Those of you that have had this dreadful disease - how long before the pain was completely gone? I have been on cipro and flagyl for a week and while there is some improvement, it is not all the way gone, yet. I am not in dreadful pain, more like a nagging one. It's not even constant anymore...seems to come and go. It just REALLY bothers me that it is still there. No fever and I am not sick. Maybe a little nauseaus at times, but not sick enough to go to the hospital. Went to the doctor this morning and he took me off the cipro but put me back on flagyl for another week. He felt the area and while it still hurt a little, not as bad as last week when he did that. I didn't want to punch him in the face this time. I also have a little pain and tenderness on my right side now as well. GREAT! I am scared to DEATH that this will not go away and I will need surgery. I do NOT want surgery. I am crying just thinking about it. He also swears to only add more fiber to my diet. He said "keep things moving down there". But everything I read online says a clear liquid diet. I am thinking I may try the liquid diet to see if that helps, but I get sick when I don't eat.