Trimethoprim

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12 hours ago I finished a course of 6 x 200mg of Trimethoprim. Felt sick and was sick all the way through. Still feeling sick and unable to eat. Can anyone tell me when it will stop.

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    Hi, I had a similar experience of Trimethoprim a while back. Couldn't eat, was sick and felt very lethargic. It did ease about 2 days after I had stopped taking them, hope that will be the case for you too.
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    Hi there I also finished a course 8 days ago I have lost a stone in weight still camt eat feel sick all the time, and feel like my body is shaking all the time I even went to the emergency department yesterday who said its all in my Mind, the drug should of left my system now, does anyone no how long it takes to leaves your body of these horrid side affects
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    Very interested to hear this is a common experience. I started a Trimethoprim course yesterday. Just one tablet sent me from feeling very tired into a full-blown migraine, with light phobia, extreme weakness and a raging headache. I could only lie in bed dozing or feeling wretched for six hours, with three violent bouts of vomiting which finally expelled the stuff. I know you are meant to finish a course of antibiotics, but I'm pretty sure that not much of the drug got absorbed before I threw up - so what would be the point? Nothing would persuade me to take another one! I have polycystic kidney disease, and I wonder if this is a common factor in bad reactions?
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    Hello. I had an unpleasant experience with Trimethoprim a couple of months ago. I have been prone to kidney infections for about six or seven years and it always takes a long high dose of Amoxycillin to clear it up. My concern about that was the length of time it takes to work and my GP suggested trying something else, Trimethoprim. He gave me a course of it that unsettled my stomach, causing me embarrassing flatulence and making no apparent difference to the infection. At the end of the course I asked to return to Amoxycillin. The flatulence continued for a couple of weeks. When I discussed it with the GP he said wind was a common side effect.
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