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Bactrim Side Effects...?

bactrim side effects duac differin dehydration loss of appetite lethargy

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#1 ariesgirl55


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Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:08 AM

I started taking the antibiotic a little over a week ago alongside my newly adjusted Duac-Differin combo. It seems to be doing it's job...I suppose. I can't really tell just yet because my regimen has been all walked up and inconsistent since mid-March. I'm supposed to contact my dermatologist at the two week point (this Friday) and I believe start to ween myself off the Bactrim (begin only taking it once a day, instead of twice).

I was wondering what anyone has experienced while taking this drug? I know for me, I've been EXTREMELY dehydrated (especially in the middle of the night where I find myself downing water), sort of a lack of appetite (I don't have many cravings or even a particular desire to eat, although I am making sure I'm getting the proper nutrition and calories I need), and pretty lethargic (I tend to want to pass out by 8:30 pm).

I have read that Bactrim does cause a few of these effects, but I don't know if it's more of an anxiety/stress thing, or the fact that my parents are concerned I'm anemic. Either way, it seems quite coincidental that these feelings erupted around the time I started using the drug.

If anyone wants to share their experience with Bactrim, I'd love to hear it! I know it's one of the more heavy duty drugs, but it's side effects really haven't been brutal to me. I could probably use more sleep and water anyways :)

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 12:49 PM

I haven't experienced any side effects. Many people are allergic to this drug. Consider yourself lucky you are tolerating it well. Sleep and water are good for the skin.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 05:54 PM

I took bactrim for about 2 years....no side effects that I can think of. It worked out really well for me. I would suggest supplementing with probiotics though, that's something you always want to do while taking an antibiotic for your acne to keep your gut flora in check.

Daily Regimen:
-Clean and Clear Foaming Cleanser
-Dan's 2.5% BP 
-Jojoba oil as moisturizer
Nightly Regimen:
-Clean and Clear Foaming Cleanser
-Dan's 2.5% BP
-Cetaphil moisturizer + a few drops of Jojoba oil 
My Regimen Log: http://www.acne.org/...gs-regimen-log/

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