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Old 10-12-2009, 02:39 PM   #1
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sick over the weekend, result of taking Bactrim?

My derm recently prescribed me Bactrim for my acne, and I took it for 2 weeks but stopped when I started to develop flu-like symptoms: chills, body aches, pain behind eyes, headache. I had a slight fever, but never over 100F. I don't know if the lack of 100+ fever rules out flu/cold, but I had many of the other symptoms and I know when my body is sick!

At first, I thought maybe my symptoms were b/c of a flu shot I had received on campus last week. But I recently googled side effects for Bactrim, and some people have reported flu-like symptoms from taking Bactrim (although I don't know their dosage. I take it twice a day.)

Or maybe I just picked up something at school? I feel better now, and I want to get back to taking Bactrim (since I'm no longer taking flu/cold medication). But now I'm scared that it was Bactrium that weakened my body.. anybody have any experiences with this issue? TYIA

 
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Re: sick over the weekend, result of taking Bactrim?

Antibiotics are tricky. I am allergic to some myself. Often times they can really upset your digestive track. I usually get an upset stomach and diarrhea with Bactrim and Zithromax. It is quite common. I don't know about the chills and other things. It may be coincidence that you may have had a touch of something at the same time. I might give it one more shot when you are feeling really healthy. Then you can see if you start to have symptoms. That way you can rule it out. Stop immediately if you do. I have alot of allergies to many things and have to try one new thing at a time so I can pinpoint the problem. Good luck and hang in there! I hope you feel better!

 
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Re: sick over the weekend, result of taking Bactrim?

It is likely the Bactrim that is causing you problems. It can create a horrid Candida or yeast infection. If you don't have to take it, don't. take a lot of probiotics which you can get at any health food store. Try to avoid antibiotics unless you really need them.

 
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