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initially thought i had a bladder infection because i've had one before and it felt the exact same way. just burning after urination. they told me it wasn't a bladder infection but didn't do any extra tests to prove it was bacterial vaginosis. they prescribed me antibiotics in pill form, i'm not good at taking pills so i went back when i saw the size of them and got the cream. the cream didn't clear it up, so i decided to just take the pills following the cream. the pills made me feel horrible, dizzy, headaches, nausea, etc. but the burning sensation went away. i just finished my pills off last night and i'm feeling a bit of burning again after urination. could i not have bacterial vaginosis afterall? what else could this be? do i just need another round of antibiotics since i waited a week or two to take them? any suggestions or advice? i really don't want to take these pills for another week!

the vaginal cream that i took was flagyl. one tube full twice a day. i was supposed to take it for 7 days but i ran out after 4.5 days.

the oral pill i took was metronidazole. 500mg twice a day for 7 days.

i have an anxiety disorder so i'm a bit worried about all of this. should i be? am i at any serious risk if i leave it a couple days?

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Since we're not doctors, we can't really tell you what you have/had. Your best bet would be to call your doctor and make another appointment. If you felt that they did not examine you properly before reaching a diagnosis, you could consider seeing a different doctor.

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What your doctor prescribed, too, may well have been both medications with the understanding that you needed both, taken together, to clear you up.

So, particularly if you still have some symptoms, you'll want to call them back, and make clear that while you did take both medications, you did NOT take them as directed.

And for future reference, you can always ask your doctor or pharmacist to cut pills into a smaller size for you. As well, antibiotics really, truly should not make a person feel dizzy or get headaches unless they are allergic to antibiotics, so unless you do have an allergy, I can't help but wonder if the symptoms you are ascribing to them were not from something else entirely (or even from your anxiety about pills).

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dizziness and headaches were possible side effects of the medication. my anxiety about taking pills may have worsened the effects.

i wasn't told to take both medications together. it was either or. i took the cream, still felt it hadn't cleared up, so i called a registered nurse and she advised me to take the antibiotics in pill form that i still had. it seems to be a bit better today. i feel as though there is a bit of swelling in the labia though, which may just be my imagination but it seems a bit sore. i'm thinking i may just have a yeast infection now from the antibiotics i took. last time i took antibiotics i got one. if its not better in a couple days i will go back and have them take a swab.

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