Originally Posted by nyuszisue
Did you get a generic one ? I was using 2 different generic ones in a past few months, depending on the pharmacy.
Why were you prescribed the metrogel for 6 months ? how often should you using it ?
I need to use it twice a week for couple more months . I used it for 5 nights back in january, and since january 19-th I suppose to use it twice a week like for a maintence.
Metrogel is the generic one, right? If so, then yes. I was prescribed it for 6 months because at this point my Dr. said he feels like long-term suppression of this mystery bacteria would be best. I responded to clindamycin initially, but we tried a 4th round of that a month or two ago and I stopped responding entirely. The Dr. said he spoke with many colleagues about my case and although I have been on Flagyl (both pill and cream forms) like 6 times previously spread out throughout the year, that they all agree Flagyl is the best for this problem. I had been on flagyl anywhere from 5 days to 3 weeks previously. He also said Flagyl doesn't suppress the lactobacilli, or good bacteria, as much as things like clindamycin do. If this doesn't work, he has already told me he has no idea what to do next.
Initially, I have to do it every day for 1 week. Then it drops down to 1-2 days a week for 'maintenance.' I see my specialist again after the 3 month mark to see if I make any progress. I'm hoping it's enough medication to kick the butt of whatever bacteria is causing me all these issues.