Oh, feathers! Hate to hear you had a little slide from your vacation experiences. Isn't it amazing how missing a few vitamins/adjuncts affects the way you feel? But, on the upside, you know you're headed in the right direction, so let me try to help a little.
I now take vitamins/adjuncts first thing, then abx sometime before lunch, then vitamins/adjuncts mid to late afternoon, then calcium/magnesium/Bcomplex after dinner, then melatonin before bed. I don't do charcoal, which I guess some people have trouble fitting into the routine.
When I do flagyl pulses, I try to time it for a weekend, so I'm not doing all three abx most
days of the flagyl pulse. I take it morning, noon and night, pushing my vitamin/adjunct times around a bit to accommodate the flagyl. Basically, it's flagyl on waking, with a cracker or a bite of banana or something. I don't usually have breakfast, but my prescribing doctor says a little oatmeal or a small meal is okay to preclude stomach upset with abx. Then vitamins before I leave for work, or vitamins first thing at work with water or coffee.
Depending on what time lunch is, I take other abx before or after lunch by about an hour, and I add the flagyl in with doxy or take it about half an hour to an hour apart from doxy/azith on the days I have to do all three.
Then, adjuncts around dinnertime, calcium, magnesium, Bcomplex mid-evening, then flagyl pretty late and melatonin just before bed. (I've been known to take that last flagyl pill when I wake at two or three in the morning, too. Sometimes I simply run out of time to take everything, so I leave the flagyl on the sink to remind myself to take it when I visit the bathroom. I've been experimenting with just snapping the flagyl in half, though and taking one and a half pills in the morning and one and a half in the evening, which gets me the same dosage and frees up the sheduling a bit.
Get the phone number of a friend who can cover you if you feel really awful, but most people are quite functional on flagyl, so don't get all apprehensive. I have virtually NO reaction to it at all. A big letdown, in a way, after all the apprehension over taking it the first time!
P.S. Coat your flagyl with jam and you will avoid the awful taste. Don't lick your fingers after you coat it, though. The taste will be on your fingers and you'll undo the benefit. GOOD LUCK!!!!!!
The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi