Drug Ratings for BACTRIM

Average Rating: 2.0 (1304 Ratings)

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 3  bladder infection Shaking If you start shaking, that means drink more water. I chug a bottle when the shaking starts and it goes away within seconds. It should say on the bottle increase water intake. Just an important tip for everyone:) F 31 7 days
1X D
4/20/2014

 1  Staph Cellulitis on hand Had small cut on hand I left uncovered. A sliver really. Thought it was no big deal. Whole finger turned grey. Was told cellulitis possible MRSA, Given Bactrim DS 2x daily. I have taken 5 pills so far. All day today my legs were so weak I could barely walk. Severe trembling of legs and hands with rapid pulse of 127bpm.Excessive urination. Went to ER had blood drawn. that was negative. I asked Dr if this could be Bactrim he said "doubtful" because none of my symptoms "matched" the side effects of the drug. He advised me to continue since it seemed to be clearing up the Staph. I came home its now 2am I am trembling with swollen lymph nodes in my neck and muscle pain in my.ankles. After finding this page and seeing I'm NOT crazy I decided to skip tonight's dose and go back to hospital tomorrow to request an alternative antibiotic...the shaking is the worst! I feel like I'm losing my mind F 44 3 days
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4/20/2014
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 1  UTI Extreme Anxiety, Fearful & Racing thoughts, fast heart rate, sweating, vomiting, swollen glands in neck, stiff neck, back, and shoulder muscles, panic attacks, dizziness, blurred vision, intense pressure in head and ears, feeling of disassociation with reality and a floating while walking feeling, fatigue, inability to think clearly, sadness, feeling of impending doom or stroke or heart attack, shaking hands, loss of appetite, unsteady walk, stomach cramps, constant peeing, tight jaw muscles, flashes of light, feeling like my eyes were crossed. I did not expect this and had no such symptoms prior. I could not finish the 10th pill, One 800mg pill probably would have worked just fine. It has been 3 weeks and my symptoms are just not starting to subside. I pray there is no permanent damage. This is a poison, not a medicine. If you found solace in this board, know that the human body has an amazing resiliency to self heal. Look into probiotics, Candex, Kefir, low sugar/low alcohol and POISON F 29 4 days
800 2X D
4/18/2014
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 1  Dr think I have vaginal infection Diarrhea,loss of appetite,nausea,rash,anxiety,fatigue,stomach pain,frequent urine,pressure bladder,sleepless Still not back to normal 20 days off F 44 7 days
4/10/2014

 2  UTI Increased depression and anxiety – fearful of everything, sad. Fatigue, insomnia, dry mouth, chills, sweats, nausea, loss of appetite. F 35 4 days
160m 2X D
4/1/2014
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 1  Prostatis Elevated liver and pancreas enzymes. 2 ER visits and 5 days in the hospital. Severe abdominal pain upper right quadrant pain. M 38 2 weeks
3/29/2014

 1  UTI STEVEN'S JOHNSON SYNDROME! A severe allergic skin reaction. It put my 9 year old in the hospital's burn unit for 9 days! This isn't so rare like they want you to think! Many are misdiagnosed! F 9 10 days
2X D
3/29/2014

 1  Uti On day one of taking Bactrim I arrived home very late and took the medicine around 1030pm. About 3 hours later I awoke from crying in my sleep and trembling with chills yet sweating and feverish at the same time. I then vomited and had a general sickly feel. Pain in ribs and body. Sharp pains shooting through my hands and knees. Woke up today with very enlarged glands. Not just in the throat but also the lower occipital region and by my ear close to my jaw. F 23 5 days
2x D
3/26/2014
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 2  Bacterial skin infection I had a small part on my hand with a secondary infection to a severe burn. I gave this a 2 because it did clear up the visibly infected skin. However, I ended up being HIGHLY allergic, and broke out in hives and a rash that looked like a chemical burn ALL over my body, including my tongue. Before I realized the rash was from this and stopped taking it, my stomach was very cramped, similar to constant period cramping, dizzy, nauseous, digestive issues, saw halos around light, and my ears were bright red and on fire. Even if I wasn't allergic, I would never take this again, I've never had any reaction like this to any other antibiotic. Evil. Beware. F 31 5 days
3/21/2014

 4  cronic bronchial and sinus infecton Tin taste in mouth, hot flashes, insomnia,hives,dizziness* I rate 4 because it is the only antibiotic that works on me* F 18 4 weeks
3/14/2014

 3  Staph Skin Infection First few days my 5 year old son didn't seem to have any side effects. The Staph seemed to be healing. As he entered the end of the first week of taking Bactrim, he began to complain of his stomach hurting--bad, his eyes hurting--bad. We just thought he was trying to stay home from school, so we sent him on. He started getting in trouble at school, (this is our 5 year old, who previous to Bactrim never had any bad behavior). He hit a friend two days in a row, once with a pencil, and once with his hand. Then continued to exhibit lack of self control the third day by pulling down his pants and then sitting and crying (screaming at his teachers!!) He has NEVER acted so erratic. This continued at home and we were beginning to wonder what happened to our sweet, well-behaved child. Once i searched Bactrim side effects in children…it all began to make sense. He finished his last dose last night, and has sense had three more episodes of erratic behavior: screaming at me for not Feelings of depression, extreme high and low mood swings, lack of any self control (temporary episodes), stomach pain, eye pain, lack of appetite, sleeps but does not wake rested (possible lack of REM sleep?), feeling anxious and out of control. M 5 10 days
14.2 ML 2X D
3/1/2014
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 5  uti There was a time in my life when I suffered from up to 4 utis a year. A 3 day dosage cleared me right up! Good drug. F 29 3 days
2X D
2/26/2014
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 5  Staff Infection I was petrified of the Staff infection spreading and was told this was the most effective antibiotic so tuffed it out. Hot flashes, tiredness, ensomnia, anxiety, terrible muscle ache everywhere, terrible neck ache and glands swelling, loss of appetite, head ache, ringing in ears, problems with vision. It has been 2 weeks since I have gone off the medication and still am having some of the symptoms. Anxiety, muscle aches, headaches off and on, HUMMING IN EARS driving me nuts! I don't know if this is even possible since I am no longer on the medication but I never had these issues prior too taking it. Seems to have been effective in curing the staff infection, but if they had given me another option and I knew it would had also worked I probably would had chosen something else. F 57 7 days
30MG 2X D
2/23/2014

 3  bronchial infection Face felt like it was on fire, ran a fever and couldn't sleep F 37 10 days
2/14/2014

 1  Uti Taking for Uti first day dizzy tired no appetite.second day aany time I get up must sit back down blackouts. And eyes are blurry can't sleep more than 2 hours at night insomnia is the worst side effect very tired fatigue all day I'm going to Dr today to change it and also gave me petechaie which is small blood dots on skin and headache will never take again telling Dr I'm allergic to sulfas. F 31 4 days
800mg
2/4/2014
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 5  Uti Excessive urination, fatigue, nausea, dry mouth, mild insomnia F 33 7 days
2/2/2014
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 5  MRSA Cellulitis (right shin) Fatigue, thirst, dry cough* *yes, I have a cough with Bactrim DS, but I am also asthmatic, so who knows? F 45 10 days
800-160 2X D
1/30/2014
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 3  Prostatitis After one week things "settled out." That first week I experienced fevers of 102 degrees on two occasions with lesser fever throughout; severe chills on three occasions; and a general low-grade nausea almost continuously, with occasional lightheaded dizziness. Now, after that week, those symptoms have subsided but I have pain in my knee and ankle joints, most particularly in the morning upon waking. It hurts to go up and down stairs. I figure it is probably best to see this out ( I have 14 days remaining of a 30 day regimen). I guess I am afraid if I switch to Cipro I'll be in for another round of unknown problems... M 65 2 weeks
2X D
1/30/2014
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 1  UTI The very first night I took Bactrim, I felt like my entire body was on fire and my heart was pounding very hard. I also had some chest pain and shortness of breath. Thank goodness my mom looked this drug up after only taking it once. The comments and side effects and what I personally experienced are frightening. This drug is dangerous, do not take it. F 23 5 days
2X D
1/30/2014

 1  acne I am going crazy with anxiety and panic attacks. I stopped the medication 4 days ago,and the head ache is mild by now. I took my blood preasure today and I am little low. I am trying hard to overcome side effects by eating healthy and some exercise. I pray my body metabolize this drug to get back to normal. F 30 1 months
1/28/2014

 1  mrsa Chronic direaha,severe joint pain and insomnia. So weak and shakey its unbearable. Id rather be dead sometimes F 35 10 days
not sure
1/24/2014
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 1  UTI Bad Reaction: Rapid Heartbeat, Nausea, Vomiting, Neck Stiffness, Pressure at base of neck, Pressure in upper chest, Dizzy, Muscle Spasms, Leg stiffness, Fever, High Blood Pressure, Fear, Thought I was dying. I took this two months earlier and had NO reaction whatsoever, in fact, this was the first time i've ever had a negative reaction to a medication. F 27 1 days
2X D
1/22/2014
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 4  Recurrent Staph Infection I think this made me dehydrated. At first I felt flu-ish (headache, nausea, fatigue), but as long as I drank absurd amounts of water, I was fine Drink lots of water and take probiotics F 21 10 days
2X D
1/15/2014

 2  Possible UTI Painful swallowing; hives; rash; itchy eyes Well, turns out I have a sulfa antbiotic allergy. Obviously won't be taking this again. Be careful with it as sulfa antibiotic allergies are common; if you develop any of the allergic symptoms that the insert warns you about (rash/hives, difficulty breathing, etc.), STOP TAKING IT. And if your doctor insists that you keep taking it despite having an obvious allergy, then you need a new doctor. F 19 1 days
1X D
1/13/2014

 1  infection Body covered in red itchy welts feels like my body is on fire F 57 9 days
1/9/2014
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 1  UTI Headaches, feeling 'out of it', some nausea, light sensitivity, extremely swollen and painful lymph nodes in neck, full body rash, red-itchy-swollen ears. From the first few doses, this medicine gave me headaches and an 'out of it' feeling. I figured those things were bearable. However, on day 6 I noticed the lymph nodes in my neck were kind of tender. I'd never felt my lymph nodes so big and tender before, but thought maybe I was getting a cold, it's not listed as a side effect of the medicine, so I did not connect it. Then, I took my day 7 doses and ALL of the lymph nodes in my neck (did you know some exist in the BACK of your neck? I hadn't before this) got very large and even more tender and I felt tired and achy the entire day. I stopped taking the medicine at that point, on day 7 of 10 because I could feel it was doing me serious harm, but too late -- I woke up the next morning with a bright red rash spanning from my chin to my ankles, and my ears bright red and swollen and itchy. That is where I stand today. I haven't taken any more doses (and never again will) and am chugging water but rash only seems to be getting worse. They need to pull this poison off of the market. F 32 7 days
2X D
1/2/2014
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 3  epididymitis Before takeing this drug. I was worried about the side effects. Since I read so many reviews on this drug. But the only real side effects I had was tiredness and no energy for the 10 days I took them. This drug is strong. But did the job. The key to this drug. Is to drink lots of water when you are on it. I was told that plenty of water reduces the chances of side effects. This drug is very strong. M 33 10 days
800/160 2X D
12/21/2013
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 1  ear infection I was given this horrible meds after taking for 5 days I had a stroke. M 40 5 days
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12/21/2013

 1  Uti's Became suddenly violently ill , my hubby and I were on the way to the mall, broke out in a severe sweat and started losing conciousness, went to urgent care and started vomiting, EKG a little irregular and heart rate 127, they sent me to er by ambulance, checked out my heart and said ok. First signs after first day sweats and itching and burning of skin, called pharmacy they said not side effect. Almost died Don't take it. Dr still told me I could continue drug even after er visit, said maybe I had the flu. Are you kidding me? How much do they get paid by drug co to hand this out? I would rather have infection, monitor your own health because drs don't care. F 56 7 days
500 2X D
12/17/2013

 2  uti Upset stomach, loss of appetite, horrible vertigo, trouble passing urine, constipation, bloating, cramping in my stomach, insomnia, dizziness, blurred vision. Anxiety and panic attacks. Dry EVERYWHERE. Awful antibiotic. Its been 48 hours since my doctor told me to stop taking it and I'm still experiancing side effects. Mostly vertigo and can't pee for the life of me. Its a bad bad BAD feeling when you feel your bladder is going to burst and there's nothing you can do. I will never take this again. F 27 5 days
800 mg
12/14/2013

 1  Kidney-Bladder infection I had symptoms as i had the flu, terrible headache, Dizzy.. Couldnt focus on anything at work, I slept 17 hours and i wokeup and i was fine, that was yesterday, now I have a RASH covering my body and I just found a huge swollan lymph node behind my ear. These symptoms are killing me. I would not suggest anyone to take these pills they are awful :( F 20
N/A 2X D
12/12/2013
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 1  UTI Bactrim has been the worst thing that EVER could have happened to me. I only took the first 6 doses, and that was plenty to ruin my health. after the sixth dose i got a major headache, tried to sleep it off and woke up vomiting later in the evening. the nausea and headache persisted along with neck pain, diarrhea as well as exhaustion and dizziness. since then it has been nearly 3 months and i'm still having problems. my physician told me that bactrim is such a harsh antibiotic that it not only killed off the bad bacteria causing the UTI but also the good bacteria in my digestive system. as a result i now have to be verrry careful about what i eat, as well as monitor my fiber intake otherwise i cannot digest my food, or pass it. not to mention the insomnia i still face. all because i took a stupid antibiotic for a UTI when a much milder one probably would have done the trick! F 18 7 days
12/9/2013
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 2  staff After taking about a week it suddenly turned my eyes blood red. I was told my pharmacist and doctor that it should not have caused this. I discontinued the the bactrim temporarily snd my eyes stayed red for 2 days. After 1 week i was told to go ahead and finish the script as it was not the doctors beluef that bactrim had caused the redness in my eye. However within 1 hour of taking that first dose both my eyes had become conpletly blood red in color. There was absolutely no white visible. They stayed this intense eed for 3 days/nights. On the fourth day when i awoke tgey were hust pink and eventually back too normal. After this it was clear the redness in eye was caused by this medication, REGUARDLESS of what the dr. THought. Im yet to find anyother accoubt in which this happened but it happened to me F 25 1 days
12/6/2013
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 1  Bronchitis I started to have reactions the second day on Bactrim. I called my doctor and he told me it sounded like the flu, or bronchitis getting worse, and to continue the Bactrim. I continued to have sever to worsening effects until I looked up the side effects online. It felt like waves coming over me. I had chills, sweats, pain in my arms, heaviness in my arms, buzzing in my head, chest pains, indigestion, nausea, headaches, neck pain. I also had tingling all over my body, and numbness in my fingers. I felt like I was having a heart attack. I stopped taking this medication over two weeks ago, and I am STILL having symptoms. I have extreme fatigue, and what I can only describe as anxiety. I don't feel worried about anything, but I get a wave of chest pain, tingling in my chest, and tingling in my arms and legs. Can anyone tell me if their symptoms also lingered, and when they started feeling relief? I am taking probiotics, multi vitamins, minerals, and B vitamins. F 44 5 days
800 mg 2X D
11/27/2013
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 1  Small Wound Infection After 3 days of taking experienced Extreme dizziness, nausea, vomiting, headache, nightmares, insomnia, sound hallucinations, shortness of breath, heart flutter, horribly bad anxiety. Never again! After my 6th dose I got so dizzy, I thought I would pass out, I stumbled to bed. Sleep did not come easy and when I did, I had the first nightmare of my adult life. Then kept waking up hearing sirens and alarms that weren't there. Stumbled dizzy to the bathroom a few times to throw up, eventually couldn't sleep, felt short of breath and horribly anxious to the point of wanting to cry. Only time in my life I thought about going to the ER. On something else now but after 24 hours Bactrim free I still feel deathly all be it slightly less deathly. It really messed with my head and if not for reading the comments here of others experiences I might have completely lost it. M 31 3 days
800 2X D
11/19/2013

 1  Urinary Tract Infection Headache in the back and sides of my head, anxiety, panic attacks, frequent depressing thoughts, loss of appetite, heartburn, heart palpitations, fatigue, breathing issues The night after I started taking this med, I began having horrible anxiety, and I felt depressed and out of it. Could not sleep. Felt feverish, and easily worn out. I have 2 pills left and although I was instructed to take all of them, I think I'm going to flush them. My UTI seems to be going away but the mental and physical side effects are too hard for me to handle. Feel free to email me if you have any advice. thanks F 24 3 days
800 2X D
11/13/2013
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 1  Sinus Infection From day 1: Nausea, strange taste in mouth, dizziness, jittery feeling, shaky hands, pounding heart and severe dizziness with any exertion, fatigue. On day 8 I woke up with very swollen glands in my neck, throat, and around my ears. I stopped taking it at this point. I am disappointed that I was prescribed this medication instead of something more mild/has less side effects for a sinus infection. The side effects were just as bad if not worse than the original affliction. I will NOT take this medication again at any point in the future. F 33 10 days
800/160mg 2X D
11/12/2013
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 1  UTI Extreme fatigue by 3rd day, nausea so bad by 7th day could not take b/c would throw up, felt like throat closing up, difficulty breathing and swallowing, crotch felt like it was on fire, blood in urine 7th day Called doctor 7th day, changed me to Macrobid, I'm 3 days into the Macrobid and blood in urine is gone, throat getting better & lungs getting better, it is not a cold as I have no nasal congestion or sore throat. I'm assuming if I had not been taking PM pills to sleep which is basically Benadryl I would have ended up in the ER. This medication should be taken off the market! F 45 6 days
160 2X D
11/2/2013

 1  Tooth abscess I simply could not keep these pills down, no matter what I did, i tried four different times over the last two days. I ate yogurt with them and drank water each time like my doctor advised, and still within twenty minutes was throwing it back up. Now have severe stomach cramping and am getting switched to a different antibiotic since this one has not helped one bit and the swelling on my face from the abscess is getting worse. I do not recommend! F 25 2 days
160mg/2x
11/1/2013

 5  pneumonia excessive urination is the only problem I had. Its the only antibiotic that has been able to wipe out my bacterial pneumonia. I really don't get the bad reviews. Its done wonders for me!!! F 28 7 days
10/31/2013

 1  UTI Nausea, achey, exhaustion, flu like symptoms, sleep apnea, horrible head aches, dizziness, frazzled, shaking. I took 6 of the 10 pills I was prescribed and am choosing to stop taking this. The more of this medication that enters my body the worse I feel. No thanks!! F 21 5 days
800/160 2X D
10/30/2013

 1  UTI I am an RN and was prescribed this drug. I experienced :headache,slow, bounding heartbeat with Palpitations and dizziness, malaise, altered mental status,blurred vision,insomnia,anxiety I am a registered nurse and will never take this antibiotic again as long as I live. I will say it is most effective , but the effects of this drug are not worth it! My heart is still having fast beat runs and palpitations days after stopping this drug, Told my doctor, whom I use to work with , at the hospital. He said he's never heard of cardiac issues issues from this drug before!! A girl I work with just had an allergic reaction to Bactrim , herself with a severe rash, flu symptoms. F 47 4 days
800 2X D
10/29/2013
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 1  post-Lyme diarrhea, abdominal pain, insomnia, anxiety, depression F 57 7 days
500mg 2X D
10/28/2013

 5  uti Exhaustion, insomnia, mild anxiety F 39 7 days
800mg
10/26/2013

 1  UTI Caused acute renal failure in my father Later told that this drug is not and should not be given to the elderly. M 81 23 days
500mg 2X D
10/20/2013
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 3  UTI The only side effect I know I am having is severe muscle cramping. It is worse in my legs, but am experiencing muscle cramping in my hands and the muscles across my rib cage. This has happened once before on the drug and my dr. switched me to something else but felt it probably wasn't the Bactrim causing the cramping. I've taken it once or twice since then without issue but this time began cramping after the first day. F 38 3 days
800 MG 2X D
10/18/2013
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 1   i was so traumatized from the passing out & dizziness that i forgot to mention the other side effects i got: diarrhea & gas & anxiety. i only took about 5 doses & haven't almost passed out since quitting it but i'm still a little dizzy & disoriented & it's been 3 days since quitting. very sad to hear it can take 10 days to get this poison out of ur system & i'm crossing my fingers that i don't stay messed up for good. i'm allergic to nothing; bactrim is poison. POISON! F 26 2 days
2X D
10/14/2013
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 1  inner ear Weak slept constantly and diarrhea so bad i was getting dehydration F 51 4 days
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10/13/2013

 1  to prevent infection at 1st i kept almost passing out after standing then i started getting extreme dizzy spells & almost passing out when just sitting there. POISON! F 26
1X D
10/12/2013
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 1  UTI Dizziness, anxiety , insomia , panic attack , weird taste in mouth , muscle pain in arms , nausea , jittery. I got my prescritption of sulfamethox-tmp which is another type bactrim from planned parenthood and I asked the doctor is there any side effect she said she "didn't think so" like ummm? Your prescribing it to your patients and you don't even know the side effects? On top of that they didn't even give me a paper with information About the drug not even the dosage amount they just said okay here's your antibiotic have a nice day Talk about unprofessional . I would not recommend it!!!! I'm only on my first day taking it and I'm already afraid to take it again. F 18 3 days
10/9/2013

 1  Possible uti Horrible headache, loss is appetite, shaking, general feeling of malaise F 48 5 days
Septra ds
10/5/2013

 1  Kidney Infection After one dosage I experienced severe neck pain, headaches, insomnia and lack of appetite. Would not recommend this medication to anyone! F 24 10 days
10/2/2013

 1  Sinus infection Took one pill around 6:30 pm. Within hour started itching, then rash all over body. Felt like I had worst flu ever. Uncontrollable shivers, insomnia, terrible headache. After a night from hell, i still have rash and splitting headache. Flu like symptoms are subsiding. i'm taking benedryl and have a prescription called in for prednisone. I don't ever plan to take this poison again! M 57 1 days
2X D
10/2/2013

 1  Bug bite My husband feels like he is dying on this med extreme muscle pain especially groin area terrible headaches never felt like tis ever with any medication TERRIBLE DRUG EVERYTHING ON YOUR BODY HURTS THIS SHOULD BE BANNED M 51 7 days
2X D
10/1/2013
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 4  Post dermatology surgery infection Insomnia, insomnia, insomnia! The insomnia side effect nearly drove me nuts. Gave it a 4 because it did cure the infection. M 60 2 weeks
9/25/2013

 1  uti i took this drug for a uti, my side effects were almost immediate since i had not eaten. i had terrible muscle spasms all over my body. i could not even sleep for relief it was so painful. by the second day i had a terrible headache that lasted for a solid 15 hours. my back ached horribly and i felt as if my shoulder was broken almost. my uti symptoms were better but everything else was hurting. strangest thing was that my right eye got irritated and the entire cornea swelled up. i have one dose left but im still having side effects right now but they are slowly getting better. uti is better now but i would not recommend this drug to my worst enemy. it is awful and i hope this drug is done away with. it only makes your body feel worse. F 20 3 days
800 2X D
9/21/2013

 1  Possible Staff Infection Severe cramps in legs, feet and toes which caused plantar faciitis ligament in bottom left foot to rip away from heal / Excruciating kidney pain and orange colored urine / Erythema Nodosum in legs so painful couldn't walk for three days / Rash, hives and 3rd degree burn like chapped splotches on lips and rest of body / Severe itchiness / shortness of breath / pain issues in joints, tendons and muscles / weakness, fatigue, malaise & lingering pain issues remain over 5 years later. I've also developed some serious arthritis issues and can't help but wonder if this medication didn't cause or contribute to that as well because I was having absolutely no pain issues prior to the allergic reaction. I went from a woman who could hike strenuous trails for over an hour 3 -5 days a week to a woman who now has to use a cane for stabilization when walking ... A woman who cannot walk more than 15-20 minutes without having to sit down for and rest before continuing to just enjoy a casual strol This is an evil drug and should be banned. The ER Doctor said severe allergic reactions "only" occurred in 1 out of 100,000 (that's right 100,000) patients ... That is too many vile reactions happening to too many people and I think it's criminal to allow this medication to continue to be prescribed! F 53 3.5 weeks
800 3X D
9/15/2013

 1  Uti Add me to the list of people poisoned by this drug. I was diagnosed with a drug-resistant UTI that was proven by culture to only respond to Bactrim. I'd never taken it before and was eager to get rid of my UTI. By the end of my second day I developed fever of 102, severe nausea, stomach pain, joint paint, extreme weakness, burning skin and total insomnia. I never connected my symptoms to the Bactrim and took it for four more days. By the sixth day I was so ill that I thought I might die. I skipped my morning dose and lo and behold began feeling a little better. By that evening my fever was gone and I started feeling human again. For the first time in a week a ate a full meal for dinner and foolishly took another Bactrim. Within an hour and a half all symptoms were back including fever, only this time I had a new symptom - horrible heart palpitations and rib pain. I finally (hello universe!) made the connection and that's when I googled Bactrim side effects and found this site. All these stories are awful!! I will NEVER touch this drug again!! This has been a nightmare. I still feel like death this morning but am hoping that this gets out of my system quickly. God bless all of you! F 33 6 days
9/11/2013

 1  UTI Chills, shaking, hot flashes, panic attack. Felt like I was having a heart attack, fever, burning eyes, nausea, hand and arm pain, heart palpatations F 55 3 days
160
9/8/2013

 1  UTI Severe dizziness blisters on chest shortness of breath anxiety nervousness weird dreams or visions etc... I've never had a reaction to an antibiotic until this one now I know I'm allergic I only took 4 pills and with first dose got short of breath and rescue said it was anxiety and all vitals were normal got the point where I couldn't keep my eyes open fell asleep for hours woke up to itching in my hand ignored it took another pill day 2 woke up feeling pretty good then wham everything was all off my balance headache stomach hurt so bad yet ignored it , then back pain ( I had no symptoms from Uti) my arms shoulders and back were stiff my nose felt stuffed up .. Went to er after the 4th pill was in waiting room whatever ninja!!! Pain and a headache so bad I thought I was having a stroke or something was treated with Benadryl and steroids I still feel off this just occurred yesterday 8/9/2013 .. This medicine can do major damage if you have an allergic reaction or if you feel anything out of the ordinary JUST STOP. And ask for something else .. I'm barely able to eat a small bowl of rice and my lady pill was Wednesday ( I think) ... NEVER EVER AGAIN F 42 4 times
800/160 1X O
8/10/2013

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