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Tingling from Bactrim

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  • Posted By: simplemarn
  • May 15, 2007
  • 10:04 PM

Anyone out there have a similar experience? SEVERE reaction to Bactrim (Sulfa antibiotic)...complete with weakness, tingling in legs lasting 4 months. Would appreciate any help. No diagnosis from many specialists except for "severe hypersensitivity". Please help. Thank you!

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  • more than severe hypersensitivity could be coincidental...what were you on Bactrim for...obviousl infection...but what kind?? Please read last 4-5 pages of thread titled "It's a mystery until we solve it"--mommy cat there you will find others complaining of the tingling in legs and c/o muscle weakness of legs please google info on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome please google info on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis same/similar disease...can be confusing...good luck...mommy cat:o
    mommy cat 1654 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thank you for the reponse. I had a bad headache for a week, and thought it was sinus related. (In hindsight, I think it was a migraine or something). So the doc gave me Bactrim, and here we are. I have had MRI's, nerve tests, more blood work than a horse, etc. etc. I have nothing. Thanks for the 2 suggestions. I will look into them. I went to a new primary doc today, who is really going to try to nail this down . He's having a MRI of my lower spine, and we're going to see if another med I'm on (ulcerative colitis) could be doing this. It helps to know that there are more people out there going through this stuff. I will keep you in my prayers, Mommy Cat. Thanks for the support.
    simplemarn 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • You are quite welcome:)
    mommy cat 1654 Replies Flag this Response
  • Please, please posy back if you find out whats wrong!!!! I went on bactrium for a UTI a year a half ago, and the tingling lasted for about 7 months, although it eventually subsided, I have never been the same!!! Please keep this thread up with results!!
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  • simplemarn and above poster secondary infections are common with ME/CFShence...the Bactrim to begin with migraines are another tingling is another weakness is another need more?? please read above mentioned thread If you have symptoms(there are many, you may have just few)print article on hummingbird site...symptoms page myths page medical facts page testing for ME page take to doc..I did, he was impressed why not...I did his work(research) for himafter all, noone has a more vested interest in my life than me I'm currently being tested Lots of Luck...mommy cat:)
    mommy cat 1654 Replies Flag this Response
  • simplemarn and above poster secondary infections are common with ME/CFShence...the Bactrim to begin with migraines are another tingling is another weakness is another need more?? please read above mentioned thread If you have symptoms(there are many, you may have just few)print article on hummingbird site...symptoms page myths page medical facts page testing for ME page take to doc..I did, he was impressed why not...I did his work(research) for himafter all, noone has a more vested interest in my life than me I'm currently being tested Lots of Luck...mommy cat:)Do you any reliable stories about Bactrim? Testimonials?
    marlena21 8 Replies
    • September 16, 2009
    • 04:39 PM
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  • I took this drug for 1 day, once in the am and once in the pm, and by that night I started feeling anxious so I decided to stop taking this med. Today is starting my third day off of this stuff and the anxiety has gotten worse or its just me stressing out or not sleeping at all last night. I am really starting to wonder how long this stuff is going to stick with me. If there is anyone out there who has overcome these side effects please share your story on this site as I have read through several hundreds of reviews and have not seen any clear answers as to anyone recovering. I just feel like I'm in a pit right now and I just want some good news.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • February 11, 2016
    • 08:59 AM
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