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I have most of the posts related to this medication and am on high alert of the side effects. Following attending Urgent Care I was prescribed Trimethoprim a 5 day x2 daily course. The first 2 tablets 1) taken in the afternoon and 2) at night; I woke with cramp in my abominal region, feeling shakey and so scared and took paracetamol to help with the pain. Not what I had expected!!
So reading again all the side-effects sypmtoms and posts I really would like to know how many of the outlined side effects people have had. I am so worried to continue on with the medication vs clearing UTI.
Particularly - weight loss as I have been experiencing weight loss I dont want to lose more or indeed develop loss of appetite.
Itching and rash (slight itching has started), headache, (first evening of taking it). But the side effects listed are much more as well as others which have been experienced by the posts that sound so horrendous.
itching and rash
loss of appetite,
changes in taste,
skin sensitivity to sunlight,
swollen tongue, and
Whilst feeling unwell and needing all the support and recovery possible we dont need medications that are supposed to one thing causing further problems for us.
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