.”

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Naplvani · Taken for less than 1 month July 24, 2020

“I have been diagnosed with suspected PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease)so was given this drug metronidazole alongside Ofloxacin. I'm on day 2 of these drugs. I am not sure what's my illness and what's the side effects of these drugs. But looking at others symptoms it seems that what I've been experiencing is likely the side effects. I've had really awful nausea, stomach pains, soft stools, insomnia, metallic taste, frequently peeing, hot flushes and hot cheeks (but no real temperature) sweating. I hope as my course progresses these symptoms will ease but seemingly others haven't been so lucky so I probably won't feel much better. At this rate - so long as it clears up my infection I'll put up with it.”

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Ouch · Taken for less than 1 month February 14, 2020

“Went to the ER because of intense pelvic pain and ended up having PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) from BV, a kidney infection and a 7cm cyst on my ovary. I was prescribed flagyl dose 500mg 3x a day and doxy 100mg 2x a day. I have felt like these were actually harming me so much. Constant fatigue, awful taste in my mouth. If I didn’t eat with it, I would throw up. The NAUSEA was constant. The thought of food even made me nauseous. I was constantly anxious and worrying and also had a constant headache. Fixed the problem, but definitely the worst two weeks of my life.”

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Mona · Taken for less than 1 month February 23, 2021

“Took this drug for PID along with doxycycline. And let me tell you, it was the WORST time of my life. I took this medicine before and I had no problems but this time, it was so bad. I had severe nerve pain throughout all of my body, mostly my feet. I cried all through the night. I could not sleep. The nerve pain felt like random electrical shocks in your body so you can imagine how painful that is. I had to stop taking them, I told my doctor and she switched me to azithromycin which gave me little to no problems. I think I even had nerve damage because of it. My left toes keep twitching non stop for months. Once again currently, I have an infection due to PID again. My doctor put this on the list and I told her right there to remove it.”

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Patricia August 31, 2019

Flagyl (metronidazole): “For the first couple days, every time I took this I was overcome with a severe migraine. After a few days, the migraines stopped, but what came next was far worse: insomnia, fever, fainting, no appetite, severe exhaustion, dizziness & brain fog/decreased motor skills. Due to the medicine’s side effects, I was convinced my uterine infection was killing me, going septic. I couldn’t tell if I was sick from the infection, or from the antibiotics - neither could the doctor. Hours after my final dose, I collapsed, BP dropped, fever & shakes set in. I spent the next 3 days in bed, unable to eat, constant diarrhea, heart palps, vertigo, too nauseated to speak, unable to do anything but sleep. It has now been 4 days since I’ve been off the medication. I am still dizzy & quite weak, but I feel a little more normal. I hope the uterine infection has been properly managed. Time will tell if the side effects were worth it.”

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Jiji · Taken for less than 1 month April 4, 2020

“I've been on Flagyl before for a tubo ovarian abscess and only experienced nausea. Recently, I got PID again (non STD related) so I started a course of 500mg twice daily (given the current pandemic my doctor didn't have access to an ultrasound to check for growth of a new one and I'm planning to put off the hospital unless absolutely needed.) It is now the fourth day of my course and I stopped taking them due to joint pain and tingling sensations in my hands and feet. My doctor told me it could be causing problems with my nerves and she didn't want to risk me continuing the course. Other symptoms included a persistent headache, eye pain, diarrhea, nausea. I'm still experiencing tingling as I type this but I believe it will go away since I caught it early. Hopefully I never have to go on this medication again. I'm giving it a rating of 3 solely because it worked the first time around.”

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Ash101 July 16, 2014

“Prescribed with this 500mg medication for a seven day period, taking twice per day every 12 hrs. The pill is disgusting so don't just grab any drink to take it with. Put fluid(water) in your mouth first as if your about to gargle and tilt your head back and push the pill through your lips and it will float towards your throat so just swallow and your done. My mistake was taking it with lemonade. It seemed as if there was an irruption of the pill in my mouth. I have 4 days to go and the side effects have decreased which were chest pain, the shits, fatigue, butt numbness, hot flashes & tingling extremities. My vaginal odor is gone already.”

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AnonymousFlower October 2, 2017

“I have only just started taking the metronidazole with doxycycline 2 days ago and I already am in so much pain. My head is throbbing and I can feel the pulses, my ears have been aching, I feel so faint when I get up, I cannot sleep, eating is okay but I have barely eaten and when I do it makes me feel sick. On top of all this I have been going to the bathroom every minute to pee, and after I pee I feel like I need to pee again. My urethra become so sensitive after I pee and it feels, like I said before, as though I need to pee again. I get hot flashes and had a temperature all day yeaterday and just last night I was freezing and slept with a jumper and covered my entire body with my blanket, even though the city I live in is hot”

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rockyrono · Taken for less than 1 month March 21, 2014

“It worked and did the job it needed but after a week of taking 2 a day my body ached all over, my arms hurt to bend over as agony and I felt so tired no matter how much I slept. Also took along with ofloxacin and can't wait to be over with this.”

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Carly.j19 December 6, 2014

“After being prescribed these for a pelvic infection I was worried about potential side effects. I have been taking them twice a day for just over a week now but haven't had any sickness or nausea I am happy to report. I have however noticed a metallic taste in my mouth, a bit of a numb tongue, change in taste, and the first few days I felt a tad dizzy like I was recovering from a hangover. I have also noticed an increase in my fluid intake and bowel movements, although nothing unpleasant.”

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CarysEllison · Taken for less than 1 month September 28, 2014

“I was prescribed this medication for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease that I got with chlamydia from my cheating ex. I was told to take 2x 500mg tablets and separated intervals along with Doxycycline. The first few days made me so dizzy I couldn't drive so I returned to the clinic and was told to take them both before bed. I have been taking them for 9 days now the first 8 were okay but today I cannot even leave my bed. Everything is spinning I cannot, I have also experienced a loss in appetite and shall be discontinuing the use.”

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Ally · Taken for less than 1 month January 7, 2020

“As a medical student I am very aware how medications affect people differently so take reviews with a pinch of salt. However, I hold this drug responsible as the trigger for me developing panic disorder, within 4 hours of the first dosage I experienced my first ever panic attack. I did not blame the drug at first so kept on taking them to plan, the attacks got continuously more intense and frequent. Upon coming off the drug it took me 3 months of therapy and anti-depressants to control the panic disorder. I would highly not recommend this medication for any at risk individuals, or anyone unless they absolutely need to take it.”

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Jenofer August 31, 2017

“I was prescribed 500mg, 2x daily for 7 days for Pelvic Inflammatory infection not related to an STD. Prior to this diagnosis it was believed to be UTI so I was given 3 days of Cipro with no side effects or relief. I had debilitating pain in my right hip, pelvis, low back and ovaries when I was seen. On day 5 of Metronidazole treatment my pain decreased. but the 3rd day in thru now (2nd day off) I have horrible taste in my mouth, cannot tolerate heat without almost fainting, have fatigue (caffeine no help), sweating (air conditioning no help), joint pain and mental agitation and overall sick feeling. The plus side is that the pain is gone so hopefully I will return to normal soon.”

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Db16 · Taken for less than 1 month December 29, 2016

“I have had these 4 times. Every time I have the worst nausea for the full two weeks, sometimes they even actually make me sick. I can't sleep, I can't eat, i am very weak and have flu symptoms and have also lost a lot of weight in the short period of time while being on these tablets. I agree with no drinking as I have previously thought I could get away with one drink but it is a big no no. I'm 19 and this is my 4th time being given them for pelvic inflammatory disease, however they haven't improved my symptoms what so ever I think they are the worst antibiotics you can get. If you are offered them I would suggest you ask if you can have an alternative from all of my previous experiences!!”

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Lorrie · Taken for less than 1 month September 6, 2020

“I was given these metronidazole tablets by my doctor and was told to take 2 daily for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. I have had Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (pid) so many times before and it’s a huge problem for me. But this time round when I took metronidazole, I felt absolutely awful, I went very dizzy and I started to feel sick until I was sick, I had a really upset stomach and diarrhea. It also caused me to have massive headaches like pounding out of the blue headaches. So what I have to do now is eat breakfast then take the tablet, I know I’m not meant to but I have been doing that and have been feeling much better. However I’m definitely going to talk to my doctor about these tablets and discuss other options of medication!”

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Chatterbox1335 · Taken for less than 1 month April 11, 2017

“This is the worst antibiotic I have ever taken in my life. I was to be on a 14 day course had to stop on day 12. Here I am three days later and STILL SICK FROM MEDICINE. around day 9 or 10 I couldn't keep food down. I have been having what feels like food poisoning. Nausea, diarrhea, gas, bloating. I can't sleep, eat or do daily tasks. Ceased my antibiotic and didn't finish course because I am SICK AS DOG!!! wish I would have down research before agreeing to taking this. Hope I begin to feel better soon.”

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Bek · Taken for less than 1 month May 13, 2018

“Wow, is all I can say!!!! Just got back from the hospital, where the Drs were LESS than helpful!! I'm on a 14 day course of this drug, along with oflaxacin, (day 9) I feel awful. According to the hospital my side effects would've shown before now - I'm not so convinced after reading reviews! I had no idea this medicine was so awful. I've had the horrible metal taste, a constant headache, inability to sleep! And the pain in my legs is so uncomfortable!! From my hips to my ankles BURN! I am waiting to see if the symptoms subside but I'm 95% sure this drug is to blame!”

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motherof52016 March 13, 2016

“I had a bad smell it got embarrassing so my friend and I went to the Er and I was already embarrassed because I felt like people assumed the loud stinky smelled came from me.. And they was right I felt embarrassed I did everything to make the smell go away nothing work I waited so long in the er after taking a peeing test I assumed that they made me wait 3 hold hours because of the smell I had so unfortunately I waited so long that I got up in left couple of weeks after they had gave me a call from the hospital to tell me what I already knew that I had in Bv infection in inflammatory diease which gave me a smell as to something dead walking... I took the med I only was prescribed 2 take 4just the hold day those4 pills helped a lot”

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TropixBartender January 3, 2018

Flagyl (metronidazole): “So I started this medication 2 1/5 days ago, and let me tell ya... first day was ok, also I'm taking it with Bentyl for IBS and stomach spasms. Now day 2 was weird for me I had this feeling like I had been drinking all night or doing drugs. I couldn't get warm I felt super high, slurred speech, kept repeating to my boyfriend that "this medicine makes me feel like I'm dying." I had to take a Xanax just to fall asleep. Day 3 and I've taken my first pill of the day.. I can eat regularly my vision is clearer... idk I still have 4 days left so we'll see.”

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Josamy · Taken for less than 1 month September 14, 2019

“I took metronidazole alongside Ofloxacin and I was on them for less than two days when I started vomiting and getting such bad cramps, I stopped taking them to be told by the dr that it wasn’t that I was allergic to them and I could have them again in the future if needed. No thanks I’ll stay well clear.”

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Goku August 5, 2019

“I was prescribe this medicine for 5 days. On the fourth day it was not possible to finish the course. I had an intense tension headache along with paranoia. On top of this I was talking doxycyline (which is a hard work in itself). While my doctor explained that this course was the only way to treat the PID I was certainly not prepared for the side effects. On this medication I ate well, did not vomit (even though nausea was experienced), I don't drink alcohol, took probiotics, and did not consume any dairy; but the side effects still got me pretty bad. I urge anyone who is about to take this medication to educate themselves on the side effects. If this medication has you down I hope you'll be alright. Stay strong and watch a comedy. I am now stuck with tension and an inflamed colon but I am going to treat this all the naturally.”

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Faerygirlx · Taken for less than 1 month December 18, 2018

“I'm a 37 year old woman. I am currently taking a 10 day course of metronidazole 400mg 2x day and doxycyline 100g 3x day for PID. I had laproscopic surgery 9 days ago. I have been horrendously nauseous, lack of appetite, weight loss, constipated, headaches, and THE worst taste in my mouth! Ugh that's probably the worst thing about this drug.... I also think it (or the combo of drugs) have caused me to get oral thrush and vaginal thrush. Seeing GP tomorrow !!! Hopefully it will get sorted!!”

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Kab35 November 3, 2017

“I can't honestly review the efficacy of this medicine because the side effects were so UNBEARABLE for me that I had to ask my doctor to switch me to another antibiotic. I had just about every side effect you can imagine: bad taste in mouth, nausea, lack of appetite, headache, debilitating fatigue, body aches, and I felt like I had a fever but my temperature was never high. I can't remember ever having taken a drug that I've had such horrible side effects from.”

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Jayjay · Taken for less than 1 month July 30, 2021

“Currently pregnant and was prescribed metronidazole 500mg 3 x a day suspected PID but BV for sure . I haven't eaten in 3 days, I have fevers at night , if I take the medicine at night I throw up horribly. For sure metal taste in my mouth , had to be an better answer for pregnant women than this is trauma”

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