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Drug Ratings for MACROBID

Average Rating: 1.7 (1289 Ratings)

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 1  UTI Within 3 hrs of taking this medication I experienced mild dizziness, severe nausea and vomitting, and diarrhea.Symptoms of UTI however are gone. I cant tolerate this drug am stopping immediately, just not worth it. Only took 1 pill, hope its enough to knock out UTI. F 46 1 days
100 2X D
8/20/2014
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 3  Uti Bloated, abdominal discomfort, gas, cramps, NAUSEA. Today is day 2 of treatment. It seems to be helping my uti but these side effects are awful. F 32 2 days
8/19/2014

 1  UTI Shortness of breath, high fever, shaking, chills, exhaustion, headache After just one dose of this medication I spent the next 36 hours battling shortness of breath, high fevers, shaking, chills, headache. It was like being slammed with the flu. Fortunately I looked up side effects and saw that many others have experienced these same symptoms and I immediately discontinued use. After 36 hours of misery, I feel like I am now on the way to recovery. F 42 1 days
100 MG 2X D
8/19/2014
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 1  UTI Nausea, shaking, chills, fever, weight loss, diarrhea, fatigue. Prescribing doctor saw shaking but never told me to stop or change dosage. I finally went to the internet and when I saw everyone with the same symptoms, I immediately stopped taking it. All side effects began to taper off. I contacted a urologist who treated me. It is a week since I stopped taking it and I still have symptoms, but lesser intense. This stuff is poison . F 65 3 weeks
100MG 2X D
8/13/2014
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 1  UTI About an hour after taking this drug for my UTI, I had achy joints. Soon after that I had a fever of 102.8, body aches, and chills. I googled the drug and saw that that was a possible side effect. However, my doctor thought my UTI was traveling to my kidneys- hence the fever. After many tests, it was determined that I am just extremely sensitive to macrobid. I wish I could somehow get back the 4 days I missed from work! F 34 3 days
8/7/2014

 1  UTI Severe stinging hands/feet. Severe burning hands/feet. Severe itching all over body. Hives all over body. Racing heart. I guess I'm allergic to it. I had a severe allergic reaction. It was the most horrible pain I have ever felt, the first evening. The next day it turned into severe itching. Oddly, I had taken it a month before with no reaction. F 61 1.5 days
100 MG 2X D
8/3/2014

 1  Urinary tract infection Extreme fatigue and dizziness Within 30 minutes of taking this medication, I became exhausted and dizzy. I had hot and cold flashes witch continued until a day after I stopped the medication. I missed three days of work because of the side effects. At my doctor's advice, I stopped taking after two days. Fortunately, those two days of the medication knocked the UTI. I would't take it again UNLESS I desperate and had some time to waste sleeping. F 49 2 days
100 2X D
7/27/2014
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 3  UTI/bladder infection I am on macrobid 100mg 2x daily for 7 days. Within the first day I felt immediate relief but since taking (on my 3rd day), I have disgusting burps! They smell as horrible as they taste. Very gassy and feel like I'm full/backed up. All I want to do is sleep. I was up all night trying not to puke from these burps/gas. F 26 1 weeks
100mg
7/23/2014
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 1  UTI Cured the uti but the cure not worth the side effects. Fever, nausea, loss of appetite, weight loss, eye pain and blurred vision. Thought I had a virus as well as the uti. Side effects have not abated 5 days after stopping. Any antidote? F 72 4 days
100 mg 2X D
7/22/2014

 1  Uti After 2 days of taking this med I had to stop! Too many side effects from it! Shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, blurred vision, numbness in my rt arm, panic attacks, body aches, tingling in hands and feet. Awful drug! F 37 2 days
100mg
7/19/2014

 1  UTI I got prescribed Macrobid for a UTI at the ER since I couldn't wait till the AM to get medication. A few side effects I had after taking just one pill was nausea, swelling in the throat, and shortness of breath. Not to mention this medicine gave no relief. I have always been prescribed Bactrim and it worked fairly quickly. I immediately called my PCP and got Bactrim and feel great. This medication was awful for me. F 31 1 days
100 MG 2X D
7/16/2014

 1  UTI When I first started taking the macrobid I completely lost my appetite. I could barely eat anything and had to force myself to do it. Then came the nausea. It was constant. I was tired all of the time and thought that something was seriously wrong with me. My anxiety was through the roof. I had some stresses going on In my life at the time and I also was on my period so I kept putting it off to that. Then my husband suggested that it might be the antibiotic I was on. I stopped a day early. It's two days later, I still can't eat and I have diahhrea as well (as much as there can be with me not eating). I would highly recommend that no one take this drug. There are other antibiotics for UTI! Get your doctor to give you something else. Although I'm slowly getting better felt and still feel way worse then I did with the UTI! F 29 4 days
100mg
7/7/2014

 4  UTI blurred vision on left eye, pelvic pressure, head pressure, fatigue, light sensitivity, sore muscles, burning when urinating I much prefer Cipro over Microbid for UTIs. The side effects affected my day to day activities. F 39 5 days
100 2X D
7/6/2014
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 1  UTI I never write reviews but this needs to be told to help others. I am very healthy and tolerable to most everything, that's how I know this medication is awful. Wake up to awful stomach cramping and needing to vomit, awful headaches and not feeling like myself. I get married in a week and have this horrible lump in my throat and thought I was getting strep but after reading the reviews it's apparently a side effect! I have 2 pills left and am not taking any more. I'm not sure why my doc stopped prescribing bactrim. It has been successful with me for years of occasional UTIs. It was odd how she promoted it, and after reading reviews almost seems like it was pushed on others as well. DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG. I just hope the other side effects don't come later when I'm on my honeymoon! F 28 7 days
100
7/4/2014
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 1  UTI Nausea, stomach ache, vomitting, diarrhea, shortness of breath, extreme fatigue. I take this for my UTI's because the i'm resistant to many other antibiotics. This stuff makes me feel like I'm dying. The nausea lasts all day and night and I feel so weak at every moment. It makes me puke even when I take it with lots of food and water. This is an absolutely terrible drug. DO NOT TAKE IT. F 20 5 days
100 2X D
7/1/2014
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 1   achy muscles, anxiety, thick mucus, waking up at night choking from thick mucus,night mares,tiredness, unsteadyness,flu like symptoms, would never recomend this medicine to anyone.......I have asthma......it made me worse!! breathing and thick mucus. F 57 14 days
100 mg 2X D
6/30/2014
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 4  uti Upset stomach, headache, diarrrea F 20 7 days
100
6/25/2014

 2  Uti headache!!!!!!!!!!!!!! F 23 7 days
6/21/2014

 1  UTI None No side effects but the drug didn't work! F 44 10 days
100 2X D
6/21/2014
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 1  Bladder Infection NAUSEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!NAUSEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EXTREME F 74 6 days
100MG 2X D
6/17/2014

 1  UTI Worst headache of my life no Pain medication worked. Face was swollen and felt like it was on fire. Dizzy nauseous, shallow breathing tingling in the palm of my hands and feet. Stop taking it after 4 days and the doctor gave me allergy medication to stop the effects of this medication in my body. I would strongly not recommend this antibiotic to no one . F 37 1 days
100mg
6/16/2014

 1  UTI Nausea, weakness, vertigo, severe fatigue, severe widespread pain, headache, pressure in head, palpitations, anxiety, tinnitus, genital burning, dizziness, shortness of breath, muscle pain, confusion, fever, tingling in legs and feet, agitation, IBS, flu like symptoms, panic attacks, tremors, clumsiness. I have fibromyalgia and this drug should NEVER be given to anyone with a chronic illness like fibro. It took me years to get my illness under control and Macrobid stole that away from me. I am worse than I was at the start of my diagnosis. I have permanent tinnitus, nerve damage that caused vulvodynia (permanent genital pain) and am starting over at the beginning with fibro treatment. TAKE THIS DRUG OFF THE MARKET! The FDA states that Macrobid is highly toxic!!! F 30 10 days
100mg 2X W
6/15/2014

 5  UTI Macrobid worked for me opposed to other antibiotics. Most antibiotics make me sleepy, but Macrobid it's like double time sleepy. It's hard to get out of bed, i can just keep sleeping, get up take shower, head to couch to nap off and on all day. I'm relatively healthy, after what I went through last year, I'll take sleepy over the pain. F 47 7 days
100
6/14/2014

 1  UTI This is by far the worst antibiotic I have been prescribed. The 104 degree fever I've had the past few days has made my life a living hell. Do not take this medication. It needs to be taken off the market. I'm a nurse and I'm extremely shocked that the FDA would approve something so toxic to people. I feel like I'm dying because of this med. 28 4 days
100 mg
6/11/2014
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 1  Uti I almost die from taking this medication , i was hospitalized for almost 9 months just from taking this medication , i think i only had 3 tablets ( one tab , twice a day ) and felt very weak and hospitalized after that ... It happened in end of feb 2011 ... Until now i still could not believe that I almost lose my life from taking this med , ... F 1 days
5/25/2014
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 1  UTI increasing fatigue, pneumonia-diffuse, and liver failure. Despite discontinuing the drug and under hospital care, my liver became necrotic from the drug; luckily I was in a transplant centre and received a transplant. Hospitalized for two months-awful experience. If you are on this drug for any length of time, even at the preventive dose, get regular liver function monitoring. F 57 90 days
100 mg 1X D
5/21/2014
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 4  Urinary Tract Infection Slight cramping. F 19 7 days
2x D
5/18/2014

 1  UTI Chest pain, tightness in chest, nausea, severe headaches, muscle pain, could not breathe, pin point red rash on the lower part of both legs. Sore throat, hoarseness. This happened on a Saturday at 12:30 pm and I could not get out of bed until Monday at 7:30 am! This should be taken off the market. Why would this be an approved drug if it does this to people.. I felt as if I were dying. So, I am out 35.50. So this pharmaceutical company is protected because they tell you the possible side effects at the pharmacy? Amazing! F 63 2 days
100 mg 2X D
5/5/2014
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 3  Bladder infection Diarrhoea (by end of day 1), calf muscle pain by end of day 1 - both calves very painful by morning of day 2, dizziness, light-headedness, mild fever. The drug did signifcantly relieve the bladder infection by the end of day 1. I called the pharmacist in the afternoon of day 2 to report the side effects, and he advised me to stop taking it immediately, particularly because of the calf pain which was a definite indication of a bad reaction to the drug. I took a total of 3 doses. Hopefully that is enough to knock the infection on the head, but not too long to leave long term side effects! F 53 1.5 days
100 mg 2X D
4/29/2014

 1  UTI/Bladder infection Headaches, ear aches, weird feelings in my head, stomach upset, nausea, diarrhea, heartburn, low grade fever, some breathing issues, joint and muscle pains, random pains every where. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. None of my side effects are listed in the patient info, so I had all kinds of thoughts as to what could be causing this. NEVER TAKING IT AGAIN. EVER. I already have anxiety and it's making it way worse. F 27 4 days
100 mg 2 x
4/28/2014

 1  urinary tract infection. Severe stomach pain, headache, vertigo, burning when urinating. F 65 3 days
100 mg.
4/28/2014

 1  UTI Headaches, severe body aches & fatigue, nausea, I began feeling horrible about one hour after taking this medicine. I took the second dose and felt like I had the worst case of influenza ever. I then began looking up side effects and discovered that this does happen to some people. Went to urgent care where it was confirmed that these are side effects of the medication and was switched to a different antibiotic. Felt so much better within 24 hours and back to normal after 48 hours from the last dose. Who knows what may have happened if I had continued taking this the entire 5 days. Urgent Care noted in my file to never prescribe this medication to me again. F 42 5 days
100 2X D
4/15/2014

 4  constant every 2nd day uti symptoms I don't know what to say I was always in and out of hospital s and clinics for years, I could even clean my house I'd be sore for weeks so my doctors put me on macrobid I've been on it for 3 years now I'm starting to get worried... F 39 3 years
100mg
4/14/2014
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 2  uti Severe HEADACHE flu like symptoms numb hands and zombie like ..... very dizzy ears ringing pressure in face awful awful im really hoping it at least took care of uti F 28 5 days
100mg
4/8/2014

 1  uti took it 1 other time with no reaction, this time after 1 day woke up with horrendous cramps in my feet and calves and sides of my legs and numbness in my hands took it for 3 days then stopped still getting cramps after 2 weeks altho lessening but numbness still there- when i told my Dr. his comment was Macrobid does do some crazy things to some people.... F 62
1X D
3/31/2014

 3  uti/bladder infection I was on this medication for a week for my first ever uti....The side effects were awful. I had a lot of stomach issues, especially trapped gas and then diarrhea, no appettite, chills. Was happy when the week was up. My uti seemed to have been cured, but about a week or so later it came back with a vengeance.......The doctor prescribed Macrobid again.....Wow, what an awful 10 days of stomach upset and pain....I am now finished as of yesterday and feel not too bad.....For me, Macrobid was very hard on the stomach, and hopefully it killed the bacteria in my system so that I do not have to go though that again....I feel so tired and worn out from the last month and a half.... F 48 10 days
100 mg 2X D
3/30/2014
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 1  uti Horrible joint pain after third dose. Went to er,was told I was having a reaction. Dizzy, nausea, headache, but the joint pain feels like hot pokers! Stopped after third pill, still suffering, want the pain to end. DO NOT TAKE! F 52 2 days
100
3/29/2014
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 1  UTI Hives, cough, chest compression, horrible experience, I will not recommend it o anyone Very scary symptoms even after not taking the medication. Please do not take this medication!! F 34 5 days
100mg 2X D
3/27/2014

 1  UTI Feeling feverish and chills, face feels numb, flu-like symptoms, sore throat, persistent dry cough, lethargic, tired. I'm still taking it because I want the uti gone but don't know if this feels worse than having one. Also called the nurse and she denied that Macrobid makes you feel this way even though clearly from this forum, it does! Let's get this drug off the market ladies! Contact me! F 29 2 days
3/18/2014
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 1  UTI It cleared up my UTI but a week after I stopped taking the pills, I broke out in hives.. all over my arms and body. REMOVE THIS PILL OFF THE MARKET. As people said, it is poison. DO NOT TAKE. I should've stuck to Amox. or Bactrim.. never had a problem with those. F 32 7 days
1X D
3/10/2014
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 1  UTI I was terrified to take this medication as I'd never heard of it before & did a bit of research before taking the first pill. Big mistake & I should have listened to my gut feeling. The first few days I felt slightly dizzy & a bit sick to my stomach. On the evening of my 3rd day, my feel & calves started to feel like pins & needles. I called my doctor today & she switched me to something else but I'm noticing some slight breathing issues. Almost like I can't catch my breath. Very scary. I can't believe this medication is even prescribed! F 32 3 days
100MG 2X D
3/7/2014
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 1  UTI chest pain in lung, dry cough, dry mouth/eyes/throat. serious withdrawal effects: horrible headache, nausea, chills, wanted to die This drug can be very intolerable in patients. I took for a UTI, which helped, but it caused immediate chest pains/dry cough a few hours after my first pill. I took the second pill and this worsened. the dr. took me off and the following morning, I woke up feeling awful. Worst headache in my life, with nausea, fatigue and chills. It was essentially 100x worse than any hangover I've experienced. F 38 1 days
100 2X D
3/6/2014
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 1  UTI I took one pill the day of my appointment for UTI..I dont know why she prescribe it I had no bacteria in my urine. The next day took 2 morning and evening. But thst day I had outer vaginal itching and a discharge. I saw these were side effects and stopped taking them..just drank fluids. Beware of the Walk in Clinic on Minnesota Ave. In DC so many doctors in training experimenting...The reviews on this drug is terrible Do Not Take! F 38 2 days
100
3/3/2014

 1  uti Omg I didnt start feeling like this until I start taking this med. My hands and feet tingling. I been itching all over. Feels like my feet swelling. F 28 7 days
100 mg
2/26/2014
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 1  Urinary Tract Infection After only 3 days on the pill my feet started burning and then in the middle of the night the pain and tingling moved up my legs and into my arms and hands. 7 months later I still have peripheral neuropathy from this drug. This is poison. Do not take it. My dr gave me this instead of Bactrim for no reason. I had taken Bactrim successfully for years. My life has been severely and drastically changed and my pain, tingling and burning is constant. I wish I could go back to that fateful day and never put that poison in my mouth. Don't think this can't happen to you, there are many documented cases, even going back to the 60s. This is the worst drug on the market in my opinion and with other antibiotics out there that work better I'm not sure why they use this anymore knowing the severe life changing side effects. Please take this off the market!!! F 48 3 days
2X D
2/24/2014
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 1  Uti Was prescribed macro bid for Uti. It was during Christmas holidays and I was going out of town. Took one at dads house and had a terrible headache. Called the dr office for a different drug. Dr said to take Tylenol with this drug. I didn't take any more while away. Came home took it only once a day for two days rather than twice a day. Began feeling extreme chills, flu like symptoms, then nausea. Rash broke out next day all over body. I am on doxepine for fibromyalgia which is an antihistamine so I assume this kept it from itching. But I was in bed for 4 days completely ill. Fibromyalgia pain was unbearable. Went to the dr for follow up and reported this as drug allergy. Since then I have peripheral neurapathy in both hands and feet. I retired the week of this reaction and have been not well since then. It has now been almost two months and I am struggling with PN now. This drug should not be given to fibromyalgia patients. F 60 3 days
1X D
2/23/2014
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 1  bladder plus kidney infection While taking it..headaches nausea stomach pain treated with gravel and ibuprofen so I could finish the treatment .On day 9 terrible flu symptoms lasted 4 days..On day 10 hives started. By day 14 went to the er an told major hives that wouldn't go away was a delayed reaction to macrobid..put on steroids antihistamines and zantac.. F 47 8 days
100mg 2x
2/19/2014

 1  repeat bladder infections Peripheral neuropathies that lasted 4 months. It states on the possible side effects Peripheral Neuropathies irreversible. Thank my Heavenly Father, it only lasted 4 months. This is a very powerful dangerous drug. Don't take the risk Macrobid attacked my nervous system, very dangerous. It's been 4 years and I still experience some negative affects from this drug. F 55 2 days
1X D
2/12/2014

 1  UTI weakness in the extreme, fogginess, blurred vision, made left ear hurt, spasms in limbs, made body feel very cold, feelings of hopelessness (which is not my norm) Could not finish this medication because I truly thought it would finish me first. Could not get out of bed in the mornings, missed work for two days, felt sooooo drained. I tried to stick it out but just couldn't. My hunch is this drug impacts iron and B-12 levels heavily. F 53 4 days
100 mg 2X D
2/11/2014
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 1  UTI Extreme weakness and lethargy after first dose. Then after third dose sudden shortness of breath, chest pressure, head congestion - throbbing pulse in head. I was fine on amoxicillin as a preventative for UTI, but my doctor got worried that I might end up with a MRSA infection that I wouldn't be able to eliminate due to the long time on amoxicillin. After my bad experience with macrobid and other antibiotics, I'm going back on amoxicillin!! Will not take macrobid again! F 65 2.5 days
100 mg 2X D
2/5/2014

 1  uti Fever, severe muscle and joint pain, very bad headache felt like pressure my head would just throb so dang hard, dizzy, weak F 19 3 days
100 mg
1/30/2014

 1  UTI An hour after taking the first dose, sharp shooting pain, racing heart rate, severe muscle and joint pain, stomach cramps, bowel irritation, feeling heavy. After the second dose even worse. Swollen joints, difficulty breathing, severe chest pains, abdominal pain, diarea, severe gas pains, disoriented, severe coughing, feels like a heavy weight on my chest. I only took 2 doses of MACROBID. I have fibromyalgia and MACROBID caused a severe flareup, It took me years to get my fibromyalgia under control. And now I have to start all over again. Not for patients with FIBROMYALGIA F 58 1 days
100 MG 2X D
1/17/2014

 1  UTI High Fever 103+ requiring hospitalization, Body aches, Headache, Chills Horrible experience from reaction to this drug that resulted in a 3 day hospitalization! F 48 5 days
100 MG 2X D
1/13/2014

 2  UTI Fine for the first two days. Third day each time I took the pill I'd bleed a lot and get really dizzy and also have cramps so bad I could barely move F 19 5 days
100 mg
1/10/2014
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 1  UTI Headache almost immediately after taking. Nausea, severe abdominal pain, Diarrhea, all over body pain, and entire body trembling. Could not warm up. Very tired, lack of energy and appetite. I have Fibromyalgia and believe that Macrobid puts me into a major flare. Even my skin hurts! Will never take again. F 55 1 days
2X D
12/31/2013
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 1  UTI Nausea, Loss of appetite, extreme headache, fatigue,anemia... death. Take a look at yourlawyer.com ... There are other websites as well that will help you fight for the quality of your life.. F 52 3 days
50mg
12/26/2013

 1  UTI Around day two I got a small transient rash, that I was told was a yeast problem. After day four, I had broken out into several different types of hives and needed steroids to calm it down. I also had muscle spasms, convulsions, and a flu-like feeling akin to having chicken pox. Had to take time off of work to deal with this, unsure when hives will go (if ever)-If anyone else wants to start a class-action lawsuit, please email me. A doctor, Nurse, and pharmacist all denied that the macrobid could cause any of my hive symptoms. Not impressed. F 29 4 days
100 2X D
12/24/2013
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 1  UTI Achy body/lower back pain. Nausea, stomach pain, fatigue. F 32 7 days
2x per day
12/16/2013

 1  UTI Headache, tinnitus, head pressure, pelvic pain, blurred vision, nerve pain, nausea, extreme fatigue, flu like symptoms, muscle aches, anxiety, dizziness, weakness, total inability to function, hair loss, noise and light sensitivity, insomnia, vulvodynia I have fibromyalgia and am prone to bladder infection. After a few repeat infections my doctor put me on macrobid twice a week for nearly a year for "prevention". Over this time my fibromyalgia went into a major flare and I experienced severe increase in symptoms. They were all ignored by my doctor as being fibromyalgia. I stopped this drug in August and improved greatly. Yesterday I felt a UTI coming on and began macrobid again. After only three pills ALL of the mentioned symptoms have returned. The headaches and head pressure is ridiculous. The fatigue is crippling. It is NOT my fibromyalgia. I'm incredibly upset with my doctor and and the makers of this drug for allowing such a toxic medication to be given to patients. F 30 1 years
100MG 2X D
12/12/2013

 1  bladder and kidney infection No bad effects noted until day 14 after taking last dose. All-over unbearable body hives since. After 2 ER visits, STILL battling hives having to use steroids & anti-histamines. BAD MED. Not sure if I should be angry at our medical "professionals" for prescribing this drug, or the manufacturers themselves. I've found way TOO MANY BAD REVIEWS all over the net. I've been officially introduced to the Epi-Pen. :/ F 35 2 weeks
12/5/2013

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